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Reminder: SpinAlong Starts Tomorrow!

At noon Friday, February 5th (tomorrow), in your time zone our Spin Along starts.

Bring your fiber, your wheel, spindle or spinning device of your choice and join in. 

No other requirements than that you have a good time spinning for however much time you can devote to it. If you…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on February 4, 2016 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

High Fiber—Crossing Threads

Dolly's bed is finished:

I used a Sterilite Underbed Box 28 Qt., Model #1846 DH found at Walmart for $4.38. To keep the mattress from sinking into the depression when Dolly lies down, I cut a piece of an old political sign the same size as the mattress, which is 16 X 23”, 1” foam (left over from…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on January 25, 2016 at 8:30am — 17 Comments

High Fiber—Mostly Beds

Vintage Stitchers is meeting again after the holidays.

I took my finished Kaleidoscope quilt top to lay out on Janet’s lovely big floor. Most of the fabrics for this quilt are from Connecting Threads Kaleidoscope line, but a few from my stash thrown in. The background fabric is Kona Snow.…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on January 18, 2016 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

High Fiber—January Projects

Common Threads met at Margareth's on Thursday.

Three of our members have been participating in a class at Davidene’s called “Stitching Society.” I’ve shown off some of their projects previously. Janet is working…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on January 11, 2016 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

February 2016 Spin Along

Politicians spin.

Athletes spin.

Why spend time flapping your jaws or paying for a gym membership when you can have lots more fun spinning with us? 

Where? Right here, in the Knitting Community Spin Along.

When? Noon on Friday, February 5 - noon on Monday, February 8, 2016, in whatever time zone you're in.

Equipment: Spindle or wheel. (If you…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on January 7, 2016 at 12:26pm — No Comments

High Fiber—The Power, Light and Heat

We’ve had very cold temps, hovering around 0°. Squeekers found some sun to warm up in on the back deck.

Sunny’s flat screen had good reception until it got dark. (It’s mostly bird and squirrel shows, but she enjoys them.)…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on January 4, 2016 at 8:30am — 13 Comments

High Fiber—Want More Snow? Nah!

The Dolly Does Dinner outfit for Dolly is coming along. Here it is, dress knitting done:…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on December 28, 2015 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

High Fiber—Peace to All

Peace on Earth. I ask for this from Santa every year. It doesn’t hurt to try.

This photo was taken from moon orbit by crew of Apollo 8, Christmas Eve, 1968. I was a young mother at the time, and I remember it well.…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on December 21, 2015 at 8:30am — 13 Comments

High Fiber—Sweat Shop

Poor dolly is nekkid. All her clothes have gone to her as-yet-unnamed counterpart in Wisconsin. She looked good in the outfits before she got stripped down, though.

The Aran pullover I had so much trouble with came out nicely in the end. It’s the”Fisherman Knit Sweater” from …

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Added by Peggy Stuart on December 14, 2015 at 8:30am — 10 Comments

High Fiber—All Dolled Up

Most of my fiber time this week was spent making clothes for an 18" Madame Alexander doll, whom I've named Dolly. (Creative, right?) I finished the cardigan. Here it is on the model:

I couldn't get Dolly to hold onto the…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on December 7, 2015 at 8:30am — 10 Comments

High Fiber—Working for Santa

Thanksgiving cut into my play time this past week. However, I was able to get this doll sweater finished. 

The pattern is "Very Easy Cardigan for American Girl or 18" Doll" by Ceci…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on November 30, 2015 at 8:30am — 16 Comments

High Fiber—Feeling Grateful

For Joanie’s birthday present, I promised to sew together the paper-pieced pine tree blocks Julie, Janet and I helped her make.

They had been sitting in her craft room. Joanie has had a difficult year, health wise, and hadn’t been able to sew them together. She wants to embroider wild grasses over…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on November 23, 2015 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

High Fiber—Doing Dishes and Other Chores

My life is in pieces:

The Kaleidoscope Quilt is coming along. Here are four blocks on the design wall:

All of the centers are…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on November 16, 2015 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

High Fiber—Keeping in Stitches

The Busy Bee Throw is done.

I blocked it after it was sewn together, which was a challenge. I didn't have enough…

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

High Fiber—Life Gets in the Way

It has been a crazy week, but the Busy Bee Throw is coming along.

The arrow points to the top row of the three that still need sewing together. Coming down the home stretch. I think I have enough of the "Obsidian" to sc around the outside once, which should help it stay…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on November 2, 2015 at 8:30am — 13 Comments

High Fiber—Preparing for Winter

We have cranked up the furnace, and I'm working on hand quilting my "Peggy's Sistine Chapel."

It should make us feel warmer just looking it. It's the "Delectable Pathways" pattern by Mary…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on October 26, 2015 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

High Fiber—Fall Weather and Cozy Crafts

The hexagons for the Busy Bee Throw are done and I'm sewing them together:

The Pine Burr quilt is finished. We…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on October 19, 2015 at 8:30am — 11 Comments

High Fiber—Heading South

The Pine Burr Quilt is finished. (Well, it still need a label, but it’s as good as.)

The pattern was from McCalls…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on October 12, 2015 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

High Fiber—Fall Projects

The Pucker Up Socks are done:

I wore them to Common Threads on Thursday. It's nice to wear bright socks when it's cold and rainy outside. 

Georgette had finished this drop-stitch scarf, which Lynda is holding up. …

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Added by Peggy Stuart on October 5, 2015 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

High Fiber—Accelerating Towards Halloween

Vintage Stitchers met at Barbara's this week. Her home was already decorated for Halloween.

Diane was working on a scarf. The pattern is called "Lacy Leaves." She just had a copy with her, and there was no source, but she said it was from a booklet with four or five…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on September 28, 2015 at 8:30am — 7 Comments

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