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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:




There were a number of antique sewing machines on display, including a Singer Featherweight. The nice gentleman who showed me around the shop recommended this website for information on Featherweight upkeep and repair.

He also pointed out this nteresting device for Featherweight Footpedal:

Someone handy with tools could make it easily.

The shop has classes, of course, and a long-arm quilting machine for rent, along with a wonderful collection of quilting fabrics and notions for every taste.

As always when I'm visiting a place, I picked up some fat quarters.

When I put these fabrics into a quilt, I will remember walking to Sharon's Attic on a nice, sunny day in Oregon.

I've heard you can keep chickens in Portland. Apparently you can in the outlying towns as well. I spotted this chicken coop on my walk to Sharon's Attic:

When I first spotted the coop, there were chickens pecking around in the little yard, but by the time I thought to take a photo, they had gone into the shade. There were about five of them.

I managed to get a photo of one of the pillows I made for DS2 when he lived in Toronto.

I'm still recovering from Sock Summit. I managed to finish my Sock Summit socks and am wearing them now. I CO another pair of socks and should have something to show off next week.

After arriving home, I got back to my neglected Tour de Fleece spinning project and managed to complete the first of the two bobbins of singles for plying:

It's the yummy Wool of the Andes spinning fiber in Merlot Heather. I'm able to get a longer draw than usual. We'll see what my WPIs are when I get it plied.

I forgot to take my camera on our Friday hike. Too bad! The pups and I came across a young male moose standing in a stream. I managed to grab the pups by the collar before they noticed him and shout a quick warning to DH. Bullwinkle was no more than 10 feet away and standing in the sunshine. It would have been a great photo.

Next Sunday we expect to leave to go camping in the nearby Uintas with some friends. I'll try to post my blog before I go so it will appear on Monday. I'm not sure there will be much time for fiber fun this week, but we'll see.

What's on my needles: Limeade socks, Bees' Knees Cardigan sleeves and DBIL's prayer cardi.
What's on my wheel: The aforementioned WotA fiber. Yum!
What's in my hoop: The languishing hand-pieced quilt. I really have to get it done!
What's on my spindles: All the same stuff, but will be taking my KP Turkish drop spindle for hiking in the mountains, so that should pick up quickly.
What's on my iPad: From Audible, finished Shelters of Stone by Jean Auel and started Summerhills by D. E. Stevenson. On the Nook app, Scandal on Rincon Hill: a Sarah Woolson Mystery by Shirley Tallman.
What's my app of the week: Azul, so I can see videos my friends email to me.
What's in my wine glass: Goats Do Roam 2006 (red)

Note: This blog post was produced entirely on the iPad. No other computer was used in any stage of composition or posting except to copy and repost using my MacBook, and no Windows were opened, waited for or cleaned.

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Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on August 8, 2011 at 10:10am

Peggy, Wonderful pics of the quilt shop and your visit to Oregon.  Going on vacation - my, my, you have barely been home in over a month... I'd think you were sick of vacationing.  tee hee.

Comment by angelkarhu on August 8, 2011 at 10:09am
Ok where is that store? I dont quilt but wowsers!
Comment by KnitterGirl39 on August 8, 2011 at 10:00am
All wonderful!  I really like the quilt hanging in the background (dark colored one next to the pastel one).  I found out there is a quilting shop up where my DD is going to college.  I will haves to visit it when I go and visit her.  :)

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