Saturday, July 26, 2008
And Shasta sorted her scraps. We throw all our scraps in her bins, and she turns them into really nice quilts.
I got a new digital camera last night, so this morning I am working at clearing out the old camera so I can pass it along.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
And of course, I took pictures of the shop. It's just too cute!
We did swing by the fort on the way out (http://www.mackinacparks.com/parks/colonial-michilimackinac_7/), and I noticed this sign for the first time.
Mackinaw City is a very pretty place. I really recommend visiting if you get the chance!
Monday, July 21, 2008
(This is just one of the rooms!)
I love this quilt, she had the kit but I restrained myself. I think it's called Seeing Stars, and it is more stunning in person. And of course, a nice spot outside for husbands to patiently wait:
I got quite a few patterns, she had quite a few different patterns that I had not seen before,
We had a nice visit with my mom. On Saturday afternoon we went to Waterfront Park and checked out the fishing derby action.
This cooler held 6 fish that weighed in at 96 pounds!
Saturday evening we went to watch the carferry go out. The Badger goes from Ludington, MI to Wisconsin.
It was very nice weather wise on Saturday, and it was a nice drive down to visit.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
I have my quilted jacket done, it came out a little larger than I wanted so I washed it in hot water and now it's in the dryer on high heat. Why is it when I want to shrink something I can't do it? I did re-wash the yarn I dyed a couple weeks ago, so now that is almost dry so I can do something with it. Once I get some more stuff taken care of around here!
Monday, July 14, 2008
The fire trucks all nice and neat in a line,
Jim and the teacher's assistants and the campers themselves,
And everyone joined in for a huge group shot. Pickford Fire Dept, Soo Township Fire Dept, Kinross Fire Dept, Bay Mills Fire Dept, Superior Township, Sault Ste Marie Fire Dept,
The games included a bucket brigade,
And they pulled a fire truck,
And in the end, everyone got wet, including Dr. Schaefer.
If anyone would like to buy a tshirt, they are red like the one Jim is wearing. Except yours will be unused, and definately not wet. There is a small emblem on the front that says LSSU Fire Competition 2008, the shirt is $10, I will pay for shipping, and all proceeds go to scholarships for next year's camp. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org (Donations for scholarships will also be gladly accepted, contact me for more info.)
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Paige also had her stack and whack, which had very nice cornerstones that she said she would never do again. :-)
Judy had a couple bags she was finishing up, one was classic Pooh. I love classic Pooh. It's for her new grandbaby when he/she gets here. (Estimated time of arrival was Thursday. Judy said her daughter is definately ready. :-)
Judy was showing Brenda how to do mitered corners, stunning! It looked very fussy but the results were well worth it.
I am currently working on my SIL's Christmas quilt, and I had to change the pattern a bit. And it involved setting the blocks on point. It is coming out very nicely. Next I have to find out what kind of quilt to make for the next SIL!
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
My brother has some roomates, he sent pics:
They are living on top of his air conditioner.
I went to the quilt shop for a bit yesterday evening, and I spied one of Judy's quilts on the frame.
Very nice!!! I didn't stay long because I had to get home and decorate my luminary bags for Relay for Life, one for Jim's Uncle Tom,
One for Jim's grandma, Mimi,
And one for my father.
Friday, July 04, 2008
This pot belonged to Jim's grandmother, and it is getting put to good use. :-)
This yarn is actually a baby yarn (wool) that was on clearance at the yarn shop. It came in balls, so I wound it into hanks to dye it. There are blue dots in it, but you can't see them now! Here is the purple I ended up with, after using just 1/2 the dye the directions said to. This is potent stuff.
I love the blue, it didn't dye as solid as the purple did, and I think it will look nice knit up into a short sleeve sweater for me. I still get too warm to wear long sleeves here, so both of these yarns will be short sleeved cardigans, and both of the yarns are fingering weight.