RHINE ADVENTURES - AND THERE WERE MANY!
It is hard to believe that this long awaited adventure has come and gone!.
These gals had the right idea of how to get prepared for a long, long flight!
Here are some early birds enjoying breakfast in Amsterdam before they hit the streets shopping!
So for some they chose to visit various museums and, of course, the home of Anne Frank.
How about the Van Gogh Museum - the largest collection of his works. Outside the museum hubby and I waited to meet the group for a canal boat ride. Cold and windy -
Oh, and we missed the group!
After the museum, other excursions and the canal boat ride, back to the hotel for our first group dinner and first stitching class!
Windmill and Tulips
We did make the beautiful tulip garden tour, however, and got our share of tulips and hot chocolate to warm up. Shipping bulbs home was the suggested best way to transport - we complied!
We left the Gardens and headed out to board our ship for the fantastic Rhine cruising.
She did not disappoint! Fabulous decor, fantastic staff and personal attention and wonderful food of course!
But this was also a stitching cruise remember so we had two other scheduled classes onboard.
The first surprise was a tulip glass case.
In between scheduled classes we stitched away at various locations on the ship - the more popular spots included a room at the top of the ship and the lobby.
Special guest Sr. Master Teacher Sue Reed is busily assisting a cruiser.
The second scheduled class included another surprise project. This specially designed beaded tulip needle case seemed to welcome intense concentration.
It always amazes me that the ships crew just cannot resist getting involved in our classes! She's helping a student get her beads untwisted - love it!
Of course we had drawings and giveaways throughout the adventure -
Reveal - beautifully crafted project bags!
Our trip was filled with excursions, eating, going through canals, and stitching. But the most fun was catching up with returning friends and making new friends!
Hubby and I are ready to head to the dining room - one of his favorite spots on the ship!
Our very own Bruce Hart took spectacular pictures of every excursion, adventure, little village, etc., and shared them. If you would like to view some hop over and join the group Needles 'N Fins Stitching Adventures. He shared quite a few there as did many other cruise participants.
So now we are moving ahead at full speed as our agent accepts registration for our upcoming Hawaiian Island Hopping Stitching Cruise scheduled April 2023. Contact us at email@example.com to get your very own brochure.
Registration closes this week for the upcoming class of the Three Wisemen.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to join in the fun.
A second online class is also actively being registered - Chinese Lanterns from JP Needlepoint.
So many techniques to explore! Come join us on this journey! It is going to be so exciting! Email at email@example.com for details and to register. You may also scroll down through older posts for more information.FACE-TO-FACE CLASSES IN THE FUTURE!
June 2-5, 2022 - Osterville Needlepoint Shop - Mashpee, MA
A project class of a beautiful mermaid is being taught by Teacher/Designer Teresa Kinberger.
Embellishment class will follow taught by Teacher/Designer/Author Sandra Arthur
August 4-7, 2022 - Needlefest - PA
https://www.needleworkersdelight.com/ Techniques Class to be announced
August 10-14, 2022 - Needlework Guild of Minnesota Retreat 2022
Project Class - Stumpwork
and Embellishment Classes
September 7-10, 2022 - The Black Sheep, FL
Project Class - Wacky Flamingo
Techniques Class - Hairdos
September 30-October 2 , 2022 - - Boothbay, ME
Project Class - Sunday Dress
December 1-4, 2022 - Christmas in Williamsburg, VA
Two Project Classes
Email us for specifics on interested classes - firstname.lastname@example.org
There is so much I want to share with you but there is only so much time so I'll take it a little at a time as best I can.