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High Fiber—Spring at Last

Last week found me quilting again.

All the cutting is done and I've finished 11 of the 24 pieced blocks for BS2's baby quilt. It will have one appliqué block depicting a little horse, to represent the baby' shorthand year, "Year of the Horse." The blocks are from the quilt "Twin Stars" from …

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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 2, 2014 at 8:30am — 17 Comments

High Fiber—From Moose to Horses

Joanie finished the scarf and James Bond sweater for a friend expecting a baby. She dressed a moose in them and sent them off.

The pattern is the '50s Lounge Jacket from…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on May 19, 2014 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

High Fiber—Adorableness

Get ready for adorableness.

Georgette made these booties using a kit she bought during their recent trip to New Zealand. 

We met for Common Threads at Margareth's new place. She has moved in with her fiancée. The house is really nice. …

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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 10, 2014 at 8:30am — 11 Comments

High Fiber—Happy Endings

This week brought this wonderful book into my life, Tudor Roses (2013 edition) by Alice Starmore.

It's a reworking of the 1998 book of the same name, but with the sweaters…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on February 24, 2014 at 8:30am — 53 Comments

High Fiber—The Groundhog Lied!

We drove through the rain this week to reach Vintage Stitchers, which met on Thursday.

We had lots of show-and-tell. Here's Carol's 1600 quilt. Here's the backing.…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on February 17, 2014 at 8:30am — 22 Comments

High Fiber—In the Bleak Midwinter

Now that the film festival is over, it's time for lots of snow. It's a good time to stay indoors and quilt or knit. 

My "wow" for this week has to be Julie's Double Wedding Ring quilt, which she designed for her parents' 50th wedding anniversary. Julie used pillow cases for the photos because of the…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on February 10, 2014 at 8:30am — 29 Comments

High Fiber—Confessions of an Obsessive Project Starter

I'm really, really, trying to finish up some UFOs before starting any new projects. However, with two grandsons coming up on second birthdays, I'm under the gun to make two I-spy quilts. 

This week I started cutting out 4.5" squares for both quilts. So far, I have 31 cut for each. I need 25 more. I…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on January 13, 2014 at 8:30am — 19 Comments

High Fiber—High in the Clouds

It was a busy week, as usual, The little rug from my weaving class came off the loom. It's almost finished. I still need to decide the treatment for the fringe. Here's the front. 

The back is the same as the front, except that the colors are reversed, and the clasps show up. You might remember from last week…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on November 25, 2013 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

High Fiber—Winter Already?

On Wednesday a snowstorm hit. Not some wimpy October snow that melts as soon as it hits the ground, no!

This was a regular, full-blown snowstorm.

We went out early in the day for a get-together with friends we met during the presidential campaign last year. We went to Kneader's at Kimball Junction for breakfast and caught up on…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on November 4, 2013 at 8:30am — 29 Comments

High Fiber—Learning New Things

In Common Threads this week, we had a special meeting to view the video, "Learn to Love Needleturn" by Mary Sorensen

We gathered at our usual start time at Janet's to have a bite to eat before the meeting. We had eight people, in spite of our first real snowstorm, with…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on October 7, 2013 at 8:30am — 11 Comments

High Fiber—Close Calls

As always after a trip, there's lots of laundry and cleaning to do. I managed to make some progress on my appliqué project, though.

There was a lot of laundry to do when we got back, especially with the extra towels for the kids. Our ancient Maytag washer has taken to only liking to run one load…
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Added by Peggy Stuart on August 19, 2013 at 8:30am — 25 Comments

High Fiber—Adventures in Weaving and Other Fiber Fun

In spite of a busy week, there was some progress on several projects. The appliqué part of the Delectable Pathways quilt is coming along. 

I worked on it some during the Common Threads meeting, which took place at…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on May 20, 2013 at 8:30am — 19 Comments

High Fiber—Ready, Sett, Warp!

Common Threads met at Georgette's this week, and we had some varied projects. Margareth had finished this woven wrap:

Janet had made progress on her Dogwood Blossoms sweater. The photo didn't turn out, so I'll have to show it another time. Lone was working on needle felting:…
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Added by Peggy Stuart on May 6, 2013 at 8:30am — 17 Comments

High Fiber—Signs of Spring?!

Knit Picks had a sale I couldn't pass up! I've been spinning their Full Circle Spinning Roving for some time. I've started on the second bobbin (out of two) of "Fawn."
My plan is to weave a blanket…
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Added by Peggy Stuart on April 22, 2013 at 8:30am — 17 Comments

High Fiber—Back in the Harnesses!

Common Threads met on Thursday. Brenda has two new grandchildren coming. This quilt is for the boy:

And here's the back:…
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Added by Peggy Stuart on April 15, 2013 at 8:30am — 8 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…
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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 18, 2013 at 8:30am — 19 Comments

High Fiber—Warp Drive or Impulse?

I started warping/dressing my loom on Sunday afternoon. Um...I made a few mistakes.

My mistakes:
1. I picked soft, thin, stretchy, clingy sock yarn for my warp for a nice scarf.
2. The pattern that was my inspiration called for two yards. I upped it to three to make the scarf…
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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 4, 2013 at 8:30am — 25 Comments

High Fiber—Sleying the Mighty Reed And Other Adventures

Wednesday, Deanna, my weaving teacher, came to my house to help me set up my loom and give me a lesson.

Here she is showing me how she picks up four separate threads in order as they come out of the heddles and keeps them straight as she threads them through the dents in the reed, (sleying the…
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Added by Peggy Stuart on February 25, 2013 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

High Fiber—New Forms of Fiber Fun

It has been a busy week! Soren's Baby Surprise Jacket (BSJ) is finished. Here's the front.

I'm using the instructions in Elizabeth Zimmermann's…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on January 21, 2013 at 8:30am — 15 Comments

High Fiber—Out of Town, Out of This World

Common Threads met at Ellen's last week. Janet showed off her finished quilt top to commemorate her wedding anniversary:



A new participant, Margareth, brought some of the towels she has been weaving. Some of the designs are woven in, and some are done with cross stitch. They will be Christmas…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on August 6, 2012 at 8:30am — 24 Comments

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