Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Stitching Cruise

Fiona and I had a great time on our first stitching cruise with Needlework Cruises. Sue, Jan and I travelled up by car and met Fiona at the dock and then headed onto the Voyager of the Seas. It is a huge ship, far bigger than any I have experienced before. We really had a lovely time. We didn't cook, clean, make beds and only had to decide where to go and what to eat (far too much) and wear! Even better, we had our stitching classes for 4 days. Here are just a few photos of the views of Sydney from the ship.

 It is hard to show how large this ship is! It has an ice skating rink, pools, and lots for people to do on board, especially kids.
 Down the centre of the shop is a street with bars and shops along it.

 Here are Fiona and Maree starting our first class with Robyn Alexander of Colour Streams. She was a wonderful teacher and we had 2 great days making her Heart Felt Chateleine.
 Robyn's kit was full of lovely hand dyed silk ribbons, felt and fabric and beads and braid to embellish our chateleine. She encourages you to "play" with the stitches and the threads to create your chateleine.

 Here we are with Robyn.

This isn't a great photo but gives you an idea of how the large dining room looked with the classes spread around near the windows so we could have lots of natural light.
 Jill Adamson was next to us and she was teaching tiny needleturn applique and she let us take some pictures of her exquisite work.


Susan said...

The ship looks huge, and the projects look amazing. Sounds like it was fun.

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Chookyblue...... said...

what a great adventure........

Jayembee said...

Sylvia, your photos are great...thanks for sharing them...brings it all back. It was such a fun time.