Wednesday, July 21, 2010


I am posting this from the Queen Victoria heading down the North Sea. We have been to Singapore for 2 days, London for 2 days, Italy for a week and then on Queen Victoria visiting Denmark, Sweden, Estonia, Russia, Finland and Norway. Whilst in London I went to the V & A Exhibition. There has been enough blogged about it but suffice to say it was FANTASTIC!!! I could not believe I was actually standing in front of the Sundial Quilt. I have loved this quilt ever since my friend Kim McLean recommended a V & A Book on Textiles to me. I am making this quilt with 2 friends so I can safely say I had a lump in my throat whilst looking at it. I bought some nice items at the Exhibition and over the coming weeks I will post photos as I am not sure if we are in satellite position for a large posting. In Italy outside our Hotel was an Antique Market on the beachfront and I was lucky to find some small embroidery scissors. I went to a Quilt Shop in Denmark (fabric purchases of course), I took photos of some art quilts in Tallin, Estonia, I bought a wall hanging in Russia of the Domed Churches, a sewing kit in Finland and went to Katherines Quilt Stu in Oslo (more fabric purchases and a handmade dragonfly button) and Kreative Quilts in Kristiansand and yes more fabric purchased. We were walking around this beautiful little town and ran into a handicraft market and I purchased a little mini quilt from a lady for my wall in Quilt Room. On the Queen Victoria I have been attending Watercolor classes on Sea Days and it was nice to get back to painting again. I will have to make sure I keep going when I get back to Oz. We get off ship tomorrow and have 1 more day in London and then Singapore for 2 days and YAY!! then home to my Quilt Room and our Children, expected Grandchild and Gucci the Quilt Supervisor. Oh!!! and by the way YES I have been doing hexies and stars whilst away.