Weekend at the Cottage

Sorry to disappear for a couple days! We spent the weekend at my parents’ cottage on northern Lake Michigan, which always makes me happy.

My brother ran the half marathon for the third year in a row, so we were there to cheer him on.

(Note that the time in the background wasn’t his finishing time – he did much better than that! I needed to wait until he was cooled off and ready for a picture.)

I always love exploring in the woods along the water and beachcombing. It’s heavenly looking for the most perfect rock, watching the gulls and ducks, and daydreaming over the water.

We did a little shopping (so proud I didn’t buy anything), a little eating, and a lot of relaxing!

We haven’t seen my family in a few months, so it was good to get together.

I didn’t do any sewing, but I sold the last tote bag from my shop and my mom ordered a purse, so I have a few sewing projects to get done this week. Hope you all had a nice May Day and weekend!

12 comments

  • Oh my goodness! That first picture just radiates peaceful energy. I also love the one with the chairs and bench by the fire pit and water. Lucky you!! It looks like a wonderful, relaxing retreat.

  • It looks like you had a wonderful weekend! Congratulations on your shop sales. That’s always a good thing:)

  • Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. Peaceful and soothing for the soul. Congrats to your brother for another finish!

  • It sounds like a great weekend. One I would love to take. And soon.

  • Oh that looks like so much fun! I love Lake Michigan. Congrats on not buying anything, that takes one strong woman 🙂

  • Sounds like a relaxing weekend. Your photos are beautiful. This must have been the weekend for marathons. My sister ran the half marathon in Lincoln.

  • Your parents home looks to be in a perfect location – glad you had a relaxing weekend with your family! I was thinking of you today – I am using some of the vintage style Christmas fabrics that I won from you a while ago – they are perfect to meet my project brief!

  • Hello Terri, sounds like a wonderful relaxing weekend. Good on your brother for doing all that exercise. I have a brother in New Zealand who runs. Have a great day.
    Bev.xoxox

  • Congrats to your brother!! It sounds like you had a relaxing weekend. Wait – no purchases?? Aren’t there any quilt stores in the area??

    • Thanks Kim. I always find it super relaxing hanging out on the water. Yes, no purchases! I went into a really great quilt shop near my parents’ cottage called Quilters Quest, but didn’t find anything I had to have. Even went into an outdoor store and left empty-handed!

  • What a great place to hang out! I always love your pics of the cottage. I wish I had such an amazing place to spend the weekend! Glad you got rested and spent time with some family!

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