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I was certain I was going to have a Midwest accent. Instead, I’m an Island North…and while I’m from MI and not WI, the description matches.

What American accent do you have?

Your Result: The Inland North

You may think you speak “Standard English straight out of the dictionary” but when you step away from the Great Lakes you get asked annoying questions like “Are you from Wisconsin?” or “Are you from Chicago?” Chances are you call carbonated drinks “pop.”

The Northeast
The South
The Midland
Philadelphia
North Central
The West
Boston
What American accent do you have?
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Here is some progress on Chatelaine’s Rainforest Quilt. I’ve completed most of the two butterflies in blocks 4 and 5.Both butterflies need some backstitching.

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Thunderstorms

Tree down just north of AB Avenue on 12 Street, Kalamazoo, MI

Tree down just north of AB Avenue on 12 Street, Kalamazoo, MI

Since I have a picture, I guess I should post it. Last week we had very very severe thunderstorms and a tremendous wind sheer that knocked down trees and powerlines all over. I was at Stitching Bits and Bobs for their Wednesday Sit-and-stitch when it came down. The ten minute trip home took me at least an hour – I had to make 7 detours to get home, there were so many trees in the road. Here is a picture of one of them…

And here is a picture of the limb that fell across my driveway.

Storm Damage

Storm Damage

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Rainforest Quilt

Wow, I last posted a year ago. Guess it’s time for an update. I’m stitching several projects (hence the lack of blogging…). Here are the most recent pictures of my Chatelaine Rainforest Quilt. I’m a bit behind (to say the least). I was working on three projects on black fabric and rebelled at the beginning of June and couldn’t take another stitch on something black! Click on the thumbnail to see a bigger picture.

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