Don’t these ladies look like they are having a great time?
They may look like they’ve been friends for a long time, but in fact they just met, sitting at the same table for our first all day sewing event on our Quiltville Alaskan Cruise Adventure!
On the left is Silva and she is from Southern California.
On the right is Gail, and she hails from Michigan!
The most fun thing for me to watch yesterday was the forming of new friendships. People I know from one area of the country are meeting people I know from another area of the country, and they are not forming relationships and having a wonderful time.
This quilty web we weave is a wonderful thing!
49 quilters with room to spare!
We’ve got beautiful Janome machines provided by Citrus Sew & Vac and our fabulous man in charge, Scott himself! He is on hand to change bobbins, change needles, whatever the machines need, he is our man on hand!
The girls are pumping Iron!
We’ve got ironing stations set up around the perimeter of the room. These cordless irons are awesome!
Becase we have 3 days of sewing at sea, and open sew every evening the duration of the whole cruise, and because we are working on ONE project together, we focused on just the star blocks yesterday. Take it slow, easy going! I have cruise Alaska before and I know that the first day in open waters from Seattle to the Inner Passage is the roughest. Those who haven’t cruised before may find themselves a but off balance or queasy, so keeping it simple on day 1 is the way to go.
I love the shirts the ladies are wearing!
This is extra special for me!
Mom was feeling pretty sea sick in the morning, and I was worried about her. Aunt Joy and Aunt Gail took care of mom by sticking a sea sick patch behind her ear, what she didn’t think she would need…and within 4 hours she was MUCH better. After lunch she came to sit in our class and visit and work on her hexies while I taught.
I think she learned some things about her eldest daughter that she didn’t know before! This is the first time my mom has really seen me in action, and it has been fun to see her reaction.
You taught me everything I know about kindness and loving others and looking deeper than the surface to really connect with people, Mama. I’m just doing what you taught me!
Our slide show is short. Just a couple of minutes. Upload time on this ship’s wifi is very slow, but I’m happy to have what I have so we can stay connected. Enjoy!
Last night I arrived back to my cabin to find this:
Set your clocks back an hour!
Time changed at midnight as we leave Pacific time and enter Alaskan time! This puts me 4 hours behind the time zone I live in on the East coast. And this is Alaska! So it was still light out at about 11pm as I went to bed last night.
My first sight this morning!
I was up early, way too early, and I wasn’t the only one. I donned my sneakers and a jacket. Temps are only in the 50s. It was a cool brisk morning for a walk up on deck 12, but the fresh air was mind-clearing and the sights are unbeatable!
I’m heading out to meet Irene, mom and the aunts for breakfast. When we reach Juneau around noon we have a whale watching adventure! So excited!
Stay tuned for more adventures from Alaska, the last frontier!
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
This world is amazing, go out and see it! Vintage trip around the world quilt found in Kansas.