Monthly Archives: August 2011

A Wedding Quilt

My niece was married this past weekend. I made this quilt for her and her new husband. The overall design is traditionally called “Sunshine and Shadow.” The colors are teal, navy and pale aqua. Each of the paler colored pathways … Continue reading

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Fall Mushrooms Are Popping Out All Over

Click here to view a slide show! Indian Pipes are not mushrooms technically, but even more fascinating.

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North Branch of the Au Sable River – An Afternoon Wade

We went for a wade down the river recently. Click here to view a slide show.

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Hummingbird Happening

Every August the hummingbirds here become very active. They flutter around the feeders excessively; chirp, dive, swoop and generally act aggressive. I caught them on video this year for the first time. Many more appear at the feeder than earlier … Continue reading

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Wonky Baskets

Earlier this summer I took a workshop with Gwen Marston, a world famous quilt artist. She taught the class a technique for creating pieced basket quilt blocks without a pattern and without measuring the fabric. Gwen calls these “liberated baskets.” … Continue reading

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Great Spangled Fritillary

These butterflies have been feasting on the coneflowers around my house for a few days now.

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Daddy’s Little Monkey

I did mention I have a granddaughter now, didn’t I? Freshly bathed. Look at that little face! Don’t you just love her!

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