Sunday, July 24, 2011

Confession Time

OK, it's confession time; I've been on vacation for 12 days.  My husband and I had planned on going to Alaska for our 25th wedding anniversary 2 years ago.  My mother-in-law was ill with cancer and we decided not to take our trip.  We just wanted to be home for her.

Last summer I had bunion surgery and spent 6 weeks in a "boot" cast, so we didn't go.

Finally this year, we were able to make the trip.  I won't bore you with all the details or pictures, just suffice to say, it was the most wonderful, beautiful trip ever!!!!  I want to go back.  I loved that the sun shined all evening, keeps you from feeling tired.  Had a few rainy days, but for the most part, lots of sunshine.  I know I couldn't live there in the winter as I need sunshine, but this vacation was THE Best.  And I found 3 quilt shops, one in Denali and 2 in Anchorage.  Bought 2 patterns and a little bit of fabric.

We got back home on Saturday morning after flying all night and I didn't do much but sleep the rest of Saturday.  Today I bonded with my machine after being away.  Made a couple of string blocks and worked on my "Turning Twenty" quilt.  I sewed two more rows together just like the one in the picture if you click on the link.

Very satisfying.


Deb said...

Welcome back!! I missed you!!


The Sunflower Patch said...

Me too!
So glad that you had such an awesome belated trip :)

Jean said...

Glad you had a great time. Did you take a cruise, or just go visit Alaska?