Saturday, October 16, 2010

October 1

October 1, 2010 was a day of "firsts" - There's the obvious, the first day of October.  One of the first things I do every morning  when I am cruising is to get a picture of an elevator floor. It really is a useful picture, because after a day or two on the ship I tend to forget what day we were in! lol It also lets me easily (at least before I upload photos) tell when a new day starts in photos because the days all start to run together.

It was also our first full day on the ship, first day at sea and FIRST class with Tim on our adventure!!  There were 2 classes with approximately 80 crafters in each class.  Charlene and I,  as well as many other friends, were in the first group!  

The first class started at 9 a.m. but the store opened at 8 a.m.!  I had great plans to be there before class.  It didn't work out so well.  I walked in the store about 10 minutes before class, but there was a huge line, so I just went to the classroom instead.  It was probably a good thing, at least for my checkbook!  I did make it back after class and got a few things that only put a medium sized dent in the ol' checkbook! 

If you are wondering how Tim is able to have so many in a class, he uses PowerPoint, we had 2 screens  and a microphone.  He also had Michelle, Karen and Joy helping out!  We each had a kit in our work station with most of the supplies we needed as well as complete written instructions!

As I mentioned, most of the supplies are in are kits, but there are some things they save to hand out during class, such as the paper you can see spread out in the upper right as Charlene is working on her cover.

Apparently I was either still sleeping or Tropical Storm Nicole bothered me more than I realized as I only took 3 (yes, three) photos before/during class and one of those were deleted.    I didn't even take a picture of Tim's journal as it made its rounds.  If you would like to see his, he has it posted on his blog here!

Here's my journal, at least the part that you get to see right now. . .I still have a lot of work to do on it before I am ready to show off the inside.   I did not work on my after class, I was too busy doing other things! lol. 

October 1 was also our first formal night! 

Linda and Charlene

Edith and Barbara

That was it at our table, just 4 of us.  Barbara is a fellow crafter and Edith is her non-crafty friend.  We had a delicious dinner (not sure what we had because once again I failed to take photos but all the meals were fabulous so I know this one was too!)  When dessert arrived someone said something that had me remembering to grab the camera and take pictures. 

I have no idea which one was mine and which one was Charlene's but I know they were both yummy!  After dinner, Charlene & I went back to our cabin, changed clothes and made our way to the theater for the first production show - Invitation to Dance!

While we were waiting for the doors to open, we ran into Lori, Maurene, and Wendy, so enjoyed their company while enjoying a drink and the show!

Wendy, Maurene, Lori, Linda & Charlene
After the show, we headed back to the cabin and to bed as the next day was our first port! 

If you want to read other versions of our cruise, here is a partial listing of cruise blogs. . .

Tim - includes a video and all the projects in one stop!
Lori - She's a couple days ahead of me on posting
Eileen - She's also a couple days ahead

. . . if you have a blog you are recapping the cruise on and I don't mention you here please add a link in your comments and/or send me a note and I will add you to the list.

Thanks for dropping by and sharing my adventures!


  1. So how much fun did you have??? Those desserts look so good! Love your journal and I know it will be so awesome!

  2. I am so enjoying all of the photos from the cruise everyone is posting. I feel like I was there this year! xo

  3. Great recap Linda! Love the pics, very cool, and so glad you were snapping all these photos, as I was somewhat lacking in that area.:)

  4. How fun!!! I love reading about your adventures and seeing your photos, Linda. It's the next best thing to being there! :-)