Sunday, April 29, 2012

Warm Day for Photos

I used the cropped closeup and transferred it to fabric for the focus of this block. It is my next Round Robin project.

Monday, April 16, 2012

My Work on Meg's Wine Block

Meg's block presented some challenges as there were lots of long vertical lines. I decided to soften the left side by adding lace, then adding a circle of flowers to camofllauge part of the line. The bottle of wine in the flowers is made by wrapping the applique bottle around a hard surface after embroidering to embellish.    Also hand dyed the grape lace in the upper right. Beryl did the embellished cork.

Here is the block so far with only Kathy remaining to add her touches.

Spellbinder Mystery with border

With embroidered border, now I just need to decide on a wider border and finish! This has been a fun mystery.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Universal Thrills

After our cruise, we had 7 nights to spend in Orlando prior to my conference. We had the opportunity to see Universal Studios Amusement Park, I was there about 15 years ago, Fuzzy had not been to any kind of park in over 30 years.! We were fortunate, the longest we had to wait for an attraction was 30 minutes... We went on a Wednesday.

We did this!

Lots of great music entertainment!

Lots to do and see!

I didn't push the button!


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Monday, April 9, 2012

Spellbinder Mystery Part 7

Added the birdcage and mannequin... Looking good ! Next need to sew out the lower right, which is a bistro table, then add borders.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

On the Ship Fun

One of the fun things about the ship is that there is an abundance of photographers around with different props. You can take as many pics as you want, for no charge. Just pay for the one you want. Here is the one we choose.

A couple shot around the ship

No cruise is complete without towel animals!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Cruise Friends

One of the things enjoyable about the cruise, is that you can meet some wonderful people. Here are our tablemates we ate with nightly. Two couples from Canada, one from MI, and one from St. Louis.

Our waiter, Naidu, from India. He related that he has been working on cruises for over 30 years. He works 7 months on, two months off. While he is off he stays with relatives in India... No house payments!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

In the Bahamas

Since it was a short cruise, we only visited the Bahamas, Freeport and Nassau. Although Freeport was smaller, we enjoyed it more, the people were much more relaxed and friendly. Here is one of the vendors we met in Freeport, Nathan.

 Here we are relazing and enjoying the pace of the Island.

Nassau was a much bigger port, more commercial. The Bahamas is a UK possession. Lots of reminders of the royalty...

There was a funeral of a fallen police officer while we were there, here is part of the procession.

One of the vendors at the Straw Market. He carved things out of coconuts, he allowed us to taste a bit of fresh coconut milk.

In the distance the Atlantis hotel.


Sunday, April 1, 2012

Anniversary Cruise

We got back last week from almost two weeks of vacation. The first "leg" was a 4 day cruise to celebrate our 5th anniversary. We boarded the Carnival Ecstacy on March 22, This was my second and Fuzzy's first cruise. The weather was glorious and our Enhanced Driver's Licences worked well in place of a passport. Here is the ship:

We chose a porthole room, You can see the "circles" in the front of the ship. We had a pair of windows in our room. It was a nice option, much less than the cost of a oceanview room.

We snapped these shots at we left port. In the distance you could see the rocket launch site at Cape Canavaeral.