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:

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

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

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  3. 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!

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

    Crispy

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  5. Travel safely Barb.

    I know you will have a ball!!

    Bon Voyage!

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  6. Have the time of your life.....

    enjoy and stay safe
    Christine

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

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

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  9. Have a wonderful trip Barb!

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

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  11. 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.

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

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  13. 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?

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

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

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

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  17. 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!

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

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  19. 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

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

    Happy sewing

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

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  22. 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!!

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

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  24. 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. :)

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

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  26. 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.

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  27. Hope you are having a wonderful time!

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  28. 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!

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