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.