Wednesday, March 15, 2017

15 MARCH 2017 - YARN ALONG






















Happy Wednesday and Yarn Along Day
I finished another quilt and am very pleased with the results! This is my third 2" square quilt that I have done in 12 months. I love being able to use up scraps, ( fabric is getting expensive, yikes), so it's a good thing I have a house full to sew up. Grandpa brought Baby B down to my stuffed sewing room and her eyes flew open and she said; 'WOW', with big smile on her face. I looked at her and said; "baby girl, you can have whatever you want in this room," she gets anything she wants from me. 
Photographing my newly finished quilts has been a joy out in the great outdoors.
Mountains and rivers make the quilts all the more beautiful!
I have not, however, made much progress on my poncho. I love this pattern, it reminds me of a mystery book. I'm learning several new techniques to obtain different textures on this knit. The yarn is Shelter and is lovely to knit with, all that lanolin in the fibers, yum-yum.


Monday, March 6, 2017

March 6, 2017











 Last week I went on a little photo shoot with a friend. I was there to take pictures of my friend in her amazing hand knits, and what fun that was! She has a fantastic eye for arranging and staging photographs. I decided to bring along my Homespun Quilt that I finished several weeks ago, but had not taken any pictures of yet. Oh, how happy I was with these pictures that I may never "just take a picture" of my quilts again. But take them out in our beautiful foothills/mountains to photograph, it makes for a great pic and I get out in the great outdoors. 
My week with Little B was spent playing, reading and walking, [she is the sweetest, happiest little girl-just love her to pieces].
Do you take pictures of your finished quilts? If so, where do you normally photograph them? How about your hand knits?

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

MARCH 1 2017









Not sure where the time goes, and I don't feel particularly busy either. I don't run around with a list of things to complete, yet things seem to get done on time. Maybe the trick is that if things don't get done in a certain amount of time, I feel it is meant to be. Baby B sets the tone for the day. Everyday she comes over, the first thing she wants from Grandpa is his notepad that is in his shirt pocket. She opens it up as if reading the daily 'to do list', then returns it to his pocket. Baby B checks this notebook several times through out the day---cracks us up every time! Oh, and she is so  helpful with my quits! 
I finished another pair of socks, these, the first in many years are for Eric! I do knit for my best friend, every ten years! Men's feet are so big! No wonder I rarely knit men's socks;-]

Join me for 

Monday, February 20, 2017

MILES and MILES









 We have been walking around here, so much so, that I had to buy a new pair of shoes just for walking! Last week, we walked 18+ miles in 4 days! Where did we walk? Baby B and I walked-well all over, to Julie's [ MSK], Whole Foods for lunch and DQ for dessert, back to  Julie's and then just 'around' the hood. Mr. P joined us on the WF/DQ day, he loves DQ blizzards.
I have been knitting, everyday, and hours a day. Finished a pair of socks for my youngest, knitted an infant sweater and one of the socks for a special baby due in April, and picked up Eric's sock that I started months ago. Baby B also likes to help me with the piecing of a quilt I have slowly been putting together. This quilt though needs to be completed by the 20th of March, it has a date with a beautiful couple in Chicago.
The weather here on the Front Range continues to be unseasonably warm for February . I read  the 10 day weather report that maybe, just maybe, we will get some snow at the end of this week and beginning of next. Darn, I wish I could find my Farmers Almanac. I usually rely on this, it has rarely been wrong and if so not by much.
Happy Monday
It's been a cleaning house, grocery kind of day. 
Now though, it sewing time!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

SOCKS AND WALKS





KNITTING: I am almost done with the second stripy sock for my Minnesota girl. Living up North, hand knit wool socks are essential for keeping those toes warm, both inside and outside! 
[sock pattern is just a vanilla sock, yarn was bought at the Yarnery in Minneapolis.]
WALKING:The Front Range in Colorado has been experiencing rather warm Temps. of late! Baby B and I are out walking as often as we can. I pack our stroller with treats, fluids, diapers and quilts{ for the wind that has been blowing none stop out of the North}. Yesterday we walked a total of 6 miles!! That is a new record for us. B will usually nap for about 30-45 minutes during our walk but then is up pointing at everything and talking non-stop. She is an amazing traveler and loves to be outside in the fresh air, getting her vitamin A and D. Today, we will be walking down to Whole Foods with Grandpa for lunch. Whole Foods, round trip will only be about 4.5-5 miles, though hopefully less wind.
I have never understood the need to pay a gym membership for exercise, all one needs to do is leave the car at home at walk. We walk a lot now, doing simple errands that are within 4 miles round trip. If Eric and I go together we can actually carry home, with ease, a weeks worth of grocery needs.  
And as you can see, I have packing the stroller down to a science.
Please join me for

Monday, February 13, 2017

WEEK-END













Finished the front and the back of my Wolf River sweater on Saturday! The instructions say to block these pieces before sewing together, then add the sleeves. Easy enough, so far I like the sweater, though it looks a little big for my youngest daughter-wait and see.
Saturday afternoon I walked downtown to stand with Planned Parenthood. Over 1000 people showed up for the PP rally....yeah! I love how PP's goal is to see abortions reach ZERO procedures done here in the US. Yes, but in order for that to become a reality they cannot be defunded! All the work they do with Women's Health, GYN checks, Birth Control, cancer screens, STD, etc. and they treat men for all the above,{ except of course GYN checks.}..hehe.  It was wonderful and felt so good to stand with such an AMAZING organization.
I must admit though, I wonder why I have to do this again at my age. When are people going to accept women as an equal and entitled to Women Rights?

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