Thursday, May 29, 2014

I saw a tree

  It was a great trip!  And it is always nice to get home....something about my own bed.   Sir Old Man accomplished all his "Daddy-do" projects, plus a couple of more things.  Once again we visited the Farmer's Market in Royal Oak, picking up fresh breads and jams.  Deana took us to a used book store....we love to wander and browse.  I lucked out and found 2 quilting books....I will share the inspirations from them later as they will probably be Let's Book It projects.

   On Sunday we went to see the Campbell Street House.....from The Rehab Addict TV show!  Unfortunately, we all--there was a big crowd gathered--- had the date wrong for the Open House. But having watched every episode, as Nicole tore off the porch and awning, had the windows repaired, fixed the porch, and hung the well as all the interior, it was a treat to see the real thing.  She takes "jewels" and restores them to their former glory.....adding and taking away the damage and saving anything she can.  My kind of re-cycling preservationist.

An old tree was turned into a work of art along the curb.....using a chain saw!  Believe me, this was so amazing.  I believe she enlisted a local artist to do this.  Her hope is to encourage the area to restore their street and revitalize the neighborhood.



  Further down the street, another tree became more art for the neighborhood, too.  You could see signs of some improvements on homes along the street.
  There is amazing architecture in Detroit, even in the small homes with distinct details.  So we were really glad to get to see a glimpse of an area that can be brought back.

   We stopped at an antique mall off the interstate in Northern Ohio on the return trip home.  I spotted this sign....How cool would this be hanging in the sewing room?  No, I did not bring it home....but I loved it anyway!

    I am playing catch up around the house for the next couple of days....and ready to get to sewing again.  I do want to apologize for not replying to comments and a couple of questions while gone.   Using the iphone to reply is hazardous to my blog it seems.  I try to reply and the  email disappears.  Poof into cyberspace somewhere, somehow.  Obviously it is me, but I do not know what I am doing wrong.   So if you were one who needed an answer, please try again.
Happy stitching.


Impera Magna said...

Oh, I would love to see that house up close and personal! Glad you had a great time and are home safe and sound!!!

Dolores said...

Love the tree art. There's a small town in Ontario that has one of their main streets lined with dead trees turned into sculpture. A nice surprise whether you're walking or driving.

Terri said...

Sounds like you had fun. Love the Rehab lady!!! That house is a beauty, and so heartwarming that she didn't gut it and make it modern. It's so hard to find nice period homes. These flipper people don't know what harm they are doing to historical homes.
Glad you are back in the blogging world. We missed you.

Janet O. said...

I've never seen that TV show, but I like the sound of what she does.
Cool trees. I watched a chain saw sculpture guy last year at a fair in New Hampshire--fascinating!

Dana Gaffney said...

I love the trees, is Sir Old Man sharpening up his chain saw? I've seen it done, but it's still amazing. There's been a lot of weird things going on with emails and blogs lately, so maybe it's not you. Welcome Home.

Kathryn D. Duke said...

Had fun catching up on posts!!!!!!

Nicki said...

It sounds like you had a great trip & got to go to some interesting places. It's amazing what some people can do with a chain saw. DD has a couple of pieces (a bear & an eagle) in her office that we picked up for her years ago from a man north of Houston who does some beautiful work. Welcome back home.

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