|My completed row CCGS Samuel Risley- Sunrise|
First stop was Marine City, right on the shores of the St. Clair River. I recently watched on Netflix an episode of Under the Radar Michigan which featured Marine City. It was as charming in real life as on television. A wedding was taking place along the river near the lighthouse.
|Marine City from the water. Our restaurant was the far left brick building.|
We had lunch on the water at Anita's Restaurant, watching the ferry to Canada, and even spying a small freighter.
Next stop was East China's River Place Quilt & Sew. Their Row is the CCCS Samuel Risley-Sunrise. (This is the Sunrise Side of Michigan after all!) The kit included laser cut pieces for the appliqué. It is based on a photograph by Jenny Terhune of Marine City, taken in winter of 2014. The Risley is a Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker.
|Risley block detail from River Place website|
I picked up their pattern for mama and baby ducklings on the water.
|Swimming Lessons from from Sew Elegant's website|
It is likely our last Row By Row collecting trip. :( It ends September 8, and next week my husband undergoes cataract surgery. I wish I could have traveled further as there are beautiful rows still out there...