The first day on the ship was mind-boggling! At more than a football field long and 16 stories high, it took a while to get our bearings. The Oasis has a real park, a mall with shops and restaurants and the Boardwalk that makes you feel like you're right on the beach. We helped setup 76 Berninas for the quilters, had dinner in the formal dining room and took advantage of one of the many hot tubs on board.
Sunday was spent on the island of Nassau, Bahamas where tents full of vendors were selling everything from baskets and shells to hats, dresses and lots and lots of jewelry. Robert bought a Bahamas hat and I haggled with a guy who had a boat full of shells and starfish - $5 for both - score! He said the starfish was greenish instead of rust colored because it was just a baby. Who knew?? We enjoyed lunch at Senior Frogs and watched a dance competition that involved ballons and lots of rum. Sunday night was formal night in the dining room with several wonderful entree choices from steak and salmon to grilled chicken and shrimp. So hard to choose!
Monday was the first day of classes. My group of 22 ladies were eager to get stitchin' and didn't waste time whipping up blocks, as you can see. Many of them had never tried raw edge applique and were pleased with the quick results and laid back approach to quilting. See all the smiling faces?
More tomorrow. Hopefully I can figure out how to get pictures from my phone to my computer!