Hi to anyone who still occasionally checks to see if I'm still on planet Earth. I've been gone for 2 weeks, thought I might have internet access while I was gone, but that turned out not to be the case.
I left here Sept 27 with my friend Sharron, (dh couldn't get the time off and it would have been an entirely different kind of trip if he had), to do the circle tour of MIchigan.
Spent 4 days sewing at my moms, working on the Chanel style jackets that I wove the fabric for.
While in Detroit we did some damage at the Fabric stores in Royal Oak, and got to run up to Heritage Spinning and Fibers in Lake Orion and catch up with Jae.
From there we went to my brother Daves, by way of the outlets at Birch Run and then Threadbear Fiberarts in Lansing. Acquired shoes and a handbag at BCBG and a Christmas Gift for son#1 at an unnamed store (in the unlikely event he is reading this, it shall remain a mystery), and finally broke down and bought the yarn for Marina
Saw my 4 month old niece Sophie, and got to spend a morning visiting with my SIL Wendy. She is an awesome mom of 4 other kids besides Sophie, and a real gift to our family and my brother. Sophie is the prettiest baby - Dark black hair and the most expressive face I've ever seen on an infant. Only one pic was taken in our very brief stay there, which is of me holding Sophie, and I will post it when I get a copy. (Wendy, ?? please email)
From there we proceeded to Mackinac Island for one night, and it turns out every pic we took was on Sharrons cameras. It was a gorgeous unseasonably warm day up there - temp got up to 70. Colors were fabulous.
Onward on Wed to Sault Ste Marie to see my son Daniel and his roomies, all of whom graduate soon.
More later on remainder of trip.
When I got home last night there was a fabulous package awaiting me from Australia!
this is a teaser - come back tomorrow to see the particulars.
Right now I've got to run.
I hope to catch up on blogs in the next couple of days.
Missed all my blog friends.
ETA: that rather impressive pile of silky tweed and silky wool at the top right hand of CC pic is designated for
An unstructured jacket (more or less)
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