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This week's activities included a trip to the Utah Quilting & Sewing Marketplace. My friend and neighbor Lynda and I drove down to the show. We met Karan and Margareth there, and ran into Brenda while there. I posted the photos I took in a separate blog, but here's just a taste.

  

If you follow the link you'll see many of the quilts that were on exhibit, but if I had taken a photo of all of them, I would have had to stay there another day and done nothing but take photos.

There were other things to see besides quilts, including a number of vendors. I was attracted to this embroidery machine (it attracted my attention because of the Steampunk butterfly motif).

 

 

During the week, I finished Vroni's cropped sweater.

 

 

I packed it up with the doll clothes and some other stuff for Daphne's birthday. It should have arrived already. When I got home from the PO, I found the kitty. Oops! I'll send it in the next package.

I was participating in the Debonair Designs knit-along (KAL) for the knitted petticoat and something else knitted (our choice), paired in an outfit. For the rest of the outfit I made another Mirabella Cardigan, this time in Orange.

 

 

Here's the dress by itself. I took the yoke dress from Joan Hinds' The Best Doll Clothes Book and lengthened the bodice. 

 

I think Mandy got worn out with all the fittings. She had to sit in my Shaker rocker for a bit.

Another Saturday...another protest. [Sigh!] This time, we and the pups are demonstrating to try to protect Bears Ears National Monument. Authorities estimated we had more than a thousand people present at the rally in front of the Capitol Building.

 

 

Bears Ears is a site full of structures made by Native Americans centuries ago.

 

  

 

I would like my grandchildren to be able to visit these sites as my children visited Hadrian's Wall and Fishbourne Palace in the UK. I can't believe people will allow these sites to be damaged by exploitation by energy companies, not to mention the exotic beauty of the landscape. Of course, I think our most wonderful National Monuments were build by God. (Don't get me started! OK, I got myself started. Sorry. No, I'm not really sorry. This is important.)

Speaking of landscape. Our gardener came back and put in an appearance. This is the one who prunes our wild roses and aspen trees. (The squirrels change the location of our bulbs, always an improvement.)

 

What's on my needles: Waiting to CO for...?

What's on my Featherweight: More doll clothes, maybe some shorts for Zachary Jr.

What's on my loom: Still waiting.

What's on my wheel: Stanzi also still waiting.

What's on my iPad/iPhone: Finished The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson. Then listened to Sleep Tight by Rachel Abbott, another nail-biting mystery. On the Kindle app, I’m still reading Dying to Read, The Cate Kinkaid Files Book #1.

What's in my wine glass: Crane Lake Malbec, a staple. Same as last week. I have had some other wines since last week, seriously.

What's my tip of the week: Vacuuming frequently helps prevent moth damage.

Note: This blog post was produced on the iPad and the MacBook, using the iPhone for some photos and some photo processing. No other computer was used in any stage of composition or posting, and no Windows were opened, waited for, cleaned or broken. No animals were harmed during the production of this blog post.

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Comment by Peggy Stuart on May 13, 2017 at 5:27pm

Barbara, it isn't nice to fool Mother Nature. 

Comment by Barbara Graham on May 13, 2017 at 1:28pm

Gorgeous quilts!

Last year some nutcases were taking selfies in Yellowstone in spite of the frequent signage warning of delicate formations and boiling hot water. One man died when he fell in. Others were arrested for the destruction they caused. What is it with these people?

Comment by Peggy Stuart on May 10, 2017 at 9:08am

Carol Ann, I think our squirrels go to a special school to learn how to relocate bulbs! I don't have any petunias, but I'll keep that in mind for squirrel salad.

Irene, I agree completely. I think people have forgotten what it's like to see and learn about structures made by our ancestors, not to mention the glory that was created by God/Mother Nature. If there's no money to be made, some people don't see the point.

Comment by Irene Gallway on May 10, 2017 at 12:57am

Beautiful quilts. You have the best dressed dolls. I look forward to seeing what you make for them each week. I have to agree about people wanting to get rid of long time historical sites.  I would much rather visit these sites then go shopping in huge malls.  

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton on May 9, 2017 at 3:30pm

Funny ... Your squirrels must visit me here in California.  My bulb locations are always changing!  We don't have moose, however, but we do have jackrabbit who l.o.v.e. petunias!  They must have great salads since the blossoms disappear regularly.

Comment by Peggy Stuart on May 8, 2017 at 7:56pm

Bonnie, I think moose and deer have similar tastes in what they like to prune.

Janet, I agree! Bears Ears has the added dimension of being sacred land to our local Native Americans. I think about how I would feel if someone came and started drilling for oil or digging for coal inside my church.

Comment by Janet/MO on May 8, 2017 at 7:29pm

It breaks my heart as well to hear of the possible destruction of historic sites.  We need to encourage our children & grandchildren to cherish them & that not everything in this world has to be based on making the ole' mighty dollar! 

Comment by Bonnie on May 8, 2017 at 5:38pm

What a handsome gardener!  (Somehow moose make me smile, but I am annoyed by our ever present deer pruners).

Comment by Peggy Stuart on May 8, 2017 at 11:32am

Rebecca, you're so right! Once gone, we can never get them back.

So many quilts are my favorite! I keep changing my mind.

Comment by Rebecca Sundberg on May 8, 2017 at 9:42am

More beautiful doll clothes!  I went into the blog site and oh, my - some incredible workmanship - I especially liked the triptych and think that was my favorite.  Second favorite, the one you've posted above done by the German man. The talent of all of the quilters is amazing.  Works of art.

I so agree about protecting historical sites.  My heart breaks when I see the destruction of those historic sites in the Middle East for example. Once gone, we can never get them back.  

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