Our daffodils bloomed just in time for Mother's Day!
The hummingbirds are back, too. The hiking trails are almost clear of snow. The mud is starting to dry on the trails, so we decided to take a hike in Toll Canyon, near our home, on Wednesday. It looked like a nice day when we started out, but it… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on May 13, 2013 at 8:30am —
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 —
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 —
It was a busy week! Sunny and I went to visit clients in the nursing home as usual on Tuesday.
Then we had Common Threads on Thursday. My friend Ellen is working on this French Braid design for a quilt top (above). Kay finished a baby blanket for her cleaning lady, who is expecting (below).…
Added by Peggy Stuart on September 10, 2012 at 8:30am —
Today is Daphne's birthday! It's hard to believe it has already been two years!
Here's one of her new toys. It's a castle slide, just right for a little princess with an imagination and lots of energy. Baxter, the dog, enjoys watching her play on it, especially because it means she plays outdoors longer. Her little brother is… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on May 14, 2012 at 8:30am —
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:
Added by Peggy Stuart on August 8, 2011 at 8:30am —
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 —
Giving begins with family, so I have been working on Daphne's cardigan:
Added by Peggy Stuart on June 20, 2011 at 8:30am —
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:…
Added by Peggy Stuart on May 16, 2011 at 8:30am —
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… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on May 9, 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 —
Vintage Stitchers met last week. Here you see Rebecca (left) and Barbara working away on their quilts.
Barbara picked up her diamond quilt from Julie, who had done the machine quilting on it. (I love how she used a plaid in the borders!)
I was sewing the binding on the Turning Twenty
wedding quilt.… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on September 19, 2010 at 7:33pm —
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 —
Holy spinning wheel, Batman! It's Tour de Fleece time! I've been spinning away on my Kromski Sonata, spinning this fiber:
I joined Teams Kool Kromski, KP and Rookie, and I have spun for at least a little while each day since the TdF started on Saturday. This is the fiber I dyed last year with Koolaid and black food coloring, and I have some natural white and chocolate brown to go with it. I finished spinning the 4 oz. of blue… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on July 8, 2010 at 3:57pm —
Here's my first Koolaid sock!
A couple of weeks ago, I decided to enter the sock blank dyeing contest, so I threw a sock blank into my latest KP order. I had a lot of fun when it came. you can read about it in last week's blog. I like to make socks one at a… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on July 1, 2010 at 2:48pm —
Between cleaning the fiber studio, finishing up Ravelympics stuff and normal activities, it's been a busy week.
Above is what the fiber studio looks like today, after nearly two days of work. The piles of finished projects and the bags of projects in my pipeline or queue are still lurking. The white shrouded thing on the back counter is my serger. The pink mass peeking out from under the table that looks like cotton candy is some… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on March 18, 2010 at 4:36pm —
I've been working on the "Dolly" baby sweater from Jaeger Handknits, 27 Designer Garments by Martin Story for Babies and Children
, using KP's Stroll (actually, old "Essential" I bought on sale months ago) in "Glacier," a discontinued color. I just finished the back:
Here's the front:
I managed to… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on January 13, 2010 at 8:15am —
I'm making progress on DH's Fair Isle sleeveless cardi! My needles are smoking...well sort of. I just have to finish the current motif, and I'll be able to start the neck and armholes. Here's what it looks like:
The steek will go where the funny vertical stripes are. I am not afraid of steeks anymore after my Classic Lines Cardigan. I'm hoping to finish in time for my second (and final!) thumb surgery. If not, he'll get the sweater in… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on October 15, 2009 at 8:55pm —
This is my first multi-colored spinning project.
As you may know, I was camping last week and along with the hiking, I got some knitting and spinning done. If you look at my last blog, you'll see photos of my camping experience. I have finished the spinning project that I was working on during the time in the mountains. This is the fiber I started with. It's hand-dyed merino from Greenwood Fiber Works.…
Added by Peggy Stuart on September 9, 2009 at 7:00am —