Monday, July 18, 2011

All My Bags are Packed (and my quilting too)

Last week the Cupcakers, including Mary, got together for a little sew party and luncheon on Jill's porch.

When I return I'll tell you how this:


Became this:


After four years of saving, and many months of planning, we are finally on our way tomorrow!

We're flying off to Rome tomorrow then boarding a cruise ship and heading for:  Croatia, Curfu, Santorini, (Greece), Turkey, Athens, and Messina (Italy).

I'll be taking my tumbler doll quilt to hand piece on the plane and on sea days when I'm not playing Bingo (obsession on cruises).

I must be strong today and drop coco off at a boarding facility in upstate New York.  They have dog pools and open play and frozen yogurt.  I must be strong.....

See you again in a couple of weeks!  Until then, I hope you have fun!

33 comments:

Glenn Dragone said...

Sounds great!

Have a good trip.

Barb said...

Have a fun time....love the cupcakes...

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Wow what a fun trip, take lots of pictures! Have a wonderful time.

Kate said...

Can I carry your bags!?!? (Our plans for next year is a trip to Amalfi in Italy, Spain and Greece...)
Coco will forgive you and love you all the more when you return.
Have a FAB time!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Have a fabulous time!!!!

willworkforfabric said...

Have a wonderful trip!!!

Crispy said...

Have a great time!! I'm sure Coco will miss you terribly but will make up for it by swimming all day LOL.

Crispy

Miriam said...

Travel safely Barb.

I know you will have a ball!!

Bon Voyage!

Christine said...

Have the time of your life.....

enjoy and stay safe
Christine

Me and My Stitches said...

Have a wonderful trip. If I were closer I would have Coco bunk at my house (not sure my kitties would like that idea!).

OT Quilter said...

Bon voyage, Barb. It sounds like a terrific cruise. I look forward to hearing/ reading about it when you get back.

Lori said...

Have a wonderful trip Barb!

Janet said...

I won't be having as much fun as you but have a glorious trip, see you when you return.

taylorsoutback said...

Have a great vacation! Italy is fabulous - soak in all that history & enjoy the food! Bet your Coco remembers his own recent vacation & will think his kennel stay is just fine - dozen yogurt? He will be happy.

be*mused jan said...

Bon voyage! And best wishes for perfect weather, too!

regan said...

Wow....what an amazing cruise that will be! Can't wait to see pics (lots of them, please!) :o)

And I'm a little envious of Coco, too.....lounging at the pool...playing around with friends all day....and frozen yogurt! sheesh! That really IS the dog's life, huh?

Winona said...

Have a wonderful time. Sounds like your doggie is going on vacation too. (grin)

Janet said...

Yummy looking cupcakes and pincushions :0) I hope you have a marvelous time on your trip - it sounds fabulous!!

Maureen said...

Sounds like coco will have as much fun as you will! Enjoy!

Jovita said...

wow, have a great time!

YankeeQuilter said...

Have a wonderful trip! We took a similar cruise in 2007...my favorite stop was in Turkey where we went over to Ephesus. Take lots of extra memory cards for your camera!

Sue said...

Have a wonderful time . I shall look forward to reading all about it.
Take Care

Anonymous said...

Forgot about the grand adventure! You will have a great time. I am melting in Wisconsin fro the month pf July but I was just "bequethed" a huge bag of strings and told to make them into foundation pieced blocks so I will go rescue Coco and bring her up to my place on the lake adn we will have rootbeer and ice cream floats and go boating.

Jane

Kim said...

Oh what a wonderful trip..have fun and take lots of pictures to share!

Happy sewing

QuiltSue said...

Have a wonderful holiday.

Library Gal Quilts said...

LOVE those cupcakes!! Have a great time and give us lots of photos!!

Nifty Quilts said...

I'm sure you're having a fabulous trip! Will look forward to loads of photos. Loved your post about the farm. What a great travel summer!!

Thimbleanna said...

OHMYGOSH! What a fabulous trip to take with friends. I hope you all have a fantastic time!

Ann Champion said...

I hope you're having the time of your life! It sounds like a dream vacation? Heck, even Coco's get away sounds like fun. :)

I really enjoyed the pics from the family farm. Coco sure is a good girl, and so photogenic. :)

hensteeth said...

Really enjoyed visiting your blog...it's wonderful. I hope you have had a wonderful holiday.

Shelley said...

I so enjoyed Coco's trip ;D!
I wish I had thought of such a thing before our dog passed but I will keep it in mind if we ever have another one.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Hope you are having a wonderful time!

Shasta said...

Wow I was so busy admiring the photo of the cloth cupcakes, that I totally missed the cruise info. I hope you are having a great time!