Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Give Away & Oasis of the Seas

All I can say is check, check and check on the Woolie Bucket List!!!  Thanks to Gloria, Vicki, Heather, Keck and the rest of the team at Olde Green Cupboard Designs Robin and I had a wonderful adventure!  I won't crush you with all the photos and information at once but will spread it out over a few days.  Today is about the ship, the people and the Give Away!!!

It was a wonderful shock to realize that my French woolie counterpart Marie of Les Secrets de Marie was part of this adventure! Marie vends quilt shows throughout Europe, designs patterns and has been quilting for over 20 years.  I love that she shatters the image of a folk  art quilters with her spike heels!


The Give Away today is sponsored by our sweet Stacy, designer of the Buttermilk Basin patterns.  One of our projects on the cruise was this adorable Joy Pillow and Stacy has donated KITs!!! to the Woolie followers!!  All you have to do is leave a comment on this post that you are interested and on Friday we'll see who the dog dish coughs up as a winners!


Yes, the ship was spectacular and the stitching was heavenly but it was made perfect by the people.  Here are just a few of the 100 stitchers who decided to take a chance and see what a stitching cruise is like!  I will be sharing more of the actually stitching photos throughout the week but for today I just had to show you what the ship looks like!

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The Oasis of the Seas is the largest cruise shop in the world with 7 distinct neighborhoods, 25 dining options, a crew of over 2,000...serving 100,000...YES...100,000 meals a day to a population that is over 3 times larger than the town of Sisters!!!  I definitely felt like I was living in a beautiful city!  These photos do not do it justice...as I didn't really get to every corner of the floating city in one week.  There was a luxury spa, workout room that rivaled any gym I have belonged to...a walking/running track that was a half mile in circumference.  It took Robin and I all week to figure out whether we should turn right or left when we went from our room to the classroom!  One of the employees said that it was a 10 min. brisk walk for her to leave her room and reach her work area!  Enjoy the peek in the cruising life and we'll see you back here tomorrow.

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81 comments:

  1. Oh gosh! Beautiful pictures (now I want to go on a cruise ;) I also love Marie's high heels!!! Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  2. What an amazing ship and cruise, something I may try someday. I like the idea of seeing new places from the comfort of the boat, looks like everyone had a wonderful time. I have the joy pattern, so you can count me out on this one.

    Debbie

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  3. I really wanted to sign up for the cruise, but couldn't. It is fun to "go" via your pictures. Thanks for sharing all your adventures and thanks for the generous giveaway.

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  4. The cruise looked amazing. What a fun time for all. Thanks for the chance to win such a cute project.

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  5. The cruise looks like such fun. That kit is adorable.

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  6. So glad you had such a good trip! I love the pillow and might even be able to actually do something like that!

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  7. Beautiful photos from what looks like a really fun trip. Thank you to you and Stacy for a sweet giveaway. I would love to make that pillow :-)

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  8. Glad you had a lovely time, but 6,000 people on a cruise is way too many for me.

    Love the Joy pillow Stacy shared with you. Looking forward to you stitching pictures and land adventures!

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  9. I have got to start a "cruise fund." It's fun sharing the experience through your eyes until the piggy bank has enough. And it would be a thrill to go with Stacy and Lisa! You are one lucky Woolie!

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  10. Did you get any sleep? What a blast you must have had. I am enjoying your pictures I love anything Stacey designs. Thanks Anna.

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  11. OMG! It looks like you had a heavenly time. Thanks so much for letting us peek. I'll be waiting for every post, I'm soooo jealous. ;-> Toni Anne

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  12. Looks like a wonderful experience,thanks for the sweet peek at the action and also thanks for the chance on the kit :)

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  13. Love the pillow pattern, I'm definitely interested in it. What a fabulous way to spend a week, sewing on a cruise ship. The wonderful pictures tell the tail.

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  14. Wow! Quite the shipboard tour! I'm going to have to suggest to my traveling daughter that she look into the cruise industry! I was so excited to see that Stacy released the 2 truck designs right before the trip and that sweet snowman is the cheery cherry on top! Love him!

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  15. Thanks for sharing. What a wonderful time you all had

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  16. The cruise looks wonderful - I think this is going on my bucket list, too! Thanks for sharing.
    Kathy @ tcreekquilts @ gmail.com

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  17. Wow! No other words. :-) I don't think I would have slept all week. Love your photos!

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  18. Maybe I wasn't there physically but I felt that I was a part of your wonderful adventure, thanks for "taking " us along.

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  19. I have never been on a cruise, so thanks for sharing the pictures. All I can say is WOW! It is unbelievable that all of that is floating in water!!

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  20. GLAD YOU HAD A GREAT TIME! THANKS FOR SHARING ON YOUR BLOG+THIS NEAT GIVEAWAY!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  21. Thanks for sharing your pix of the quilt cruise. Looks like you had a wonderful time. And still had time to attend stitching classes. Can't wait to see more. Dkrzyston@me.com

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  22. The trip looks so exciting! I love Stacys designs, count me in

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  23. OMGosh!! Thanks for the pictures! What a trip...and then stitching with Stacy and Lisa!! I bet you are black and blue from pinching yourself! Thanks for the chance at the Give Away! Love that pattern! I am looking forward to some stitching pictures!!

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  24. Great pictures of your trip on the ship-----not good if afraid of heights. Love the give away, if I won, after stitching, I'd hook it.

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  25. Love the pillow. So glad you had a great time..

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  26. What a fantastic adventure you had so happy for you.. Thank you for sharing with us.. Great give away...
    MaryAlice

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  27. All I can say is WOW!!!! That ship is HUGE! How did you keep from getting lost? A cruise is definitely on my bucket list. I'll need more research. Keep the pictures coming and through my name in the dog dish.

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  28. What a gorgeous ship! I love cruises as there is never shortage of things to do.
    I'd also love to win the woolie kit- it is adorable!

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  29. what a JOY to win that pillow pattern from Buttermilk Basin. Would love to make it. Looks like you had a wonderful time.

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  30. What a great adventure!! Beautiful ship!

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  31. Love your blog. So inspiring Would love this pillow to live cross country in New Hampshire

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  32. What an awesome experience just being on that cruise ship. I'd really be joyful if I won that pillow, just saying!

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  33. Thank you for sharing all your wonderful quilty adventures with me each morning! I love the Joy pillow - count me in.

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  34. Such a cute pillow. Count me in on your give-away. The cruise sounds amazing!

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  35. Oh my gosh!! It sounds Iike a dream!!! The pillow is adorable!! Thanks for the chance, hope the dog upchucks my name!! Lol

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  36. What a Wounderfucll adventure, would love to do this some day, great pattern go away and photos. See you at Woolies.

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  37. The pillow is adorable. Thanks for the chance.

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  38. Definitely a bucket list trip! I need to meet Marie--I love spike heels and quilting. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  39. I would love to win a Joy pillow kit. The cruise looks like it was amazing--those teachers are on my bucket list too.

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  40. What an beautiful pillow. Love the ship too. Glad you had a wonderful time.

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  41. I would love to win one of Stacy's kits, her talent is amazing.
    I've been on a few cruises, but this one left me speechless! How can you take it all in within a week?

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  42. Sounds like you had so much fun! Would love to win the pillow. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  43. Loved seeing all the photos, looks like a blast. Hope I win.
    By the way a young woman, I know, but not personally, has named her brand new baby boy Enzo! I couldn't help but smile over that one!

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  44. Oh what a dream trip for all of you on that floating city!! Woolies are my favorite stitching projects.. Working on putting together Stacy's BOM from this past year. Her designs are such fun! Thank you for the chance to win.

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  45. une belle croisière ! merci pour le jeu !!!

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  46. What an adventure you had, thanks for sharing. I would love to win the kit because I really, really could use some joy in my life....

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  47. I have cruise envy! What a fabulous trip. And I would love to win a kit. Welcome home!

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  48. Your pictures were great. Looked like a great time. I wish I had been with you. Would love a kit. I love to do wool. Nancy P.

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  49. Thanks for a chance to win. I'd love to try working with wool.

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  50. Love, love the pillow! Glad you had a fun time!

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  51. I am putting a quilting cruise on my bucket list. I bet you had a ball and can't wait to hear more and see more about it.

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  52. Been eyeing this pillow. Glad you had a fantastic time. Thanks for sharing.

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  53. Love those Buttermilk Basin designs. What a fun time you had.

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  54. How fun to rub elbows with Stacy and Lisa! I love Buttermilk Basin and the Joy pattern is adorable!

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  55. Looks like everyone had a great time. Wish I had been there.

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  56. How awesome! I bet you felt like you were in heaven each and every day!
    Blessings, Patti

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  57. Joy to you my friend! Looks like you had a stitchin good time...

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  58. Loving your pics from the cruise! Yes please include me in the Giveaway

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  59. What a great trip you must have had. I love buttermilk basin projects. What a great class you must have had. I wondered how a stitching cruise would be. Looks like great fun.

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  60. We have had so many grey, dreary days here. Cold one day warm the next. I am a bit envious of your sunshiny pics. They make a body wish for a stitching cruise! Thanks for the giveaway. I love Staci's designs.

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  61. WOW! I guess Royal really does mean treated like royalty! Glad you had a wonderful experience.

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  62. This quilt cruise with Lisa and Stacy would absolutely be my dream trip! Happy for you that you were able to take this cruise! It would bring me much "Joy" to win the giveaway. I love anything wool by Stacy or Lisa!

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  63. I am completely jealous! I know you had a blast....a dream come true! And to work on wool in addition, well I can only dream. blessings, marlene

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  64. I sure wish I was on that trip with yoi, Anna and Lisa and Stacy ! It looks like a dream !

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  65. I sure wish I was on that trip with yoi, Anna and Lisa and Stacy ! It looks like a dream !

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  66. Oh WOOOOOWWWWZER! What a trip that must have been!!! I am so happy for you :o)

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  67. The cruise sounds lovely. Even more lovely would be to win The Joy pattern.

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  68. Your photos show what must have been a fabulous time; I followed right along on Instagram. The wool kit looks lovely.

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  69. Thanks for sharing your trip pictures. Love Buttermilk Basin designs!

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  70. I am SO interested, and just love Stacy's designs. And Lisa's too if course. And- my dear Grandma's name was Anna!!

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  71. I looks like such a great time! Thanks for taking us along on your cruise. Would love to be entered in the draw.

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  72. Looks like you had a lovely time! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  73. Enjoyed "meeting" you on the quilt show. We are kindred spirits on loving wool. Thank you for the giveway. Would love to win.

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  74. Wow what a wonderful trip. How exciting to cruise with two of the best wool appliqué designers. I got to go to Stacy's Barn Event last fall with my sister and we had the best time. Thanks for sharing all the inspiring pictures. I love following you on instagram too. I'm kmdoodlewalker and I love your beautiful posts. Thank you, Karen

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  75. Thank you so much for taking us along on the cruise with you! I LOVE YOUR BLOG on all days and I love the joy you put in my life. Happy Stitching...

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  76. Oh yes! I would LOVE to win. Thank you for the chance. What a great trip you had!

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  77. Loved hearing and seeing your trip. Looked like a great time was had by all. Would love to be picked for the prize.

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  78. I love how much fun you have, and don't we all as quilters and stitchers. I like that you don't seem to have to have a sewing machine on your cruise.

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  79. Thanks for sharing your vacation. Would love to have a chance at one of the woolie kits.

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  80. Wow. Sounds like a super fun time. Thanks so much for sharing

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