Sunday, August 29, 2010

A few pictures and memories of our vacation!!!

This is Lake Huron, a small beach in Forestville we found. We love this beach as it is usually not very busy. These were in the water from a family that was resting on the beach. We just thought that was an awesome picture.
On our first weekend, we spent the day at a Civil War Re-enactment. It was amazing! The people really act like that time period. One of my favorites was the cemetery walk we did of the Civil War veterans of the town of Port Sanilac. There were quite alot of men who were in the Civil War. This is the guy who led us around to all of their graves and gave a brief history of them. Of course my love of history made this such a special thing for us to do. 
These guys did a gun salute for the memory of the Civil War veterans, and taps was being played in the distance from a bugle. We all had our hands on our hearts and looking at the flag. I couldn't help but cry.
This man here who served for us, had a farm he and his wife raised their kids on, and farmed their land until he died. We were going down the road M-25 that follows Lake Huron. And I saw a road sign that said Basler. There are alot of farms and dirt roads around this area. I said to Sim, I know that name is one of the Civil War veterans. So we went down it to see if the farm was still standing. Couldn't tell, but this is what we saw on this very special road!!
The beauty of God's World.

Monday, August 16, 2010

It's nice to get away, but it's good to be home too!!

This is The Raymond House Inn Bed and Breakfast in Port Sanilac, where we stayed on most of our vacation! It is an old beautiful house restored. It has nine bedrooms!! That also includes the Inn Keepers. We had the most wonderful breakfasts!! Christy is the owner along with her husband Gary. Christy and I bonded over creating!! She has a gallery in the back of the Inn. She makes the most awesome things! She is making china plate pins, earrings, and bracelets. She cuts the plates herself and puts the jewerly parts on. Every year Sim and I go to Port Sanilac, Michigan this time of year for the annual Antique and Yard Sale around the Thumb. It is almost 200 miles long! Sim and I only make it to a couple of cities. It takes all day, and it's three days long. We like to go on Friday. The first day. I was on the hunt of course for cool vintage items. Especially sewing, black and white photos, etc. I did find quite a bit. I save up dimes all year for this, and had a yard sale of my own. I also had something new to look for!! Christy showed me everything there is to know about china!! LOL So I found a few items for her too! She said as a thank you, she is going to send me a pin!! There was a plate I fell in love with!! It was gold,orange, and black!! Just my colors!! Sim has even got in on the creative bug now!! She told him he should start making and selling with me! That's what her and her hubby do!! So, he is starting to make very prim wind chimes!! He got the coolest rusty and other type things to start making them with!! I'll show a pic when he gets one done!! After the weather gets better I'll be kicking out some items too! I am so excited about the cool things I got!! My mind is creating but my laundry and house are calling me!! Shucks! Hope everyone is staying cool. It's good to be home!! XO Fran.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Just alittle something else I made!!!

This is one of my grubby prim stockings I make. I am sending this one out in a swap I am doing!! I just love making things grubby! Sometimes I think I get a little to grubby!! But, people seem to like it!! I think I finally feel like I am geting my mojo back!! I wasn't going to co-chair our Church craft show I do every year, but they talked me in to it!! I am excited to set a table up and sign up for some more shows in the area. I will be also opening that etsy around September! Right now it is way to hot and humid!! I am so looking forward to the Fall!! These stockings can be used all year round and look pretty hanging anywhere!! I guess even on my rusty gate by my door!! This seems to be my prop for my grubby things!! I think rust and grubby go hand in hand!!! At least it does for me!!! XO Fran.