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Monday, June 30, 2014
I took this picture out of the window of my stateroom aboard Freedom of the Seas.
That's a "submarine" being towed behind another boat near Cozumel, Mexico. The sub is a tour that you can take where you "feel" you are in the sub, but are not actually going below the surface.
It's just another one of the tour experiences available that can be lots of fun.
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Today pictures were taken while we were tied up in Cozumel, Mexico.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Friday, June 27, 2014
Here's another of my favorite shots from the deck of Freedom of the Seas.
This time we were tied up in port and I was out looking at the port when I realized the view of the sea reflecting in the windows of the dining room was so gorgeous.
It's beautiful out here!
All the best,
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Here we go with another monthly Needlework and Wood Update. Items in this post were completed since last month's update. I usually surprise myself when I see how much we have accomplished and am glad to have the updates as historical data of completed items.
I hope my crafty and other family and friends enjoy seeing these, too. :)
Above is a special order sweater in the adult version of a children's sweater I made earlier.
What have you been working on this month? I so enjoy seeing all the fantastic photography, craft projects, baked goods, and gardens of my blog friends.
All the very best,
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
These folks are returning "home" to the "mother ship" Freedom of the Seas from a day ashore in St. Maarten, Dutch West Indies.
Don't be late! Unless you are on a tour scheduled by the ship, the ship won't wait for you if you return after the scheduled departure time.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
These images were taken from deck 4, Freedom of the Seas, while tied up in St. Maarten, Dutch West Indies.
crochet blanket featured in my post two days ago.
If you knit, crochet, or quilt do you do the same?
Monday, June 23, 2014
I'm on a "walk about" on board Freedom of the Seas once again.
I've managed to get these pictures on a port day while the bar is closed and most guests are ashore. It is set up for the evening event "Dancing with an Officer." Some of the officers are available to dance with guests for one evening during the cruise. It's a volunteer event for the officers and some of them enjoy it tremendously as do the guests.
All the best,
Sunday, June 22, 2014
This post is about design and assembly techniques to make a large size flower afghan blanket. Early in the design process I group yarn colors together then make squares, squares, and more squares. This is my own raised flower design. The three dimensional design adds texture and warmth to the finished blanket.
In the image above I've laid out all of the 80 squares for the blanket on the bed to arrange them to crochet together.
All the best,