Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Sleeping Bear Dunes: A Knitted Journey

Toes in the
 Toes in the photo for scale.  Inspired by this most beautiful place that I visited in May.  From the dense forests full of ferns and white trillium in full bloom to the endless dunes of sand with fascinating trees, grasses, and plants.  The small shells and rocks I found by the shore.  The Point Betsie Lighthouse.  The multi-layered Lake Michigan of hundreds of shades of teal, turquoise, and sapphire.  The most dramatic sunsets off the edge of the shore...

Here is my Sleeping Bear Dunes Knitted Journey:


 My name is Rachel Suntop.  I am a multimedia artist specializing in textiles and fiber. I have recently taken an interest in bookbinding. I am also an avid traveler (particularly interested in Iceland) and love to bake, cook, read, swim and listen to music. I have just started graduate school in Library and Information Science. I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in May 2010. Since then, I've been on a strict gluten-free diet  Since going gluten-free, many of my health issues have completely disappeared or have gotten less severe. I've also learned a great deal about how to eat a more healthy diet in general and enjoy learning about unusual and exotic grains and new foods to try. Although living gluten-free certainly has its challenges, I also am in a much better place now. I enjoy helping others with gluten intolerance and Celiac Disease.

[Ah, my home state can really be beautiful.  What a wonderful way to pay homage to those moments of exhalation and wonderment at the world around us.  For even more pictures, please visit the original post on her blog, Coolclimates - breathtaking. Thank You, Rachel!]


  1. I just want to thank you again, Jonathan, for featuring me on your lovely blog. I am honored. Michigan is one of my favorite places to visit, too. There is just something magical about it.

    1. That there is. I love returning home to Michigan for precisely that reason. Now for you to experience the magic of the Philippines!

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