Monday, September 28, 2009

Piñata loot!!

That's not a cigar in Doug's mouth, it's a tootsie roll.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Horseback Riding

I couldn't get a good picture of my horse, Slick. He was too fidgety.

Friday, September 25, 2009


I put some glitter on a pumpkin stem.

I loved the sky today.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Creative Endeavors

Today I decided to follow an online tutorial to make this patchwork pillow! It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be - I'm totally knew at patchworking so I was sort of intimidated - but it wasn't bad at all. Sorry about the quality of these pictures - apparently the lighting isn't very good in here. That's probably for the best though so you can't see the imperfections in the pillow!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Colors in Holly

These pictures were taken in Holly, Michigan.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Which is it?

Is this the harvest of arts or the harvest o farts? I'm not showing up to find out.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


I know this is random, but there was something about this alley in Tecumseh that caught my eye.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Sewing Sewing all the time

One of the many projects I've been working on. Sorry the picture is kinda crappy.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Saturday, September 12, 2009


This was outside the demolition derby.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Summer hike through Bird Hills park

Sarah keeps getting on my case about posting fall pictures, so here's evidence that it's still summer. :) We went for a hike today through our favorite place to walk in Ann Arbor: Bird Hills Park.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Sounds, Sights, Smells

This is a picture of a child's fishing pole - I thought it might be hard to tell at first. I take pictures in Ludington all the time, and I almost always find them unsatisfying when I look at them later. Today as I was hiking and taking pictures, I realized why the pictures always disappoint me. It's because they don't capture the whole essence of the place. So I decided to write down some impressions of what my other senses were experiencing when I took this picture. Here they are:

Smelling: sunblock, pine needles, the lake
Hearing: a grandfather teaching his grandsons how to bait a hook, a squeaky pedal on a paddle boat nearby
Feeling: the sun on my back, a cool breeze, calm

No wonder the pictures never satisfy me.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Sewing lesson

Me, holding some tools I don't know how to use. And yes, I am talking about scissors and a ruler.

The outside of the bag giving birth to the inside.

Alecia and I with the finished project! I had a great time with Alecia and learned to make this beautiful bag! Thanks Alecia!!

Side note: I look very tired in these pictures.


Is this weird to post? I was fascinated by this caterpillar today! Simple pleasures for simple minds? Don't answer that.