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Thread: Back from Alaska

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    We just got back from our cruise. Had a great time. I bought beautiful fabric, kits and patterns. The felt best shops were Rushin Taylors and Changing Threads in Skagway, both owned by the same lady. What great fabrics and kits, I just kept buying and buying and buying. While other people were buying jewelry, I was spending as much in the quilt shops. Silver Thimble in Ketchikan was ok, but I felt not near as friendly as the ladies in the shops in Skagway, although I do have a box of fabric coming from Ketchikan.

    Glad to be back on the board again.

    :D

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    Happy to hear that you enjoyed your cruise and got in a lot of shopping, too :D :D :D

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    Glad you had a great time. We did an Alaskan Cruise last July. I got to hit 4 or 5 quilt shops too, including one in Seattle. Would like to go again sometime when I am feeling good. I was recovering from shoulder surgery last year.
    It's so much fun to go to different stores!!!

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    Welcome back. I am glad to hear that you
    enjoyed your cruise to Alaska. I can hardly
    wait to see pic's of your new fabric, after it arrives.
    Have fun deciding what to do with each piece.
    :D :D :D :D :D

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    Welcome back!

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    Glad you had a nice time and got in some good shopping! I never made it to Alaska when I worked with P&O Cruises, but used to work with people that had worked at Mt McKinley Princess Lodge, and their photos were always stunning. Looking forward to seeing yours!

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    Glad you're back and had such a good time. Can't wait to see pictures of the trip ~ and of course ~ all your new fabric.

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    welcome back kiddo :D

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    Glad to see you back on board.

    Did you see the Whales? On my bucket list, take a cruise and watch the whales!


    Ninnie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninnie
    Glad to see you back on board.

    Did you see the Whales? On my bucket list, take a cruise and watch the whales!


    Ninnie
    We saw about a dozen hump back and even a bear at Mendenhall Glacier. I will send pictures of all the stuff I bought, when it gets here, which should be in a few days. I have everything I bought in Skagway with me, but had the fabric from Ketchikan sent. Some of the patterns I believe are above my pay grade, but I could not resist.

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    We're RVing up there next year with a caravan. Can't wait to see it again. We took a cruise also about 3 years ago, and we did the train to Fairbanks by ourselves.

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    Gee I could have written your commentary about the quilt shops! Same experiences. Much friendlier in Skagway. Silver Thimble people were just not as friendly, but the other two stores were wonderful.

    Our cruise was in September... I bet yours in June was just as COLD!!!

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    Actually my cruise was the last one in September. I love the winter vacation. I used to live in NY state and now in Texas. So, I was prepared to see cold. Our Trip next year is in May for 30 days. We will see Spring baby animals and hopefully the Northern lights. We'll have long days too.

    I'll bring my little featherweight with me. But, with all the side trips planned, I doubt if there will be much time to sew.




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    Glad you had a good time. I would love to make it to Skagway sometime. :D

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    September,2008 on Princess from SF?

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    We left out VanCouver in Fall of 2002 on the Carnaval Spirit.

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    Welcome back. Glad you had a great time. Now where are the pictures? Love to see them.

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    So glad you had fun, and glad you are back.

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    Welcome back... now we want to see pics ! And more details about what you bought :lol:
    Sharon

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