Mum is looking forward to this trip...
Sydney Opera House
This elegant towel swan was on my bed the first night...very clever.
The sewing machine classroom, just look 24 brand new Brother machines ready and waiting....
My classroom in the sky which had specatular views and great light for hand sewing.
a herd of stitched owls and a possum...
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).
After a lifeboat drill, the crew gave us a 'power out' drill...choosing fabrics by torchlight....you just cant stop happy quilters!
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.
all aboard for a sightseeing tour
great views from up here...
see our cruise ship (and another one) down in the water??? They looked so tiny almost like toys!
pretty flowers everywhere
lovely sparkling seas
good company (love you mum x x)
cocktails with new friends and we got to keep the glasses!
hexagons were made
embrodiery was stitched, Grace had fun adding some pretty seed beads to her finished Birdhouse Blossom project (from my book Stitch It For Spring).
The 'Be Friends' wallets were finished in one day!
we learnt how to use curved needles to attach our sewing to the 'Be Friends' purses.
Apliquick Tools were used with great results.
We visited quilt shops.
where there were displays of my fabrics and kits...
we had show and tell on our last night...
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