Thursday, July 17, 2014

Quilting Arts TV....

Welcome Hoppers!!!  I'm so excited to be part of the first ever Quilting Arts TV Blog Hop.
 Thanks so much for stopping by.  
I was lucky enough to be able to film an episode with them, which means, I'm going to be on TV!!!
  So totally COOL, can I just say!!!
(I'll tell you more about that later.)
Right now, we are starting the Hop.....Wait, what is Quilting Arts TV, you ask????  Let me tell you!  It's a great program that inspires all our creative juices to go crazy with ideas. 
 Hop on over to the website here  to take a look.

We start the "Hop" with a BANG today  as you visit with Vivika DeNegre at    
See what great news, tips and tricks she has for you.
  The Blog Hop goes from now until July 25.  Don't miss a day!!
More post  an d pics to come......

Friday, July 11, 2014


I have just jumped in.  Instagram is downloaded!  Let's see what happens :)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Alaskan Cruise Day 6

Welcome to Ketchikan!!!
There's no better way to start the day then to go to a Quilt Shop.  This one was fabulous!!!
It's also for sale....the gal that owns it is retiring.  Check it out here.

 Just a beautiful place.  I could live there!!...during the summer of course.
 That evening we had question the teacher.  It was definitely entertaining! 
Some of the questions were:
How many sewing machines do you have?  
How many irons? 
 Do you wash or not wash your fabrics before using them? 
Here's my answers - 4, 2, no - generally speaking
How about you?  What are you answers to these questions?

Monday, July 7, 2014

Fun News!

That's right FabShop News! 
 I was so excited when they contacted me about doing a blog post about us.  
Here's the link for a quick peek. 
 I hope you all had a great 4th and are enjoying your summer!!!
Happy Sewing!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Alaskan Cruise Day 5

Still cruising and lovin' it!!!  
Today's port - SITKA!!!!!
We woke up to this scene, isn't it just gorgeous?!  

We were tendered into the docks, first time for everything.  There's a lot of people in that boat.

 Our first stop.  We have heard so much about the Totem Park that we couldn't wait to see it.
 So we started walking on the path.......
 and kept walking.....we saw this sign and walked a little faster.  Still no totem poles
 The forest was breathtaking.  Still walking....
We stayed on the trail so I know we were in the right place.  We went around bend and ....
 there was a totem pole.  Yeah, we found them!!

 They were around every turn now.  Some had color, others didn't.  All of them huge and all different.
 Here's a very interesting set of three..... the middle one needs a little work. 
 An old church on the way back into town.  I loved the brick work and the stained glass windows.
I thought that window would make a beautiful quilt block ( always a quilter!)
 Next stop, a quilt shop of course!!!  Abby's Reflections in downtown Sitka.
 Yep, had to buy a couple of pieces...
 and maybe one more. Really!  I need this one too!!! 
 If you ever go to Sitka, stop by and say Hi! to Jill (the owner) and her crew of quilters
Great shop and fun fabrics!!!
This is an old graveyard.  It was quite a beautiful place.
 Very quiet and peaceful.  Moss covered most of the tombstones too.
St Micheal's Cathedral was smack dab in the middle of town.
The roads went on either side of the building.  The bell tower sounded on the hour.  
That was cool!!  I loved the sound of the bells
 Back on the ship heading out to sea.
 We had some company...a sea loin stayed with us for a bit.  It was awesome to 
see one so close!!!  We got better video where you can see his face.
Ending our day in Sitka with High Tea and all the quilters.
Great time, again!!!!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Alaskan Cruise - Day 4

Still cruising and lovin' it!!!  Classes began at 9 in the sewing room.  This was part 2 of the Alaskan Sampler quilt.  Those who were able to get their images fused, were able to start stitching on them.  We cruised to Glacier Bay and Oh my gosh it was AMAZING!!!  Some of us skipped out of class (for just a bit) to take pictures and see the beauty of this magnificent glacier.

 We are coming up on the main glacier, it's on the left.
The glacier in the top right corner was enormous, like a giant slide!  
We didn't get too close to that one.
 Here we are coming up on Margerie Glacier. 
 I'm thinking that it's not that big, boy was I wrong!!
 We stayed in this bay for almost 2 hours.  In the picture below there was a small cruiser that went closer to the glacier, but the ship was so small it was hard to see, but it did give us a perspective on how really massive this glacier is.  Unbelievable!!  The Margerie Glacier is 21 miles long, 1 mile wide.  It is 350 ft high with 250 feet above the water and 100 feet below.  Pretty amazing right?!
 I loved to see the blue in the ice.
One of the local creatures decided to catch a ride......heheheh.
Can you believe, that is a bald eagle.  He was just sitting on an ice berg that was floating by the ship.

Way cool is see the glacier "calving"  I was hoping that we would be able to see it and we did!!

This is an ariel view of the glacier I got on line so we could see how huge this thing is. Pretty impressive!

Wow, what a day.  So exhausting seeing all those glaciers. (grin).  
I can't wait to go again!  Another great day!