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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 — 22 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 — 66 Comments

High Fiber—She Completes Me

Mary Tudor is finished!

It was 68 days from start to finish, and I was…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on July 7, 2014 at 8:30am — 18 Comments

High Fiber—Cutting Up

Two months into my Mary Tudor cardigan I thought I had the sleeves done, when I discovered a major oopsie while taking this photo:

Do you see it? (Sleeve cap on the left sleeve, to your right in the photo.)

The chart symbols for two of the colors are two different sizes of circles, not very…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 30, 2014 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

High Fiber—End of Winter? Beginning of Summer?

Just a few days before the first day of summer, we got a huge snowstorm.

This is the snow coming off the roof. Where we live, it's common to get snow in June, but it doesn't usually accumulate.

The storm hit on Tuesday, catching us by surprise (rain was predicted) as…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 23, 2014 at 8:30am — 43 Comments

High Fiber—Fiber Obsessed

The Mary Tudor is coming along.

The first sleeve is finished. I think the sleeve might be too long, but I can't tell until I block it and sew it in. Even though I started at the cuff, it's easy to lengthen or shorten a sleeve. I'll take out one round about where I want to start the cuff by cutting the…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 16, 2014 at 8:30am — 39 Comments

High Fiber—Hitting the Road

Soren's I-spy quilt arrived, and he is clearly enjoying it!

The top for the quilt for his baby brother (due in August) is almost done. Only the embroidered eye on the horse to do, and then off to the quilter.…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 9, 2014 at 8:30am — 19 Comments

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—Reflections

Soren's I-spy quilt is done and ready to send off:

Here's what it looked like after I got it back from Julie, who did the quilting.…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on May 26, 2014 at 8:30am — 65 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—Off With Her Head!

Like many of the victims of Henry VIII, I seem to have misplaced my head. I'm having so much fun with the Mary Tudor cardigan, I can't put it down.

Mary Tudor was the sister of Henry VIII and did not lose her head but led an adventurous life and apparently died of natural…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on May 12, 2014 at 8:30am — 20 Comments

High Fiber—Better Late Than Never?

Apologies for the late post. I found myself with my blog post written and no internet when the time came.

 

We left Tuesday of last week to head to Moab, parts south and lower elevations to spend more than a week in our little trailer. DH really enjoyed his Nook while we were traveling. We…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on May 8, 2014 at 8:00pm — 18 Comments

High Fiber—Getting out of Dodge

High Fiber—Getting out of Dodge

Another crazy week! However, the next week should be calmer. More on that later. The BSJ for BS2 is almost finished. 

Just the shoulder/sleeve seams and buttons to go. That won't take long, so I'm putting it off for a bit, since BS2 isn't…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on April 28, 2014 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

High Fiber—New Beginnings

This week has been crazy! Besides trips to eye doctor, dentist and Apple store for a new iPad, I made a trip to Shepherd's Bush and Needlepoint Joint in Ogden with friends from Common Threads. 

Shepherd's Bush has an entry way full of projects. …

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Added by Peggy Stuart on April 21, 2014 at 8:30am — 33 Comments

High Fiber—The Skies of Roswell

It's Like the Skies of Roswell! Except this is a different kind of UFO.

My Yei Figures Bag is finished except for adding the beads to the necklaces and bolos.

I decided to line it with some nice quilting fabric.…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on April 14, 2014 at 8:30am — 20 Comments

High Fiber—UFO Sightings

It's another week for UFOs. Janet's Sipalu Bag is finished!

Janet started this bag in 2008. She thinks of herself as a quilter, not a knitter, but she has the talent, learns new techniques quickly…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on April 7, 2014 at 5:30am — 7 Comments

High Fiber—A Few Happy Endings

The "Madison Romance" cardigan is finished:

I worked on the button loops at Diane's during Vintage Stitchers. Here is the link to my Ravelry page for the project.

Julie has been making progress on her Ladybug pullover for her granddaughter. She worked on it at Vintage…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 31, 2014 at 8:30am — 10 Comments

High Fiber—Spring Has Sprung

It has been another crazy week. Besides my spring cleaning, Ellen and I got together to watch Mary Sorensen's hand-appliqué DVD.

I got out my almost-finished block. This is the cardinal design she uses in this wonderful instructional DVD. I took her…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 24, 2014 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

High Fiber—Kiss Me, I'm a Quilter and a Knitter, and….

Vintage Stitchers met at Ellen's on Thursday. Rebecca is working on a new appliqué, of course. 

Carol brought her finished quilt to sew on binding. Here's the front.…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 17, 2014 at 8:30am — 15 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

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