Today was one of those lovely sea days in which I am totally and completely free to try doing whatever I want. In reality this means that I happily find a location where I can stitch and perhaps talk to one or two other people.
Oh – but before that – Today was the “Behind the Scenes Tour.”
We headed down the crew stairs near the Atrium from Level 5 down to Level 1 and had a chance first to see the Laundry (and I obviously was interested in taking a quick peak into the repair/tailoring shop before catching up with the group). From there it was on to the backstage area. On this ship the theater is actually in the back of the ship with entry to the wings and backstage area possible from a door on the outside Deck 6 Promenade. Our final stop was the Galley. One of the Sous Chefs talked about the galley. Unfortunately – this was done at high speed outside the entrance followed by CHARGE through the center isles without any explanation of the different stations as we went. Still, in all it was well worth doing.
After that, rather than the Observation Lounge we decided to go hangout elsewhere. Las Ramblas to be specific on Deck 12 aft. No food at this time a day and a bit of music but otherwise empty for the first hour.
Then the “Painting by….” showed up and we were well entertained by the sight of 14 individuals painting (with acrylics) a bouquets of tulips in a vase. It was fun to watch and listen. Up front – most of the paintings were pretty horrible but still a lot better than anything I could do.
Just motoring along on my cross stitch, I managed to head toward the last few stitches. At least it is the last few stitches that I can manage at this point given that I am missing three colors, ran out of two more and would rather just plug all the holes at once.
Yes, I have another project – there are always more projects.