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Really, Really High Elevation and the Last of the Summer Wildflowers

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.

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…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on August 22, 2011 at 8:30am — 16 Comments

High Fiber—A Week at Home

On Thursday, I received a couple of packages in the mail. One was nylon roving from Paradise Fibers



I'm going to card this with my Shetland wool (and later the Romney and some KP Wool of the Andes spinning fiber) to use for socks this winter.



The other was a lovely shawl from a dear friend who lives far away. I…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on August 15, 2011 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

High Fiber—A Visit to Sharon's Attic Quilt Shop

This scrumptious array of fabrics is what greets you when you enter Sharon's Attic Quilt Shop in Hillsboro, Oregon. The shop was just a close walk from DS2’s and DDIL2's home in Beaverton.



Here are some other shots of the nice selection inside the store:



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Added by Peggy Stuart on August 8, 2011 at 8:30am — 23 Comments

Sock Summit!

Sock Summit 2011 was great! I got to meet some good friends from among the wonderful people at the Knit Picks Knitting Community.



The event was held at the Oregon Convention Center in downtown Portland. (Where else would they hold a sock-knitting convention but in a building adorned with knitting needles?)



There were some wonderful classes. Here I am with Mary Scott Huff, who…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on August 1, 2011 at 8:30am — 98 Comments

High Fiber—More Oregon Visit

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.



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…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on July 25, 2011 at 10:42am — 34 Comments

High Fiber--Sisters, Spinning and Swimming

 

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…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on July 18, 2011 at 9:19am — 53 Comments

High Fiber—Big Events!

As if the wedding a week ago wasn't enough, the days that followed included a variety of fiber events that place high on what would be my bucket list.





Tuesday, Eevi Emminger, founder of Mitts of Steal, and I went to the Beaverton Fresenius Clinic to deliver fingerless mitts to patients there.







Wednesday, new DIL and I went to Crafts Americana to visit the office of Knit… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on July 11, 2011 at 10:56am — 19 Comments

Wedding Day!

I'm busy with family this week, but here are some shots from the wedding. For you Miss Daphne fans, here's a shot of her as flower girl, coming down the aisle with the bride's sister, Alyssa, who was matron of honor.



Here's the happy couple:



It was a beautiful day, it didn't rain in Western Oregon, and everything came off without a…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on July 4, 2011 at 8:03am — 15 Comments

High Fiber--Quilting Fun and Hitting the Road!

Vintage Stitchers met on Thursday out on Barbara's lovely covered patio.

Brenda had finished quilting her Hungry Caterpillar quilt. Her's the front:

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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 27, 2011 at 8:30am — 103 Comments

High Fiber--Doing for Others

Giving begins with family, so I have been working on Daphne's cardigan:
The pattern is The Bees' Knees from Mary Scott Huff's…
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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 20, 2011 at 8:30am — 65 Comments

High Fiber--Preparing for Summer

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:

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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 13, 2011 at 8:30am — 124 Comments

High Fiber--Spring at Last! Not Kidding This Time!

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.…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 6, 2011 at 8:30am — 135 Comments

High Fiber--Taking the Group to Spring

The visit to Gardner Village was the big event of the week. Since spring wouldn't come to Park City...

 

 

...we took the group to where spring had arrived. Seven members of Common Threads packed into two cars and drove…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on May 30, 2011 at 8:30am — 34 Comments

High Fiber--Well, Maybe Not Spring. Or Maybe Spring. Maybe?

It has been switching back and forth between snow and rain every day for a week. At least I have my knitting to keep me warm!

Before my DSIL passed away in October, she gave me her one and only UFO: an Aran Cardigan she had started for her DH, using wool from Kilronan on the island of Inish Mor,…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on May 23, 2011 at 8:30am — 31 Comments

High Fiber--Spring at Last!!!

The Crocuses (Croci?) are coming up!

 

That thing that looks like an iceberg floating on the street is...an iceberg. Actually, it's snow DH threw into the street to melt.

"The Shawl" is done, blocked and photographed:…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on May 16, 2011 at 8:30am — 46 Comments

High Fiber--Spring at Last????

The front deck is getting more sun all the time. You can see that Rocky got to the sunny spot first.

 

 

The snow is melting...melting...melting, but we're supposed to get more tonight. Spring at last? Not until the pups can go out in the backyard without being able to walk over the fence…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on May 9, 2011 at 8:30am — 29 Comments

High Fiber—Busy, Busy!

Vintage Stitchers met this week at Rebecca's. 



Diane proudly shows off her appliqué. Brenda, who is expecting another DGD gets advice on how to put a border on this quilt she's making from Dr. Seuss fabrics.



Ellen is back in town to visit for a couple of weeks.You may remember her pineapple quilt. She is finished with the top.…



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Added by Peggy Stuart on May 2, 2011 at 8:30am — 32 Comments

High Fiber—Tulip Time!

But not for us! (Sigh!)



The leaves are starting to peek through, but we won't have the flowers for another month. Still, we have beauties to enjoy, so we can't complain!



I finished the latest mitts for Mitts of Steal. If anyone wants to help, please contact me. I'm currently collecting fingerless mitts for another dialysis clinic in Beaverton. I'll deliver them when I'm there in July. The cuffs need to be no longer than 3" and…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on April 25, 2011 at 8:30am — 43 Comments

High Fiber—Special Delivery!

Daphne needs an Easter chick for her first Easter, so I made her one.



I will send it on its way today. Ravelry members can see how I did it here. I used Swish DK in Bare and Di.Vé Cipria in yellow, held together, and Stroll fingering weight yarn to embroider the eyes and beak. It's about 2 1/2" high. Daphne should be able to hold it in her hand…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on April 18, 2011 at 7:00am — 29 Comments

High Fiber—Across the Snowy Wasteland...

...And onto the frozen trundra! That's how I feel after my first week back from Death Valley! We've had snow almost every day this week!





I don't mind, except when I have to drive someplace. Like taking Sunny to see Dr. Rick, who discovered bladder stones! He managed to… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on April 11, 2011 at 8:30am — 37 Comments

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