Category Archives: projects

marching band shako

new pastime

The boy joined marching band, and is having a great time. These guys are competitive, so his entire summer has been spent on various fields and lots learning the moves. This shot was snapped at the first football of the season. It isn’t his hat — he’s a trumpeter, not a drummer. Both cool instruments but I think the party doesn’t really get started until the trumpets blow@

marching band shako

summer 2012, little peeks

Summer 2012, so far. Includes Harrisville, Michigan; Sandusky, Ohio, Oscoda, Michigan; Grand Haven, Michigan; and micellaneous points between.

pumpkin runner

Better than perfect = DONE!

pumpkin runner image

Ready for halloween!

I don’t even know when I started this little table runner, but would put it out every year with raw edges. Poor little guys! So finally, finally, I added a back and some machine quilting. It is far, far from perfect, but it is done and looks so happy!

My Michigan

sldMichigan-8×10, originally uploaded by colleen sullivan leh.

I took this picture at the Lumberman’s Monument outside of Oscoda. It’s up north, so “outside of” means about 20 miles away.

The stairs from the visitor center down to the river are a real workout. There is the river of course, plus a small waterfall on the way down (for me, the bathrooms in the visitor center are a must-visit before heading down. And a bottle of water). There isn’t anything except stairs, a few seats, and the small barge on the river.

For this image, I added textures and made adjustments to replicate a vintage postcard look. Originally, I’d done this for a dribbble rebound of where we live, but made it larger because someone who had seen it on dribbble wanted a print. So cool!

A Lake Orion Dragon

A Lake Orion Dragon

This wonderful guy is proud to be a Lake Orion dragon. He was carved entirely with a chainsaw by Gary Elzerman. There is a carved an “LO” on the rocks and a plaque.

If you’re in a school or sports group in Lake Orion, you’re welcome to come by and take a photo with him! Send an email to to let him know you’re on your way.