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Angels' Wings

In place of my regular blog post this week, I decided to hold sort of a celebration of life for my dear friend, who passed away early Thursday after a prolonged illness.

I invited a few people to share their memories of Susan. If you have memories to share, you can add them in…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on September 29, 2014 at 8:30am — 14 Comments

High Fiber—Monkey Brain

My Mr. F. is moving along.







He's still headless, but at least he has arms now. They look rather flabby, though. I need to take him to Silver Sneakers with me so he can lift some weights.



Mr. F. has been a major UFO since 2009, when I got two arms and one leg done (almost) and quit. Now he's…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on September 22, 2014 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

High Fiber—Nesting for Winter, Part II

The quilt for Habitat for Humanity's Overall Ball fundraiser is coming along. I finished putting the blocks together with sashing, corner stones and a border.







This involved a consult with Janet and another one with Julie, as we were trying to get by with fabrics on hand. I was scrambling, but…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on September 15, 2014 at 8:30am — 7 Comments

What I Been Working on

Since my last post I have been knitting & doing some quilting projects so here they are

The Online range is a 4 ply yarn 

 

Online Yarn Silk Range Colour 109 a pair of socks for me

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Added by Janice Aitkens on September 9, 2014 at 1:08am — 7 Comments

High Fiber—Nesting for Winter

Why is my yarn stash in guest room?





This isn't even all of it. Not all of the yarn is in view. I would need a wide-angle lens to get it all in.

Back to the question: A few months ago we discovered we had moths, originating in our Navajo rugs in the storeroom. While I was sad about…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on September 8, 2014 at 8:30am — 37 Comments

A Busy Summer is Almost Over

While school doesn't start for 2 more days here in Boston, it does feel like it is over now that we are back home from our cottage  (well, except for the 90+ degree temps outside) and have to start getting mentally  prepared for the 5:15 a.m. alarm come Thursday.  I'm still feeling exhausted from a busy weekend, but it is a good tired.  Many changes over the past few months and reality is sinking in.

Our DD graduated from school with a PharmD and just recently passed her national…

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Added by PurlGirl on September 2, 2014 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

High Fiber—Cutting Up and Getting Out

The main activity for this week was my "Reflections of Butterflies in Lemonade" quilt top.







I started this quilt on Tuesday. It's the Disappearing Hourglass block from Missouri Star's Quilt Block magazine, the latest issue. There's also a video of how to make it on…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on September 1, 2014 at 8:30am — 10 Comments

High Fiber—UFO-a-go-go.

I had several irons in the fire this week, but the big news is, I'm coming down the home stretch on my Delectable Pathways quilt.

I got the top pretty much put together yesterday. I still have some appliqué to do on leaves that cross over seams. There are also two seams to sew, left…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on August 25, 2014 at 8:30am — 16 Comments

High Fiber—Needles and Pins

Chugging away on the Delectable Pathways quilt:

This is the last of three panels, and I only have two more flowers left to appliqué. 

The Puyallup Socks are done and on my feet:…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on August 18, 2014 at 8:33am — 16 Comments

High Fiber—Grandpa's Little Dividend

As you know, our trip to Oregon was necessitated by the arrival of our fifth grandchild and third grandson.

It gave us an excuse to visit our younger son and his family. Soren (now a big brother) especially enjoyed feeding dog kibble to the pups. (He also fed some to…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on August 11, 2014 at 8:30am — 19 Comments

High Fiber—A Look Back, Part II: Quilting

Last week, we had a look at some of my older knitting projects. This week I'm going to show you some of my quilting projects from yesteryear, before I started my blog. Let's start with my first quilt ever...sort of:…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on August 4, 2014 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

High Fiber—A Look Back, Part I: Knitting

While I'm on vacation, I thought I would report on some knitting projects I've made over the years, before I started my blog. For example, this is the first sweater I made for Charlie (my DH). 

As long as I've known him, he's been an avid skier. (It's funny; he didn't look like this when I married him. He's still pretty cute,…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on July 28, 2014 at 8:30am — 13 Comments

High Fiber—Love and Generosity

Wow! What a week! I always have to start with a photo, so here's Kay's rug:

She based this on a photo she took while on a cruise with her late husband. He helped her with suggestions and was a major contributor to keeping her interested in the project. It has been languishing since he passed away, but…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on July 21, 2014 at 8:30am — 24 Comments

Sewing Cabinet & Birthday

Well I just had 60th birthday on 17th it been a good birthday had some lovely flowers from my Grandchildren then from my daughter & son a Amazon Gift Voucher so i have ordered some quilting books plus got a book on the kindle & still have plenty left

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Added by Janice Aitkens on July 21, 2014 at 6:58am — 14 Comments

High Fiber—Baby Storms the Bastille..and Arrives Early!

The stork decided that Johan Aro Stuart needed to try out his BSJ and his Horse Baby Quilt sooner than scheduled. He arrived Saturday night, four weeks early.

Even though little Johan is pre-term, he is still a good size, 6 lbs 6 oz and 18" long. Other than some…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on July 14, 2014 at 8:30am — 68 Comments

High Fiber—She Completes Me

Mary Tudor is finished!

It was 68 days from start to finish, and I was…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on July 7, 2014 at 8:30am — 25 Comments

Lazy days

The end of the school year came and went. I have a limited amount of time for summer vacation. I had a fantasy that summer would hold a bit of a knit-a-thon. During the end of school, I got very little accomplished knittingwise. I did finally finish my second pair of socks for myself. i usually give them away. I tore through a pair for my DP. I thought I was being smart having her try on the unfinished pair, but in the end they did not fit. I ended up frogging them and have not started the new… Continue

Added by Julie Prerost on July 4, 2014 at 7:07pm — 3 Comments

Summer Quit

I had a pack of FQs a few years ago for a birthday gift they were P&B Textiles Chole range i had wanted to make a quilt with these there was 22 in the pack I used a flannel backing & cotton wadding/batting



Well i decided on doing a Quilt using the pattern Summer Porch from Quilts through the…

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Added by Janice Aitkens on July 3, 2014 at 1:33am — 15 Comments

High Fiber—Cutting Up

Two months into my Mary Tudor cardigan I thought I had the sleeves done, when I discovered a major oopsie while taking this photo:

Do you see it? (Sleeve cap on the left sleeve, to your right in the photo.)

The chart symbols for two of the colors are two different sizes of circles, not very…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 30, 2014 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

High Fiber—End of Winter? Beginning of Summer?

Just a few days before the first day of summer, we got a huge snowstorm.

This is the snow coming off the roof. Where we live, it's common to get snow in June, but it doesn't usually accumulate.

The storm hit on Tuesday, catching us by surprise (rain was predicted) as…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 23, 2014 at 8:30am — 43 Comments

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