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High Fiber—Quilt Shop, Quilt Show and Fun With Friends

Big news! We finally have a local quilt shop with the opening of Davidene’s Quilt Shop just a few minutes from my home!

One of the great things about this quilt shop is the fact that they sell Connecting…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on October 14, 2013 at 8:30am — 21 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—Cold Weather, Good Life!

Snow arrived in Park City last week. That's Sunny, checking out the snow on the front deck.

We usually get a light snowfall in September. This year it was unusual, though. We had five  days of  light to medium snowfall with some accumulation on rooftops and shady areas. It's gone now, but the temperatures have stayed…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on September 30, 2013 at 8:30am — 12 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—Amazing!

Vintage Stitchers met on Thursday at Barbara's. She was trying to get some advice about her new batik quilt.

The pattern is a "block of the month" (BOM) from Kreative Threads. The pattern name is “Bits and…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on September 16, 2013 at 8:30am — 12 Comments

High Fiber—Beautiful Bears, Bigger Blankets, Beautiful Ballads and Budget Books

Joanie has finished another bear for the Mother Bear Project:

You can just see the petticoat with a picot edge peeking out from under the skirt. (Joanie is a fantastic designer.) These bears go to children who have HIV/AIDS, mostly in African…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on September 9, 2013 at 8:32am — 64 Comments

High Fiber—Cloudy Days; Bright Colors, Kids and Pets

Have I been busy? Isn't it Labor Day? The placemats are coming along:

The yellow is the center of the placemat. I'm using Dishie worsted in Fiesta RedConchClementine and Creme Brûlée, with just a touch of Swan.
The Waffle Sweater is…
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Added by Peggy Stuart on September 2, 2013 at 8:30am — 66 Comments

High Fiber—Small, Beautiful World!

On Wednesday, Karan and I went to Joanie's to help her with her paper-pieced pine-tree blocks.

She has such an aesthetically pleasing work space! Here's what it looked like when we arrived:…
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Added by Peggy Stuart on August 26, 2013 at 8:30am — 37 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—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…
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Added by Peggy Stuart on August 12, 2013 at 8:30am — 11 Comments

High Fiber—Dressing Ashley!

I’m away on vacation, and in the place of my usual blog, I’ve decided to give you a special treat.

When our 20-year-old granddaughter was little and we had just come back from living in Indonesia, I bought an…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on August 5, 2013 at 8:30am — 24 Comments

High Fiber—Final Finishes

With the end of Tour de Fleece (TdF), most of the participants have moved on (or back) to other projects. 

One of the projects I returned to was the pillow covers, the class project for my Craftsy class, “Floor Loom Weaving.” After the fabric was ready to take off the loom, the next step was to look…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on July 29, 2013 at 8:30am — 6 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—Finishing, Fulling and Phones.

My favorite project for this past week is still my woven bag, now with lining and in use as my handbag:

There’s even room for a small knitting project and my iPad, but the bag itself isn’t heavy. The handles came from Joann’s. The homespun lining came from my fabric…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 24, 2013 at 8:30am — 24 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

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