Wednesday, 24 July 2013

I'm back but not quite here yet....

We've just come back from a wonderful two week cruise visiting Iceland and Norway.  We escaped the current steaming heat in the UK and enjoyed the cooler, cloudier climes and amazing experiences that a cruise brings with it.  We took hundreds and hundreds of photos and so far I have loaded mine onto the computer but havn't adjusted them so I will be a bit longer before I can show you them here.






As a preamble to Iceland we stopped off in Dublin Bay and DH had his fix of the black stuff.  


Yes!!!  I think he enjoyed that!

Since we've been home I've made the finishing touches to my quilt for Festival of Quilts and got it into the post today just in time for the deadline.  





The eagle eyed among you may be able to see that my original design got turned on its head, literally and I am pleased with the final result.  





All rolled up and waiting for packaging.  I'm looking forward to seeing it hanging at the NEC in Birmingham, although I think it may be a bit wavy along the vertical edges which is frustrating.  

I'll be back when it's cooled off a bit with some pics of our holiday and the beauty of Iceland and Norway.


12 comments:

Jackie said...

What a beautiful trip you must have had. I can't wait to see your photos, Julie.
Hugs,
Jackie

sharon young said...

I think your DH enjoyed the black stuff as as much as mine when we were in Dublin.
Your quilt looks brilliant. looking forward to your holiday pics.

Deborah OHare said...

Look forward to seeing your quilt at the show. Love the colours you have used.

Miriam Weaver said...

Sounds like a wonderful holiday! Look forward to seeing your quilt at FOQ.

Miriam Weaver said...

Sounds like a wonderful holiday! Look forward to seeing your quilt at FOQ.

Linda said...

Glad to hear you had a good holiday. Looking forward to seeing your quilt...and you!........at the FoQ. XX

pam said...

Oh glad you both had a wonderful time - looks like DH enjoyed his stop in Ireland. Look forward to the photos.Your quilt for the NEC looks lovely well done you.

Peneller said...

So glad you enjoyed your cruise and the Guinness! The photos on Facebook are wonderful and the quilt looks really good. Turning it on its head seems to have been the right choice!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Love the quilt - good luck at Birmingham.....Norway sounded wonderful. Can't wait for more photos. xox

The Crafty Mugwump said...

Welcome back Julie, Norway sounds wonderful. I look forward to seeing your quilt, well done for fitting it all in, a busy time indeed.

Gina said...

Sounds like a fabulous holiday. I'm looking forward to seeing the quilt in real life!

Maggi said...

For some reason Bloglovin didn't send me this post so I'm just catching up. I love your quilt and can't wait to see it, and you, next week. Glad your cruise went well.