Monday, September 16, 2013

North to Alaska!

Do you remember that old song by Johnny Horton?
I keep singing it in my head.
Yes, I am back from Alaska and it was a wonderful time!
 


Here is what I was stitching on before I left on the cruise-Prairie Schooler Alphabet on ecru congress cloth using overdyes. 
 
There is now enough stitched to move the whole project over on the stretcher bars and continue on with the last 9 blocks. See below-


 
Gosh, I hope it is finished this year!!
 

Here is the ship I cruised on-the Norwegian Jewel.  It was my first-ever cruise!
 


Here is who I cruised with-yes, Sponge Bob!  My grandson was not happy that he wasn't invited :)


And Diego and Dora
 


We got to see a lumberjack contest in Ketchikan, Alaska. 



And we got within 1/2 mile of the Sawyer Glacier! Yes, it was actually blue snow.


When we got to Juneau we had to wait to dock.  So the ship used engined lifeboats to "tender" us to shore.  This photo is from above when we had taken the Mt Roberts Tramway up the mountain.


Never doubt that I had some stitching with me and this is what I finished onboard the ship. It is a freebie by Red Brolly.  But for the life of me, I can't find the link :(
 
Have a great week!

21 comments:

Kaisievic said...

Your Prairie Schooler alphabet is looking great. Your cruise looks like it was fantastic! Cute Red Brolly design too.

Margaret said...

I've told my DH that I'd like to do an Alaska cruise someday. Looks great! And your PS Alphabet!!! Wow! I so need to get back to mine! You're almost done!

gracie said...

How exviting to be so close to the glacier.

Melissa said...

Your PS Alphabet looks amazing!

Sounds like (and looks like) you had a great trip to Alaska!

Annette-California said...

What a beautiful cruise you went on. PS Alphabet is amazing. WOW! Your piece you worked on the cruise is Darling:) Congrats on finishing!
love Annette

cucki said...

Your Prairie Schooler alphabet is looking great....
The cruise looks like it was so much fun..
cute Red Brolly design too....
Big hugs x

Catherine said...

Love your PS ~ amazing! Love the cruise ~ looks like fun!

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Looks great! I'm a little jealous of your trip! Looks fun!

Chris said...

Oh my. Your PS piece is so gorgeous.
It looks like you had a wonderful time on the cruise too.

Jan Gartlan said...

Wow- I so want to do the whole alphabet too! Your alphabet looks stunning. Currently I am stitching L is for Leaves singularly .The cruise looks amazing too.

Bekca said...

It looks like you had a lovely time on holiday, thank you for sharing the pics :)
Your PS design looks stunning, it's going to be a real treasure when it's finished.
Best wishes.

Sherry said...

PS alphabet is looking stunning. Looks like a fun cruise.

Vickie said...

I still can't get over it. Blue snow?

Giovanna said...

Glad you had a great time on the cruise. The PS alphabet is fantastic.

Barb said...

So glad you had a great trip!! I love that PS alphabet. It's quite an undertaking! Looks wonderful!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Your ABC's looking SO good :)
And what a wonderful trip!

Emma/Itzy said...

Looks like you had a great holiday! You stitching is looking wonderful too - fingers crossed you get it finished!

Bernadett Rauski said...

Lovely photos and works.:)

Carol said...

Wow! I do love that PS Alphabet--wonderful progress on it. And what a fun cruise :)

Brigitte said...

Oh my gosh - you are stitching the Prairie Schooler alphabet!!! It looks gorgeous. I love this alphabet and have stitched a couple of the letters but individually, mainly as gifts.
Your cruise must have been fantastic. What a dream come true.

Anonymous said...

Hi Teresa,
Your PS Alphabet looks great! I've collected all the charts just need to decide what to stitch on. Hope you don't mind a couple of questions. I like your idea of congress cloth. Are you doing full crosses or tent stitch? Did you do the overdyed conversion yourself? Your Spotted Hare purse looks great too! We really do have the same taste in stitching! Nancy in NY hedghogmom@aol.com