Tuesday, September 21, 2010

More Adventures in Michigan

The Mackinac Bridge:

St Ignace, MI (in the UP):

Petoskey, MI:

Thursday, September 16, 2010

More Michigan

The weather at Houghton Lake was rainy and cool when we were there so we hung out there a little, but spent a couple of days on road trips - in search of nicer weather and to see other parts of Northern Michigan.

One day, we drove to Petoskey and Charlevoix. When we were ready to head back to Houghton Lake, we entered it in the Garmin and it led us to a road that ended at a lake and said "board the ferry". We laughed a lot and were a little confused at first, but then we saw the ferry across the lake and realized that it was for cars!

There wasn't much around, but we noticed this little restaurant next to the ferry stop so we went for some food and drinks and watched the ferry take cars back and forth across the water.
Eventually, we drove onto the ferry and road across. We had a nice chat with the operator and learned that we were on the Ironton Ferry. It was a fun adventure! Here is a link to an interesting article about it: http://www.mynorth.com/My-North/June-2008/Q-A-Ironton-Ferry-Captain/

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Renegade 2010 and Recent Projects

Renegade (http://www.renegadecraft.com/) was in Chicago this weekend so we spent the day there yesterday. Every year it gets better and better. My cousins, Marcy and Tara, were also here so we met for lunch and saw all of the wonderful crafty items together. The morning was rainy, but by the time we were done with lunch it was clearing up and turned out to be a beautiful day.

Here are my goodies, and a couple for Jason (minus a few gifts I purchased).

Speaking of crafty stuff, here are some of my recent projects that I haven't posted yet.
A pillow to remember the Deer Shanty:

Felted soap:

Crocheted fingerless gloves:

A knit and beaded bracelet:
This project was a gift from my mom. We are getting married at the Honeybee Inn next year and have been coming across more bee themed items than we ever imagined. Either they are popular now, or they always were and we didn't notice them before. We saw this wall hanging pattern at a quilt shop and my mom turned it into a table runner for us and I love it.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


We had a good trip to Michigan last week. We visited with friends and family and went up north to Houghton Lake. Since the weather wasn't great at the lake, we took some day trips and saw the sights in Northern Michigan (more pictures to come later).

Here we are picking raspberries. Yum!

And visiting with Katie and Rob and baby Will.

And watching Krista race with her horse, Trouble. Well, she isn't racing in this picture...the racing pictures are blurry because she was going so fast!