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Columbia, Maryland
Jill of many skills from Eastern KY via TX and WI; owner of Seminole Sampler quilt shop (now closed).
Interests: quilt making (especially art quilts), making altered books, science fiction (lifelong reader; movies and tv), gaming (as in role playing, etc), human prehistory and other archaeology
Recent Activity
Well, today started later than usual for me (slept in until after noon) ... but has been quiet and pleasant for all that. After a light eat and wake up shower, I went back to sewing on my table runner... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
At the risk of 'jinxing' my recovery, I think I might actually be getting well from this expletive-deleted virus. I did sleep long and well last night and today my stomach seems to be digesting correctly (so far, so good:).... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
I woke up this morning with a hard pit in my stomach but feeling a bit less spindly. Today was partly sunny but chilly (mid30's). I managed to find a little bit of sunlight to go outside and take a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
I love this rhino by Susan Carlson! (click on the photo to go see her website) My lovely quilting weekend was totally derailed by the Trampling Rhinocerous Virus - I'm calling it that right now because this is what I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
When I got up today, I looked at my calendar and realized that I needed to go to the post office to mail off my modern quilt guild swap piece to the recipient in Australia. So I took a shower,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
Yesterday and today have felt more like early spring than mid-winter here in eastern Maryland! Temps have been in the high 60's during the day and the sun has actually shone out most of the day. Rare pleasures. :) I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
Today has had its ups and its downs ... to say the least. (Not my car but definitely as flat as my tire was - see below.) I've been down for the count for most of the past week with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
Today I woke up when my alarm went off at 9:30 in the morning. Major surprise to me. :) I got up with a sore chest and sneezes ... no doubt another round of this nasty cold. Sigh. As the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
Today has been fairly quiet. I woke up before my alarm went off - not sure why as there was no sunshine or obvious noises. Shrug. After I ate breakfast, I went on with my sewing for the Modern swap.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
I used the second half of the two hand dyed balls of soft cotton yarn I had to make Astrid to make a modified triangle scarf with a scalloped edge. It is blocking as I write this so will be... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
First, the fiber stuff. :) I put-to-block two more knitting finishes yesterday afternoon. The first, shown above, I finished a couple of months ago but have just now gotten around to blocking. My daughter gave me some beautiful hand dyed... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
I got a nice squishy big envelope in the mail today from Quilt Poetry. I do not remember now how I found my way to their sale fabric page (probably from someone's blog) ... but they had a two great... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
I've hit a hitch ("a hitch in my get-along" as my friend Margaret used to say:) ... have succombed to the cold I've been flirting with for over a week. Ptui! I am bored, bored, bored with gray, rainy, sick... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
First of all, IT'S A TOP! :) Quilt making (even a little quilt like this one:) is such a protracted process, you have to celebrate every finished step, imho. :) I assembled the blocks and created the top, version 1.0,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
Here is the pile of fabrics I gathered to use for making my Modern Quilt Guild swap project. We were to make a 24" square quilted item to send to a secret swapee - the person I was assigned lives... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
It does look very like Penrose tiling, doesn't it? However, Penrose type tiling designs don't repeat and they continue endlessly across a planar space. That quilt was made by a woman named Diana who works for Jinny Beyer. She is an exceptional quilt maker and has been scheduled to film an episode of The Quilt Show in August about the making of that particular quilt. :) Linda
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The photo above is a teaser - hold on and I'll get to it :) Thursday was a total bummer of a day (to use ancient terminology:). I set out - driving my trusty 13 year old dark blue PT... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
Several weeks ago Hugh and I went to the local Home Depot and bought some new shades for his bedroom (see photo above). He'd been complaining for a while about the sun glare coming through his windows in the winter... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
Isn't this a lovely photo? :) This is my niece Stephanie, dressed in a very expensive costume as a lady of the Tudor period in England. Apparently she was visiting a cosplay shop and they let her try this on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
Please pardon the slightly out-of-focus image above - hand shake makes it hard to see slight imperfections. Sigh. This is a close-up of the sashiko octopus I embroidered earlier this fall. This is intended to become the front of a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
Today has been cold and gray. So cold that I laid in bed for a while longer after I woke up, listening to my audiobook (Snuff by Terry Pratchett) and staying warm in my cozy bed. :) Eventually my cat... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
Today was quite a bit busier than the last several days. I actually had to get up with my alarm at 9:30 a.m. (gasp!:) for a doctor's appointment. I saw Dr. Yoon, the non-surgical orthopedist who has been helping me... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
The past few days have been uniformly gray and intermittantly wet. Unpleasant but not bad compared to other parts of the continent. :) Temps are in the 40's which gives the gray a penetrating nastiness. My kind of stay-indoor weather!... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
This is a photo of Little O a year ago. I had a fair sized collection of photos to be printed - I have not been at home to keep up with my scrapbooking duties this past year. :) So... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
I have been a slug for the past three days. Sigh. Yesterday, the 27th, was our 41st Wedding Anniversary. Did absolutely nothing. More major sighes. Last year (our 40th), I was in Kansas with my brothers for holiday and so... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp