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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

High Fiber—Bright and Cheerful

It was another busy week in the mountains of Utah. The leaves are turning and Park City Singers has begun practicing again.

Practice was Tuesday evening, the same day as out 50th wedding anniversary. DH picked me up early at practice, and we went out to…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on September 21, 2015 at 8:30am — 35 Comments

High Fiber—Passing of Time

The Fair Isle Flower Socks are finished and on my feet.

Thanks to Raveler Blackberryb for the inspiration. You can see her socks here. The pattern is…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on September 14, 2015 at 8:30am — 23 Comments

High Fiber—Love's Labors Found

This week Common Threads met at Janet's. She asked us to bring suggestions for gifts to make for neighbors or friends. Julie brought this book, Gifts from the Kitchen by Debbie G. Harman. It includes a CD with tags you can print out.

It's full of cookie recipes and other gifts suitable for neighbors, such as…

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

High Fiber—Dog Days of Summer

Vintage Stitchers met at Marilyn's. She met us at the door wearing this apron Barbara made for her:

She was working on a quilt for fall that will include this machine-appliquéd pumpkin block: …

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Added by Peggy Stuart on August 31, 2015 at 8:30am — 21 Comments

High Fiber—Fiber Really, Really High

We left last Sunday to camp in the Uinta Mountains of Utah, where lovely scenery abounds.

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Added by Peggy Stuart on August 24, 2015 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

High Fiber—Another Week at Home

Quilters! Finally, I have some quilts to show you. But first a little food.

Vintage Stitchers met at Janet's on Thursday. Marilyn brought this embroidered Christmas quilt center to show us. Now to put the borders on.…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on August 17, 2015 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

High Fiber—In Stitches

The Steampunk Shawlette is finished and in use:

The pattern is The Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief by Orange Flower Yarn. The yarn is …

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Added by Peggy Stuart on August 10, 2015 at 8:30am — 12 Comments

High Fiber—Herding Cats

Let's get the fiber fun out of the way first, since it was a minor part of my life this past week.…



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Added by Peggy Stuart on August 3, 2015 at 8:30am — 24 Comments

High Fiber—European Adventure

We're back from our trip, which included a Rhine River Cruise.

The Viking Sun was our ship. Crew and staff were outstanding, and we had a great time.…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on July 27, 2015 at 8:30am — 38 Comments

High Fiber—Three Years Before the Mast

Ah, the call of the sea!

We should be ending up our visit in Finland and getting ready to return home right about now. Internet is unpredictable on our travels, so instead of my usual fiber fun I've written this blog post ahead of time about the three years we lived aboard a…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on July 20, 2015 at 8:30am — 14 Comments

High Fiber—To Everything There Is a Season....

A time to be born and a time to...dye. At my place, summer is a good time to dye using the method I like best. The sun-tea method with Kool-Aid and food coloring.

 

I'm…

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

High Fiber—Summer Reruns

I'm on vacation, so I have some special blog posts scheduled.

Today you will get to read more about our vacation in Oregon in July, 2011, which included the quilt show at Sisters on July 9th. You can see all my photos from this event …

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

High Fiber—Packing It In

I've been trying to finish projects I'll need for the trip we're taking next week, like the Navy iPad Tote Bag. …

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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 29, 2015 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

High Fiber—Fits and Starts

The Echo Flowers Shawl is finished and in use:

Here's a closeup of the edge detail:

The…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 22, 2015 at 8:30am — 19 Comments

High Fiber—Cranking Away

This week I had my First Ladies Class at Davidene's. We made the Eleanor Roosevelt Block:



The book is Eleanor Burns' Tales of First Ladies. I love the fabrics Davidene picked for this project, and the designs in the book as well, but I'm not crazy about the piecing methods.…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 15, 2015 at 8:30am — 16 Comments

High Fiber—Giving in to Temptation

I couldn't keep from casting on the "Echo Flower Shawl."





I thought it might actually be useful this summer. I'm using Bare 100% Merino Lace Weight yarn from Knit Picks, and putting beads in where the…

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

High Fiber—Spring Fever

The Multi-scrap Scarf is coming along. Here it is with 30" completed:



Vintage Stichers met at my house this week, so I could get my turn in while there was little chance of snow and soon after my spring cleaning.…



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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 1, 2015 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

High Fiber—Heddles and Puddles

Well, I'm finally, finally, back to weaving. On Tuesday I rethreaded the heddles on my floor loom, using the warp that was already on the loom left over from a previous project.





I had to change the tie-up, too, to weave what I wanted, but it was easier than I thought it would be. I'm using…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on May 25, 2015 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

High Fiber—Spinning My Wheel or Spinning My Wheels?

My mother had an expression she used when she felt like she had worked all day and hadn't accomplished anything. She said she felt as if she were spinning her wheels (and not the kind of wheels that produce yarn. That's how my week has been.





However, I did get some work done on my First Ladies Quilt. The…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on May 18, 2015 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

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