The Trouble With Vacations….

Vacations are wonderful….except they come to an end!

This year, we decided to do something really different for our winter vacation.  On January 25, Paul and I left the Canadian winter behind and flew to Antigua, where we spent two absolutely awesome weeks aboard The Amoeba,  a 67′  schooner owned by John and Bev Bryson.  We had the pleasure of meeting John and Bev earlier this past summer when we went for a sunset cruise on The Amoeba while visiting family in Baddeck, Nova Scotia.

AMOEBA

When we weren’t on the sailboat, we were on the beach….

PARADISE

…or buying fabric!  Who could resist?

BUYING FABRIC

BIRD FABRIC

Of course, wherever I go, I take my applique with me!

TIME TO STITCH

TIME TO STITCH 2

So now it is time to get back to reality and do some serious stitching!  I woke up this morning with the next block of Civil War Bride on my mind.

First I stitched the stems in place.

STEMS

Then I added some colourful buds.

BUDS

The many, many leaves are prepped and ready to go!

LEAVES 1

Til next time….

Kerry