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Peggy Stuart's Blog – June 2009 Archive (4)

Inch By Inch, Stitch By Stitch...

Good report! My surgeon is happy with my progress. I go back to see her again in 5 weeks. My physical therapist is also happy; she doesn't have to look at my face again until I have the right thumb done. She loaded me down with exercises, though, so she is still keeping me busy. She also cut down my splint, so it isn't so restrictive, and I only have to wear it when I drive, do housework [shudder!], go hiking or participate in some other activity that might put strain on the thumb.

In the… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on June 24, 2009 at 3:30am — 6 Comments

Shear Terror!

The clouds parted, and the gentle sunlight spread over the little pastures and driveway of my friend Linda's alpaca farm. The fluffy heads were erect, like glass-headed pins stuck into round, fuzzy pin cushions, as the animals gazed with curiosity at the row of cars, parked diagonally, like the parking lot of a strip mall. What were so many humans doing, coming to visit Linda? Little did they know...

Monday was shearing day for the fluffy alpacas at Linda's. It had been scheduled for… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on June 17, 2009 at 11:45am — 6 Comments

Home Sweet Home

We had a great trip to Reno. We left Thursday morning and arrived there in the evening. The dogs were good on the trip. Rocky sat in his car seat next to Daddy, and our friend Barbara and I took the back seat with Sunny in the middle. The kitty always rides in the trailer. Here's Rocky in his car seat:

The weather was cool, and we had some rain, but it wasn't too bad. Our RV campground was right across the street from the Far West Ski… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on June 10, 2009 at 3:54pm — 7 Comments

On a Roll!

Well, I'm getting some knitting done, as you can see. I need to dig out my quilting and see if I'm able to do anything with needle and thread. Here's what I'm working on primarily, 30 minutes at a time, several times a day:

Above you see my Nonna's Garden Shawl up to row 7, and my CLC body up to row 6. (I used a provisional CO and will do my hem in with knitting the front side, as I did for the sleeves.) It's going slowly because, as… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on June 3, 2009 at 3:00pm — 8 Comments

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