Wednesday, August 31, 2011

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Waymarking Edition

The pond at Heritage Park in Farmington, MI
Stop across the road to pay respect at the memorial for
Captain Stephen William Frank, US Army (d. 2005 - Iraq)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Waymarking Edition

As you may know, I've seriously dived into geocaching & waymarking this summer. I especially enjoy the time spent immersing myself in wonderful-things Michigan! I try not to let it carry over into my quilting blog, but it keeps happening! I thought over the next few "(Almost) Wordless Wednesdays" I might share some of my favorite discoveries from my mini adventures.


Photo taken by my brother, Jeremy Lobsinger

Old Greektown (Detroit) church reflecting in new Greektown parking structure


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Back to Work

Today is the last day of my vacation. I had tons to do and major, life-altering decisions to make. I did none of it and time is running out. Disappointed? No. Which is funny since time-management could be my creed. I guess I just needed seven days to de-stress and relax enough... silence life enough.... to enjoy the sound of peace for a change. Funny that when I finally have a clear head it's time to return to work!

Isn't this pretty? It's St. Martha's Episcopal Church in Detroit, MI. I snapped this while out waymarking. The Ford Cemetery is out front - final resting place of Henry and Clara Ford (and many of their relatives).

I am making great headway on my Tis the Season blocks (if you get a chance, click the TIS button on the left. Many of my fellow quilters are finishing their tops and quilting - they're all so different!). I have 1/3 of the 12th block to complete and then the wreath label before I can sew them all together. I'm glad the humidity has receded so it's comfortable enough to sit and stitch.

Once I finish these blocks I can focus on Birdie Stitches next. Next year I'm only participating in one BOM.

Happy Stitching!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Utterly Crap-tastic!

I heard "crap-tastic" for the first time today and had to chuckle. Yep, that would be today!

A local landmark burned down overnight (come to the local state fair to see the world's largest stove!), someone poisoned my grapevines, my nephew spilled his grandfather's beer all over my flip flops & bag, my cat vomitted in my good shoes, and I think I have poison ivy.

So, to cheer myself up, I'm eating Edy's Gourmet Slow-Churned French Silk ice cream, listening to the crickets, and looking at pics from my weekend. This is from Lower Huron Metropark.

On the bright side, I'm tracing my last two Tis the Season SAL blocks, and hope to share shortly!

Hoping tomorrow isn't another "Monday"!


Sunday, August 7, 2011

Vitamin D and Sanity

Have you wondered where I've been?  It's been a crazy, busy week in Fabulous, Fashionable Ferndale.  I'm still working mad hours with the closing of our local bookstore, and, when I'm not working 2 jobs, out doing a little waymarking with the family.

Waymarking?  Weird, eh?  I hadn't heard of it until a few months ago, but I'm addicted because it combines so many of my interests in one place.

Per Wikipedia:

Waymarking is an activity in which people can locate and log interesting locations around the world, usually with a GPS receiver and a digital camera. Waymarking differs from geocaching in that there is no physical container to locate at the given coordinates. Waymarking identifies points of interest for GPS users. There are many categories of waymarks, from pay phones through various restaurant chains, covered bridges, churches, places where one can take a factory tour and places of geologic significance, to name only a few.
Check out waymarks in your area at - no cost to you! See my stats on my sidebar.  I tend to gravitate to weird statues, haunted restaraunts, and odd objects in odd places.

So, to take my mind off of every day adult responsibilities and soak-up some Vitamin D, I escape with my camera and GPS unit.  Have I mentioned I LOVE road trips?  Have I mentioned I LOVE road trips with any type of historical significance?  Have I mentioned I LOVE road trips with any type of historical significance especially with my family?

And this was just one trip to the Detroit Zoo!  Never fear, though.  I will get back to quilting again soon.  Just soaking up some Vitamin D... and Z (for zoos!)

Happy summer!

Thank you, Rockin' Robyn and Wikid Kriket for sharing your pics with me!