Dear Samantha Jane Update

I’ve done a little more work putting this quilt together and thought I’d share it with you.  It will be on point as you see here…  the little nine patch blocks in the setting strips are SO tiny!  Each little square measures .75 inches, so they’re itty bitty!SammyJaneQuilt

Over the past week and a half I haven’t had much time to work on this, as I was away for a long weekend visiting the Traverse City, Michigan area, and then had to put a binding on our guild’s raffle quilt.  The quilt is huge (monster size), so it took quite awhile.  And, in the midst of all that, we had a big storm in our area that blew down trees and knocked out power for about 5-6 days.  Lots of excitement, but when there’s no power, it’s hard to use my sewing machine!

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We visited the National Music Camp at the Interlochen Center for the Arts.  The photo here is of the “Bowl” where many concerts are held.  A flag represents each country that has a student in attendance.  I attended this camp when I was in high school, so it felt like going home again. 

You should be able to click on a picture and enlarge it…

IMG_1784 See the little stone building?  That is one of the many practice huts around campus.  Students spend much of their day in classes, both private and group, and are expected to spend a certain amount of time each day practicing in one of the huts by themselves.
IMG_1818 We visited the Chateau Chantal Winery on Old Mission Point Peninsula.  From the winery, up on a huge hill, you could see all around.  That is Lake Michigan at the top of the photo.

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Another photo from the winery.  Isn’t it beautiful?  You can see the grape vines at the bottom of the photo, Lake Michigan in the background.

 

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This is the inside of Kresge Auditorium at Interlochen.  The building is open all around it, and overlooks a lake.  We saw Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers while we were there.  Oh my goodness, can he ever play banjo!  They were awesome!  See the black curtains on stage?  When those are pushed to the side, you can see the lake.  It’s beautiful in the evening, as you can see the sun set on stage.

More later!

 

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2 thoughts on “Dear Samantha Jane Update

  1. GORGEOUS blocks, Caron. Your trip looks wonderful, that's one place I've not been. My aunt lost power in Lake Orion for five days too – in that awful heat – yikes! Glad your power is back.

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  2. I remember going to Traverse City once when I was 9 years old. My mother grew up near there in Maple City, and it was a bittersweet trip for her. What a beautiful place, and even though it was about 55 years ago, I remember it quite well. I live in NC, but my heart will always be in Michigan!! I grew up in Port Huron.

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