Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The calender says September but the thermometer says July

...yesterday it reached 97 F/37 C, today it is already 91 F/33 C
by Friday it is suppose to be 64F/18 C.
I prefer the cooler days but I'm sure my tomatoes will love the heat wave...
the heat makes for sweeter tomatoes.
I hope we do not get the severe storms they are predicting this evening for SE Michigan .

Don't you just love sunflowers...I do.

On Saturday I went to the Plymouth Fall Festival with my friend Christa.
...we walked from her house...about a mile or so
...dodged the rain drops and took shelter under the trees.
There was lots of tempting foods and we visited the arts and craft booths.
I was disappointed...not many 'true' craft booths
...but there were 'home party'  booths, like ...Pampered Chef...
a spice party hostess trying to book a party...not sure the name of the company.
I must check the definition of the word 'craft'.
The best part of the day was spending time with a friend!!

On Sunday...DH and I went to Greenfield Village at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn MI.
It was the perfect weather...not as hot as it was last year.

DH was busy snapping are a few

While sitting on the bench listening to the Village Strings Group I noticed one of the ladies...
the one in the long white skirt had a quilted hexie bag hanging from her 'Dulcimer'.
This quilted bag protected her 'hammers'.

I sat on the bench listening to the music for 15, 20 minutes while DH took pictures
and spoke to the husband of one of the musicians.  
It was a fun day.

DH's first video attempt with his phone.

I have been sewing, really I have, I will share with you soon.

till next time and 
happy stitching


  1. I went a few week ends ago to Independence, MO's Santacalagon festival. It was hotter than heck and the craft tents didn't have many crafts... too much jewelry, too many packaged food dips, too many non-handmade things. Very disappointing. But when you charge $900 for a three day space... that's the kind of vendors you get.

  2. Sounds like a great day out. I love the photo of everyone riding their bikes down the street, all dressed in costume. Must be a bit tricky with those long skirts!

  3. LOL Love the Plymouth festivals but I agree that the term "craft" seems to not mean the same thing to me as to others. Love the pics of Greenfield Village I have yet to check it out. Maybe someday soon.

  4. I love the dulcimers when I go to Arkansas for family reunions. Looks like you had a fun weekend. I agree on the 'crafts'. I don't even slow down for those 'non-craft' booths.

  5. It has been so long since I was at Greenfield Village. It is such a great place to visit. We always took any company that came to visit us, there. I grew up in Flushing.

  6. These are great photos. I think the parade would have been great, especially seeing all the penny farthings riding together.

  7. Your outing to the museum looks wonderful. I'd have loved to be there.

  8. I haven't been to Deerfield Village in years. Maybe next year we will have to make the trip down there.

  9. Looks like a fun place to visit.

  10. What fun outings - the Hammered Dulcimer is one of my favorite instruments to listen to - just beautiful. While you look up the definition of "crafts", I am trying to figure out "flea market" as we are seeing more than usual booths with new commercial items being sold than old, antique slightly used stuff. I guess things changed while we were sleeping. Judy C

  11. I love going to greenfield village, haven't been in awhile.
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  12. Have always wanted to visit Greenfield Village. Looks like it was a great trip.

  13. Now that my husband and I are empty nesters we would like to start enjoying trips like this....looks like a great day out! Thank you for sharing! anglanouette at gmail dot com