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High Fiber—Rolling Over and Over in My Gravy.

What a week! Soren and his entourage came for Thanksgiving, since we won't be able to be together for Christmas this year. 

I spent most of the week cooking and cleaning. The kids arrived Wednesday night, and we had Thanksgiving dinner early in the evening on Thanksgiving. The dinner…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on December 2, 2013 at 8:30am — 44 Comments

High Fiber—High in the Clouds

It was a busy week, as usual, The little rug from my weaving class came off the loom. It's almost finished. I still need to decide the treatment for the fringe. Here's the front. 

The back is the same as the front, except that the colors are reversed, and the clasps show up. You might remember from last week…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on November 25, 2013 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

High Fiber—Classy Clasps and Shifty Shafts

Last weekend was the rug weaving class with Jason Collingwood, "Four-end Blockweaves." 

We met at the Officer's Club at Ft. Douglas in Salt Lake City. The class was sponsored by the Mary Meigs Atwater Weavers Guild.

Jason…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on November 18, 2013 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

High Fiber—Warped in Mind, Body and Looms

The first Waffle Scarf is coming along. I warped the loom for three, if things work out.

Of course, if I run out of weft (not likely) I can switch to a different yarn, but there should be enough warp for three. It's a waffle pattern normally used for dish towels. I found it on…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on November 11, 2013 at 6:30am — 11 Comments

High Fiber—Winter Already?

On Wednesday a snowstorm hit. Not some wimpy October snow that melts as soon as it hits the ground, no!

This was a regular, full-blown snowstorm.

We went out early in the day for a get-together with friends we met during the presidential campaign last year. We went to Kneader's at Kimball Junction for breakfast and caught up on…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on November 4, 2013 at 8:30am — 29 Comments

High Fiber—Bare Bones Dismantle

Halloween is nearly upon us! Was it worth waiting for?

I'll let you know next week. Something that I've been waiting for...although I still have some meat on my bones...was definitely worth it. Remember when I got the loom for my birthday, and we had to wait "for the snow to melt" to move it around…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on October 28, 2013 at 8:30am — 31 Comments

High Fiber—Spooky Times, Good Times.

The scarf I wove for my friend Rebecca is finished.

I hope to be able to give it to her this week. Rebecca let all the Vintage Stitchers go through the bins of fat quarters she wanted to unload, and we each came away with a pile of very nice quilting fabric. Later, she gave me a big…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on October 21, 2013 at 8:30am — 21 Comments

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

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