Up in Traverse City with my sister, Lorna, this weekend, we had a wonderful surprise. Driving up the Old Mission Peninsula, we saw many barns with large quilt blocks painted on the side. Many of the barns were on the properties of the celebrated wineries that dot the island. We even saw some painted on the side of private homes. Unfortunately, we couldn’t stop to grab pictures as the road is quite busy and curvy with no pull-offs. If you get a chance to go to Traverse City, it’s a must stop!
I did find some wonderful pictures here: http://www.freshlemonsquilts.com/?p=1266
My sister and I were up enjoying the early change of colors in Northern Michigan, geocaching, photographing, and eating. All the joys of life! Although Traverse City has quite a few really nice quilt shops, we didn’t stop as we only had about 24 hours total to enjoy TC (and my sister isn’t a quilter).
I thought I’d enjoy some pictures of our trip.
1 - Lorna and Elisa
2 - Old Mission Lighthouse
3- Rock Art on the Sand Bar
4- View from Sand jutty back towards lighthouse
5- Traverse Bay
6- Pure Michigan baby!
7- also the 45th Parallel
8- Lorna at the Old Mission General Store
9- Can you spot the geocache?
10- View from our motel
11- View from our motel
12- Cherry Republic, Glen Arbor
13- Beautiful Rain
Hope you enjoyed the pictures!