Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Devil Witch of Summer
My sister reminded me that it’s been awhile since I posted. Have to admit – like the rest of you, I’m sure – it’s hard to quilt during the glorious summer weather! I’ve been out exploring the Michigan countryside. This past weekend, my sister and I visited the oldest geocaches in Oakland County for a challenge. Hard to stay indoors when these line the trail paths:
I’ve also recently made some new friends, explorers like my sister and myself, who enjoy the eccentricities of Lower Michiganians. Saw this along the road and knew I had to stop:
Unfortunately, as abundant the sites are of Michigan, I’ve also had to deal with another of Michigan’s residents: poison ivy. It’s very plentiful this year – ugh! Did you know Michiganders recognize local poison ivy based on the shape of our state? The bottom two leaves are the shape of two hands reversed (each with a notch where the thumb is). The middle (top) leaf resembles a hand on top (notches on each side where thumb and pinky are). Yet, this knowledge still didn’t prevent me from touching it!
Luckily, I have my bottle of Palmolive in the shower and my package of antihistamines on the counter. The worst has subsided. Any of you have any folk remedies I should remember for the future?
I think Ginger would like me to stay closer to home!
Time to get back to my journal quilt (I’ve almost finished another strip) and some stitcheries.