A Trip of a Lifetime!

Well I left you with AlleyCat, so why not start with out with her? She was being a very good girl, not sleeping on my clothes or in the suitcase! She was busy supurr~vising here!

and here we were bonding as much as possible before I left! She really does sleep on my lap while I’m stitching for hours and does not mess with my threads, believe it or not! Felix was the same way.

So Friday morning May 12th… and would it ever get here? found me winging my way to San Francisco where most of us would meet and fly on the same plane to Osaka.

Well it was really time and here’s our plane!

As much as I thought I would stitch on the plane, I did not. I slept, I read, I watched movies, had a glass of wine or two and slept some more. Before I knew it, we were in Japan!

Here we are, the whole motley crew! MaryAlice is front and center towards the left and Midori, our Japanese tour leader was not in this picture, but you will see her often enough! We then had a long bus ride to our hotel in Kyoto.

a little Japanese beer to celebrate with everyone and a light snack!

It’s just a tomato, but look at the presentation!

It was a trip of a lifetime and in my wildest dreams did I ever expect it to be so special, so memorbale, so moving, so motivating, so… well I think that you get the idea! I will go back, someday soon. I have hundreds and hundreds of pictures and then many of us were sharing them through Moments on Facbook, so that’s even more to go through! So, it will take some time, but I hope to talk about our first day with you before I take off again this weekend… but shhhh please don’t tell AlleyCat I’m leaving her again.

It’s good to be home, but Japan did keep a piece of my heart there.


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About Vicky

Needlepoint, morning noon and evening! what could be better than this? I work on the computer in the daylight hours editing stitch guides and drawing stitches that you will see in the next Needlepoint Now for your stitching pleasure! In between this, there is time for taking pictures of my stitching adventures, Facebook and writing stitch guides for canvas that I am stitching for Needle Deeva, Maggie, Ruth Schmuff and others. Mostly needlepoint you ask? well we will talk about my cats Sylvester and AlleyCat, better known as "the brat". Of course I can't forget Felix who was the love of my life for over 14 years. He broke my heart as he departed for the Rainbow Bridge last year. Oh did I mention baseball?

8 thoughts on “A Trip of a Lifetime!

  1. I LOVE it that you started the report (and your trip) with a beer. You do have your priorities straight, girl! Way to go. Looking forward to more photos and the rest of the report.

  2. Welcome back! So glad the trip was everything you hoped for and more! I’m always afraid I’ll hit my kitty with the needle when she’s under my frame on my lap. Probably a weird worry, but I do. Enjoy the next trip too.

  3. I missed you and Alleycat. I love to travel and I am loving your blog and pictures of your trip. This is so interesting. Someday I will have to go to Asia, even though I have travelled extensively to Europe, I have never been to Japan. Such an interesting culture. What wonderful memories for you and we appreciate you sharing them with us.

    • ooh thank you Wendy in Boston! I am watching your team now play the Yankees…and even baseball was big in Japan, but I had to settle for games on tv.

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