Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Cottage Vacation

morning mist:

Hubby and I and our friends from Michigan spent a week up at our friends cottage on Oxtongue Lake. It was very relaxing, but the weather wasn't the greatest. We spent a lot of time reading with a few day trips into nearby towns. I made it out on the kayak a couple of times, though.

When the water was so still and there was a perfect reflection on the lake you almost felt like you were floating in the sky instead of the water!

That is not the cabin we stayed at though, this was an abandoned one next door. It's been empty for probably 20 years or so. It is so tragic. We checked it out and all the windows have been broken and the door was ripped off the hinges. Toilet is broken. There is still curtains hanging in the windows, gently wafting in the wind, and furniture strewn around; there is even food products and cleaning products still in the cupboards, the remnants of a fire, holes in the roof with puddles of water on the floor, old clothes hanging on hooks...we found an old Detroit Free Press from 1984 and a telephone book from 1979!...strangely beautiful and sad. I took video footage of the inside.

serene sunset:

As not to interupt the peacefulness of the cottage, I hand pieced 2 liberated stars:

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Making progress!

Andrew's Scrappy Bargello top is done! Just need to make the back and sandwich it, missed his birthday, though,... for sure for Christmas!

I finally made a label for Black Cats Staring:

Remember my iron fist comic inspiration? Well I didn't like how it turned out so I cut it up and am making postcards out of them. Here is "Cat in a Box" and "3 Cat Tails":

My Robyn Pandolph folk art applique quilt is done!