July 22, 2010

Round in Bend...

Dave headed home after the 4th of July and we met up with friends Kristin and Sarah the next week, we really enjoy their company and their great kids.

Thursday we met up with Sarah and kids and did a Dye Along at a ranch outside of Bend. The host, Pam, used to have a shop in Sisters called Baarbaara's Wild and Wooly, now she has a shop in her ranch with many many tempting things! I bought some yarn from wool sheared from her own and her neighbor's sheeps!

We had great fun dying our sock yarn! I used chemical dyes, but the girls were able to do their own sock yarn (to be knitted by mommy later) using Koolaid dyes! Thanks Pam for hosting a wonderful morning!!

We went to the Picnic in the Park the Friday before the Sister's Quilt Show, Alex Anderson was the host and buddy Ricky Tims was there as well. We saw many gorgeous quilts while sitting out in the park with our knitting projects! The kids had a ball playing in the playground with Sarah and Kristin's kids too, might have fit a little visit in to the Stitching Post as well!

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The  Sister's Quilt Show was the next day, and of course that day was amazing with many gorgeous quilts!

I haven't visited some of my favorite shops here in Bend yet, BJ's and Sew Many Quilts, just pacing myself!! Could it be I have too much already, just don't need much more? NAAAAAH...

I have finished the first Monkey sock and am working down the leg of the second one, making progress...Here is a photo of the current one in progress, the other finished one is hiding somewhere!

But I am also learning a lot doing my newest project. Selbuvotter gloves, Annemor 18, they are progressing nicely, thanks to good advice and lots of questions to my friend Sarah...

I have also started piecing together my drunkard's path quilt, but showing you a row of 10 blocks doesn't sound too exciting to me, so I'll skip the photo!!

I have probably been doing too much in the heat and the sun and my MS is getting angry with me, so I have to learn to slow down in this heat. It is all a learning curve to me but I am still enjoying the activities and the girls are having fun, river floating trips, swimming pools, festivals, all makes for a memorable summer! Hope yours is going well!


kathie said...

thanks for sharing the quilts at the show, I have really enjoyed looking at your pictures.
my goodness these gloves are going to be beautiful
how hard is it knit them? hard to change colors so often?

Jenny McH said...

So enjoyed seeing all your photos of the quilt show. Must have been an amazing event to go to. What gorgeous girls you have! Sounds like you are having a wonderful time. PS. How can you knit in that hot weather?

The Chocolate Cat said...

Sounds busy but lots of fun! Enjoy the rest of your summer.

ruthsplace said...

Looks like you are having a fun time. Love the pictures of the sock blank dyeing.

colleen eskridge said...

Some wonderful times for you, love the sock dying, and that 8 pointed star is looking fab. Enjoy the rest of your trip.

Barbie Davis said...

Love all your photo's, what a great show!

Karol-Ann said...

Great photos. Your knitting looks amazing.

Barbara Karlsson said...

HI Cathi!

I hope you are well and that you will be back in blogland soon! I miss your updates!