Monday, August 29, 2011

Girls Weekend

My girlfriends and I left Friday night to spend the weekend at Laura's cottage in "Northern Michigan". The weather was perfect, we packed a picnic and spent all day Saturday in her boat cruising around Torch Lake. The lake is very large and deep and crystal clear.

And a beautiful turquoise color.

Rapper Eminem has two estates on the lake.

The deeper the lake the deeper the color.

Some trees are beginning to turn color.

Laura giving us the tour. It was so relaxing, some of us had a hard time staying awake. Ok, I took a snooze.

Norther Michigan has beautiful rocky shorelines.

A stone hunters paradise.

And the land is full of field stones. This was Laura's grandfathers house he built and her father was born here.

It is beautiful.

With all this inspiration years ago Laura began collecting and making her own stone houses. Her first one on a doll house base.

A bird house with a heart shape door.

This bird house is covered with Petosky stones. Their fun to hunt for as their only found in and around the northern lakes of Michigan. They're a fossil from millions of years ago.

OK, this picture isn't quite in order, but this is the inside of her stone covered outhouse.

And this is the outside. How cute is this?

I would show you pictures of all the quilts we worked on, but their isn't much to show. After your on the Lake in the sun all day you don't have much energy left, just enough to eat and sleep.

Thank-you Laura, is was a wonderful weekend!

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