Today must have been a day onshore because Jane and Connie got caught in the rain but who would care?
Here they are on their tour – doesn’t this look fun?
And who would care if their tour got rained out if you could duck inside for what I think is probably a giant Margarita!
Oh, yum! And Connie sent a picture of her balcony and her room.
Jane is a friend of Connie’s from the Chicago area who got delayed in the Dallas airport and I was worried she wouldn’t make it in time but here they both are at dinner.
About a month ago Connie decided to make everybody in the Stitchin Heaven group, about 90-100 students, a paper pieced flag pincushion! Yes, I thought she was crazy but look at this picture.
All 100 pincushions went in her bag, unstuffed of course but what a sweet gift. I’ll bet they just loved getting that pincushion from Connie! Here is a close up and then a stuffed one.
Here’s a little info from Connie about the pincushions. They measure 4″ x 4-1/2″ and were paper pieced. She really likes sand for filling but has also used crushed walnut shells and she puts a little dab of fiberfill in the opening after filling but before hand stitching closed. These are not quilted but she used an iron on interfacing on front and back to keep the sand or shells from coming through. She used up 2 old wool skirts for the backs – what a good idea! She also likes to add a bit of dried lavender with the filling just to make them smell so good.
That’s all I know from the cruise ship tonight. I finally took down the Wear Warm Clothes quilt even though tomorrow we are expecting snow and I put up my farm quilt. I haven’t had it hung up for over 2 years and it’s like welcoming an old friend. I love this quilt!
Gloria sent me a picture of her very dashing Little Harvey.
Another little job I finally did today was wash the dishes from a small shelf. I’ve decided that the only time I really love these old plates and bowls is when I find them and “rescue them” by buying them for pennies and bringing them home. After that I hardly look at them except to think “I wonder where they lived and who they lived with and what was the story behind the plate, the bowl or the platter. I do love to see a collection of ironstone in an open cupboard but pretty soon I’ll have to part with it.
And here is sweet Darla to say hello and see you later!