We didn't need to go all the way to the North Pole to find it! There is a North Pole, Alaska and who knew the coffee could be so good.
Monday, June 29, 2015
Friday, June 26, 2015
We had a float plane demonstration, dog mushing and stopped at a recreation of a native village to see fish smoking, reindeer and learn about the way of ancient ways of life to survive in the harsh winters of minus 40 F.
A beautiful Muskrat fur, stitched parka with a Wolverine trim near the face and further Wolf outer circle on the "sunshine hood". It was a very warm day to be wearing such a warm garment but our lovely model smiled so sweetly for the cameras.
Hand beading on the leather garments.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
For anyone interested in workshops in mixed media and surface design, Kerry Glen of Tulis Textiles in New Zealand has a retreat organised for August 21-23 in Northland at One Tree Point. Sounds interesting, with details online.
This was the one we were aiming for!
The back end on the left can be seen in this photo.
The oil pipeline from Prudoe Bay to Valdez also passed the area and this section was set up to show visitors some of the engineering that goes into the pipeline.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
This is one of the Dall Sheep common on the rocky hillsides and reminded me of my recent quilt Chinese New Year.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Monday, June 22, 2015
The whiteness was blinding without sunnies.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Talkeetna was the inspiration for the TV series Northern Exposure shown in the 1990's.
And lots of decorated and dressed moose.
Could have spent more time in this little spot especially after discovering Kym Swift and
Swift Stitches in her little log cabin on Main Street. Kym had stitched all winter and there were many appliqued small quilts for sale as well as patterns which she is branching into.
Visited the Sun Dog Kennels in Talkeetna to see some of he dogs that run the gruelling Iditarod race over 1,000 miles of snow. This puppy could be a future champion.
A poster from the race.