This was my view as we descended into Detroit yesterday.
Blue blue skies, the world starting to turn green.
Spring on the way.
And a huge snow storm on the horizon yet to arrive.
It’s March in Michigan. Snow happens. But not on this blue skied sun-shiny day. Not yet. It was SUNday with high emphasis on SUN.
But don’t let the sunshine fool you, it was a crisp 27 degrees in Grand Haven when we landed!
Beautiful Grand Haven Below!
You can’t miss the quilters!!
I am so happy to be here as we have had this on the calendar for 3 years and counting. I’ve met many of the 50 students that will be in today’s Chunky Churn Dash workshop in previous visits around the state, and it will be a PARTY indeed.
The Harbor House Inn!
Where the Grand River meets Lake Michigan.
I came prepared. After being dropped off I simply couldn’t let this blue sky slip away due to a bit of cold. Jacket, hat and gloves on, I headed out to do a bit of exploring on foot before the snow event happened overnight (And yes, it did – and it is still too dark as I type this to get photos, those will come later.) After sitting on two planes and extended airport time in between it felt good to stretch my legs and breathe the fresh air into my lungs.
What a fun downtown area!
Old buildings…and that SKY! (No filter!)
I love imagining the hustle and bustle of days gone by when I see these beautiful buildings, still greatly cared for and full of life with shops, restaurants, theaters and boutiques. It was Sunday, so nothing was open, but I didn’t mind. And the walk downtown kept me from the wind that comes off of Lake Michigan.
Beautiful Dutch Reformed Church!
Sometimes I look at these buildings and I see two windows above, and a door below (looking at the purple one in the center and the one to the left) and they seem to smile at me as if they have taken on human faces. “The eyes are the windows to the soul.” we are told. In this case, it’s the other way around. The windows are the eyes to the soul- the history of this place with laughter and memories captured behind the walls of time.
And CULVERS! Hahahahah!
It’s a double scoop. Don’t judge! I usually get just a single, but it was Peanut Butter Blast, it was 3pm and I was hungry with hours yet to go before dinner. And I hit over 13,000 steps yesterday between airport walking and street wandering. I’m pretty sure I burned it off. And if I didn’t, I will in today’s class.
My home for 3 nights!
I move furniture!
The desk was facing the wall in the corner by the bathroom. I turned it around, put the chair in the corner, and now have window light and the perfect angle for catching a bit of Law & Order while I sew. It’s been a while since I’ve had solo machine time in a hotel. This is most pleasant!
This works for pressing too!
There is only a table top ironing board, so the featherweight goes up on the desk shelf while the table top ironing board comes up to play. We are trading off and taking turns, and all is happy.
It was a TWO-Quilt night!
While the quilted bedspread was pretty, I’m a girl who needs the weight of two quilts to burrow under when the winter weather rages beyond the windows.
The snow fell silently through the night, starting sometime after I went to bed. I peeked out the windows first thing after my alarm went off. WHITE! Everywhere! And it is too dark to get photos.
It’s going to be a snow-frosted super day for quilting. Bring it on. I’m ready!
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Any type of relationship is meaningless if you can't actively express your genuine emotions without feeling ashamed or "less than". Always trust your gut feelings. They are usually accurate.
That said, we all need to remember to extend the same courtesy to others. We don’t always have to agree, or feel the need to debate things all the time trying to convince others that “Their view is wrong, our view is right.”
I’m off in search of breakfast --
Have a great Monday, everyone!
(4 more sleeps until Quilt Villa, VA is OURS!)