Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Seattle, Alaska & Glaciers.....Here We Come!

Hard to believe that it's time to pack our bags and leave for the great Pacific Northwest!  Lynne and I started planning this trip about 18 months ago, and here it is....time to make our way to Alaska.  It's been on our Bucket List so long, I can't remember a time when it wasn't there. 

The weather there will be cool and rainy.  Not too happy about the rain, but so looking forward to the cooler temps.  First, we'll spend a few days bumming around Seattle.  Pikes Place Market, Mount Rainer, the Space Needle, Fisherman's Warf....all kinds of new things await.  Isn't that the best part about vacation?  It's supposed to be sunny and in the 80's while we're in Seattle.  I can't wait to see the ocean!!!!

On Sunday we board the NCL Pearl, along with 34 BFF quilter's, along with 16 significant others, bound for Alaska.  We are expecting highs in the 60's and lows in the 50's....except for the times when we're standing on a glacier!  WOW...I can't wait.  For that, I packed full winter weather gear.  My suit case has shorts and sandles, winter parka and mittens.  I'm so up for it all!!

The third project for our Great Girlfriend Getaway has been kept secret....until now!  Lynne and I had a great time collaborating on this project, named Friendship Garden.  We made two versions.  Lynne's version features her raw-edge applique technique that she is so well known for, and my version features a combination of wool applique and English paper pieced hexagons. 

If you hop on over to Lynne's Blog, you can comment to win the pattern and a kit of this project, which is otherwise only available to our friends on the cruise.

We will both try to blog about our adventures, Wi-Fi permitting! 
Don't worry about the Forget Me Not sew-along...the posts are pre-scheduled to
arrive on the Fridays I'm away.

Wish us happy, "still water " sailing!



  1. Wish I was joining you! Have a great time! I am anxious to hear about it.

  2. Hi!
    Don't forget, just south of Seattle, in Bothell, is Martingale headquarters!
    They will gladly give you a tour and the opportunity to buy BOOKS!
    Enjoy your trip!
    Take care, Leslie

  3. Have to say, really enjoying those little Forget Me Not blocks! Thanks for those designs, Take care, Leslie

  4. Love, Love, Love Friendship Garden. Yippee, I will be joining you on this trip. Looking forward to meeting you and Lynne, sewing and enjoying the beauty of Alaska!!!!!
    Kathy in MI

  5. Wowie! I would love to be sailing some place cooler right now! The quilts are a bonus! Love them both! Have a safe and relaxing trip!

  6. These little quilts are just so cute!! What a fun trip that would be. Hope you guys have a blast. :)

  7. I'm not sure if you consider high 80-90 being cool, but I'm in Vancouver and we are sunny and warm right now. It may be cooler on the ship but not in Seattle.

    Enjoy your cruise.

  8. Happy sails to you both and your group. Wish I were aboard!

  9. I hope your trip is all and more than what you are expecting. Keep us up to date with pic's & stories.

    Have a wonderful time.