March 31st, 2013

Edward the Confessor, King of England Written on 27 March 2013 by Archivist in Nobility Edward the Confessor Susan Abernethy joins the Medieval Archives with another great post. Susan is the Freelance History Writer, covering topics from Ancient history to the 20th Century. Visit her blog at thefreelancehistorywriter.com. You can also like Susan on Facebook…

On my way home.

view from my window in New Orleans. Of course this is not a ship view. Taken a few minutes ago it places me firmly on land and I've been working almost all day to catch up on a week of internet deprivation.  I know its supposed to be good for me to be away from…

no more posts from sea.

I missed the blog last night, due to slow internet. Well that was my excuse, but in fact, I also sort of hit the wall after dinner. I did a bit of a fun run for 4 miles to find the camera shop… I’m not used to such energetic enterprises loaded down with the back…

Quilting in the carribean

Its warm and sunny and the light in now pure gold with the promise of an impending sunset. The air is sweet with unfamiliar aromas and the breeze is warm and soothing as it swirls around you. We’ve been sitting on out balcony watching the loading of the ship process. Strands of passengers weave their…

Quiting and Cruising.

2 full day of classes, 84 ladies, 4 classes we've had a fabulous time. Now I have 3 days off to play. Its hard to imagine that we will actually be in Jamaica tomorrow. This cruise is a Craftsy Cruise and implemented by Sew Many Places. I’ve had an opportunity to meet the Craftsy  Crew,…

Delights

One of my delights this trip has been to have my buddy Lisa along as my helper on the cruise. I’ve done this many times, but this is her first event and she’s so excited.To see her so delight is worth a mint. We have a great cabin with a balcony where we can sit…

Swamps and Bourbon Street.

I can't help myself. My photos are always taken with a view to create  -  (something) and it becomes a bit of an obsession. Will I put it into thread form? Will I use it for decoration in the house, or sometimes, I just plain like the feel of the image presented. I combine color…

creating a pieced quilt from a photograph.

Its still dark. The quiet of the morning blankets the atmosphere. Its going to be in interesting day we're going into the swamps today. I didn't have time to finish the blog yesterday, I just ran out of time. A trip to the Audubon butterfly farm to get photos for the grandies gave me some…

Beignets and baking the food of Lousiana.

English: "Life" Order of beignets with powdered sugar, Café du Monde. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Today I'm shifting to another hotel and my buddy Lisa will fly in to begin our tour. The other Hilton is just a block away. This one was booked out for the 6 days I needed so I have 3 days…

Capturing the day in New Orleans

Mardi Gras Day, New Orleans: Krewe of Kosmic Debris revelers on Frenchmen Street (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I had my first day of relaxation today for probably 5 weeks or so. I arrived here in New Orleans at about 12.30 pm last night and I wasn't too tired till I hit the pillow. I crashed. I…