Thursday, May 31, 2012

Beaded Cuties

I am still always on the look out for good garage sale deals. I found these three beaded cuties for 15c for all... I can't wait to use them in a block.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Lugnut Outing

We took in a Lansing Lugnut baseball game last night, the weather was perfect! We got good seats through AARP, and they had $1 hot dogs and pop... Now that's the way to spend the summer!

A local middle school band did a nice job with the National Anthem.

The score was 10 to 9, so there was a lot of action!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Alma Highland Festival 2012

We are fortunate to be the home for the Michigan Steam Railroading Club here in Owosso. The gem is the steam train that was the sound track for the Polar Express Movie.. The engine is under repair right now, and the club holds many fundraisers to pay for the mandated maintenance. The Government requires that the engine undergo a complete tear down every 15 years which costs around $800,000.
This year they offered a train ride to Alma, Michigan to attend the yearly Highland Festival. This was our first time attending. I have never seen so many kilts in my life!

We were pulled by a traditional locomotive using vintage rail cars.

We got to Alma in time for the parade.  I loved the Motorcyle riding fireman wearing his kilt! Sorry about picture quality, was using my cell phone!

Here is a shot of Fuzzy enjoying one of the suckers thrown into the crowd.\

We were disappointed that more highland bands were not a part of the parade.

I believe these men represented some type of soldier garb from Scotland.

The highlight was the band competition. They also held a grand concert with over 13 bands from all over the US and Canada playing together.

There were also Highland Games held. This is a contestant throwing a weighted ball and chain.

An interesting fashion choice.. Hawaiian shirt and kilt! Again sorry about the blurry cell phone shot.

We were not able to attend the Highland dance competition, but got a shot of these cuties at the award ceremony!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Friday, May 18, 2012

Wine Round Robin Comes Home

I was thrilled to receive my block back yesterday from the Wine Round Robin. Thanks to Kathy, Carol, Meg, and Beryl for their fantastic work. Here is the before and after:

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Alice's "Fancy" Block

This is the first of the  blocks for the Pet Round Robin. This belongs to Alice and is in honor of her cat "Fancy"... I decided to embroider her name and embellish around.....  I can't believe it is almost two weeks since I last posted. I had a little client with a cold about three weeks ago and I have been suffering with a cough, sore throat since then. I am starting to feel a little better.....

Monday, May 7, 2012

Spellbinder Mystery Border 2

Still unfinished, but getting closer, I had some French theme fabric for the final border. Now my least favorite part; the quilt sandwich, quilting and binding...