Monday, July 30, 2018

Playing Catch-up

Back from a 2 week vacation and got a stomach virus.  So not much sewing getting done around here.

Luckily I finished the second block of the month for our Dearest Boy Sew Along.  This is the first block in the second row.  Block 2 A.

I love this block.  I'm really happy with how it turned out.

Now I need to start work on the next block, finish the blocks for Land of Liberty, do the next block for Antebellum Album and get caught up on the Temecula sew along.   Whew....I'm tired just thinking about it.  lol

Be sure to stop by and check out what the other Dearest Boy sew along members are doing.  

KarenJulieCarole and hopefully Doreen she's working on the quilt but hasn't posted yet.

I hope you are enjoying your summer.  Thankfully the weather has been very pleasant here.

Hugs, Cathy

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

A Beautiful Day

 Yesterday was absolutely beautiful.  The temps were in the 70's so it was a good day to do some site seeing. 

My parents retired and moved to the Upper Peninsula many, many years ago.  So my family has been in love with the area.  So much so for one member, my son Patrick.  He went to NMU and never came home.  

One of my favorite places is AuSable Lake.  To the left of this photo is a sand dune which is covered in grass.  When the kids were little there was no guard rail.  This is a drop off lake.  We would climb the sand dune then run down the hill, over the road, and dive in the lake at the drop off.

 Things have changed so much.  No more sand dune, no more swimming.  They closed the beach and closed the picnic area.

We left there and headed to Grand Marais.

 They have some beautiful houses up on the hill overlooking Lake Superior.  This one is my favorite.  I could be happy here.

 This is the Coast Guard Station.  It is now run by the National Parks Service.  There is a huge bay area.  In August they have hundreds of kayakers that come for a kayaking class and then they are taken out onto Lake Superior.  They open the High School for sleeping quarters.

Our final destination was 12 Mile Beach.  You drive down this old road that runs along Lake Superior.  We found a spot to pull over and this is what we saw.

The view was spectacular.

We climbed down the sand hill to the beach.

The beach is covered in driftwood that is thrown up on land during the many storms.  The shoreline is covered in stones and rocks.  We have spent many hours looking for Agates.

We had a great time.  We were so tired from all the walking on the beach but it was a good tired.

This morning when we got up it was a shock.  The temperature was 53 and its overcast.  So I plan on working on some applique.  Tomorrow is supposed to be warmer so we can go do some more exploring.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy

Sunday, July 15, 2018

I'm on Vacation

And I almost forgot to write my post....  We are in Michigan's Upper Peninsula for 2 weeks.  We're house sitting and pet sitting for my son and his family while they are in California.  This is our first vacation in 2 years.

Now for the next Dearest Boy block.

This is Block 1F.  A pear tree.  This completes the first row.

Check out Karen's and Julie's blogs.  And it looks like we might have a couple of new members for our sew along, Carole and Doreen.  Carole posted one of her blocks last week.  Doreen hasn't posted yet but she posted on facebook that she is working on her blocks.

Looking forward to some cooler weather here.  Have a great day.

Hugs, Cathy