Our Hawaiian cruise was a sunny, fun and fascinating time in paradise. It may be over, but I have so many wonderful memories and I’d like to share a few with you!
Wendy and I began our trip with a few days in Honolulu simply getting use to the warmth and sunshine. By day two we were ready to walk to the top of Diamond Head.
That evening the rest of our group joined us and the next morning we were on our first tour – to Pearl Harbor. It was a very moving experience.
From there we boarded the Pride of America (how fitting). There were 40 of us total and it was a fun and friendly group.
We visited 5 ports of call on 4 islands and were blessed to see volcanos, waterfalls, rain forests, sandy beaches, along with macadamia nut, cocoa and coffee plantations. This trip had it all!
Some of us were even able to swim under a waterfall!
Not only were the flora and fauna beautiful, but we found a few quilt shops along the way:
Our class time went well. All participants had great results with their Hawaiian Paintstik Appliqué projects.
And we even threw in some extra fun – making fabric origami shirts to be kept as Christmas ornaments. A lovely reminder of the trip.
I will be sharing some additional photos and inspiration in the next few blog posts, but today I’d like to leave you with this lovely sunset view.
And one final note:
I came upon this information recently and I’d like to share it before I forget. In my free motion quilting classes we talk a lot about machine tension. In Bob’s latest email from Superior Threads he posted a great handout on thread tension, complete with easy to understand diagrams. Click here to see it – and print it out!