Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A long overdue post---catching up

I can't believe it is almost the middle of February!  The Lenexa Hook-in is not far away and I need to get busy!

I just returned from a Birthday/Anniversary cruise to the Caribbean---what a great time!

This is the view from the rooftop terrace at our hotel in San Juan before we set out to sea.

I loved the double rainbow.

this photo was taken on my 65th Birthday in our rooftop balcony in Old San Juan.  We stayed at the Gallery Inn---I would highly recommend it for an unusual stay in Old San Juan.http://www.thegalleryinn.com/

My dapper husband sporting his new straw hat on the balcony on Old San Juan.

The streets in old San Juan are made of this old brick---even bluer in real life.  I think I can see a rug in this picture.

This was taken in St. Kitts and the Caribelle batik place---they showed the making of these with wax resist and dyes---I bought a wonderful black and white wrap that I wore a lot on the cruise as a swim cover up, skirt or shawl.  Beautiful work!  The blue one that I was wrapped in was hanging on the line to dry---it was about a 6 yard piece---kinda wish I had asked it it was for sale.


these are some small baskets made by the Carib Indians in Dominica---made fro L'arouma reeds---supposedly they bury the reeds in the soil to turn them different colors.  I wish I had bought some larger ones.  The nutmeg in the open basket was from Grenada.  I think I need to make an egg custard pie and sprinkle it with the nutmeg.  They also used the nutmeg on a lot of the Caribbean rum drinks---not a bad idea either!

This is where I got to on Sailcloth primitive before I left on my trip---I am considering adding about three rows of the darker brown outside the border and then binding it in the same dark brown fabric.

I bought tickets today to fly to California to help host my daughter's baby show in April---looking forward to it.  I plan to take two extra suitcase to get some wool to California for the workshop in Cambria in June---friend Kelly is going too so that is two more bags!  Yeah!!!!

Well I best get to work getting ready for home classes next week and the Lenexa Hook-in!!!


  1. Happy, happy birthday. Your cruise sounded a bit like heaven.

  2. Sounds like you have really been enjoying life !! Happy Birthday to you.


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