Monthly Archives: September 2009

Leelanau Peninsula

Last Thursday, which appears to be the last beautiful day of fall here, Dave and I decided to take a driving tour of the Leelanau Peninsula. Leelanau has orchards, wineries, quaint little towns and beautiful scenery. We stopped at the … Continue reading

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Rouched Rose

Eight of my fellow quilters from the Thunder Bay Quilt Guild are doing a denim shirt round robin. I especially enjoyed adding this rouched rose to this particular shirt. One person had added the red, white and blue prairie points … Continue reading

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Mertz Grade Trail

A couple of weeks ago I posted about our walk on the Au Sable Foot Trail at the Hartwick Pines State Park. This week we walked the Mertz Grade Trail instead. Is is only 2 miles long instead of 3. … Continue reading

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Starstruck Quilt Top Finished……..Next Step is the Quilting

Top: Detail showing border: The outside black border will end up being the same width as the inner black border. I added extra on the outside for machine quilting purposes…….so there would be some fabric available for “squaring up.”

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Fall Is in the Air

Maple leaves: Milkweed seed pods: Northern Michigan’s answer to the saguaro cactus, common mullein: They grow taller than men:

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Michigan Quilt Network Show 2009

We drove to Lansing yesterday to pick up my one entry in the MQN Show and found a 2nd place ribbon attached to it. Yeah: Check out other pictures I took at the show here.

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Books of Sampler Quilts

My incomplete list: The Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt: 55 Letters and the 111 Blocks they Inspired by Laurie Aaron Hird Dutch Treat by Judy Garden Dear Jane by Brenda Manges Papadakis Dear Hannah by Brenda Manges Papadakis The Amish Circle … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek at Starstruck

I have been making serious progress on the Starstruck quilt. This is the center 100 stars pieced together. I will be adding an inner 2 inch black border, then a border of the little cream and black Friendship stars, then … Continue reading

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Orange-Pumpkin Spice Bread

Over the Labor Day weekend we were visited by my husband’s nephew, his wife, and two little boys. What a change from our quiet existence. The boys, just three and almost two, were adorable and very smart, of course. Their … Continue reading

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Au Sable Foot Trail

Dave and I took a little hike on one of the trails at Hartwick Pines State Park yesterday. It was a beautiful day. Sunny, calm and about 75 degress F: There were many large mushrooms coming up through the pine … Continue reading

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