Friday, August 14, 2009

Alaskan Quilting Cruise First Report

I'm sitting in a hotel in Portland, OR tonight after disembarking the Rhapsody of the Seas....our home for the past week. Scottie Dog Quilts' Alaskan Cruise is sadly over....we had sooooo much fun! Here is just a small part of our group before dinner one night. Don't we look nice!There's so much to tell.....exploring Juneau and the wonderful welcome we received from Martha at Martina's Quilt Shop....she had a welcoming sign for us, fresh fruit and ice cold bottles of water waiting. Lovely gift bags for each of us and a local designer was there to give us each one of her patterns and graciously autographed each one.

We sewed, we laughed, we chatted, we ate, and ate and ate (and took the stairs too!). Lots of beautiful new jewlery was purchased, we sewed some more, we ate lots more....well, you get the picture. We went on excursions (one of us was detained by Canada Customs and nearly ended up in the hoosegow........hmmmm who, I wonder).......even to the Fancy-smancy Empress Hotel in Victoria, BC for High Tea.....we had three tea tables. Yummy, yummy!

More quilt shops.....boxes of fabrics sent home! A great time was had by all!

Since I am not home yet, just two pictures and I promise I'll give all the details in a couple of days. I'm tired, but oh, we had so much fun! Start saving your pennies and dimes for our Mexico Quilting Cruise in 2011.


katie said...

I was so glad to see your blog today, we were beginning to wonder if you all had jumped ship and gone native on us! It sounds like you had a truly wonderful time, and I can't wait to hear more about it and see the pictures! We'll be glad to see you back at the shop, we missed you!

Beka and Jason Haché said...


Can't wait to hear more, sounds so fun!!!

Bonnie said...

Yo quiero ir al Mexico!

BrendaLou said...

Bonnie...I'm hoping that means you would love to go to Mexico. My Espanole is pretty baddo.

jen duncan said...

Hey there! so great to hear you're back safe and sound and everyone had a wonderful time. Definitely count me in for Mexico!
See ya soon!