Monday, March 15, 2010

Ides of March

It's 3 am and I am working at the computer and trying to figure out why I am not tired. It must be this time change. I don't have anything going on tomorrow later today, so I guess it doesn't matter if I get day and night mixed up. I wanted to tell you about the MIABA Spring meeting.

On Friday night I drove to Tina's house in Marshall and met up with Tina, Linda, Puff, and Teri. We were thinking we would be on the road around 7 pm for our drive to Newaygo where Teri had reserved two rooms for us so that we could attend the MIABA Spring meeting in Fremont on Saturday. Unfortunately, Puff and Teri got stuck in a traffic situation that was so bad they didn't move for more than an hour on US-23 near Ann Arbor. We actually left for Newaygo around 9:30 pm and arrived around midnight.

The next morning we began our day at the restaurant next door. The coffee was very good and breakfast was fairly quick and delicious. Our waitress was a hoot besides.

The NCCA Arts Place in Fremont was a beautiful and welcoming site to hold our get together. The facility was large and well equipped and the people were very friendly.

There were about 15 of us and we had a lovely instructor who showed us Lazertran transfers, silk transfers, packing tape transfers, and transfers using a stripping medium (sorry I can't remember the name of it).

We also spent time at Haveman's Hardware, a lovely store with a large section of scrapbooking and stamping goodies. They had given us a 10% off coupon for the day.

I do have a recipe to share with you. It was a dish made and brought by the lovely Barb Johnson. She didn't put the name on the instructions, so I will make one up. I am going to call it Smoked Sausage Stew.

You will need the following:

5 to 6 good sized potatoes
2 rings of smoked sausage cut in chunks
Several carrots cut into bite sized pieces
2 cans cream style corn
1 can green beans

Mix and bake 45 to 60 minutes in a crock pot.

This is the second MIABA get together I've attended that was across the state and I've gotta say, I am so glad I was able to go. A big thank you to Linda, Puff, Tina and Teri for including me in your fun!



  1. What fun. A few days just for friends and art. So glad you were able to go. Please tell us more about the classes.

  2. That sounds really interesting and useful! Where do you find classes like that in michigan?

  3. I belong to the yahoo! group michiganab. We have meetings several times a year usually in different parts of the state.

    You can find out more and join the group if you'd like here: