Monday, September 13, 2010

Weekend in Traverse

I look forward to every September with the hope that I'll be able to spend another weekend at Big Traverse, enjoying some quiet time to quilt with my sister and sister-in-law. A big part of the joy is wallowing in the memories of my childhood when my Aunt Mary and Uncle Ed lived at this spot and we spent many days here every summer.

Whenever I see the seagulls on the beach, I also see my Aunt Mary walking down to the beach in her housedress holding a treat in her apron for the gulls.

On Sunday morning I was lucky enough to open the door and look out just as the sun was coming over the horizon -- a beautiful morning and a beautiful day.

I love the peacefulness of the river, especially at this time of the year when the pace seems a lot slower than normal.

We did spend some time sewing -- Barb really went to town and assembled this quilt top -

Ann also managed to get a lot done -- I'll let her share when she's ready.

I spent a good part of the weekend assembling 4-patch units and flying geese that will eventually get sewn together into blocks and into a quilt.

I started putting the four patches and flying geese together, but decided it was time to quit when I totally messed up that block in the middle. Someday I'll rip it apart and do it right. The pattern calls for twenty of these blocks, so I have a ways to go before I have something complete to share.

Every now and then we had to leave the machines and talk a walk to the water, sometimes the river, sometimes the lake.

Then it was back to the cozy comfort of our September weekend home. Thank you again, Jim and Ann!


  1. Thanks Kathryn -- it's hard to take a bad picture in Traverse!