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High Fiber—Stitches and Snow

It was a great week for quilting. Common Threads met at Janet's, and we had a variety of projects.

Ellen is working on the second block for her Home Sweet Home quilt. She isn't sure if she'll make all…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on November 24, 2014 at 8:30am — 19 Comments

High Fiber—Winter's Arrival

The first snowblowers of the season were heard Saturday morning.

Vintage Stitchers met on Thursday at Diane's. Carol brought her Kaffe Fassett quilt, ready for border:…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on November 17, 2014 at 8:30am — 19 Comments

Blustery Weather: Need More Handwarmers!

   Brrrr... finally got to pull on my hand warmers this morning as I headed out the door into a very blustery November day!  But, I think I need to revisit my pattern as my wrists were still cold.  My warmers only covered my hands and I really could use some length to cover my frozen wrists!! Back to the needles!!

Added by Lisa Simmons on November 13, 2014 at 12:48pm — No Comments

High Fiber—Hare-brained Scheme

It might have been a hare-brained scheme to make four bunnies, but I finished the third boy bunny, this one for Johan.





Here's what he looks like without his little kimono. He's wearing garter-stitch booties and soaker, actually knitted as part of the legs and body.…



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Added by Peggy Stuart on November 10, 2014 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

I Did It! I Can Knit A Sweater!

It's the little things in life...like reading knitting books, and blogs and marveling at how other people can make beautiful sweaters, with necklines and sleeves! And after years of pushing myself and trying over and over, I've finally made a sweater that looks like a sweater, feels like a sweater and although it is a little big on me...the pattern size I was following said it was Size S...hmmm...it is still a wearable sweater!!! I even wore it to the grocery last night!!!

I must keep…

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Added by Lisa Simmons on November 5, 2014 at 12:48pm — No Comments

High Fiber—The Last Bunny...by a Hare.

I finished the second boy bunny, this one for Soren.





He and Zachy's bunny have the same attire, although the bunnies look very different, so we won't get them mixed up at Christmas. Daphne's bunny is wearing Mary Janes, actually knitted as her feet. The two boy bunnies get Nikes (also…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on November 3, 2014 at 8:30am — 13 Comments

High Fiber— Bunnies Multiply!

The girl bunny is finished, although I have plans for a sweater to go over her sun dress







Girl bunny went with me to Vintage Stitchers, where she met Julie's fox and elephant. They became fast friends.…



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Added by Peggy Stuart on October 27, 2014 at 8:30am — 7 Comments

A Sweater? How Adventurous!!

   My family, while always supportive of me and my craftiness...I mean crafting...is always happy to see me engaged in ANOTHER yarn project. They think it keeps me occupied so I don't worry about them, or worse yet, nag.  But this time after seeing a project begin to take shape, I think they are seeing just how…

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Added by Lisa Simmons on October 23, 2014 at 12:55pm — 5 Comments

High Fiber—Ready for Halloween

Common Threads met at Ginny's. Julie is almost done with her Girl Fox from Little Cotton Rabbits:



She has also finished the head of the elephant.



I started my first project from this designer (the…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on October 20, 2014 at 8:30am — 12 Comments

High Fiber—Monkeying Around

Ta-da! Mr. F. Is finished and waiting for his clothes.





I have one sleeve of his jammies (Union suit?) almost finished, but I've been hand-quilting, as you will see below.



However, while we're on knitting, I thought you would enjoy seeing Joanie's seal mum and…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on October 13, 2014 at 8:30am — 10 Comments

High Fiber—Blocks, Boxes and Boxtrolls

There has been lots of progress since my last regular blog post. The latest quilt top finished:





The border gave me a little excitement. This is what I had planned:…



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Added by Peggy Stuart on October 6, 2014 at 8:30am — 22 Comments

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 — 68 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

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