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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:…


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


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


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

High Fiber—Rolling Over and Over in My Gravy.

What a week! Soren and his entourage came for Thanksgiving, since we won't be able to be together for Christmas this year. 

I spent most of the week cooking and cleaning. The kids arrived Wednesday night, and we had Thanksgiving dinner early in the evening on Thanksgiving. The dinner…


Added by Peggy Stuart on December 2, 2013 at 8:30am — 44 Comments

High Fiber—Back from Wyoming.

Important things about Wyoming:

Yes, there are buffalo (bison, a great fiber animal). It's The Equality State, the first to give women the right to vote and the first to have a woman governor. We lived there when we were young, and our first child was born there.
It's also the home of…

Added by Peggy Stuart on August 12, 2013 at 8:30am — 11 Comments

High Fiber—Fun Finishes

My friends and I have been finishing things this past week. Here's Janet's latest quilt top:

She brought it to Common Threads for show-and-tell. The pattern is "Bars of Gold" from Pam and Nicky Lintott's …

Added by Peggy Stuart on June 10, 2013 at 8:30am — 13 Comments

High Fiber—Summer Here at Last!

Wow! What a week! Monday we shopped the Memorial Day sale at Hancock Fabrics and got the fabric to recover the seat cushions and pillows for our porch furniture:

The fabric on the seat cushions and two of the pillows is UV outdoor fabric, so we can leave them out. The plain brown is not designed for outdoors, but I can take the pillows in at…

Added by Peggy Stuart on June 3, 2013 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

High Fiber—Happy Memorial Day!

We had Vintage Stitchers at my house on Thursday. Barbara finished sewing the binding on this quilt while she was here.
Carol has been working on this "moment of insanity" quilt. (I've had several like that.) The reason it's a moment of insanity quilt is because she had no idea how many…

Added by Peggy Stuart on May 27, 2013 at 8:30am — 10 Comments

High Fiber—So Many Projects, So Little Time!

In spite of my injuries, I made it to Vintage Stitchers this week.

Julie picked me up. She brought several quilts she had finished for members of the group. This hibiscus quilt was a kit Ellen bought in Hawaii. It's all batiks. Julie did a great job quilting…

Added by Peggy Stuart on March 18, 2013 at 8:30am — 19 Comments

High Fiber—Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year!

Christmas was good, but my birthday, which started at a few minutes after 10:00 PM, which was a few minutes after midnight in Florida, where I was born many, many years ago, sucked! Well, this was supposed to be the "Big 70." It was, actually 70, but it was by far the worst birthday of my life, if you don't…


Added by Peggy Stuart on December 31, 2012 at 9:08pm — 5 Comments

Helping Others at Thanksgiving and Christmas

It's Thanksgiving time, and I'm feeling grateful for the roof over my head and food on my table. Not everyone is so lucky. When I drive to Salt Lake City, I often run into people with signs that say, "Homeless. Please help."

Friends have told me that they are reluctant to give money to these people, because they are concerned that it won't be used for food. Even if they use it to buy food at a fast food restaurant or convenience store, they won't get much for their…


Added by Peggy Stuart on November 19, 2012 at 8:30am — 28 Comments

High Fiber—Back To Normal Again.

After the long trip home from Golden, Colorado, I had to get up in the morning to go to Vintage Stitchers. It was worth it, though. Brenda had this wonderful tesselation quilt to show off. She's putting the binding on now.

Rebecca has started a new appliqué project (of course)! She has all the pieces glued…


Added by Peggy Stuart on November 12, 2012 at 8:30am — 14 Comments

High Fiber—Progress on All Fronts

We've had some progress on all fronts here. First, we finally got our first snowfall of the season. This was my back yard:

The resorts are happy. Now if it will stay cold enough, maybe they can keep some of it to form the base they will add to when they make snow. (All of our local…


Added by Peggy Stuart on October 29, 2012 at 8:30am — 19 Comments

High Fiber—Talented Friends and Craftsmen

Common Threads met at Julie's on Thursday. Julie had this Halloween quilt on the wall:

The blocks were pieced, but the "appliqué" squares are cheater cloth. (For non-quilters, cheater cloth is cloth printed to look like pieced or appliquéd fabric.)…

Added by Peggy Stuart on October 22, 2012 at 8:30am — 7 Comments

High Fiber—Busy Days and Nights.

My head is still spinning from the week's activities! However, I had lots of time to work on the Dogwood Blossoms cardigan:

In the center at the top, you can see where I bound off for the armholes and cast on…


Added by Peggy Stuart on October 8, 2012 at 8:30am — 18 Comments

High Fiber—Vintage, Volts and Votes!

This week was Vintage Stitchers. We met at Rebecca's.
Rebecca is our appliqué queen, as you can see from this quilt mounted on her living room wall. It's from Kim Diehl's book, Simple…

Added by Peggy Stuart on October 1, 2012 at 8:30am — 24 Comments

High Fiber—Nice Days and Cool Nights.

The colors are changing at our house. Here's what our street looks like:

It still isn't cold yet, but we take the basil plant in at night. We often get a light snow in September, but it hasn't happened yet. Maybe soon.

The demolition continues. Today Tom is putting up a barrier to keep the demo/construction dust on the "job" and our of our…


Added by Peggy Stuart on September 24, 2012 at 8:30am — 25 Comments

High Fiber—Wool, Work and Wonders.

It was a busy week! Sunny and I went to visit clients in the nursing home as usual on Tuesday.

Then we had Common Threads on Thursday. My friend Ellen is working on this French Braid design for a quilt top (above). Kay finished a baby blanket for her cleaning lady, who is expecting (below).…


Added by Peggy Stuart on September 10, 2012 at 8:30am — 30 Comments

High Fiber—Life Gets Peachy.

This week brought another trip to Colorado, which meant...more knitting time!
I had volunteered to drive, but we had plenty of other volunteers, so I got to be a passenger, allowing me to finish 1.5" on the body of my Dogwood Blossoms Cardigan. Will I have it done in…

Added by Peggy Stuart on August 20, 2012 at 8:30am — 18 Comments

High Fiber—Of Mice and Mitts

The Ravellenic Games are over, along with the London Olympics. (Do I need permission to mention the "Games?" If so, I ask for forgiveness.)

In spite of being incredibly busy with other things and sick for one day last week, I managed to finish three pairs of fingerless mitts for…


Added by Peggy Stuart on August 13, 2012 at 8:30am — 27 Comments

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