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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 — 1 Comment

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

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

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