Saturday, November 30, 2019

Sardinia and the Sardinian Filet Class

Breakfast was an early morning buffet, because we needed to be off the ship as soon as it landed. Time was precious because we had to be back on the ship by 2:30 pm that day.

Teacher and group leader Sandy Arthur had made arrangements for twelve of us to take a Sardinian Filet class with Italian teachers (and an interpreter). Four taxis were to pick us up and take us to the place where the class would be held. While waiting for the taxis to arrive we saw these interesting birds eating.

The class was held in a building that was some kind of museum.  The Italian teachers had some examples of their work, with some items available for purchase.

Each student received a frame with the netting already made. The two teachers went around the table to get each student started.

The man standing on the left is the interpreter.

We all could have continued with the project, but we had to stop so that we could see the museum upstairs and eat some delicious Italian snacks that were prepared for us, before going back to the ship by taxi.

This is what mine looked like at the end of the class.

I continued working on my coasters/ornaments when we got back on the ship.

For the first time on the trip, the waters turned a little rough.  The crew on the ship posted these throw up bags in the elevators, along the staircases, and in other public locations - just in case.  Fortunately, I didn't need to make use of them!

It was a good day and we traveled on to Spain the next day.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Smalls Stitch A Long 2019 - November

A rather simple cross stitch ornament this month. The cording is made with two colors of #5 perle cotton.

This year's Smalls SAL is hosted by Mary at Mary's Thread.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Day at Sea - Halloween

We had one full day at sea and it happened to fall on Halloween.  The day started with breakfast at the buffet.

There were always many choices at the buffet, but I like fish, hummus, and olives.

There was a lot of time for stitching.

The evening meal displays and desserts were pretty scary.