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High Fiber—Spinning and Piecing

This week was taken up in part with quilting. Here is the third Pine Burr block:





And the fourth:



And the…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 2, 2015 at 8:30am — 37 Comments

High Fiber—Peggy Visits the Frog Pond

On the bright side, the first appliqué block of the First Ladies Quilt, the "Martha Washington Wreath," is finished.







There will be two of these, and I have started the second one. I'm using the needleturn method. My local quilt shop, …

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Added by Peggy Stuart on February 23, 2015 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

High Fiber—Winding Down the Year

Christmas day at our house started out like this:

It execrated from there. In a word: Bedlam!

The day after Christmas is my birthday. Rather than go out to breakfast as we usually do, we ate at home and the ladies went out for pedicures. Miss Daphne got her first pedicure.…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on December 29, 2014 at 8:30am — 8 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—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—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—Terrible or Terrific Technology?

Common Threads met at Georgette’s on Thursday. Georgette is working on her second Mother Bear Project bear:

Lynda finished her sheep baby sweater:…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on September 23, 2013 at 8:30am — 12 Comments

High Fiber—Leonbergers and Spinners and Bears...Oh, My!

Common Threads met this week. Joanie was working on her second Mother Bear bear:

Her first bear is in a knit shop in Salt Lake City, hopefully recruiting more people to make bears for the project, which sends them to children who have HIV or…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on July 22, 2013 at 8:30am — 30 Comments

High Fiber—In All Directions

The Tour de Fleece (TdF) continues. My third “bump” of Full Circle Roving is more than half done. This is the first bobbin of "Carmel."

The second bobbin is on the wheel.

In Bunny Suit progress, the right leg is done. The left leg has been cast on and a couple of inches finished.…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on July 15, 2013 at 8:30am — 11 Comments

High Fiber—The Tour Continues....

After the first full week of the Tour de Fleece (TdF), my second “bump” of Full Circle Roving is finished. 

This was my exhausted wheel, Stanzi, a Kromski Sonata, who was ready to ply after a night’s rest. Here’s a look at my progress. (Notice she has her back to the TV.…

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

High Fiber—Around and Around With Tour de Fleece...and Other Stuff

Tour de Fleece has begun. Here’s my first finished bobbin:

If you aren’t a spinner and don’t know about the Tour de Fleece, it’s a spinning activity that coincides with the Tour de France every year. We started Saturday. The one I’m participating in is on…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on July 1, 2013 at 8:30am — 39 Comments

High Fiber—A-bobbin, A-weavin', A-spinnin' and A-quiltin'!

What a week! Julie brought this quilt of Barbara's to Vintage Stitchers on Thursday:

She had finished the quilting. Barbara inherited it from a friend who passed away.

Barbara also showed us this lovely confection she had just finished piecing/appliquéing.…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 17, 2013 at 8:30am — 14 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 …
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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…
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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 3, 2013 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

High Fiber—Spring Comes to the Mountains!

Our daffodils bloomed just in time for Mother's Day!

The hummingbirds are back, too. The hiking trails are almost clear of snow. The mud is starting to dry on the trails, so we decided to take a hike in Toll Canyon, near our home, on Wednesday. It looked like a nice day when we started out, but it…
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Added by Peggy Stuart on May 13, 2013 at 8:30am — 12 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—Progress on All Fronts

I've been spinning some Knit Picks Full Circle Spinning Roving in various colors. Currently, I have "Pigeon" on the wheel. Here are all the colors together:

All that's missing from the photo is the fiber currently on the wheel (although you can see some of the pale-gray "Pigeon" already spun in the…
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Added by Peggy Stuart on April 29, 2013 at 8:30am — 27 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—Mat Finish!

Here's a new yarn for you: plastic bags!

(My thanks to Angelkarhu, aka Angel Bear in the Knitting Community, for coming up with this suggestion. Her grandmother made something like this for use in the sauna.) I found the cutting instructions …
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Added by Peggy Stuart on April 8, 2013 at 8:30am — 16 Comments

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