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Another "Quilt Show" and Other Things

Busy week! Last Thursday, we had our regular meeting of Vintage

Stitchers. Here are some of the quilts and quilt tops being displayed

for show-and-tell:

These two were Barbara's.

We enjoyed Rebecca's quilts on display around her…


Added by Peggy Stuart on March 31, 2010 at 9:04am — 9 Comments

Progress on Bunny Applique

I'm making progress on my applique project:

I'm glad I found my clip-on magnifiers! I was having a hard time seeing where to stitch. I'm still a little clumsy as a leftover from my right

thumb surgery, but it's getting better. Anyway, this baby quilt for

Daphne will be machine quilted. I just wanted a cute bunny center for

the quilt. The rest will be pieced.…


Added by Peggy Stuart on March 24, 2010 at 12:04pm — 8 Comments

Busy, Busy...This and That

Between cleaning the fiber studio, finishing up Ravelympics stuff and normal activities, it's been a busy week.

Above is what the fiber studio looks like today, after nearly two days of work. The piles of finished projects and the bags of projects in my pipeline or queue are still lurking. The white shrouded thing on the back counter is my serger. The pink mass peeking out from under the table that looks like cotton candy is some… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on March 18, 2010 at 4:48pm — 11 Comments

Bunny Quilt Progress...and other things.

I started my Bunny Quilt for baby Daphne (due June 6th) at a meeting of one of my two quilting minigroups. Here's my progress:

I don't know if you can tell, but I've discovered a new use for my KP Chart Keeper (top of photo)! I've ironed freezer paper…


Added by Peggy Stuart on March 10, 2010 at 10:33am — 7 Comments

Back to Real Life!

My medal for "Fleece to FO Long Track" is official, so time to get back

to real life. My fiber studio yesterday morning looked like this--

I organized my yarn stash. Here's what the sock and fingering section looks like:…


Added by Peggy Stuart on March 4, 2010 at 1:36pm — 8 Comments

The Best Christmas/Birthday Present!

Here's what I received from my DIL and DS1 for Christmas/Birthday--

As well as quilting, I love knitting and spinning. Our DIL with help/advice from our DS2 made this bag for me to hold my small knitting projects, such as socks, and drop-spindle spinning projects. There's even room for my chart keeper so I can keep track of my pattern:

My DIL paper-pieced the blocks, and put… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on December 25, 2009 at 9:09pm — No Comments

Spinning, Spiders and Quilts

One of my quilting groups met today. Ginny is working on a quilt to go with her mother's oriental carpets and artwork. Here's a photo of the quilted portion of one of her pillow shams. (I taught her to quilt! I'm so excited about her progress.)

I'm making progress on DH's Fair Isle sleeveless cardi! My needles are smoking...well sort of. I just have to finish the current motif, and I'll be able to start the neck and armholes. Here's… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on October 15, 2009 at 8:57pm — 6 Comments

Vintage Stitchers

Yesterday we had the regular scheduled meeting of Vintage Stitchers. We met at Janet's house. Here's Janet with her current project:

Janet is showing off a copy of Hop To It by Edyta Sitar, which most of us have bought. I'm going to use the bunny block for a baby quilt.

Janet is working on a quilt for her daughter's friend. The friend brought all her old T-shirts to Janet, and took an active part in selecting fabrics from… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on October 9, 2009 at 6:52am — 6 Comments

A Long Post for a Fantastic Class!

I can't believe what a weekend it was! Knitting teacher and musician Lucille Reilly came in Thursday, driving all the way from the Denver area. I awaited her arrival at the home of my friend Barbara (one of several Barbaras, actually, who are my friends). Barbara has a nice guest room with a queen-size bed, and she had agreed to let Lucille stay with her, which gave Barb some extra live-in help on her scarf if she needed it. She was the star pupil, though, so didn't need it, although she had a… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on August 26, 2009 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Gnomes and Fairies!

Here's my current now-active project (once a UFO), the Oregon Socks:

My little friend has been with me for years, and he wanted to help me display my Oregon socks. He became faded a few years ago, so I used paint to touch him up. You can see how grateful he is! These socks are based on Ariel Barton's Cable net socks from Knitty, which you can view… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on August 11, 2009 at 7:37pm — 3 Comments

Homeward Bound

As you read this, we are on the road somewhere between Kimball, Nebraska, and Kimball Junction, where I-80 meets Hwy 224, which leads to Park City. In other words, we'll be home soon!

What have we been doing since my last blog post? We left the KOA near Mishawaka, IN, and our DS the elder and DIL, but not before Rocky learned to play tetherball:

We stopped twice in Iowa, once in the area near Amana, to see the Amana villages,… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on August 4, 2009 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments


It has been a great trip, and soon we will be starting on the return trip, which won't take as long. The trip from Utah to Indiana by way of Montana, South Dakota and Wisconsin was like going from A to B by way of C. Our trip home beginning Friday morning will be from B back to A, so we shouldn't take as long. It has been a great trip. The best part was the engagement of our DD (Karen) to one of the greatest guys we know (David). Seeing them happy together is a delight. Here's what they look… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on July 29, 2009 at 9:00pm — 7 Comments

Catching Up...

I've been working with my new camera, taking photos of my completed quilts. It's fun to see the quilts show up so much like real life. Here's what my bedroom looks like right now. The quilt on the bed is a replica of the quilt that was on my bed when I was growing up in Jamaica Plain, MA. At least, it's close to what I remember the quilt to look like. I didn't learn until years later that the fabrics were from the '30s, so the fabrics at least were already a few years old at the… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on July 6, 2009 at 9:26am — 11 Comments

Shear Terror!

The clouds parted, and the gentle sunlight spread over the little pastures and driveway of my friend Linda's alpaca farm. The fluffy heads were erect, like glass-headed pins stuck into round, fuzzy pin cushions, as the animals gazed with curiosity at the row of cars, parked diagonally, like the parking lot of a strip mall. What were so many humans doing, coming to visit Linda? Little did they know...

Monday was shearing day for the fluffy alpacas at Linda's. It had been scheduled for… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on June 17, 2009 at 12:01pm — 8 Comments

Home Sweet Home

We had a great trip to Reno. We left Thursday morning and arrived there in the evening. The dogs were good on the trip. Rocky sat in his car seat next to Daddy, and our friend Barbara and I took the back seat with Sunny in the middle. The kitty always rides in the trailer. Here's Rocky in his car seat:

The weather was cool, and we had some rain, but it wasn't too bad. Our RV campground was right across the street from the Far West Ski… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on June 13, 2009 at 7:36am — 2 Comments

Spin Cycle...

No, I'm not doing laundry. I've found one of my activities I can still do with the cast: spinning! No, not the kind of spinning they do at the gym! This kind:


It was a nice day, so I took the wheel out on the front deck, so Rocky and Sunny could have some company while they enjoyed the sunshine. I have tried to knit, but just can't manage it with my thumb in… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on May 8, 2009 at 3:54pm — 6 Comments

Yaaaaay! Back to Quilting!

Thanks, Connecting Threads, for the Quilting Community! The KP Knitting Community has had me obsessed with knitting, and I have been missing my quilting!

Eileen's Quilt

Here's a photo of a quilt I gave my SIL for Christmas. It's a lap quilt, and I had a local machine quilter quilt it for… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on December 31, 2008 at 7:33am — 1 Comment

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