A Note From the Cruise.

Posted Wed, Dec 8 2010 9:29 AM by Mary Fons


I write to you from onboard the M.S. Westerdam, one of the many fancy ships in a fleet owned by Holland America. This is my first-ever cruise and I’m getting quite an education.

There are about 100 ladies here (some have brought their husbands or friends along with them) for the Fons & Porter quilting cruise program. There are about 2,000 guests onboard in total. Aside from a week-long class built around a project – there were two to choose from – the quilters have gotten a big bunch of goodies, the fabric to make the quilt they chose to tackle, and lectures given by my mom. There have been private cocktail parties for us and shopping opportunities, ports of call and lots of good food, of course.

Here’s what I’m loving about this cruise:

1.     Hanging out with my mom (we’re roommates, too)

2.     The room service

3.     Meeting quilters (nicest people in the world)

4.     The margaritas

Here’s what I’m not loving as much:

1.     I’ve been pretty sea-sick most of the time (Lesson: I do not have sea legs. I only have regular legs.)

But it’s okay! I’ve got the sea-band thingies on my wrists and I’m taking the anti-nausea medicine they have onboard. Eating helps, too, which is good because there is food everywhere, all the time.

I’m doing the lecture with mom tonight and I’m excited to get up there. The internet in the middle of the ocean is pretty rickety and slow and I can’t seem to post pictures. But when I get home, I’ll post lots of them. You’ll love the class “action shots” in particular...



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Wednesday, December 8, 2010 10:15 AM by Barbara

Mary, can't wait to see the pictures , good luck with your  speaking /lecture tonight ,Hope all goes well .Barbara

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010 5:34 PM by mars92


You will do GREAT on your lecture. Have fun and can't wait to see all your pics!


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Wednesday, December 8, 2010 9:42 PM by Debbie H.

It sounds like you are having a wonderful time.    Have fun on you will do great on your lecture.  Can't wait to see pictures and hear about your cruise.  Have fun.


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Sunday, December 12, 2010 2:38 PM by Mary Fons

More pictures coming! Promise. I just have to figure out my camera...! :)