Friday, March 19, 2010


Wow, Friday already, another week that just flew by! No complaints though, it was a great week here, especially with such wonderful weather. Unfortunately the weatherman still says rain/snow & temps back in the 30s this weekend, though I think the nice weather is supposed to come back after, and it's more than welcome! lol

Haven't had a chance to even think about touching any of my projects since my last post. The one good thing about this upcoming weather is that it should make me want to stay in and stitch, Wash Line Blues is calling me! lol Also I won't feel bad about sitting on the couch watching March Madness, with no nice weather begging me to be outside.

While in Ann Arbor on Wednesday my friend & I went to the M Den store in the Briarwood Mall, I had never been there before, only to the M Den on Main Street and the temp stores they set up outside the Big House on game days. The store was AMAZING, a Michigan fan's dream come true! Everything and anything you could image...and it was all U of M themed! They had everything from stuff you would expect like clothes, hats and car stuff to things you might not, like block M cookie cutters & ice-cube trays! They also had a real stuffed wolverine on display among some other cool things, like a 3 ft Bo Schembechler bobble head. I managed to to control myself and only pick up a few new souvenirs! lol

I thought I would share the Michigan pattern I charted. The leaflet I bought had the old logo, the block M with the wolverine on top, but not the newer one, since the leaflet was printed in the mid-80s before the logo was changed in the early 90s to what it is now, a block M with Michigan written across it. I don't think too many will be interested but since a few follows mentioned they were U of M fans I thought I would share anyway, the picture should enlarge when you click on it.

I'm not sure how close those 2 DMC color actually are to Maize & Blue. They looked good on the cross stitch program so I stuck with them, I haven't checked my colors to see what they look like in real life. Any darker blue & darker yellow would do I suppose! lol

Hope everyone enjoys the rest of their Friday & the weekend, thanks for stopping by! Nick


  1. This is so going in my "to do" pile! We also have a store in one of the mall's in Jackson that has half the store all Michigan and the other half State stuff (boo!!!!!) It's fun to go in there. You should be getting a package from me either tomorrow or Monday. Thanks again!

  2. Whoo Hoo! Another Michigan stitcher and blogger! I just found your blog but now, for the life of me, can't remember from where. No matter - I'm glad to find you and I know a lot of folks that will enjoy your UofM chart.

  3. I'm loving your blog! Love, love your car too--very nice! And it took me about the same amount of time to stitch "July" as it took you--too many WIPs.