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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