Thursday, October 29, 2009

Autumn in Michigan (with photos this time)

I've been back from Michigan since Sunday but have been working overtime at day job plus SBux so I haven't had time to blog.

I had a fabulous time and it went by too fast. Unfortunately, it rained every day except for the day I arrived and the day I left. I did get a few photos of the leaves between the rain drops.

I know Karin wanted to see goodies from our quilt shop visits. My mom, SIL, and dad (we always drag him along...) went to Lake Street Mercantile and found Halloween fabric on sale. I have yet another idea for a Halloween quilt so I picked up these fabrics and some great ric-rac at Guildcrafters.

Lake Street also had some great shirtings and neutrals that just *had* to come along.

Mom and I did some sewing while I was up there. She is working on the Hocuspocusville stitchery and has a block all done! I am so jealous, mine is in little bags in a plastic bin waiting for me to start. My SIL worked on costumes for a play. I worked on "Scrappy Nines" and made a Halloween "smart bag" that was kitted up at another of my favorite quilt shops Mabelena's (sorry no website or blog).

Isn't this a great Halloween bag? I want to find some "bat" buttons to put on the folded over edge to tack down the handles.

My SIL besides quilting, making costumes, and lots of other crafty stuff, does papercrafts. She made me an awesome Halloween treats jar and filled it with caramel-apple flavored candy corn (make that "used to be filled" I had to try them out).

The TSA screeners at the airport were unfamiliar with Halloween papercraft treat jars and they had to check it out. It was deemed "nonthreatening" I guess and I was allowed to bring it home. Good thing!


Karin said...

Thanks for the report and the pictures. I am glad you had a good birthday weekend. Alice only missed you by one day. I am already needing Thimbles

Cathi said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time -- with all sorts of fabric & paper goodies! Lots of rain here too. Typical for this time of year. Seing the sun becomes such a treat!

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

So glad you had a wonderful trip! Now just where is the baby fabric? You are going to be an Auntie very soon.

sewprimitive karen said...

Oh, everything looks great. That Michigan pic looks like a photo in Midwest Living. Love the neutrals from Lake Street. You are so funny about the airport screener!

Carol said...

Your neutrals are great...can never have enough of those...your bag is so cute...bat buttons will be wonderful. And your treat jar is awesome...glad the TSAer's decided it was safe! LOL!