Hello from Nepal!

I’m having a great time in Nepal on the tour with Sew Many Places. Several of the people on the tour have traveled with me previously and I’ve also made many new friends.

 

Boats

 

 

I arrived early to Nepal with two quilting friends to get in a little additional sightseeing, the highlight of which was time spent with the elephants. (My thanks to Sandi Goldman for many of these pictures.)

 

Jinny and Elephant

 

Elephants Bathing

 

Our tour group gathered in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital city.

 

Nepal 5

 

Nepal 6

 

Nepal 7

The sadness for me is seeing the ever-present effect of last year’s earthquake with the total destruction of some structures and the shoring up of old historic landmarks.

 

Earthquake 2

 

Earthquake 1

Isn’t it amazing that this building is still standing?

But, of course, there are so many wonderful sights to see including the Nepali children who are always ready with a smile.

 

Nepali Children

 

And, since this is a quilters’ tour, there is always time for a lesson or two.

 

Class in session

 

I’m excited to announce my next trip with Sew Many Places. A year from now I will be traveling with them to Guatemala. I have never been to this country but have heard and read so many wonderful things about it.

Here is a link to information on the trip.

 

Color- 1

The colorful inspiration abounds in Guatemala