On the bright side, the first appliqué block of the First Ladies Quilt, the "Martha Washington Wreath," is finished.
There will be two of these, and I have started the second one. I'm using the needleturn method. My local quilt shop, …
Christmas day at our house started out like this:
It execrated from there. In a word: Bedlam!
The day after Christmas is my birthday. Rather than go out to breakfast as we usually do, we ate at home and the ladies went out for pedicures. Miss Daphne got her first pedicure.…Continue
Woven scarf finished.Continue
Ta-da! Mr. F. Is finished and waiting for his clothes.
I have one sleeve of his jammies (Union suit?) almost finished, but I've been hand-quilting, as you will see below.
However, while we're on knitting, I thought you would enjoy seeing Joanie's seal mum and…
Back to the question: A few months ago we discovered we had moths, originating in our Navajo rugs in the storeroom. While I was sad about…Continue
It was a busy week, as usual, The little rug from my weaving class came off the loom. It's almost finished. I still need to decide the treatment for the fringe. Here's the front.
The back is the same as the front, except that the colors are reversed, and the clasps show up. You might remember from last week…Continue
One of my KP friends, Knit4Many recently did a blog post about her challenge after an injury to her hand... and how she coped (or didn't) with not being able to knit. So, I have been inspired to do this blog about my little adventure into foot surgery. I've had these foot problems for years (genetic), and they have become really painful, so when the doctor said he could fix it... I said "When?"
Prior to surgery, I tried to do some things to help myself... getting in foods that…Continue
It has been a busy week! Soren's Baby Surprise Jacket (BSJ) is finished. Here's the front.
I'm using the instructions in Elizabeth Zimmermann's…
Hi everyone!! I decided to change the name of my etsy store. It's going to be called Klose Knit Boutique now. I like that name much more. And in 7 years when my husband finally retires from the military, we plan on opening up a knit/yarn/spin store with that name so I might as well go ahead and fix it while I can.
I purchased a lovely new photography kit so I can take professional looking photos. So my current photos that are in the boutique rigtht now will be changed very…Continue
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:
Serenity finally had her Maiden Voyage last week. We went to Silver City, New Mexico, about a two-hour drive away, and stayed at the KOA there for our home base. We wanted to see the Gila Cliff Dwellings:
(That's DH walking away in the middle of the photo), and hike the Catwalk National Scenic Trail (I…Continue
I knit every day. I have for several years and I love to knit… but sometimes I get in a spinning mode and just cannot stop spinning.
Several weeks ago, our guild leader Marlene asked me to help her with a project. She had recently received batches of processed Wensleydale fiber from her own sheep. Wensleydale sheep have some of the longest locks of any sheep breed. And they are super curly… I used some of these on two hats for my grandsons for Christmas. …Continue
A year ago this week, I shared with you all the birth of my newest grandson, Sam… named for my paternal grandfather (which I considered quite an honor).
Wednesday, February 2nd he turned ONE! And yesterday was the big birthday party for a very large extended family. Sam is walking…
OK, I am way late getting this blog up… but I have an excuse… waiting on pics… Yes, because of life, some of my gift recipients are about 2,000 miles away, so I cannot take pics of them opening their gifts, and must rely on others to provide these pieces of information that I so desperately need. (I must tell you though that my DD has been sick since Christmas,…Continue
Today I am hoping that the "winter weather" that has been called for will hold off so I can visit with my "Fiber Friends"! I am in a little group of ladies that gather approximately once a month to visit and knit and spin, and our favorite part is Show and Tell! I am so thankful for these ladies, they are kind of like the "aunts" that I do not have by blood. We always have such a pleasant time, everyone is so encouraging. I suppose that we are like "lights" in each others lives, it is such a…Continue
This week found DH and me on a snowshoe outing with a special purpose.
As you may know, my DSIL, Eileen, passed away October 4th. She wanted her ashes scattered at the top of one of the local ski resorts, on the snow. We had to do this before the resort opened but after there was snow to snowshoe on. Friday…Continue
As you all probably know, I’ve only been on this fiber journey for a few years – in fact it will be 5 years in December that I have actually been knitting, and only about 18 months since I started spinning. My yarns are not perfect, but if they were, what would be the point? For a lot less money, I could buy high quality natural yarns from Knit Picks and be perfectly happy. But there is something so…Continue