Tag Archives: Evanston IL

Bats at the Pop Up Gallery

Halloween is coming, and last week I delivered my stakes to two boutiques. I took the opportunity to refresh my shelf at the Evanston Pop Up Gallery. I had just finished making a fall-colored infinity stake, and think it will do well here. My bats and witch books complement the remaining collection well. I also […]

Main-Dempster Wonderland

After immersing myself in Chapter 1 of Alice in Wonderland, I was eager to see the Alice ambulatory play by Upended Productions. Alice performances are from September 22 to October 21, 2018 Saturdays and Sundays beginning at 1:00pm (tours leave in 15-minute intervals).
 All tours leave from August LaCapra State Farm, 829 Chicago Avenue, which is […]

Another year of joy

It’s officially birthday week and I am enjoying it all. I kicked off birthday month with my Sidewalk Sale splurges, and then just kept on celebrating. I had Andy’s Frozen Custard with a friend last weekend. We took in the lovely Evanston Art & Big Fork festival. I treated myself to Lucky Platter twice this […]

Finishing the Waldo Search

This week I wrapped up my Waldo Scavenger hunt. I mainly did it for social media fun, and since I knew most of the businesses I skipped I didn’t feel compelled to complete all passport stops. Instead, I returned to Secret Treasures because not finding him there bugged me. Angel spotted a lovely teaset perfect […]

Finding Waldo in Evanston

Find Waldo Local is a community-wide scavenger hunt originated by independent bookstores. Local residents can pick up a passport that lists participating stores, and then stroll local shopping districts to locate tiny Waldo cut-outs in the shops. I believe Bookends & Beginnings instigated the scavenger hunt in Evanston, and it has expanded to various non-book stores […]

Saucey Sauce Walk!

I love the Main Dempster Mile and had a blast at the Sauce Walk. I set up at Dietrich 21, a fitness studio I pass by but had not set foot in until our Sauce Walk Pairing.  Agnes took a plethora of photos, so this is quite a well-documented pop-up. Yoga teacher Gina had fun […]

Garden Stakes at Green Edens

As I was making bud vase stakes, I also had another venue in mind. I met mother-daughter team Amy and Heather at a local networking event, and learned that they ave a store front up in Evanston’s West Village. Green Edens Horticultural Services is a professional garden design and landscaping company owned and operated by women. […]

Witness Quilt Sewing Circle

“Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” ~ attributed to Banksy and Cesar A. Cruz When I attended the unveiling of Melissa Blount’s Black Lives Matter Witness Quilt last year I knew I wanted to be part of future sewing circles. On January 31 that opportunity arose with an event at the Block Museum. […]

Halim’s Time Piece Collection

On my first visit to the Halim Museum I also strolled through the Clocks of the World. This exhibit starts with a reproduction of the oldest known clock, and impressive installation of gears attributed to Richard of Wallingford. He designed an astronomical clock,which was built approximately 20 years after his death. More than 1,100 timepieces are […]

Stained Glass at the Halim Museum

In early January I took a staycation and stumbled on a wonderful new Evanston Museum. Founded by an avid collector of clockworks and stained glass windows, this brand-new museum is a gem! The museum houses three exhibits: Stained Glass Masters, Treasures of Louis Comfort Tiffany, and Clocks of the World. Custom-built by the Halim family, […]