One of the best investments I made this year wasn’t in stocks or bonds. It was buying a $1.89 pack of watermelon seeds from the hardware store. I forgot to order watermelon seeds in my regular online seed order so, I bought them locally. They had only one pack of one variety left so I … Continue Reading →
Sit back, relax and enjoy some of the finer things in life
Bet you didn’t know we’re in the middle of Michigan Trails Week? We are. It’s Michigan’s first official Trails Week, several days of walks, bike rides and safety classes being held around the state through Saturday. The aim is to promote the health benefits of getting out and enjoying the state’s vast network of trails, … Continue Reading →
Merle of Dearborn just called to say she has a lot of various yarns she’d like to donate to a local knitter or crocheter. The yarn is “new with label.” For more information, feel free to contact her at (313) 581-1892.
The Downriver Italian American Hall is currently looking for crafters for its third annual craft fair set for Nov. 11th. Rental fee is $35 per space. Persons interested in being a vendor should contact Emalie Shifflett at (734) 284-6671 or the hall at (734) 285-4044. Show hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and admission is free. … Continue Reading →
If you happen to be a knitter who crochets, or a crocheter who knits and you’re looking for some new and exciting garments and blankets to make for babies and toddlers, this is a book you’ll want to check out.
Remember, you can shop for all your sewing and quilting needs at the 19th annual American Sewing Expo, scheduled for Sept. 28-30, at Suburban Collection Showplace (please see August 15th post). Show hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Suburban Collection Showplace is at 46100 Grand River Ave., between Novi and … Continue Reading →
We had a bumper crop of crested celosia flowers in the garden this year. I hated to see all of the excess go into the compost so I decided to dry the extras. There were lot more out there than I thought. I may have gone a bit overboard when I cut the entire crop. … Continue Reading →
In her latest book, “French Girl Knits Accessories,” Kristeen Griffin-Grimes, who lives in Seattle Washington, reveals an exciting collection of “modern designs for a beautiful life.” Reflecting on French style in her book, she writes, “It is profoundly easy to glamorize another culture — and I’ve done that aplenty with my French musings — but I’ve … Continue Reading →
Certainly hope you’re planning to attend the first annual Third Coast Fiber Arts Festival set for Sept. 21-22 at McGregor Conference Center on the campus of Wayne State University. Fiber enthusiasts will have the chance to “shop ’til they drop” with numerous vendors selling everything from yarn to fiber art. Vendors include: Knitting on the … Continue Reading →
While Sleepy Hollow conjures up images of dark, barren woods and a ghostly Headless Horseman, the state park with the same name just outside of Lansing should dispel any such fears — at least until the leaves fall. The 2,600-acre state park sits smack dab in the middle of central Michigan farmland. It’s a woodland … Continue Reading →