Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Cruisin' right along.......

Don't Mike and I look great in our cruise shirts?

This picture was taken on the first day of the cruise.

We wore our shirts on the plane....

isn't my husband a brave man?

I was embroidering these


No sense planning ahead of time, right?


These is so much to catch up on when

you have been away for 2 weeks!

My husband and I flew to Seattle and boarded a

Holland American cruise ship

bound for Alaska.

We visited Glacier Bay, Juneau, Sitka,

Ketichan and Victoria, Canada.

After the cruise we spent 6 days in Oregon.

In Alaska we saw alot of wonderous things...........glaciers calving, orca whales, humpback whales, A BROWN BEAR!, salmon swimming upstream in droves! and of course a quilt shop in every town!

The week we spent in Oregon

we also saw alot of wonderous things........

Beautiful green valleys, tall, tall pines, apsens, the mighty ocean, clouds that swallowed us up and of course..........some quilt shops along the way.

Let's face it..........I do have my priorities in order!

This wonderful shop features an Alaskian artist,

Barbara Lavelle,

who has created some fabulous patterns.

One of which I bought and am eager to start!

I also bought a pattern called "A Fish out of Water".

It features

salmon swimming upstream,

and one fish jumping out of the water.

Well, when I saw this pattern I decided that I was going to put my fish IN the water..........

whoever heard of a fish flying in the air?

WELL! In Sitka and Ketichan I witnessed with my own eyes that FISH

actually do jump completely out of the water!

So now my salmon will

definetely fly........another pattern I am anxious to start!

Well, I have lots more to write about..........the cruise,

our brown bear experience,

classes on the ship,

about a 1/2 dozen more quilt shops, but alas,

I really need to stop for today and get back to work!

1 comment:

  1. I loved reading about your trip. One of my favorite artists is Barbara Lavelle and I have a few things of hers hanging around my house. You will notice next time you are over. We need to compare notes. and I love your cruise shirts. Seems like I have a few of those hanging around. Carole