Monday, July 14, 2014

Quick Trip!

Thursday morning at 6:15 am ... QBee and I arrived at the ferry terminal expecting to arrive in Whittier 6 hours later.  But Mother Nature had different plans ... let's face it ... she IS in control.
We were told that because of weather on the west side of Prince William Sound, we would be going to Valdez instead.
That meant a three hour ride on the ferry ... then a six hour drive to Anchorage.  This sort of thing is just the reality of living in our remote corner of the planet! ;-)  We've learned to live with the inconveniences ... soooo ... we giggled the entire 300+ mile drive ... and stopped at a quilt shop along the way!  Yep ... we know how to roll!
QBee had work related responsibilities Friday ... so I went shopping!  Love spending time in the real world ... I just had to take pictures of these beautiful orchids in the grocery store!  The colors were incredible!
We managed our power shopping and had dinner out on the town ... Saturday we caught the ferry in Whittier!  It was a beautiful day to be on the Sound!
I love traveling by ferry ... very relaxing ... lots of knitting and reading!
I won't share all the practical shopping I did ... that would be too boring!  But I'm excited about the fun shopping I accomplished!  I love both Kim Diehl's and Nancy Halvorsen's designs!
Am excited about Terry Atkinson's napkin pattern ... a set of napkins make such a nice gift.  The Turkey Red pattern was on display in the quilt shop ... it had been done in a scrappy version ... stunning!
Picked up some holiday fabric ... just because!  ;-)
Some Thimbleberries to add to my stash!
I was so excited to find Kim Diehl's Vintage Farmhouse fabrics!  The shop had most of the collection,  so I picked up a half yard of each and a couple yards of a light print!  I've already picked out a pattern from the book ... cannot wait to begin!
A clerk at one quilt shop demonstrated the use of these Bloc Loc cutting tools.  So ... I just had to bring a set home!  Look forward to giving them a try!
Another purchase I am super excited about ... the new installment in the Outlander series!  I will not allow myself to open it until I can read non-stop for days!  Too fun!

It was a quick trip ... nice to spend some time in the real world ... and always great to return home!
Today I began laying out my Red Ridge Beauty ... feels so good to be near the finish line on this quilt top!  Scrap quilts are my favorite ... I love two color quilts ... and the memories and events surrounding this quilt are wonderful!  Bet you can tell that I'm excited ... can you guess what I'll be working on this week?  Hee-hee!

Do what you love.  Do dillydally!
Mrs. DillyDally


  1. I love my Block Locs! They even have flying geese rulers now. Worth the price.

    1. Am so happy to hear that ... as they were quite pricy! Thanks!