Teaching on the Cruise...
Mexico- Quilting Dreams…..

Craft Fair At Sea to NZ

 All aboard...

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 Mum is looking forward to this trip...

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Sydney Opera House

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 This elegant towel swan was on my bed the first night...very clever.

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 The sewing machine classroom, just look 24 brand new Brother machines ready and waiting....

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 My classroom in the sky which had specatular views and great light for hand sewing.

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 a herd of stitched owls and a possum...

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 first stop...Milford Sound...mum is wearing my nice Norweigan ear warmers that I bought a few years ago when I was is Norway (looking forward to teaching at the Norweigian Quilt Fest in Spetmeber this year).

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 After a lifeboat drill, the crew gave us a 'power out' drill...choosing fabrics by torchlight....you just cant stop happy quilters!

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 This was the pretty view from our porthole one morning...I have to say that given a choice a room with a balcony to enjoy some fresh air would be my preference.

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 all aboard for a sightseeing tour

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 great views from up here...

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 can you....

see our cruise ship (and another one) down in the water??? They looked so tiny almost like toys!

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 pretty flowers everywhere

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 lovely sparkling seas

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 good company (love you mum x x)

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 cocktails with new friends and we got to keep the glasses!

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 hexagons were made

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 embrodiery was stitched, Grace had fun adding some pretty seed beads to her finished Birdhouse Blossom project (from my book Stitch It For Spring).

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The 'Be Friends' wallets were finished in one day!

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 we learnt how to use curved needles to attach our sewing to the 'Be Friends' purses.

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 Apliquick Tools were used with great results.

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 We visited quilt shops.

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 where there were displays of my fabrics and kits...

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we had show and tell on our last night...

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 packing to come home is always sad...we met so many lovely ladies and made some great friendships onboard...hope to keep in touch with you all x

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