Oh what a great time we had on the JDD cruise. There were 6 of us travelling together on the early morning flight out of Calgary and a waiting time of an hour through customs but once we were on the way to Ft. Lauderdale via Dallas it was great. It was cool arriving in Florida but once on the cruise we warmed up nicely and our visits in the ports of Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Cozumel and Bahamas were warm and breezey. The first eve we had a meet and greet for all the group with cocktails and then on the sea days we had class time and then every eve. we had a classroom where we could meet for stitching. Judy Bradford was our 'cruise director' and took wonderful care of us. She made it easy and we enjoyed every minute. Stitchers came from all parts of North America and it was alot of fun getting to know fellow stitchers. Thank you to all of you for coming and really making it the success that it was. We look forward to maybe sometime in the future to look at doing this again but for now it will be a wonderful memory. On Thursday early am I get to do the early morning flight to Nashville via Dallas like last week all over again! My boxes are with The Silver Needle and she will kindly take them to Nashville for me. I will take the new projects and display items in the suitcase. I think I am ready to go. Wilma - who broke her arm while I was away on the JDD cruise - still did come in this morning and we went over last minute stuff and I think I have it all by George! Now just to make sure it fits in the suitcase! My husband Dale will come with me to be the helper 'extraordinaire' and it will be great to see new and old friends.
Please see previous post - Dec 2- for the list of new items or under designs - new- for the newest patterns being released for Nashville. If I don't answer email right away I am taking a few days after Nashville as a little get away time. We are looking to release Florentine Fancy -Chapter 4- for March - so the shipping days will be February 17-19/09.