Turkey Tracks: September 27, 2016
Slow Sewing at Sea Windjammer Cruise:
The J&E Riggin
We had a blast!!!
I know where I’ll be next September 22nd–God Willing and the Creek Don’t Rise:
Slow Sewing at Sea on the windjammer J&E Riggin, led by Rhea Butler of Alewives Quilting (Damariscotta Mills, Maine), courtesy of Co-Captains Jon Finger and Annie Mahle of Rockland, Maine.
You can feel the peace and serenity on deck with this picture. It was heavenly to sew under the sun while we passed dropped dead gorgeous sights. We also did a LOT of laughing and sharing. For more pictures, go to Facebook/Instagram sites for Alewives Quilting and the J&E Riggin.
I think we got the last two warm days of summer–hardy sailers swam TWICE!
Here’s Mary B, wearing her signature pink hat–ringed with pins from her various trips/experiences.
Here’s me with Captain and superb cook Annie Mahle. Boy did she spoil us with her outstanding culinary creations this trip–all local, clean, and glorious dishes.
Here’s where we went this trip:
We boarded Tuesday night, sailed on Wednesday late morning, and fall came in with a bang on Thursday night. The cooler temps and some rain did not faze anyone. We went right on sewing and sewing down in the warm galley–those of us who did not stay up on deck in foul weather gear to enjoy the clean, crisp fall air. We returned to Rockland on Saturday morning.
Rhea Butler worked with Lucy Boston English Paper Piecing (EPP) this trip, and I learned so much from her, including a new stitch that really works so that stitches are not seen on the front of your work. I also learned so much from my fellow passengers. I came home with a boatload of new friends, many of whom will come back next year, and some of whom I will see again over the winter as they live just south of Camden.