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The Quilted Turtle ...the crazy crafty life of a Mackinac Island mom.

English - Mackinac Island, Crafts
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The Quilted Turtle · 1W ago

Old Meets New

A few weekends ago I drafted patterns and sewed the bumpers for the school's FRC robot. It makes me smile to think that parts of this modern robot were made on a 1953 sewing machine.Photo co...
The Quilted Turtle · 2W ago

Happy

Despite the occasional grouchy sounding, "You sank my battleship," the happy sounds of siblings getting along is all I'm hearing right now. So often they're annoyed and frustrated with one a...
The Quilted Turtle · 3W ago

Snack Time

The other day my daughter noticed the chickadees going crazy at the bird feeder.  Her father insisted, if she held some bird seed in her hand and held very still, she just might get one to l...
The Quilted Turtle · 4W ago

2017 Valentines

As always, my kiddos wanted personalized Valentine cards to pass out to their friends at school. This year Miss K wanted cards with this Sans character on them. (Apparently Sans is a little ...
The Quilted Turtle · 1M ago

Homework

My students think I just assign homework; little do they know that I often have to do homework as well. Though, I am most definitely not complaining about having papers to grade; I adore my ...
The Quilted Turtle · 1M ago

Just Ask

Recently, I got a message with some questions about snowmobiles and it got me thinking - my guess is that lots of folks are curious about them. So I thought I'd take a moment to answer a few...
The Quilted Turtle · 1M ago

Tomorrow!

Mackinac Island's annual Winter Festival starts tomorrow! My daughter's cardboard sled is all ready and both of my children are all looking forward to making s'mores. I hope they decide to p...
The Quilted Turtle · 1M ago

Back in the Day

Back in the day my Grandpa was a police officer. Once, I accidentally referred to him as a "cop," and I was immediately and severely reprimanded. "A cop is a constable on patrol; They can be...
The Quilted Turtle · 1M ago

Pea Soup

For the past week and a half Mackinac Island has been shrouded with fog; odd weather for January in northern Michigan. Thankfully the boats are still running - though not on Sundays. Lots of...
The Quilted Turtle · 2M ago

Highly Recommended

Ten years have passed since the last book in A Series Unfortunate Events, by Lemony Snicket (also known as Daniel Handler) was published. The tale contained within the 13 volume series is, a...