Wednesday, August 22, 2012

From the Ordinary to the Extraordinary

We interrupt this fascinating cruise travelog for a brief announcement:

Alas, I have retired from the shirt dyeing business. Many of you may actually own one of my over-dyed shirts like this one above that you purchased at the Paducah or Houston quilt shows.  Good news! They are now collectors items!
Tie dye your own shirt using this free em-book from FaveCrafts.
If you'd like to make your own tie-dyed shirts here's a great link to a free e-book on dyeing. You have to sign up for the FaveCrafts Newsletter but the book has tons of info for you.
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia
And now back to our cruise to the Baltic. Our lovely Russian tour guide let us ramble for 2 hours on our own in St. Petersburg to experience the 10,000 ruble lunch. As we wandered around we found the amazing Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.
I'm not a big onion fan but these ornate onion domes are wonderful!
This church was built in 1883 as a memorial to Tzar Alexander II who was assassinated at this same site in 1881 by an anarchist. (I have now taken "become Quilt Tzar" off my bucket list.)
Entrance to Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.
If you think the exterior of the church is amazing, wait until you see inside the church. It is unbelievable! Please stop in tomorrow for some extraordinary sites..


Linda said...

What a beautiful church! Can't wait to see inside!

Wendy said...

Oh Laura, you can still be Quilt Tzar; just don't allow any Anarchist into your guild! =-)

Love the tye-dye
and REALLY love the ornate church! You make me want to go on a cruise now... When's your next one?!