Thursday, November 14, 2013

A Sea of Orange

Here in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, November 15 is a holiday.  Schools are closed tomorrow for "Deer Day".  It is the opening day of Deer Season and people (mostly men but, some women hunt) go nuts.  Hunting season starts in September with Bow season.  November 15th is the opening of gun season.  A few weeks prior, guns get sited in and camps are made ready.  About a week before and up to the day before, supplies and provisions are laid in.  I hate grocery shopping during this week because the stores are a sea of orange.  They travel in packs of usually three.  The first cart is beer and other adult beverages, the remaining two carts are food mostly meat and potatoes.  The only vegetables, if any, is cabbage.  They also block the aisle of meat so you can't get through let alone try and buy a chicken.

On the local news tonight, they were interviewing a grocery store manager.  The sales at the grocery stores are up 15%.  The only other busier grocery week is the week of the 4th of July.

Anyway onto some picture updates....
My PSS Mary Sampler update:  I think I'm in the home stretch...maybe two more additions.  I look forward to the next installment.
 I am almost done with the words.  Have a few motifs and the giant M in the upper left hand corner.
I really love this pattern.
I started a sweater for Katy last winter but, still have to finish the sleeves.  It was yarn I had and I thought I had enough.  I'm afraid I'm going to run out.  I can order the same brand however the dyelot absolutely will not be the same.  I know there is a way to blend it so it isn't as noticeable but, I can't remember how to do it.  I will be able to research it.  If anyone out there knows please post a comment and save me the time.  

Yeah!  Tomorrow is Friday.  Bob is at his buddy's camp for the opener.  The weekend is mine!!!
Hope you have a great weekend!
I always appreciate comments!
Keep on Stitching


  1. Your stitching looks lovely. Here in the Yukon (Canada) some schools in the communities are closed for a week and children are going bison hunting.

  2. Your stitching is lovely! It was so interesting to hear about the deer season. Different places have their own seasonal events. When we lived in Louisville , KY the schools closed the Fri. before the Kentucky Derby!

  3. heh... this is an official holiday for my company down here in Southern Michigan as well. We call it St. Antler's Day. :) Love your thanksgiving stitching!

  4. Deer Day!? Who knew?? lol your stitching is looking great. Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. They don't close schools around here, but kids are given an excused absence if they go. Your Thanksgiving piece looks great as does your Mary's SAL piece.

    Have a most enjoyable weekend; may it be filled with lots of stitching!

    Robin in Virginia

  6. Ahh, Michigan in the fall! I've never been to the UP in the fall or winter but have in the summer. We stayed in Grand Marais several years ago in a cabin on the lake!! I love Michigan and the UP! We took the Pictured Rocks Boat Tour and wow!!

    Love your stitching, especially the Thanksgiving piece!

  7. Love your stitches!! Here the big day is the first Monday after Thanksgiving! My older two are going this year ~ hoping for some venison for the freezer!

  8. The way I know off to blend pilots is to knit alternate rows with the new & old yarn

    Your stitching is looking lovely