I missed last week because I was on an Alaskan Cruise. It was amazing! The air, the water, the mountains, the glaciers, the wildlife, the small communities…ALL so very impressive and a true pleasure to experience. We were on the Bliss by Norwegian. HUGE, not a fan of huge ships after this, but quite the experience. My favorite two photos are below. Seeing a glacier calve, watching a whale and all the eagles in Juneau.
A little plug for a local company, Alaska Travel Adventures! A high school friend works for them and we were VERY impressed with the tours we did with them. I highly recommend them!!
Bringing this back to quilting, I went to a wonderful quilt shop in Skagway, AK. I spent a few hours ahead of time looking at all they had online. I was hoping to not be overwhelmed when I got to the shop, as I only had less than 30 minutes to shop. Great Alaska theme fabrics and kits!!! I came home with several! Rushin’ Tailor is the name of the shop. If you want Alaskan themed fabrics, they have a wonderful selection!
#1- Visit quilt shops when you travel (I know I’ve said this before, but it is a great way to get local treasures!)
I could go on and on about Alaska, but I’ll refrain. It was truly a dream come true to go! It was wonderful sharing it with some of our Wendt Family that did the trip with us!!
I usually talk about “go” projects when I travel. Can you believe I didn’t take one thing with me?!? I just spent money on future projects. And that was fine with me. I added a few more grays from a couple shops in NW Washington State while taking a side visit to see my aunt and Reece cousins. More treasures to remember the trip!!
#2 – Sometimes memories can be made in purchasing fabric for those future quilts. I hope to show results in a few months.
P.S. Checkout my Snuggle Tails Whale/Dolphin pattern on wendtquilting.com!!