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Peggy Stuart's Blog – August 2011 Archive (5)

High Fiber--New Projects, Old Projects and Red!

I've started on DGD1's quilt for her college apartment:

We picked out these batiks from Connecting Threads: (from left)…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on August 29, 2011 at 8:30am — 44 Comments

Really, Really High Elevation and the Last of the Summer Wildflowers

We're talking nosebleed section here: 11,943'. Here's the view:



No, this isn't a view from an airplane; it's the view from the summit, where we ate our lunch and staved off hail.

The hike up Bald Mountain wasn't as difficult as I expected. (This is not the Bald Mountain of composer Mussorgsky fame as performed in "Fantasia." This one is a mountain in the Uintas, in Utah.) One of our friends who went on the hike suggested that our…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on August 22, 2011 at 8:30am — 16 Comments

High Fiber—A Week at Home

On Thursday, I received a couple of packages in the mail. One was nylon roving from Paradise Fibers



I'm going to card this with my Shetland wool (and later the Romney and some KP Wool of the Andes spinning fiber) to use for socks this winter.



The other was a lovely shawl from a dear friend who lives far away. I…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on August 15, 2011 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

High Fiber—A Visit to Sharon's Attic Quilt Shop

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:



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Added by Peggy Stuart on August 8, 2011 at 8:30am — 23 Comments

Sock Summit!

Sock Summit 2011 was great! I got to meet some good friends from among the wonderful people at the Knit Picks Knitting Community.



The event was held at the Oregon Convention Center in downtown Portland. (Where else would they hold a sock-knitting convention but in a building adorned with knitting needles?)



There were some wonderful classes. Here I am with Mary Scott Huff, who…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on August 1, 2011 at 8:30am — 98 Comments

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