Thursday, February 7, 2013

Western Caribbean Quilting Cruise

Back from an absolutely fantastic week on the Mariner of the Seas cruise ship.
What a way to travel!!
Here are the 75 women, our 4 teachers,
Stitchin' Heaven Travel Staff: Deb, Clay & Rachel.
We had such a good time. I don't know where to start.
The Food..... lots and lots and lots of delicious entrees, and the desserts!!
Well let's just say I didn't stay on my diet. 
I did use the stairs on the ship to help burn some of the calories I consumed.
The quilting projects are well let's just say in various states of "unfinished".
Yep, 3 more UFOs to get done.
Laura Simpson shared her School Girl Glen Pattern with us. 
I have all the stars made, just need to sew rows together, add sashing & borders.

Cyndi and I adopted this for our vacation slogan.
It's absolutely true. 
 The Promenade Deck of the ship. LOTS of shopping available.
 My quilting cruise table mates; L - R ( Vicki, Monica, & Cyndi)
Thanks girls for all the fun. 
 As usual Barb and Mary of Me and My Sister Designs kept our class laughing.
Love those two girls. 
 The first excursion in Roatan Honduras "Extreme Zip-Line"!! 
Hanging from a harness in the middle of the Honduran jungle. WAHOO!!
 After our zip line adventure we had to clean up & go formal for dinner.
I GOT GIRLYFIED and loved it. Had on those 4 inch stilettos & didn't trip once!!
 The private island in Belize we went snorkeling at.
Our guide Desiree found a "brittle starfish" and i got to hold it.
I cannot tell you how absolutely beautiful the water is. The color is indescribable.
 Horsebacking riding in Cozumel seeing Mayan ruins.
Our horses weren't very cooperative. I think I needed to speak Spanish to mine.
She had an absolute mind of her own. 
The beautiful beach area we had the most delicious fajitas.
I'll share the picture of me holding some island critters later.
 Here is the last quilt "Lincoln" by Miss Rosie
That we were to make. 
Again, I have the 9 of the 15 stars made. 

This is Dana & she was kind enough to fill in for Carrie Nelson.
Dana was lots of fun and her smile is absolutely contagious.
We missed Carrie & hope her mom is on the mend.

Thank you to my wonderful staff for covering for me, to Stitchin' Heaven Travel for arranging this wonderful vacation and to my stateroom mate, Cyndi for inviting me.
I had a wonderful, fabulous time.
Hope you all enjoy seeing a bit of my vacation.
Now back to work to catch up on all the paperwork.. 
Vacations over.