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

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

Memorial Weekend

Over Memorial Weekendwe stayed in one of our favoritelittle cabins. But we also:watched Michigan's largest Memorial Day parade, practiced the finer points of baggatawayat Fort Michilimacki...
The Quilted Turtle · 1W ago

Kid's Fishing Day

Yesterday I saw a sign for Kid's Fishing Day, and I realized, I'd never posted about the last time we went. It's only been three years, right?  Kind of the story of my life lately... The kid...
The Quilted Turtle · 2W ago


I can't remember when I first read Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale,  but over the years I've read it four or five times. If you're not familiar with the story, it revolves around a wom...
The Quilted Turtle · 3W ago

Field Trip

On Friday the 4th, 5th and 6th graders got a chance to tour the Icebreaker Mackinaw. It was really interesting. It's one of those local attractions that most of the island kids (including mi...
The Quilted Turtle · 4W ago

It's Not Everyday a Wizard Turns Eleven

Since my daughter was turning eleven we just had to celebrate Harry Potter style. After we turned the dining room into the Great Hall with spell books, owls, and snakes,my husband made the c...
The Quilted Turtle · 1M ago


The art of being happy lies in thepower of extracting happiness fromcommon things. Henry Ward Beecher
The Quilted Turtle · 1M ago


Sometimes when I'm frustrated, angry, disappointed  or have just had a long day, the simple act of pausing in the garden helps me let go and find peace. I'm not sure how I got lucky enough t...
The Quilted Turtle · 1M ago


Things are changing in our neighborhood. Mackinac is experiencing a  housing crisis, so the Island school is building a duplex to house teachers. I may be a wee bit biased, but I'm excited a...
The Quilted Turtle · 1M ago


This morning I dusted off my grandmother's crepe pans, and with help of this recipe made a darn good breakfast. Every time I make them I remember why it was such a special treat when Grandma...
The Quilted Turtle · 2M ago

Dying Eggs with Ties

 We decided to try something new for Easter this year - dying our eggs with silk ties. I picked up the ties at the thrift shop for around $2.00 each, and the kids had a hoot. They chose thei...