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Peggy Stuart's Blog Posts Tagged 'therapy' (12)

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--Quilting Fun and Hitting the Road!

Vintage Stitchers met on Thursday out on Barbara's lovely covered patio.

Brenda had finished quilting her Hungry Caterpillar quilt. Her's the front:

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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 27, 2011 at 8:30am — 103 Comments

High Fiber--Doing for Others

Giving begins with family, so I have been working on Daphne's cardigan:
The pattern is The Bees' Knees from Mary Scott Huff's…
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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 20, 2011 at 8:30am — 65 Comments

High Fiber—Busy, Busy!

Vintage Stitchers met this week at Rebecca's. 



Diane proudly shows off her appliqué. Brenda, who is expecting another DGD gets advice on how to put a border on this quilt she's making from Dr. Seuss fabrics.



Ellen is back in town to visit for a couple of weeks.You may remember her pineapple quilt. She is finished with the top.…



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Added by Peggy Stuart on May 2, 2011 at 8:30am — 32 Comments

Dyeing for Socks...

A couple of weeks ago, I decided to enter the sock blank dyeing contest, so I threw a sock blank into my latest KP order.

I decided to use grape and lemon-lime Koolaid and Kroger brand Neon Food Coloring in blue. I didn't want to risk the microwave, because the one we have is pretty high-powered and everything takes less time. I didn't want to fry that yummy yarn! I…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 23, 2010 at 8:17am — 51 Comments

Oh! No! Mo' Snow!

It never fails! June comes, we're ready for summer, and then the snow! Last night the June snow fell.

Not that it was a surprise. Yesterday afternoon, Sunny and I went to Camp Hobe, outside Toelle, UT, to participate in a therapy animal activity with 120 young cancer patients and several other dogs and their handlers. I dressed warmly, but it was cold in the open pavillion. (I'll try to post some photos at a later date.) Sunny…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 17, 2010 at 4:14pm — 63 Comments

Knit One, Spin Another and Physical Therapy!

It has been a busy week. Physical therapy for thumb one day and for neck and shoulder the next, rinse and repeat!



I managed to almost finish my BSJ! I can't sew it up yet, because I'm unable to hold a needle with my splint on, and I'm not allowed to do anything but my exercises with it off. I have to get some buttons anyway, and we don't know the gender of the wearer yet. I think I will do something with the neck edge, too. The yarn is… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on December 9, 2009 at 6:49pm — 14 Comments

New Knitters!!!

There's almost nothing better than meeting people who are just learning to knit! Well, except for maybe a KP order filled with yarn, books and new needles! I was invited to a neighbor's house for a "Stitch and Bitch" session Sunday night.





Here I am with one of the knitters. (I'm the older one!) I took my spinning wheel. DH went along to watch football with the other husbands and the father of the hostess, Mary, who was there for a… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on October 21, 2009 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

On a Roll!

Well, I'm getting some knitting done, as you can see. I need to dig out my quilting and see if I'm able to do anything with needle and thread. Here's what I'm working on primarily, 30 minutes at a time, several times a day:





Above you see my Nonna's Garden Shawl up to row 7, and my CLC body up to row 6. (I used a provisional CO and will do my hem in with knitting the front side, as I did for the sleeves.) It's going slowly because, as… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on June 3, 2009 at 3:00pm — 8 Comments

I CAN KNIT! Well, a little!

I just got back from physical therapy, and the therapist says I can take off the splint and knit, but only for 30 min. at a time, and if it hurts at night, then I need to cut back. I'm going to take it easy, but I have started working on the first pattern row of my Nonna's Garden Shawl. When I get the first row done, I know the following rows will be easier, because I'll have the various blocks of color to tell me where to put the colors in the next row. After I finish work on the Nonna, I want… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on May 27, 2009 at 4:33pm — 21 Comments

Spin Cycle...

No, I'm not doing laundry. I've found one of my activities I can still do with the cast: spinning! No, not the kind of spinning they do at the gym! This kind:

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It was a nice day, so I took the wheel out on the front deck, so Rocky and Sunny could have some company while they enjoyed the sunshine. I have tried to knit, but just can't manage it with my thumb in… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on May 6, 2009 at 5:30pm — 18 Comments

Good News and Bad News

Fellow Knitters and Spinners: I just came back from seeing the orthopedist, and I have good news and bad news. The good news is, I didn't do this to myself by knitting, spinning, quilting or posting! In fact, I didn't do it to myself at all...unless I chose my parents.

The problem is osteoarthritis, plain, simple and...genetic. What a relief! I've spent the last two weeks limiting my knitting and spinning, because I thought I had been overdoing it. The bad news is, it will continue to get… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on April 9, 2009 at 1:57pm — 10 Comments

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