Sunday, October 30, 2016

Iriquois Medicine Bag

Javier had a project for school. He is in the 5th grade at Carrollton. His first choice was moccasins but that would have taken weeks. So he settled on a medicine bag.

We only found leather at Arnie's in Houghton Lake. When Javier came over on Wednesday we were shocked to find it was a bag of remnants. Thankfully there were two pieces long enough to cut out the pattern we found on the Internet. But then Papa and Javier couldn't put holes in the leather. So we packed everything up to work on it on Sunday after church. Thankfully, Papa borrowed Grandpa Clifford's leather punch.

Nana found instructions on the Internet to show how to whipstitch.

Javier sewed the whole medicine bag. Then he added a button. We researched what goes into a medicine bag. Grandma Caroline was a little surprised I let him pick a "Janet" agate.

What a fun project. He did such a great job.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

2 x in 2 months!

You may remember a previous post about

Final Jeopardy....

It happened again! However there were no smart remarks from my Sweetie Pie!

Because I graduated from St. Mary Cathedral in 1970, I knew this answer. 

I remember telling Sr. Carmelita that I learned absolutely nothing from Sr. Elizabeth Rose and when I told her "Happy Ides of March" a few months later, Sr. Carmelita asked, "Where did you learn that?"

Anyway - we read Romeo and Juliet and Juliet Caesar in English Class.

None of the contestants knew it!

Julius Caesar 
Juliet Capulet 

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Makes me smile

Sr. Theresa Aletheia and Sr. Augusta

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Thought the drive was a bust

We went out for a drive in Midland County and I got a few pictures. Most of the drive the leaves were getting brown and curling.

If we would have been five minutes later we would have missed the sun on this beautiful clump of trees. These pictures are true to color. They were amazing.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Michigan Fall Day

We had such a good day. It was 68 degrees and misting lightly. There was just enough rain to make the tree trunks pitch black. My favorite type of an October day.

Pat took Freeland Road to Meridian Road to Gordonsville Road to 8 Mile to Chippewa River Road to 9 Mile to Old 10 to 115 to 131 to 113 to Garfield Rd to 37.

The trees were spectacular! Lots of Red and Yellow. Pat was so good about turning around for me to get a picture.

Then we stopped at Peninsula Cellars. We bought Cabernet and Detention. Next stop was Chateau Grand Traverse and bought Chardonnay and Cabernet.
On to Peninsula Grill for a delicious Drunch. (Lunch and dinner)

My Tuna Club sandwich was the best sandwich I have ever had.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Hemming Pants with Jo

We found a great video that shows how to hem pants with a sewing machine. Click on the picture to go to the video.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Nice little get away

I made meatballs and pot roasts last week. I filled about 20 little Ziploc containers and froze them. I was going to make chicken, but Mr. Lepeak said he didn't have room in his freezer and I shouldn't bring the frozen goodies. He lies. We took them and filled his freezer.

We had a nice visit. Caught up on what everyone in his family is doing. Drank his delicious raspberry wine. Tried a new one, peach/apricot. It was very good, but nothing is better than his raspberry.

Some color in the UP. Not much in the lower. We may go back up if the weather gets nice again.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Michigan Fall

Fall has been delayed! By now the UP should be past peak color, but it is rated as low. Hardly any color in the LP.

We have had such a warm couple of weeks that the colors are slow. So we are going to See Mr. Lepeak on Sunday. We are hoping for color. I will post pictures as we go along.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Picking up Sheala

We do love picking up Sheala at the airport at 1:30 am. Seriously, we really do. There's hardly any traffic to and from Detroit and the airport is pretty much deserted.

We have Sheala all to ourselves for about a half hour while we take her to her apartment in Oak Park. She is such a delightful young woman. She didn't want to come home, but she was in a great mood. Her visit with Conner went well.

She also likes her job and had a light load last semester. We could tell she was refreshed and ready to get back to school and work.

When I told her we brought subway and a root beer she laughed in a way that showed she knows she is spoiled and loved by us!

We do love her so!