Imaginary Worlds Exhibition

If you are planning to drive south this month to escape the winter, think about adding a stop at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Their wonderful topiary exhibition Imaginary Worlds closes at the end of October. The gardeners/artists of the Atlanta Botanical Garden teamed up with International Mosaciculture of Montreal to create 28 fabulous works of living art.   … Continue Reading →

Watch for Monarch butterfly tags

Monarch butterflies are on the move heading south on their annual migration. Look closely next time you spot a Monarch and  if you see a flash of white against the orange and black pattern of their wings, it may be a marked butterfly. We spotted one last week near Ann Arbor. It was flying and feeding … Continue Reading →


Be part of 'It Girl Crochet' book giveaway

When it comes to unique crocheted accessories, “It Girl Crochet, 23 Must-Have Accessories” (Interweave/F+W/ $22.99) really has it going on with patterns for practical and stylish wearables. Written by Sharon Zientara, the former assistant editor for “Interweave Crochet” magazine, and currently manager at Skacel’s Makers’ Mercantile in Seattle, Washington, the book offers three different themes for … Continue Reading →

Enter giveaway for chance to win 'New American Knits' book

“New American Knits” (Interweave/F+W/$24.99) by Amy Christoffers, designer of the Savory Knitting patterns, is a wonderful collection of “classic sportswear patterns” that might just take you down memory lane if you’ve ever worn casual close-fitting sweaters, and who hasn’t? Featured patterns include cardigans, pullovers, a shrug, a wrap, hats, fingerless gloves, a cowl, a hooded … Continue Reading →

Check out the fall color view from Boyne Highlands' scenic chairlift ride, $5 per person or free to hotel guests. (Boyne Highlands Resort)

Boyne Highlands near Petoskey offers fall colors by zip-line, horseback and chairlift

Boyne Highlands near Petoskey offers several innovative and exciting ways to get out and view Michigan’s fall color show. Adventure-seekers may soar through a canopy of trees on Michigan’s longest zip-line experience, saddle up for a 90-minute trail ride by horseback or simply catch a chairlift for panoramic views that stretch on clear days all … Continue Reading →

Bernina Dealer previews long-arm machine at American Sewing Expo

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines recently announced that its Ann Arbor Sewing Center will showcase the BERNINA Q 20 Long-Arm Machne at booth 329 this weekend at the American Sewing Expo to be held at Suburban Collection Showplace. (The machine is not yet available for purchase.) It’s reported … Continue Reading →