World Wide Knit in Public Day–Better living through stitching together!
McKeesport Library hosted a Knitting in Public event Saturday June 18th and I drove over the Monongahela River and back to attend. I’m so glad I did. Everyone was so welcoming. It was a perfect summer day though sitting under the tree in the shade was just right.
I was invited to join the group for a picnic lunch, which was delicious and generous of them to include me.
Jody, visiting family in McKeesport but now living in Gainesville FL, reads the history of World Wide Knit in Public Day telling the group how it was started in 2005 by Danielle Landes with just 25 events and now it’s over 850 around the world.”
Jody’s daughter Ellie, going into Fifth grade, was the youngest member of the Knit in Public Event.
Many of the women knit hats, blankets and or shawls for Chemotherapy patients and donate them to several hospitals including Magee and Veterans.They get together throughout the year on Thursdays.
Another Ruth just started knitting but she has crocheted beautiful Butterfly shawls and blankets. Some of the women knit at the Magee Hospital group which hosted a KIP event today, too. There were events at Mt. Lebanon Library and Steel City Fiber, too. And if you go to the site, you will see there was KIP in the Arctic Circle, too.
Kim’s two color knitted hat matched both her shirt and pants!
Weaving by Judith G, hostessing the KIP event. The weaving is for a class she’s going to be teaching this summer.
Picnic Lunch- BBQ chipped ham is a Pittsburgh specialty
The library was built in 1902
Architect was William J. East and is a National Historic Landmark
from the front- what a lawn to mow!
One of the women, Pat, mentioned she was on her way to the McKeesport Heritage Center for another event.
What is so rare as a day in June?
Friday June 10th
Book signing after the reading
Note: Roberta Hatcher’s book cover of French Lessons is shown in postcard form above- Watch for information about upcoming Book Release Party Finishing Line Press
Timons Esaias 2015 Louis Award winner On Friday, June 24, and Saturday, June 25, from 7:00pm to 10:00pm, get your autographed copy of the book directly from Timons at In Your Write Mind, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA. or click his name to buy from Amazon link. Published by Concrete Wolf
Poets Michael Wurster mentor, poet, teacher, Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange founder, (front right)
Michael Wurster and host Pastor Kathy Hamilton-Vargo
A fellow blogger, Yvette, asked me how many of these People at Work portraits are in the series. I have lost count! I started this project a long time ago. I will know soon, though, once I dig in the archives.
Yesterday I posted Piano Tilting, Tuning and Repair as part of my People at Work Series- Primarily Pittsburgh.
What I didn’t mention is that I was invited to have a show at Panza Gallery in Millvale in July -July of 2018! This gives me plenty of time to photograph new People at Work.
I’ve had a lot of people working in my house this year, too.
When I taught photography at high school, I shared my People at Work portraits to students so they could a variety of people doing different jobs. I think that’s how the series started. I’d engage with the person working and talk to them about my project.
Now I’ve made up some postcards and it adds some legitimacy to the project and keeps me on track and determined to work on photographing new and interesting portraits.
Craig Morrow on the Left from Bicycle Heaven, Mark Panza at work, framing,Ron Ray slicing strawberries for his funnel cake business, and at the top right Brye with her delicious baked goods at her and her husband’s excellent coffee shop- Zeke’s. My middle portrait is the cotton candy man from PNC Park.
Today plumber Pete Tomkins returned to replace my bathroom faucets. He already put in a hot water heater. I found him through my electrician Scott, (I still need his photo) who put in the breaker box so Dan McDonald could install my new furnace. It’s a regular family tree.
I had photographed Pete a few weeks ago when he installed the hot water heater.Thanks for agreeing to be in the show People at Work- Primarily Pittsburgh.
Thanks Pete, for entrusting me with capturing your wonderful good nature!
Seriously considering what to do next about my old plumbing???
Where the Allegheny and Monongahela meet to create the Ohio River at the Point.
Harmony – the weekly photo challenge.
I thought a report from Harmony, PA would make an interesting and different post.
Always seeking fresh blog content.
I was already out in my car and drove along the Ohio River without the the GPS. When I put Harmony PA into Maps App I was taken first to the street signs at the bottom of this post. Harmony, Pennsylvania is about 30+ miles north of the city, Pittsburgh.
Unfortunately the Harmony Museum was closed for the day by the time I got to town so will find a willing friend and return. (Preferably on a Spring day with some blue sky.)
I read they have a German Christmas Market, too. Views of Main Street and
We will have lunch at the Stohr Haus Bakery .
Have to plan to arrive at the right time, next time.
Open Wed-Fri 7-2 Saturday 8-2
Below -the Historical Marker for the Harmonist Cemetery.
“Graves were not marked”
Have you ever seen a cemetery without a single marker?
Today I shopped in the gallery- bought tea towels and a baby quilt.
Because I took a circuitous route, avoiding the interstate and driving the secondary roads, my phone GPS took me to 3 Harmony signs near the town of Baden, PA. Unintentional but interesting to find three Harmony signs.
Received a great response from Harmony Museum Thanks Ruth!! A great time to visit us next would be June 11th. It is our Herb & Garden Fair (at our Harmonist Barn), Fiber Festival in town, and Springfest in town. Lots going on! Free shuttle between the barn and town. Food, entertainment, artists, demonstrations, so much to photograph that day! Starts at 9 am and runs until 3 pm, though the shops are open later than that!
Not certain that’s a word, deicing,de-icing but before Pittsburgh takeoff, a team sprayed down the plane.
Flying in January can be feel iffy in northern climes.
The beginning of my midwinter break last week. Preparing to leave winter for a lovely warm week, part one. Grateful for the crew who deiced the plane!
Thank you for visiting the blog and clicking the ‘like’ button and/or leaving some good words. I appreciate your taking the time to look at the photographs. If you’ve been with me this year, you’ve already seen these images but after reading the Annual Review of my Blogging Year from WordPress, I wanted to capture 2015 myself. What I notice is I like weather, people, family and night photography.
I wish you a new year filled with good health and happiness.
A few of my favorites from 2015- I skipped over most of the food photos. Will take new ones in 2016!
Grandkids visit “Cloud Arbor is made up of 64 steel poles reaching 32 feet into the sky, embedded with nozzles that spray a fine mist of water, creating the effect of a spherical cloud suspended in the air.” (artist Ned Kahn)
Some of the family photos-
People at work and play
Before Thanksgiving vacation, I was looking for the game Scattergories. It was sold out in two places I’d looked. (and it wasn’t in this discount store either) It’s still on my list.
When I see a Claw Machine I think of random news reports about small children getting up into them somehow.,
I asked if the Claw Machine was popular which was a dumb question cause there she was refilling it with loads of stuffed animals. Turns out there is a lot of info about the Claw Machines and the mechanical cranes. Here is an article about The Science Behind the Claw Machine Will Enrage You at Buzzfeed
Then I looked up How to Win at the Claw Machine, not that I want to win any of the stuffed animals but wondered if there was a strategy. click- Win at a Claw Machine
I’ve not attempted to use one……..yet.
In fact, I didn’t even know there was science or strategy behind it!
Trio. You know I had to put the obvious first. The literal.
Dwayne Dolphin on bass at the Trimont for the Touchstone Fundraiser. I’ll have to get the names of the other musicians.
Recycling in Zagreb
Silhouettes watch city in fog -Duquesne Incline Platform
A repeat if you’re a follower -I think this trio is hard to top
Lots of good.things come in threes. There might have to be a second gallery of Trio this week.