Monday, April 30, 2012

Design Wall Monday 4-30-12 and the Finish Up Fairies

The last day of April finds me home for the first day back from the beautiful Caribbean Cruise to Nassau, St Thomas and St Maartin.  We spent 7 glorious days with friends aboard the Carnival Dream, which is the largest ship I have seen.  Until we hit St Maartin and docked next to the Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas.  It makes our ship look like a toy!

We kayaked in mangrove rivers and on the ocean, we snorkled on two diving wrecks and we segwayed across Nassau to the old fort to look out as did the Spanish/French/Dutch/English/American/Pirates

Our ship held 3600 passengers and 1600 crew while theirs held 3200 crew and 6500 passengers.  Talk about huge!

The Zig Zag Quilt was a complete sucess!  It got completed and given to Patsy and Chuck on the last full day of our cruise.  She gave me one of the highest compliments a person can give a quilter.  She was overwhelmed when she saw I was opening up a quilt to give her, and she said, I have really wanted one of your quilts, but I didn't want to ask for one!

Yes, that is worth every stitch I put into the Zig Zags!

And I am sad to report that no Cleaning Elves came into my house when I was gone.  No Finish Up Fairies did anything with the unquilted tops and unfinished blocks.  So I still have all the work I did last week.  And it may never ever get done.

I need a Quilt-Natrix to beat me into submission everytime I start a new project.........



  1. I swear, I instructed those cleaning elves to get to your house and clean it up, and they promised to call the finishing fairies to visit as well, guess I won't rely on them anymore!
    Glad you had a great trip!

  2. Glad you had such a lovely trip with an exciting quilty finish! Sadly, no quilting or cleaning fairies ever visit me either.

  3. Locks like a wonderful cruise. When you find those cleaning faries, send them my way too.

  4. Awww, nice times and a great quilt. I think that zig zag pattern is on my list to do, it is a hot pattern right now. Nice job. I think I am just givin up on cleaning for the summer months. :)


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