I’m finished with all 6 teaching days in Michigan! We had such a great time, and each class was different, and I know there are a bunch of gorgeous quilts underway ---
I enjoyed a great dinner with several of the ladies from the Great Lakes Heritage Quilters, lots of laughter and animated chatter ---it will not soon be forgotten, these ladies have become life long friends.
I took two loops around the park, making sure I got in my 10, 000 steps today --- goal met!
And as I sit here uploading the myriad of photos I took of today’s workshop in preparation for editing down and getting them ready for tomorrow morning’s blog post – I came across these photos I took of one of our late afternoon jaunts on Mackinac Island ---I believe this was a Tuesday Evening walkabout –and the pictures, even with the weather as cold as it was, brought back so many memories, I thought I would share them with you.
Being this was my first time on the island, I was trying to capture everything I could to remember it all. And I’m really truly glad that the island was not at full capacity in the heat of the summer while I was there. It was great feeling like we had much of it to ourselves – like we owned the island, and the island owned us, for just that period of time.
This is the view as I looked North while standing at the platform found at the top of Arch Rock.
If you look closely in the upper right.. you’ll see Jill taking photos up against the rail, and half of the Hubster close behind. I was dawdling behind so I could get some of these photos.
The water is unbelievably clear – and unbearably cold!
Looking the other direction – freighter in the distance ---
We also thought we’d just about die climbing stair after stair after stair to get up to Fort Holmes on foot!
But we made it. Fort Holmes is the highest point on Mackinac Island and you can see for miles from up here.
Another island in the distance ---
Fort Holmes Marker
More gorgeous view on the best afternoon weather-wise yet!
Yes, snow still on the ground in spots!
In the summer these roads and trails are great for hiking and biking and I would really love to make it back when we have the chance. Just looking at this photo brings back the fresh smell of the pines and the nippy breeze ---I loved every minute of it!
And this next bit has NOTHING to do with Mackinac Island at all ---but remember a couple of weeks ago when I was at the Sewing Expo in Carrollton, KY?? And that I had guys video taping in my classroom??
The little promo they put together is now online!! There are glimpses of a couple of my quilts in here, and several shots of me talking to my students as I was wearing a body mic.
Check it out:
The guys did a great job pulling this together – I love the music, and the shots of the vintage featherweights in action, the belt, the presser foot, everything! They captured the feel of what it’s like to be quilting a way with a group of close quilt friends!
Have a great evening, everyone!