First thing we did was tour the museum/General Store at High Cliff. I will do a post about that later.
Once we were back to the campsite, Paula and I set out her quilting supplies. I hauled out my grandmother's sewing machine and learned to quilt!
(Well, I had done a few basic quilts about 35 years ago, but this was learning something new)
She taught me "paper piecing" and I started a coaster. The one in this photo was already done by her... mine is the tiny one square inch one to the right.... 2 triangles! (sewn together!)
We spend a wonderful afternoon, out in the sunshine of the autumn woods, sewing, snipping, giggling and creating. Mel was busy on his computer and Steve was at work. So it was GIRLS TIME!
Soon my coaster was created!
I got it made to the same size as Paula's and it only took me three hours!
We had to clear up the sewing stuff off the picnic table and start getting ready for supper. We really didn't mind, because it was a very special supper! Paula has treated us to three pounds of crab legs!
We set up the Coleman Party Grill which also can function as a single burner propane stove. We used the big enamel soup pot that I bought for Steve before we got married. (I only married him to get the soup pot back!) In went the crab legs into the boiling salt water for 15 minutes... yummmmmmm
We also cracked open a special bottle of wine made by Vintner, Steve Pfundtner! It was his 2009 vintage of cherry wine, made from the Mount Morency cherries from the tree that grew in our own yard in Oconto. I bought him that tree years ago, and it soon bore enough fruit to make up a few dozen bottles of wine each year.
We sat down and pigged out.... the guys had steaks and taters, but Paula and I focused on the crab legs!
We did eat a few sensible things, like veggies and dip. But the guys did their "meat and potatoes" thing. Steve did eat one crab leg, but Mel wouldn't touch them. Paula did have half of a steak too. For myself, I focused on ONLY the crab legs....
Tomorrow morning, Steveio has to drive over to Black River Falls for some work related business. So that means Paula and I get to do our sewing ALL DAY LONG! I will learn how to finish off the edges of the coaster, and hopefully start a few more.
soooooo if you ordered socks, please hold for the next available operator!