Saturday, August 20, 2011

Quilt Cruise

In one week I set sail on this cruise. But I'm leaving early (Tuesday) to spend a little time with Julie, Keith and the girls. Skyler starts school on Monday so it will be fun to see her reaction to first grade close up.

Grace will be going with me. I met her years ago because she lived next door to my in-laws. After my mother-in-law passed it was my idea to give Grace her sewing machine. My husband only has one brother but Grace was like a daughter to her and since I have several nice machines already she was the perfect person to get Maude's well loved machine.
Last year Grace went to Quilt Camp in Cambria (California) with me to make one of Rob Appell's Endangered Species quilts and I think she's kinda hooked. Especially with the adventure! It's fun to be with a beginner. There are so many things that I just know and don't think about anymore.

On this cruise we're not only making a quilt and enjoying all a cruise has to offer, we're going to Nassau, St. Thomas and St. Maarten. I've never been to these places before and even though I'm going on another cruise with Ray in a few months, none of these places are stops on that cruise.

I know that I haven't posted pictures from our trip to New York and New England. It was a wonderful trip and I have lots of pictures. I've had a few issues with my computer, but I hope to get to them one of these days. It was a beautiful trip and I could go back again any time (well, except in the winter).

After my brother retired, my sister-in-law told me that they were so busy she didn't know how they ever had time to work. I didn't understand it at the time, but now that we are retired I get it!

Lovin' the retired life and glad our retirement plan was to travel!