Although I am sad to see Summer go, this year it felt like a nice, long Summer. I'm ready for some Fall weather... if I remember correctly, the trees lost their leaves really early last year...
Hubby and I are determined to ride our bikes everyday, at least for another month... the other day I was riding and getting pushed around by the winds; I thought to myself, "Well, here it comes... Winter". As I start to call out to my husband and complain about the wind, I hear my bike making a weird sound, I look down to find a small branch blown into my front tire... nothing like a visual to prove a point. haha!
I took this picture of the moon a few evenings ago... shall we call it a Harvest Moon?
I mention Harvest Moon because we just attended a Harvest Moon Festival in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
Although the weather forecast said "mostly rain" in the morning, we enjoyed a perfect day.
Plenty of people out enjoying the festivities...
I just sent my sister the latest Traveling Turtle... otherwise I would have chosen to add him in this picture.
Ronnie Nyles from Milwaukee, Wi.
I loved her voice, and her songs. At first, my mind was trying to place the style... a little like K.D. Lang, a little like Melissa Etheridge. You get the picture... good music!!
Wanting to get in as much as we could, we then drove up to Fish Creek. Along the way is Egg Harbor, which is "vacation homes galore".
Follow the truck that is hauling pumpkins.
There are several local wineries in this area - one in particular makes cherry wine, from their own orchard.
I picked out a Cherry Spumante Sparkling Juice.
Just look at those beautiful apples.
There is a lighthouse too, but, we didn't go into the park to see it... hopefully next time we will.
Note: Lighthouse closes at 3:30pm
I'll bet this is so pretty with the leaves turning in the Fall.
Arriving into Bailey's Harbor
There is a Lighthouse here also... we missed the turn-off. I guess it was the sign that said, "wildlife"!
When it was time to go... we were wondering about the northern tip of the peninsula that we didn't see We are planning to go back before the season is over (there's more festivities coming up!)
In the Sewing Chair:
I'm adding to the Ocean Hexagon wallhanging... A recent order from Nicki Lee included some interesting lace, and my first thought was that it looked like sea plants, so I'm sprinkling some in. Love it!
I have a copy of Marine Animals Stained Glass Pattern Book by Carolyn Relei and referenced it for some Angelfish appliques.
If you are looking at these and thinking, "hmmm, can't you draw these yourself"?
Answer: Yes, but I still like to use books that are sitting in my library!
Try free-hand copying as I have, that way there is a bit of yourself in the design.
Adding sea creatures is bringing color and life to this busy background.
Stitch, Stitch, Stitch.