Tuesday, August 14, 2012

North to Alaska

We leave for our Alaskan cruise in just a couple days so things here are a bit hectic. One last box to pack, checklist to recheck, clothes to organize - is it really just 50 degrees there?  How awesome! Better throw in one more sweater. Thank goodness the weather has turned cooler here, but I'm really looking forward to a some real cool.

First, congratulations to Lisa J., you're the winner of the Copper Pennies pattern/kit. Please email your shipping address and I'll send it out as soon as we return.

For the next 2 weeks, the giveaway will be the project Pam Buda & I will be teaching on the cruise together - Friendship Garden. I threw one together with cotton appliques; Pam stitched her version with wool.

I'll be checking in while we're gone, so watch for updates on whales, freezing toes and good food.

Geez, I'm ready for vacation!  See you all later, Lynne

109 comments:

  1. Have a great time on the cruise--------wish I was coming. Post lots with pictures.

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  2. I love both versions of the quilt! Have a wonderful time on the cruise! :)

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  3. Have a great time on the cruise....looking forward to seeing some pictures! Both versions of the quilt are nice.

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  4. Have a great time on the cruise! Wonderful pattern!

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  5. Looking forward to seeing the pictures from your trip.Both versions are great.

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  6. You will love Alaska - hubby & I went a couple years ago - just wish we could have stayed longer! The hex flowers on your new quilt pattern are adorable!

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  7. Have a great time I know you will love Alaska, Love the project you are doing

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  8. Love the sweet Friendship Garden. Wish I was cruising with you but have a wonderful time!

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  9. The cruise sounds like "sew" much fun, wish I was going, have fun and be sure to share lots of photos. Love the project you will be doing, hope to win a kit of my own.

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  10. The cruise project is lovely. Have a wonderful time.

    Mary

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  11. That will be a fun project for the cruise, sounds like a wonderful trip. I hope you take lots of photos, I love traveling with others and seeing all the wonderful sights.

    Debbie

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  12. I love both versions of the Friendship Garden! Have a wonderful vacation!!!

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  13. I'm glad you get to escape the bad heat wave, and that you are going to beautiful AK! Have fun!! I love how you "threw" together that quilt. That made me chuckle...threw it together! One day I will be able to "throw" a beautiful quilt together like you! ;) Right now, it's just a turtle's pace for me!

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  14. I'm looking forward to the photos. Both versions of Friendship Garden look very nice. How many quilters will there be?

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  15. Love both little quilts---Pam's is for this Fall, your version just right for spring/summer. I am in the GREAT NORTHWEST, south of Seattle---you will love it here! Have fun in Alaska, don't let the flies get you!!

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  16. The days in Seattle and the Alaskan Cruise sound wonderful! I will just have to make the kit and dream that I am along with you.

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  17. Have a great time on your cruise... The memories you make will last a lifetime!
    Priceless... Hugs, Elaine at the Beach

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  18. What a wonderful project to do with a dear friend, they will both be so different but the same, just as we are with our girlfriends, LOVE IT!!!!

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  19. Have a terrific time on your cruise. Would love to enjoy the cooler weather with all of you girlfriends. Love the pattern,3.

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  20. How I would love to win the pattern and go to Alaska too. Oh, well! Have a wonderful time.

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  21. I wish I could come along, I'd love to make this darling little quilt!! Have fun and will be looking forward to seeing your pictures!! Karen S.

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  22. I love both versions of the Friendship Garden. Enjoy the trip....so jealous!

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  23. Have a wonderful time! Alaska is one place I want to visit someday. Can't wait to hear all about it! I love Friendship Garden, so pretty!

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  24. Ooooo, so jealous! I've ALWAYS wanted to go to Alaska. Have a wonderful time!
    By the way Lynne, is the house pictured at the top of your blog yours? It is so gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  25. What an adorable hanging! Have a great time! I'm looking forward to your updates. :-)

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  26. Have fun and enjoy the cooler weather! Absolutely love the little quilts - would love to have them in my home.
    Take care,
    K Wood
    quilter51texas@yahoo.com

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  27. Regardless of the weather it will be magnificent! Hubby and I went 2 years ago. I was speechless at the beauty and felt so blessed.

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  28. My lucky sister is on an Alaskan cruise as we "chat". Both versions are lovely.!Enjoy your great trip..

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  29. I would love to make this little quilt. Have fun on your Alaskan cruise, wave to me as you go by Vancouver Island.

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  30. Have a fabulous time on the cruise! The quilt you are teaching is wonderful!

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  31. Oooh have fun!!! I love your project!

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  32. Have a wonderful time-will be anxious to see pictures. Love the project too.

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  33. My daughter went on a photography cruise last year and loved every minute I loved the picture with a bear eating a salmon which I was told was taken behind a fence and it was far away. When my daughter came home she told me the group was about 100 yards away from the bear with no fence. She loves to tease me to this day about the picture .
    She also said to dress in layers b/c the weather changes.
    Both of the quilts are beautiful and would make a nice addition to anyone's quilt wall .
    Enjoy the cruise and the scenery

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    1. Ps this is Mary P I'm a navious at this! If you want to see some of my daughters pictures go to kap-photography.com

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  34. Love the quilts and I'm sure you'll have a wonderful cruise! Can't wait to see pictures of it! Will the quilt pattern be available for sale???

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  35. I hope you have a great time! Your project is lovely. Thanks for the chance to win a kit.

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  36. Love the colors in Pam's option with the wool...the basket makes this pattern a definite "keeper"! Looking forward to seeing all the photos! Have a great time.

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  37. Sounds like a great time. Thanks for the kit giveaway.

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  38. Enjoy your cruise , really great project . Thanks for the chance .

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  39. one of my friends is going with you and she is so excited. We're going to be there the next week and we're really looking forward to it. Have a great time.

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  40. I would have loved to go on your cruise. Quilting cruises are such fun! You patterns are darling and will be fun to make. Bon voyage!

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  41. Have a wonderful time! It will be such fun for all who are going. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  42. We did an Alaskan cruise a few years ago and just loved it. Have fun!!

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  43. Have a great time.mI love the pattern, hope to win!

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  44. I hope you have a grand time on the cruise!
    Enjoy!

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  45. joli projet !!!
    Bonne croisière !

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  46. congrats to Lisa,
    have fun when you finally get on the cruise.

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  47. You are all gonna have so much fun! Wish I had signed up! Have a great time.

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  48. I'm jealous I wish I was going on the cruise. Hope you both have a wonderful time and enjoy the teaching part. The projects are beautiful and what fun to have something you would treasure along with a great vacation! Plus it will make the days at sea much more enjoyable. Love your designs, and your fabrics are my favorite for lots of my quilt projects. Thanks for sharing your talents! Areta

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  49. Both are beautiful...thanks for sharing! Have a good time!!

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  50. Either way, this is a sweet quilt! I would love to make it!

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  51. Greetings from Northern Saskatchewan CANADA! Have a great time on your "working" holiday! Both versions are very beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  52. Love both versions! Take the train ride if you can, it's amazing!

    Bjeanand@gmail.com

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  53. I have never gone on a cruise. I would prefer South of the border myself. Thanks for the chance to win the kit. If I win, it will be like I was there with you on the cruise.

    sew.goodwitch_crafts

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  54. You will have such a wonderful time in that beautiful state. The glacier is wonderful and I do believe we had a quilt shop in every port! Enjoy, the food on these cruise ships is pretty darned good too!

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  55. Have a great time on your cruise, I look forward to see pictures!
    Nice quilt, I would love to make it!

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  56. Love the two versions of the quilt! Have a great time in Alaska! Can't wait to see your pictures!

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  57. Love the project.....Have fun!

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  58. Have a great trip to Alaska. Love both quilts.

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  59. Oh my goodness! You gals are so lucky to sailing someplace coooooool! That just by itself is worth the trip... and then to be able to stitch up this quilt too? A piece of heaven for sure! Have a safe and refreshing trip!

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  60. Have a safe journey and enjoy the cruise. I'm sure the quilters will enjoy every minute. The project is wonderful. Looking forward to hearing all about your experience.

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  61. i"m new to quilting, I have not tried applique quilts yet....But this kit would be a fantastic one to learn !!!

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  62. Beautiful collaborative quilt - both versions are terrific. Have a fun time on your cruise! (Watch out for mosquitoes if you stop in Juno, but the bald eagles are a spectacular sight!)

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  63. What a beautiful quilt. I just love the colors and fabric. I wish I could go on the cruise but, I take care of my 85 year old father who is blind and has cancer and my 4 year old grandson. Have a wonderful time. Blessings to you.

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  64. Love the project that you and Pam did together. Thanks for the chance at winning one. Have a great time on your cruise. I have heard that the Alaskan cruises are great. Are you sure you can't fit me in your suitcase??

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  65. Girl, these quilts are just too cute! I love them. :) Hope you have a great trip, it sounds like so much fun. :)

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  66. The quilts are so wonderful! Hope the cruise is too!

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  67. can someone pack me along in a suitcase... ok a trunk... and let me go. I am unfortunately not able to go this yr.... but I want to!!!!!

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  68. I wish I was going to Alaska also. Chance to win..wonderful.
    cathyc1950@gmail.com

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  69. have a great time on your Alaska cruise. The friendship graden looks really neat.

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  70. I wanna go.....maybe someday. I look forward to seeing your pictures. "Friendship Gardens" are both gooooood!!!!! Have a great time.

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  71. I love the Friendship Garden pattern. Would love to be the winner! Enjoy your wonderful vacation to Alaska. Lana

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  72. Enjoy the cruise...I love both versions of the Friendship Garden. Angela

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  73. Have a great time! It is on my bucket list too.....I love the Friendship Garden pattern.......send pics! Jan
    mjthompson at gondtc.com

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  74. Enjoy your cruise! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  75. I can't think of anything better than a cruise to Alaska. And a quilt cruise, how awesome is that? Enjoy the beautiful scenery, and the whales. Love the patterns you will be teaching, and thanks for the great giveaway.

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  76. I wonder. . .
    how many
    eagles?
    whales?
    moose?
    quilters?
    . . .will you see?
    I hope you enjoy them all. Tell Pam I think your joint project is adorable!

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  77. Have a wonderful time. Love the quilt you'll be teaching.

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  78. Hope you guys have a wonderful time...I'm sure you will. Love the project you've "thrown together"! Also, I hope you packed mosquito repellent! I've heard they're bad up there. Seattle will be wonderful. I love Pike's Place Market!

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  79. Lucky you getting to go to Alaska, I'd take some of their cooler weather. LOVE your examples, how cute.

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  80. Have a great time on your tour in Alaska. I like the project, and the chance to win so can make it here in hot Florida.

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  81. Have an awesome adventure on your Girlfriend Cruise...wish I was coming. Thanks for the opportunity to win the project kit!

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  82. Love both of your projects. Wish I could go on the cruise with you. Have a wonderful time.

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  83. Beautiful little patterns! Have a great trip!
    Onalee
    Stow, Ohio

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  84. You are going to have a blast! Try not to miss the Chocolate Buffet!

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  85. Both your quilts are beautiful! Enjoy Alaska, it is still on my bucket list.

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  86. Love your quilt! Hope you have fun on your trip.

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  87. I love both quilts! What a fun adventure! Hope you have the time of your life.

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  88. Sure makes me wish I was going!.....jmh

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  89. Would love a chance at the Friendship Garden. Thanks

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  90. Have a wonderful time! From all I've ever seen in pictures, it should be a gorgeous view anywhere you set your eyes. I'd like to try wool work someday...I think I would love to work with that fiber. :)

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  91. I am sure all of you will have a wonderful time. Both versions of the Friendship Garden are adorable.

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  92. Hope you all are having a grand time. Really cute quilts.
    Carol L

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  93. I love this!! I sure wish I could go on the cruise with you! Have a fun, fun time!

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  94. My...these quilts are so wonderfu! I would love to make one. Sounds like you will have a great time!

    Friends,
    Susannah

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  95. Very charming in both versions! Have a wonderful time on your trip!

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  96. Love Friendship Garden and would be so excited to be the winner!! Wish I could be on the cruise...maybe someday.

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  97. Have a wonderful time on your cruise!

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  98. Would love to win this cute pattern. I wish I was cruising with you.

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  99. Hope you are have a great time!

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  100. Hope you have a fantastic time on the cruise. Love the Friendship Garden quilt.Thanks for the give-away and a chance to win it.

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  101. Glad your able to "cool" off and have fun. Really like the Friendship Garden Quilt.

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  102. LOVE both versions...enjoy the cool weather and the friendship!

    Jackie

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