Thursday, March 26, 2015

Crochet Projects

My nephew and his wife are expecting their first child!  It's a boy!

A baby boy deserves a cuddly, soft blanket.

It had to be blue, and the yarn as soft as a cloud. 

A crocheted shell stitch of my own design.  A simple creation starting with a center square
and then working around the edges.

Baby is due in April and for once I'm ahead of schedule.

Another project just completed is a shawl for a friend.

She's been fighting cancer and we will be visiting her next month.

A design creation using a simple ripple pattern. 

So soft and comforting.

A homemade gift always shows you really care.

There are a few more projects underway and those will be shared soon, so come back.

Until next time~

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Cruise

Forgive me for not completing our travelog sooner.  I got caught up in the GYOB party and have been visiting ever since!  What fun it's been meeting new bloggers and reconnecting with old friends.

But I do want to finish telling you about our Alaska journey, so here goes ~

The land portion of our journey was incredible.  We saw more than we thought possible and felt incredibly blessed for this opportunity.  But the adventure was only half over.  We still had a cruise ahead, glaciers to see, and visits to ports along the way.

We took another train from Talkeetna to Whitier to board our ship, the Coral Princess.
The weather was foggy and we were worried about what would be missed
by not being able to see very far.

As we approached the first glacier, the sky cleared!

The ice was amazing. 
And bald eagles were everywhere.
Even on ice burgs.

Our first port was Skagway
and we took a city tour.
Skagway is a fun little place, full of quaint shops and history.
We wern't there long enough.
Then quickly back to the water for our next stop...
and whale watching!
We took a small tour boat and headed out
and were not disappointed.
Whales were everywhere!
As were sea lions
and more beautiful scenery.
Our last port was in Ketchikan
and it was raining.
Not just raining, pouring!
After wandering around and getting soaked
we decided to return to the ship
and enjoy the afternoon drying out onboard.
Sometimes life happens when you're making other plans.
I hope you've enjoyed a snapshot of our journey.  It's been fun
revisiting and sharing.
Until next time ~