Thursday, July 24, 2008

More camping pictures

As promised! Here are more camping pictures. Are you as bored of seeing them as I am of doing camping clean up? How can there be THIS much laundry??????
well, here I am delivering morning coffee.

and here I am with my good friend Cookie, though I have no idea what she is doing to my hair???

And here we have the lovely Miss V and I wading right away in the morning

Now this really is the best for last. Every summer we count eagles! This summer there was this gorgeous patriarch, and two young ones. One summer there were 8 of them nesting along the river.

Last summer, my husband Jim was swimming out in the middle of the river and one of our camping friends started yelling to him to look out, and sure enough a HUGE eagle was coming in for his head! He said it was really hard to look big while you are swimming, but he flipped over and waved his arms and yelled and it swooped back up and went and sat in a tree and watched him.

This one came and watched the guys fishing, he was probably trying to decide if he wanted to show them up or not.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Camping fun!

Before we left for camping, of course I got food plans made, clothes packed, all that camping stuff, and I made postcards to take a long to mail to my co-workers!

Here is our camp spot in Iron Mountain Michigan.

and here is my favorite way to start the day............ ahh,

my coffee god Nick recommended and ground "Cowboy Java" for our trip. Life is good!

And here is the lovely Miss V enjoying a Michigan size ice cream cone............

Yes, I have to play with depth perception, it's just something I feel the need to do.
More photos when I get caught up on laundry............

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Off to the wilds of "Up Nort"

Well, Bag Lady is back! I'm online at etsy! If you haven't browsed Etsy, you are in for a huge treat!!! Loads and loads of awesome handmade items! Everything is sooooo cool! I'm excited to be part of it. My shop is at
Meanwhile I'm getting ready to brave the mosquitoes in the wilds of upper Michigan. I've got my handwork and books all packed! See you when I get back!!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Still sewing away!

So, after making loads of bags, I'm now working on aprons for my "big guild" picnic. The "Big guild" is the one I belong to locally, not the totally exclusive 3 member guild. We are doing a traditional picnic, with a sort of country theme, not country music country, but country as in fried chicken, lemonade, wild flowers in mason jars, grandma's apron....... that sort of country. When I was a kid and one of 24 grandchildren, we got together at grandma and grandpas farm every summer for a big picnic, and grandma always made the absolute BEST lemonade. She would grab a few of us grandkids and set us to rolling lemons on the kitchen table to get the juice going,
and then she knew how much water and sugar to add and it was heaven on earth!!
The closest I have ever come is the recipe on the Real Lemon bottle. Anyway, some of us on the committee are making aprons for everyone, and we will put a napkin and silverware in the pocket
and use them as place settings too.
Lovely Miss V is modeling the ones I made so far. Finally I was able to get her to look up and smile!!
I also snapped up a few aprons at thrift shops and antique malls. The second one is for another committee member named is Ann who has a bathroom decorated with Raggedy Ann.
In other matters I discovered that drinking 5 shots of espresso has a very uplifting affect on your blood pressure. Mine is normally in the range of 116 over 84, however after my little coffee jag I stopped at the blood center to donate and it was 142 over 86!!! oops? well we decided that whatever lucky soul gets my blood will be feeling zippy in no time at all!
Happy Fourth everyone!!!!