Last weekend was the Pumpkin Patch in Baileys Harbor. This weekend is Fall Fest in Sister Bay. Next weekend will be the Fall Art Crawl in Ellison Bay. Then, the tourist season will be pretty much over! Everyone here is eager for the tourists to go away. I called one of the lodgings I call every week to find out what their availability is like, and I asked the hotel manager how he was doing. He said he wanted to crawl under his desk!Continue reading
By the time I got up this morning and came out, Miriam was gone. Without her, it was a quieter day because she was always telling stories. She was the life of the party!Continue reading
Today, I feel like a threshold was crossed. Monday and Tuesday, I was just getting acquainted with the other quilters, but today, at least for me, the women here were beginning to feel more like friends. Especially Karen. I opened up and told her my life’s story and she listened in a deep way. She used to be a nurse and she has that sort of compassionate feel about her. She’s been sitting across the sewing table from me every day, so I have talked with her more than the others, but they are all very friendly.Continue reading
I’m writing on Wednesday morning because I took so many pictures yesterday I was up until midnight last night processing them. There was a lot to take pictures of!Continue reading
Several weeks ago, I learned that there was still room for guild members to sign up for the quilt retreat at Mt. Morris. I was frantically trying to get ready for my Grand Opening, and the idea of getting away for a week to do nothing but quilt sounded wonderful, so I signed up.Continue reading
I got another roll of batting yesterday and Mark and I realized that I am going to need the whole craft room for my office. I had hoped we could be creative in there together, but I’m bursting at the seams with all the kits I’ve been making in the last couple of weeks. But I found a space for Mark to move to…Continue reading
I haven’t had a chance to talk about Wednesday yet, and now I have news from today as well, so this could be a little bit longer than usual!
Today was a wonderful day for me. I got to spend almost the whole day with the Trillium Quilt Guild, and this evening I had a surprise visit. More on that later. Continue reading
What is the first thing you think of when you hear the word “Africa”? For me, it’s heat. I think of savannahs and jungles and deserts. But apparently, it can also get quite cold. Mothers and newborns have been dying of hypothermia in Tanzania. Karen Klemp and Jane Krogstad have started a program called Hope 2 Others to put together kits of things to help mothers and babies survive, including warm hats. Nancy Zieman, a famous quilter, is encouraging others to help by making heart-shaped hats from this pattern that you can print off your computer: http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Hope-2-Others-Heart-Shape-Hat-Pattern.pdf.
Tomorrow, I pretty much start my new work schedule for the season. We had a staff meeting at the Visitor Center this afternoon to go over everything we need to know to work there. My head is spinning!