In spite of a busy week, there was some progress on several projects. The appliqué part of the Delectable Pathways quilt is coming along.
I worked on it some during the Common Threads meeting, which took place at… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on May 20, 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 —
I've been spinning some Knit Picks Full Circle Spinning Roving in various colors. Currently, I have "Pigeon" on the wheel. Here are all the colors together:
All that's missing from the photo is the fiber currently on the wheel (although you can see some of the pale-gray "Pigeon" already spun in the… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on April 29, 2013 at 8:30am —
Knit Picks had a sale I couldn't pass up! I've been spinning their Full Circle Spinning Roving
for some time. I've started on the second bobbin (out of two) of "Fawn."
My plan is to weave a blanket… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on April 22, 2013 at 8:30am —
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
Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on April 19, 2013 at 5:39am —
Common Threads met on Thursday. Brenda has two new grandchildren coming. This quilt is for the boy:
And here's the back:… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on April 15, 2013 at 8:30am —
Here's a new yarn for you: plastic bags!
(My thanks to Angelkarhu, aka Angel Bear in the Knitting Community, for coming up with this suggestion. Her grandmother made something like this for use in the sauna.) I found the cutting instructions …
Added by Peggy Stuart on April 8, 2013 at 8:30am —
I've given up all my fiber fun so I can spend the time doing housework and keep my home spotless. Not!
The big quilting news for this week is that Julie finished quilting my Hexagon Quilt. I'm going to use it as a table topper for the little table in our living room, which is currently shoved… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on April 1, 2013 at 8:30am —
My carpet warp came, along with five wooden bobbins for my boat shuttles, which I ordered from the Yarn Barn in Lawrence, Kansas. The bobbins will be used to make scarves out of my sock yarn (and other) stash:
I wasted no time getting my loom ready to go…
Added by Peggy Stuart on March 25, 2013 at 8:30am —
In spite of my injuries, I made it to Vintage Stitchers this week.
Julie picked me up. She brought several quilts she had finished for members of the group. This hibiscus quilt was a kit Ellen bought in Hawaii. It's all batiks. Julie did a great job quilting… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on March 18, 2013 at 8:30am —
I finished my first woven scarf:
If you look up close you can see very uneven selvedges and tension on the right end (where I started), but what you can see on the left side (where I finished) is my improvement as I went along. This scarf will be a great reminder of how far I've come! The second… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on March 11, 2013 at 8:30am —
I started warping/dressing my loom on Sunday afternoon. Um...I made a few mistakes.
1. I picked soft, thin, stretchy, clingy sock yarn for my warp for a nice scarf.
2. The pattern that was my inspiration called for two yards. I upped it to three to make the scarf… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on March 4, 2013 at 8:30am —
We have 138 people in the Knitting Community who admit to being weavers or are interested in weaving. Did you know we now have a Weave Along, where you can share information and encouragement with other weavers? Come join up and start sharing here:
Here's what I've been working… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on March 4, 2013 at 8:26am —
Wednesday, Deanna, my weaving teacher, came to my house to help me set up my loom and give me a lesson.
Here she is showing me how she picks up four separate threads in order as they come out of the heddles and keeps them straight as she threads them through the dents in the reed, (sleying the… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on February 25, 2013 at 8:30am —
We picked up my new loom on Wednesday and set it up in the living room until spring.
Joanie's son, Mike, helped take it partially apart, so he came along to help put it back together.…
Added by Peggy Stuart on February 18, 2013 at 8:30am —
I was too sick to enjoy my birthday, but I'm enjoying it now. This was my big present from DH, for a big birthday (hint: it has a "0" in it).
This loom was made about 40 years ago for my friend Joanie by Tools of the Trade, Fair Haven, VT. The craftsman who made it was Arthur Weitzenfeld. It's a 45", which means it can make a piece that's 45" wide.… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on January 7, 2013 at 8:30am —
Happy Hanukkah, everyone! Zachary and Daphne got to celebrate with "Bubbye" and "Zayde" by way of Skype. What would we do without Skype?
When they come here, we will celebrate Christmas. Lucky kids, get to have Hanukkah and Christmas both!
Speaking of Christmas, I have… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on December 10, 2012 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 —
Common Threads met at Ellen's last week. Janet showed off her finished quilt top to commemorate her wedding anniversary: Continue
A new participant, Margareth, brought some of the towels she has been weaving. Some of the designs are woven in, and some are done with cross stitch. They will be Christmas…
Added by Peggy Stuart on August 6, 2012 at 8:30am —