Besides Sue, we had two other designers along for the cruise; Claudia Dutcher Kistler of Dutch Treat Designs and Elizabeth Tallado of Dames of the Needle.
Cruise tote bags were distributed to each stitcher
Everyone was very excited when Sue’s cruise project was revealed:
Everyone got busy stitching as soon as Sue gave a bit of instruction.
After a break for lunch, we were moved to a different area of the dining room. Apparently we were having too much fun and were disturbing the group of business men that had meeting on the other side of the large dining room. We didn’t let it bother us, and continued to enjoy each other’s company while we stitched.
Elizabeth Talledo of Dames of the Needle presented her wonderful project about South American mermaids and gave instruction to stitchers that needed help.
Claudia Kistler of Dutch Treat Designs presented her project and give some instructions on the tips and techniques of stitching a table topper and stitchers started stitching on a small version of the table topper to get used the Anne Cloth before graduating to the topper itself.
Before heading off to dinner, we were warned: