Sunday, August 26, 2007

Suttle lake and the Stitchin Post

My haul from the Stitchin Post: TWO knitting books and both contained so many patterns I want to knit. A paper pieced quilt of the Three Sisters and the Sisters area. A horse quilt pattern. Train fabric for Jayce's Christmas quilt and four, count 'em, four baby patterns. We went camping this weekend at Suttle Lake, just 20 miles from Sisters. Dan set up the trip for the extended family since Mari and family were in town from Ohio and wanted to camp. Hmmm, Suttle Lake....don't really like camping there. Yes it is a beautiful location, the wildlife is wonderful, squirrels, chipmunks, deer, osprey, but the camping is primitive. No showers, bathrooms, running water. BUT it is only 20 miles from Sisters and the Stitchin Post. A quilt shop among quilt shops. AND they've added yarn and knitting...a virtual paradise. It was worth the primitive camping!

After shopping there is the Sno Cap...been there for years and makes homemade ice cream and milkshakes. It's hard work shopping in a quilt and yarn store. Imagine that, my two favorite loves in one place!
My husband's favorite They got up EARLY to fish...I got up early to take pictures and then headed back to camp to knit on Savannah's sweater. The tulip cardigan raved about in the Yarn Harlot's blog.

Early sunrise on Suttle Lake.
I went fishing with my husband in his boat...but for pictures. And there were osprey hunting at the time. I was thrilled to get these shots. I missed the shot of the osprey in the water but got him lifting off without his breakfast.

Shega totally enjoyed her weekend. Finally Mom and Dad all to herself and her brother without grandmunchkins. She needed the attention. AND she loves to fish IF they're catching. Bet the smile doesn't give it away!

I spent some time in the Word this weekend when it was quiet in camp. Psalm 55 talked about striving in prayer together morning, noon, and night and I couldn't help but thank the Lord for all those that strived in prayer together for Christina and Andy to have children and then a successful pregnancy. I revisited Is. 43 and specifically verse 19 where it talks about God providing a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. Those verses were also precious when it seemed there would not be a pregnancy in Christina's future. But God provided both. I was able to share this passage and my prayers with Marci who has a niece going through infertility now. God did abundantly more than we could ask or pray....


  1. I am so excited that you want to join the New Pathways Knitalong! Would you please send me your email address so I can send you a Blogger invite (which will let you post on the blog)? Thanks so much!
    amanda AT the-woodruffs DOT net
    p.s. I haven't seen that Knitty Gritty, yet! When was it on? :)

  2. Why don't you join us for Monday night knitting at Streets of Tanasbourne? We meet from 7 to 9 p.m. at Bella Espresso (near the parking garage and Golden Wings). Several of the PDX-Knit-Bloggers go there: Judy of Persistent Illusion, Cindy of Knit for Joy, Karen of Knit Bitten, and me. We'd love to have you join us.