What a week! Soren and his entourage came for Thanksgiving, since we won't be able to be together for Christmas this year.
I spent most of the week cooking and cleaning. The kids arrived Wednesday night, and we had Thanksgiving dinner early in the evening on Thanksgiving. The dinner… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on December 2, 2013 at 8:30am —
The scarf I wove for my friend Rebecca is finished.
I hope to be able to give it to her this week. Rebecca let all the Vintage Stitchers go through the bins of fat quarters she wanted to unload, and we each came away with a pile of very nice quilting fabric. Later, she gave me a big… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on October 21, 2013 at 8:30am —
Joanie has finished another bear for the Mother Bear Project:
You can just see the petticoat with a picot edge peeking out from under the skirt. (Joanie is a fantastic designer.) These bears go to children who have HIV/AIDS, mostly in African… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on September 9, 2013 at 8:32am —
Important things about Wyoming:
Yes, there are buffalo (bison, a great fiber animal). It's The Equality State, the first to give women the right to vote and the first to have a woman governor. We lived there when we were young, and our first child was born there.
It's also the home of… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on August 12, 2013 at 8:30am —
My friends and I have been finishing things this past week. Here's Janet's latest quilt top:
She brought it to Common Threads for show-and-tell. The pattern is "Bars of Gold" from Pam and Nicky Lintott's … Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on June 10, 2013 at 8:30am —
Wow! What a week! Monday we shopped the Memorial Day sale at Hancock Fabrics and got the fabric to recover the seat cushions and pillows for our porch furniture:
The fabric on the seat cushions and two of the pillows is UV outdoor fabric, so we can leave them out. The plain brown is not designed for outdoors, but I can take the pillows in at… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on June 3, 2013 at 8:30am —
We had Vintage Stitchers at my house on Thursday. Barbara finished sewing the binding on this quilt while she was here.
Carol has been working on this "moment of insanity" quilt. (I've had several like that.) The reason it's a moment of insanity quilt is because she had no idea how many… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on May 27, 2013 at 8:30am —
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 —