Here it is…!!!

it’s almost 7.00 am, and I’m looking out over the pool in the hotel and the world is bathed in pink as the sun rises. "Sew much" has happened in the past week.

Our cruise was on the Mariner of the seas, one of the largest ships in the Royal Caribbean Fleet.
50 enthusiasts came aboard with luggage and a great deal of excitement and expectation.
Our host Jim West of Sew Many Places met us and because the classes were beginning the following day we were straight into work preparing the rooms for the day. Kaye England and I were the Tutors.

Dinner that first evening was hilarious, with Jim, Kaye and I in fine form and the camaraderie was instant.

Many of you  followed the process as I designed the project for class. collage with Frida Khalo…..


It’s always a little uncomfortable when you teach  a new class for the first time, however, the class was just super, and the results were spectacular. Every student went home with a quilt top….Friend Jill even did three small tops!!!!!

The class rooms were set out extremely well with the latest in technology right at our finger tips. Kaye used machines in her class and my class was all hand done. Each student had a day and a half with each tutor and the classes were only held when we were at sea. We had a day and a half at the beginning of the 8 days and the same at the end…. which worked well.

There was little movement, but we did loose a few students in the beginning with motion sickness.

Our stops were in San Juan in Puerto Rico, St Maarten in West Indies, St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands.

The photo ops were spectacular, the scenery and weather to die for and I had to pinch myself that I was once again included on this fabulous tour.

AND we have plans for more exciting times….. but I’ll keep that on hold for a time.

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