Common Threads met at Georgette's this week, and we had some varied projects. Margareth had finished this woven wrap:
Janet had made progress on her Dogwood Blossoms sweater. The photo didn't turn out, so I'll have to show it another time. Lone was working on needle felting:… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on May 6, 2013 at 8:30am —
This week I decided to work on my "Delectable Pathways" quilt for a bit.
The quilt was designed by Mary Sorensen, and I started it several years ago. Then the babies started coming...but that's another story.
I recently found another quilt I want to make, and that one might be best made using paper foundations, so I thought I would…
Added by Peggy Stuart on February 11, 2013 at 8:30am —
The quilting bug has hit me again:
I just finished this quilt top which will be a topper for our little table in the living room. The quilt contains several fabrics I received for Christmas along with some I bought when I visited DS1 and DDIL1 in Kokomo last year.
The sewing "fit" followed a… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on February 4, 2013 at 8:30am —
While some of you were reading my blog post for last week, DH, the pups and I were exploring the Oregon coast from Seaside to Florence.
We camped near the ocean at Nehalem Bay, Newport and Florence, one night each. It was great to see the ocean again, and Rocky and Sunny enjoyed being… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on July 23, 2012 at 8:30am —
We got more snow Friday night, so Saturday was great for snowshoeing.
Here are my favorite snowshoeing companions: DH, Rocky (wearing black) and Sunny (in brown).
Sunny was busy collecting snowballs on the trail, which she showed off after she got into the car.
Snowshoeing was a nice way to finish out the… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on November 21, 2011 at 8:30am —
I've started on DGD1's quilt for her college apartment:
We picked out these batiks from Connecting Threads: (from left)… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on August 29, 2011 at 8:30am —
We're talking nosebleed section here: 11,943'. Here's the view:
No, this isn't a view from an airplane; it's the view from the summit, where we ate our lunch and staved off hail. Continue
The hike up Bald Mountain wasn't as difficult as I expected. (This is not the Bald Mountain of composer Mussorgsky fame as performed in "Fantasia." This one is a mountain in the Uintas, in Utah.) One of our friends who went on the hike suggested that our…
Added by Peggy Stuart on August 22, 2011 at 8:30am —
Flashback to July 6th:
New DDIL, Alexa, and I got to visit Crafts Americana's office in Vancouver. Crafts Americana is home to Knit Picks and Connecting Threads and host to the Knitting Community and Quilt With Us. In the photo above are (from left) Jenny, Kerin, Alisha, me, Alexa and Alison. Continue
Alison met us in the lobby and gave us the grand tour of the company. The ground floor entrance area was manned by the great people of…
Added by Peggy Stuart on July 25, 2011 at 10:42am —
Today you will get to read more about our vacation in Oregon, including the quilt show at Sisters on July 9th.
This was my favorite, but there were a number of quilts that were close to beating this one out! On top of that, some of the ladies from… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on July 18, 2011 at 9:19am —
The big FO for this week was the felted bag for my MacBook:
Here it is in use (above), and then just to show off the lining:
Added by Peggy Stuart on June 13, 2011 at 8:30am —
The pups are enjoying their walks:
If they look a little scruffy, it's because they were due to go to the groomer today. Poodle fiber, spinners?
We certainly have had enough rain and snow to last us! The seasonal streams are flowing full force, and the snow is disappearing. There is none left in our yard.… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on June 6, 2011 at 8:30am —
We spent a week at Death Valley recently. Well, a few days, anyway.
On the way, we spent the first night at Sand Hollow, close to St. George, Utah.
Added by Peggy Stuart on April 4, 2011 at 8:30am —
These are the last days of anything like summer around here.
Our Saturday hike brought us to a land of striking shades of yellow. (I have to remember this for my dye pot!) It was a warm day. We had a really nice hike to the Fairy Tree in Toll Canyon, a wonderful hiking spot, not just because of the fall foliage, but also because of the year-round stream, which provides drinking water for the pups.… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on October 3, 2010 at 4:24pm —
All three of our kids came over the weekend to visit my DSIL Eileen, who has been battling cancer and has stopped treatment. DD brought her daughter, Daphne, which gave Grandma a little more baby time, something delightful, although I wish it were under happier circumstances. Here's Eileen and Daphne:
Daphne made the rounds, of course. Here she is with DS1, her Uncle Timo:…
Added by Peggy Stuart on September 6, 2010 at 3:33pm —
As you may know, we have been spending most of the week in the Uinta Mountains of Utah. Gorgeous! Nothing more need be said!
But I have to say more. (You knew I would!) It's higher than home--10,000 ft. in many places--so we missed the heat wave, when it supposed to have been up to 90 degrees! The Uinta Mountains are very beautiful, with lots of hiking trails and many ponds and lakes for the pups to swim in.… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on August 22, 2010 at 2:42pm —
My gimpy laptop has died a terrible death. Not that I'm sad about it, but more on that later. Here's what I've been spinning:
This was the Corriedale fiber I dyed using Koolaid and a few drops of food coloring. I'm finishing up the Taupe fiber now. I'll try to post a photo as soon as I'm done plying. You can see the taupe in the upper right-hand corner of the top photo. I'm… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on July 14, 2010 at 3:33pm —
This has been a productive week in terms of UFOs and WIPs! First, I finished my Oregon Socks, which I began in May, 2008, during a trip to Oregon.
The yarn is KP's Gloss in "Parsley." The pattern is Ariel Barton's Cable Net Socks from… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on March 10, 2010 at 10:00am —
There's almost nothing better than meeting people who are just learning to knit! Well, except for maybe a KP order filled with yarn, books and new needles! I was invited to a neighbor's house for a "Stitch and Bitch" session Sunday night.
Here I am with one of the knitters. (I'm the older one!) I took my spinning wheel. DH went along to watch football with the other husbands and the father of the hostess, Mary, who was there for a… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on October 21, 2009 at 8:30am —
Good thing I'm making progress on DH's Fair Isle Sleeveless Cardi:
It's the Fridarey Sleeveless Cardigan from The Art of Fair Isle Knitting
by Ann Feitelson. The yarn is Jamieson and Smith's Shetland yarn in a fingering weight. Here's a close up:
Winter is paying it's usual short autumn visit in Park City. It always warms up again after this, but it's a reminder:… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on October 6, 2009 at 4:00pm —
If you were watching the Alpaca Cam yesterday, you may have seen the alpacas greeting me as I arrived at the ranch.
I got my spinning set up and started work on the orange-rust hand-dyed alpaca I was working on the day before. The alpacas had visitors of all ages during the day.
As I was spinning, I would occasionally have a tiny spider drop from the tent that was providing… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on September 28, 2009 at 3:21pm —