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!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Labor Day Weekend labors & More Good News!

I set a goal for the long Labor Day weekend.  Finish stitching 3 items. Then that set me off onto a search for 3 things that were not too far from being finished  :)


I worked all day on Saturday. But finished this February block of A Wooly Good Year.


After church on Sunday, I finished Patrick's Woods Spotted Hare Needle Purse.


And 2013 SAL de Maryse was finished on Monday!
Really love the chocolate cherry mystery fabric I used with the Gloriana Fresh Snow silk.
 
No new starts though and I'm dying to start something new :)


Couldn't remember if I shared with you this Laura Perin Christmas ornament all finish-finished?


And did you see LHN Mellicent Turner all framed?


We bought a youth bed this weekend and assembled it for Amber.  She is just too big for the pack n play.  This was her first time using it for a nap.  Yes, she figured out that she could get out of it but she stayed in the second time.
 
Oh, yes, I also canned 14 pints of salsa and 17 pints of kosher dill stackers this weekend. And hosted a family BBQ on Monday. 
 
Now for the more good news  :)
DD#2 missed all the excitement of baby Brooke arriving because she was on a cruise.  Well, she came back from the cruise and informed the family that she is expecting!! Woo Hoo!  3 grandkids in 3 years!   She is due in March. 
 
Have a great week everyone!  Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog.