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Getting old is NOT fun.

It's a dull day here in the East and I plan to hit the sewing machines as soon as I can get the gumption to get out of this chair, and get dressed. Tues. I walked across town to vote at the elementary school. Yesterday I washed all the floors and rearranged some furniture and today I haven't got enough energy to pull a hat off my head. Old age is NOT my friend. I'm going to a church Supper tonight. I thought it was yesterday. After I got my floors done I took a shower and changed my clothes…


Added by Irene Gallway on June 14, 2018 at 5:09am — 13 Comments

FYI Thimble sizing


There are several ways you can measure your finger to order the right size thimble to fit you just right. The thimble sizes are based on US ring sizes.

Measure the finger at the base of the nail on the finger that you want to wear the thimble. For taller thimbles, measure between the base of the nail and your first…


Added by Pam/NY on June 13, 2018 at 1:32pm — 3 Comments

Is anyone familiar with this pattern?

I purchased this vintage quilt top at an antique mall two years ago. It has 36 blocks in various colors. The stitching is excellent! I've been unsuccessfully trying to find the name of the pattern or see other examples. Any ideas?…


Added by handstitcher/IL on June 13, 2018 at 7:11am — 5 Comments

Skinny fingers...

I have been dieting since Thanksgiving. My 45th nursing school reunion is in the Fall. Just my luck, the weight came off my fingers!!! I can't keep my trusty ole thimble on. It keeps flying off. I scotched taped it on! 

What thimble do you find works best for you. I still love the metal ones...probably cause, that's the kind my grandma used and taught me to use.

We have had some spectacular sunsets this…


Added by Pam/NY on June 12, 2018 at 8:47am — 12 Comments

High Fiber—Inside Out

It was a short week, due mostly to a medical procedure, part of my preventative care. (That's the "inside" part.) However, that's over, and all is well.…


Added by Peggy Stuart on June 11, 2018 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Wow! Has it been that long?

Hi all! 

Looking at the last time I posted I was shocked to see it’s been almost 2 years! I do pop in from time to time to see what everyone has been working on! 

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer and finding time to do some quilting!

One of my latest quilts I quilted for a customer a few months ago! …


Added by Roxann on June 5, 2018 at 9:15am — 16 Comments

High Fiber—The Long Goodbye

People are starting to say their goodbyes to me.


Since we don't know when we're going to be able to move (but hope soon) friends are…


Added by Peggy Stuart on June 4, 2018 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

I do the dumbest things

Last week I started a cover to put over a big screen t.v.  I don't remember leaving one of my land line phones on the ironing board in the sewing room but I laid the t.v. cover over it. I have been tearing this apartment apart all week looking for that phone. Even went to the garbage bin thinking I might have thrown it in a trash bag.  Can't you just picture me going through those bags I put out there?  Perhaps the neighbors just thought I had taken up  a new hobby "Dumpster Diving". I tried…


Added by Irene Gallway on May 30, 2018 at 7:50am — 10 Comments

High Fiber—Life Goes On

It has been two weeks since my last regular blog post. Here's a summary of my activities:



Added by Peggy Stuart on May 28, 2018 at 8:30am — 10 Comments

Latest projects

Hello all!

These are some things I've been working on.  I'm shopping my stash and using only what I have on hand. 

A little cowboy quilt top with the sheriff's badges for a baby whose grandpa was a long-time sheriff.

A little knitted baby sweater  - trying to learn new…


Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on May 25, 2018 at 7:41am — 17 Comments

Need I say more....

Added by Pam/NY on May 23, 2018 at 12:30pm — 6 Comments

High Fiber—She Did It Her Way

My friend Joanie crossed over the Rainbow Bridge Saturday night.



Added by Peggy Stuart on May 21, 2018 at 8:30am — 17 Comments

Papillon (French for butterfly)

As part of my commitment to finishing older UFOs, I looked through the drawers of an entertainment center I have in my sewing room to see what I could find that could be finished fairly quickly.  This was a New Year's Eve mystery from 2003 & was supposed to be 4 placemats with a log cabin block on one end & a plain block with an appliqued daisy in a flower pot on the other.  I had only made the 4 log cabin blocks so I decided to make 4 more log cabin blocks plus put a plain block in…


Added by Janet/MO on May 17, 2018 at 12:12pm — 6 Comments

my daughter with her new quilt

My daughter decided 2 years ago to go back to school to get her Associates Degree. She has been a single mother since her 2 boys were very young so it was not always easy to work & go to school, but her dad & I are very proud of her for sticking with it.  We are encouraging her to continue on to get at least a 4 yr degree.  She will officially graduate on Friday night & her oldest son will graduate from high school on Sunday.   I gave her this flag quilt as a symbol that we can…


Added by Janet/MO on May 15, 2018 at 8:57pm — 9 Comments

Where does the time go.....

We have been busy with opening the lake house. The weather is finally turning to the good. Getting flowers in and feeding the birds! We have a very rare bird feeding at our feeder...it is an Indigo Bunting. My hubby remembers seeing one when he was a little boy. Sure hope they nest in our bushes and stick around!…


Added by Pam/NY on May 15, 2018 at 2:11pm — 9 Comments

High Fiber—The Days of Wine and Posies

Vintage Stitchers met this past week.…


Added by Peggy Stuart on May 14, 2018 at 8:30am — 8 Comments


The decoupagae project is complete!  I am very happy that I finally made time to cover the case for my custom painted green featherweight!  I used quilting gift wrap I had purchased at a quilt show, the design is by Jennifer Chiaverini....Elm Creek Quilts, Loyal Union Sampler. (I have read all the books in the…


Added by Gae on May 12, 2018 at 4:57pm — 6 Comments

Good Morning Quilters

I had the opportunity recently to take a free motion quilt class. It was a fun day. I still have a lot to learn but did pretty good for a beginner. I didn't know you had to lower your feed dogs and pull the bobbin thread up. A little knowledge makes things much easier.  I joined the Quilters Guild a couple of months ago. Now I belong to three sewing groups. 

Yesterday I decided to tear up my little garden spot so I can re-plant and add new plants. I'm so sore today I…


Added by Irene Gallway on May 11, 2018 at 4:12am — 9 Comments

A Quilt Story

This DWR quilt that I posted a picture of was made by my sister's 1st husband's grandmother sometime in the 1930's. It is handpieced. She carried the quilt top all over the different places she has lived, even after divorce. When I started quilting, she asked me to quilt it for her to give to her oldest son.  It felt like…


Added by enid wellman on May 8, 2018 at 10:03am — 8 Comments

High Fiber—Out with the Old

One week ago today it snowed.

The next day was Dusty's birthday. I was afraid it would be too muddy at Run-A-Muk dog park, but it wasn't too bad, in spite of the snow the day…


Added by Peggy Stuart on May 7, 2018 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

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