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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

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

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