Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Big and Beautiful Traverse City (Barn) Quilts!

I had the most glorious trip to Traverse City this past weekend with my Sweetie, Steve.

We went up for an extra special geocaching trip - grabbing several historic caches in Grand Traverse County.

We spent Saturday morning touring the Old Mission Penninsula where I got to combine both my passions - quilting and caching!

Welcome to the Old Mission Penninsula Barn Quilt tour!  In addition to a lovely wooden quilt squares displayed in the most idyllic settings, each barn had a corresponding geocache nearby.  The caches were large and inventive - just like the barn quilts!

Miller Quilt Barn

Myer Quilt Barn

Feiger Quilt Barn

Johnson Quilt Barn 2

Chown Quilt Barn

Krupka Quilt Barn

Lehto Quilt Barn

Johnson Quilt Barn

Lardie Quilt Barn

Florence Quilt Barn
In addition to the barns, we enjoyed the lighthouse, the General Store and a visit to the Historic Inn on the Peninsula.

At the Old Mission Lighthouse

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Going The Distance!

I posted this on social media - can't wait to see how far it goes!

We'll see where his little legs take him!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Supervisor On Duty

Ginger has decided she needs to keep a better eye on me as the piecing is taking too long!

I'm really motivated to finish this now that Spring has sprung!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry: A Book Review

It’s been awhile since I shared a book recommendation.  I miss my days handselling books at the bookstore.  This was a most excellent read, and I’m recommending you add it to your summer list.

As I described it to my sister, Lorna:

The book is light and dark.  Happy & sad.  But not heavy and oppressive. It’s a story about a man who owns a small bookstore on a touristy island.  But it’s not about the tourists. It is about tragedy and loss, the love of books, friendships and the specialness of book people. Plus a bit of a mystery, to boot.  It seamlessly spans about a decade of his life in short chapters – yet you never feel that details were left out.  I’m attached to the characters – I can see them as clearly as I see my neighbors.  I am sad that the book has ended.