Sunday, August 17, 2008

Awesome Alaska!!!

Hello Everyone!!

Boy am I filled with lots of wonderful vacation news and pictures. Although I had gotten home about 3 weeks ago from Alaska, I just arrived home from PERU!! I didn't think that any vacation could rival Alaska, but Peru did. But I digress, first we must talk about Alaska and save Peru for my next posting.

So since I was away from home so much this summer, you guessed it not much quilting got done. However, while in Alaska, I did stop at some quilt shops. Oh yes, one cannot go to another state or country without looking for fabric!! But the best part was that Alaska is one of the most beautiful states that our country has, the vistas are absolutely astounding.

So without further .... blah, blah, blah from me .... here are some wonderful pictures for your viewing pleasure.

First a reindeer, yes they do exist, but no they don't fly. Sorry to any believers out there.

Wonderful bead work, all hand done and this particular native woman has a piece in the Smithsonian!!

Yes, there is gold in them thar hills..... We actually panned for gold and each of us returned with a little bit! Unfortunately, not enough to quit our jobs.

Okay, here is a beautiful vista, only problem is that Mount McKinley is supposed to be in there somewhere. We were unable to see it because it was fogged in the days that we were in Denali! Bummer!!

How is this for an artistic shot? Not bad, a beautiful view of the Kenai river!

Our nations bird, very plentiful here in Alaska. Beautiful and majestic!

My first quilt shop stop in Anchorage...beautiful store!

One of many awesome glaciers viewed!

Yes, more QUILT SHOPS!!! There were 2 in Skagway...here they are!

Yes, I did make some purchases to commemorate my visit!

In Ketchikan, the Silver Thimble Quilt Shop.

So there you have it, my wonderful trip to Alaska! I wish I could show you ALL the pictures, but I don't know how to make a slide show. If anyone knows and would be kind enough to e-mail me, I could set one up for the Peru pictures!

Until my next post, Happy Quilting!




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16 comments:

Tine said...

Wonderful pictures!!! The views are stunning!
And the quiltshops! Oh my!

.....and, my 3yo daugther said, that reindeer do fly, but only when noone is looking. LOL!

Vickie E said...

wow that looks awesome. My husband and I are hoping to go on a quilting cruise to Alaska next summer...

Cheryl said...

Great pictures!! What amazing scenery, and what they don't fly????? Say it ain't so :-)!!! Love the quilt shops you visited, but so nice to have you back with us.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Breathtaking Jackie!! Lovely. Alaska is a place my hubby and I really want to go. Can't wait to see Peru through you now.

Susan said...

I love all the virtual vacations but this is where my hubby and I want to go (like Nanette) and we almost did a cruise back in 2001 to Alaska (like Vickie). Fantastic pictures!

Jacquie said...

Now i know i want to go to Alaska! Thanks for sharing. btw...reindeer do fly...they were just playing sedentary for the tourists!

artfilstitch said...

Love your photos, beautiful scenery. I bet you had fun in the quiltshops...always room for a little more fabric.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Welcome back and what awesome photos...

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Thank you for sharing your pictures! Glad you had a wonderful trip :o)

eileen said...

oooo.. the silver thimble looks wonderful. Can't wait to see your treasures.
What a LOVELY vacation. I want to go to Alaska now too. The wildlife is just awesome. Thanks for sharing your vacation with us, and I'm looking forward to Peru!

Shirleyquilts said...

So glad to have you back and see your wonderful pictures of Alaska. That bead work is gorgeous. Did you buy anything (foolish question, isn't it)?

Thimbleanna said...

Oh how fun! Beautiful photos -- thanks for sharing them with us. Someday I REALLY want to go to Alaska too!

Annemariesquilt said...

WOW what a great trip you have had!! Looks like Alaska is a place to visit!!
I loved the indian work.
And Peru too, goosh!!

Wendy said...

Stunning pictures! Looks like a awesome trip and quilt shops as well. Can't wait to see more on Peru.

amy said...

LOVELY photos, Jackie! Thanks for sharing! Such majesty in those views. And the mountains are nice too. har har har ;-) Looks like a wonderful trip!

Carin said...

Great pictures, wonderful you found some quilt shops

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