Sunday, August 21, 2022

It's Time For The See Ya Later Alligator Blog Hop

I think Carla at Creatin' in the Sticks planned this blog hop just for me, because my suitcase has travelled across the country twice in the last few months. That's what happens when the grandkids move far away!


I decided it was time to use up more of my batiks to make a small travel quilt. The batik stash is getting smaller...yay!

Later Gator, 50" x 56"


Is it a see-ya-later alligator or an after-while-crocodile?


The colors of my suitcases aren't this pretty.



I got to see Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse monuments on the second trip to Ohio.




I stood on a corner in Winslow, Arizona. It was hot, so please ignore the nonsmiling face.


There were lots of storms to drive through. Pretty, but scary!


A ginormous quilt at the Air Force Museum and my favorite people.


Lots of pretty scenery in Ohio.


This sweet little Monkey Girl was worth the long drive.


Now it's time to visit some fabulous "See Ya Later Alligator" projects!

Monday, August 22nd


Tuesday, August 23rd


Wednesday, August 24th


Thursday, August 25th


Thanks for stopping by...see ya later alligator!

33 comments:

  1. Love the quilt and the suitcases are lovely. Wonderful scenery on your trip, wonderful to see the family again.

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  2. I love the cool quilt and you have a lot of lovely memories there

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  3. I love your quilt Carol. Wouldn't those fun suitcases be so easy to find on the carousel! Lovely photos (and memories) from your trips to Ohio.

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  4. Great quilt Carol! You are indeed a traveller. Families are so special, and the sights and sounds attendant while travelling are the the extra little cookies on the plate.

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  5. Wonderful quilt! Sounds like an amazing adventure!

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  6. I love your travel quilt, Carol, but the best part is seeing the photo of your monkey boys and girl! We stood on that corner in Winslow a few (several?) years ago too--fun for those of us who love Eagles and Jackson Brown! Glad you got to see all of those sights, but it's a long, grueling trip, isn't it? Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Carol you have such a wonderfully creative imagination. Just love your quilt and the photos of your trip. Perfect together. Little Monkey girl is getting so big and is as cute as a button.

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  8. That gator quilt is just so adorable! All that color! What a happy traveler’s conveyor of luggage it would be if everyone’s suitcases were like these on your quilt. LOL. I don’t see much progress made on Crazy Horse since my trip to Sturgis in 2006. I’ve driven through many a storm looking like that in my travels back and forth across the country. They ARE scary and beautiful too (before and after you’ve survived them).

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  9. Oh my goodness, your suitcases look fabulous and I love them traveling on that jazzy alligator. Road trips are the best way to see the USA, andI know the end of that road leads you to that sweet baby girl and her monkey brothers. Nothing better than a trip to see them.

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  10. That was such a cute idea with the suitcases! Great job. I know you enjoyed your trip and the grandbaby!

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  11. Your quilt is so appropriate and will bring you lots of memories of your trips.

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  12. What a sweetie that granddaughter is; how you must miss her. :( Wonderful that you were able to travel to see everyone and see the sights, too. That's such a cute quilt you made. Perfect for the blog plus it fits right into your life. Your alligator was darling but I loved the bird at the top lots.

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  13. LoVe this start to the hop. You nailed it with smiles this morning. An amazingly perfect travel quilt with equally perfect photos of your recent trip. You can just feel the love - and that picture of monkey girl is so precious. Thank you for taking us on your summer adventure!

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  14. What a perfect quilt for all your amazing travels!!!

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  15. I love your little quilt, so fun with the alligator. And must say that you have so beautiful grand chlilden and the little girl is so adorable.

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  16. Adorable quilt, that I say fits the theme to a T. How wonderful you got to see your adorable grandchildren!

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  17. Such a fun quilt, and great travel pictures!

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  18. Very cute quilt! Nice to see a pic of the monkey boys + one. She is adorable! I have a group of monkey boys also...#6 will arrive in October.

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  19. I love your quilt with all the suitcases. So creative and fun. Thanks for sharing. Glad you had a great trip. That little monkey girl is too adorable

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  20. Such an adorable quilt! Loved your pictures in northern Arizona, home sweet home. =)

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  21. What a cute quilt! Your creativity always amazes me. I so enjoyed the pictures of your travels and family. Thank you for sharing.

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  22. What a fun quilt, but the cutest part of this post is that little darling girl! You've had some road trip fun, too!

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  23. Love your travel quilt!!! Perfect for the blog hop!

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  24. Oh I also love your quilt. So colorful and pretty. Great photos too. So glad you had a fun and safe trip.

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  25. What a cute quilt Carol. So glad you get to travel and see your family. That little monkey girl has the most charming smile. 😉

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  26. That’s just darling! It’ll be such a fun travel quilt. Little Monkey Girl would love that. She has such a cute smile.

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  27. Such a cute and colorful quilt! What fun adventures you had too. I would love to see Mount Rushmore in person some day.

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  28. Your quilt is lovely! Looks like you've had an adventurous summer too. That Monkey Girl is growing way too fast. :o)

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  29. What a fabulous quilt! You are so creative, always coming up with fun projects.

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  30. I love your quilt! It is so much fun.... That storm looks mighty threatening. Monkey girl is adorable...so big!

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  31. Ok, that travel quilt is just too cute!! And so is that gorgeous little girl!! xx

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