Thursday, April 5, 2012

Catching up

at dinner on the ship
Where does the time go?  We are back from our cruise to Catalina Island and Ensenada, Mexico.  The trip went well as far as planes and buses and such being on time.  The weather was not too warm but it was very nice to be off work and not have access to phones or email or the internet.  This was self imposed because you really can have access to all of that if you want to, for a price, but I just wanted a break from it all.  If you have never been on a cruise, I think it's the most relaxing vacation you can have. You don't have to take care of anything.  You can eat as much as you want whenever you want and sleep as much as you want too.  I took a nap everyday!  I highly recommend that.

We went on an excursion at each stop on the cruise. We did some sightseeing by bus on Catalina Island and took a cooking class at the Mango Mango cafe in Ensenada.  Our chef, Jesus, taught us make salsa, enchiladas and tostadas which ended up being our lunch.  Fun time overall.  This was cruise #5 for me and believe it or not our room was on deck #5!

my first charm pack
On our stop in Denver on our way to California for the cruise, we visited the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden, CO.  The display was entitled, "Male Call", and all the quilts were made by men.  Since my husband has decided he would like to learn to quilt, he was quite interested to see these quilts. At the quilt shop in Golden, I bought my first charm pack!  It's very hard to find a charm pack or any other pre-cut at a quilt shop in Iowa for some reason. 

Before leaving on the ship, I tried to send out a free pattern to everyone that had left a comment during the Blog Hop Party.  However, there were several no reply bloggers that I can not get an email address for.  So, please email me here with your email address if you left a comment but did not receive your free pattern.

We have been looking at a lot of houses since we got back so not much time for sewing lately.  I did cut up some more scraps last night with my quilting buddy.  I needed to keep busy so I could think about something other than if the offer we put in on a house was going to be accepted or not.  I don't know when I'll be able to start a new sewing project but I still have some finished projects to show yet.  Some day soon I will be able to show you how I set up my new sewing room.  Just need to find a house first!  

1 comment:

  1. welcome back! I agree, "Cruising" is my favorite vacation. We'll be leaving on our #6 in two weeks - a Disney Cruise with our grandchildren! Good luck with the house!
    Iris in Texas