Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Alaska Cruise, Day 5

Day 5 of our Alaska cruise found us in Juneau. It was a bit hazy but very warm. This is the harbor.

Here is the view from the ship before we disembarked. There were lots of shops near the harbor, and it was quite busy.

Many of the stitchers found their way to Changing Tides, a lovely stitching and quilting shop.

Although Sue had tried to contact them about our arrival, all the e-mails ended up somewhere in cyber space and they were quite surprised to see so many of us. But the welcome we received was very warm.

The shop had lots of framed models of Alaskan themed counted cross stitch as well as beautiful quilt fabrics and Alaskan gifts.

I fell in love with Jeanette Douglas' Northern Lights Sampler after seeing the stitched model. It will make a wonderful souvenir of the trip. (If I don't get around to stitching it, I will just frame the chart!)

Once back on the ship, a group of stitchers was found diligently stitching on the cruise project. The natural light in the empty nightclub was perfect for stitching.....

.....and for untangling floss.......

Once underway, we cruised through the inside passage. The scenery and views were lovely to look at.

That evening there was a dessert extravaganza buffet in the nightclub. It was very crowded, and the lines were long, but.....

....a plate of yummy pastries made it's way to our stateroom for some midnight snacking.


Cindy said...

I am enjoying your pictures and reading about your stitching cruise. It sounds like you had an awesome time!!

Kim said...

(all of it and not just the deserts)