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High Fiber—Time To Vote

Well, it might have been a quiet week at Lake Wobegon, but not at our place. The biggest event was the arrival of the book. (The phone is for scale. The book is 8.5 X 11".)

I was very happy with the quality of the printing, especially the photos, which I…

Added by Peggy Stuart on October 19, 2020 at 8:30am — 7 Comments

High Fiber—Keeping Warm

Even with the cooler nights, the garden is still producing.

It's nice to have our own vegetables, especially as soup and stew weather…

Added by Peggy Stuart on October 12, 2020 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

Two new quilts

I am having surgery on my right elbow on Tuesday so I hurried to get these 2 quilts done.  The 1st one was made up of blocks made by members of the Machine Embroidery Buddies a few years ago.  The other one was also machine embroidered.  It just took a couple of days to make as I wanted a new fall quilt for a wall in my living room.…


Added by Janet/MO on October 11, 2020 at 7:07pm — 7 Comments

High Fiber—Cover Problems

I'm continuing to make progress on the whole-cloth quilt. I'm getting really close to the swag pattern on this side, as you might be able to see.

The Which Came First Shawl is still waiting to be blocked. Why didn't I get it done, you might ask? Well, I need to clean…


Added by Peggy Stuart on October 5, 2020 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

Here I go again

I don’t know how I manage this but I love these colors.  The block isn’t done yet.  I still have another round of triangles to put on this but it’s looking good  

Added by Kathy/WA on September 29, 2020 at 6:24pm — 3 Comments

High Fiber—Medieval Monks in the Monastery Had It Easier!

In spite of an incredibly busy week, I managed to bind off the "Which Came First Shawl."

I still have to weave in ends and block. In…

Added by Peggy Stuart on September 28, 2020 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

It does not have to end here.

I am a long time member of "Quilting With Us" (QWU).  I used to give virtual workshops here.  Like many others, I have ventured out as QWU became more quiet.

We are getting the warning that QWU is at risk of being disabled.  I fear this is a sign that QWU will one day be no more.

It has become like family here and the thought of losing the…


Added by MsDesigns on September 22, 2020 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

High Fiber—Taking a Breath

You may remember our Air Quality Index reading last week of 525 (September 12), which was "Hazardous." By Wednesday, we were down to 264. 


Added by Peggy Stuart on September 21, 2020 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

Checking in

Like others, I'm seeing that this site may shut down. I hope not. It has been a great place where we have developed friendships for many years.

The smoke from the fires has dissipated from here, at least for now. We still have a fire burning close by, but it should not affect us here at the Ranch unless lots of heat and major winds come back for a few days. 

I should be moving to an apartment here on the Ranch the end of October. It is brand new, except for the outer walls.…


Added by B J Elder/WA on September 20, 2020 at 4:48pm — 4 Comments

Quilting With Us Fate

Are we going to lose "Quilting With Us"?  I got a message that this Network is at risk of being disabled.

Added by MsDesigns on September 17, 2020 at 6:09am — 21 Comments

Pony Baby Quilt

A finish.  Finally!  I think the edges are rippling some because the binding may not be 100% cotton.  It was something in my stash inherited from a great-aunt.  She was quilting in her later years (the 1970's) with whatever was available.  And history is repeating itself, because that's what I'm doing now, too.  This one is going to a sweet baby girl in Idaho.  Machine pieced.  Machine quilted (domestic machine).  This quilt completely used up several of the prints here.  Stash busting…


Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on September 15, 2020 at 2:15pm — 4 Comments

High Fiber—Smoked

I really want to finish my whole-cloth quilt this year.

It's hard to tell that I've made any progress on it, but it really is happening. I've also made a…

Added by Peggy Stuart on September 14, 2020 at 8:30am — 7 Comments

Friends list.

Has anyone else had their friends list on their page deleted? I had three pages and now I only have 6 people on it.

Added by Irene Gallway on September 14, 2020 at 6:09am — 12 Comments

Here in Oregon

Hello, I’ve been debating posting on here for several days and finally decided to write.  I’m in the Willamette Valley of Oregon and we’ve had wild fires since last Monday night.  We were on level 2 ‘get set’ at one point.  Our future daughter in law’s family has all been evacuated from their homes.  As far as we know, none of them have lost their homes at this time, but they haven’t been allowed to go back to check.   I would really appreciate prayers from…


Added by Sue S. / OR on September 13, 2020 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Hello my "Stitching Friends"

I'm sitting here like a bump on a log. It's 6 a.m. and I hope I get more ambition then I have right now. I haven't had time this week to work on my quilt. Hope to make some progress on it today. Yesterday I cleaned out the fridge. I found stuff in the freezer that had been there so long that a package of chicken looked like dried Cod. And the pork chops looked the same. I need to go get my meat the day I want to cook it. There are three stores within walking distance so I have no excuse to…


Added by Irene Gallway on September 12, 2020 at 3:57am — 6 Comments

High Fiber—Sign of the Times

I've been working on my whole-cloth quilt while watching Star Trek: Voyager in the evenings.…


Added by Peggy Stuart on September 7, 2020 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

High Fiber—Happy Birthday, Rocky!

The Which Came First Shawl is inching along. …


Added by Peggy Stuart on August 31, 2020 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

Christmas Hankies

I’ve been wanting to make a vintage hankie quilt for awhile now. Last December, I bought 5 vintage Christmas hankies from a friend’s antique shop. The hankies are hand appliquéd on the background fabric. It’s machine pieced and hand quilted and is 55” square. …


Added by handstitcher/IL on August 28, 2020 at 4:19am — 8 Comments

Well I’ve gone and done it again

I may be crazy but it works for me. I decided to fill the border of my broken arrow quilt with another calligraphy design.  Yes I know they look like a jigsaw puzzle but they will all come together for a 96 inch border

Added by Kathy/WA on August 24, 2020 at 8:22pm — 3 Comments

High Fiber—Traveling for Free

This week I made overalls for Emil.…


Added by Peggy Stuart on August 24, 2020 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

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