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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
I looked out my front window this afternoon and caught the clean up crew hard at work underneath my bird feeder. :) They can't get into the feeder so they have assigned themselves a ground role. (Yeah! No volunteer sunflowers... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Fiber and Pulp
Can you tell from the angle of the light shining on this bit of white pine tree branch that I got up earlier than usual (by quite a lot:) today? I was out on my curb at 9:20 a.m., waiting... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
Isn't this a pretty picture? If you click on it, you can go download the image for wallpaper on your computer. Reminds me of Herne The Hunter. :) Hmm, I was under the impression that Herne was a Celtic god... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
I was searching for something pretty in the 'holiday spirit' line ... but this photo that tuned up made me laugh out loud. This is kind of me at the moment. :) This time of year is my least favorite... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
It's a good thing Hugh and I filled my bird feeder last night. The birds were coming and going all day (as well as the squirrels, mooching up anything the birds dropped:). Most of them were house finches as shown... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
We did, indeed, get our first snowfall today. It started a bit later than the original forecast - and we got less total snow than they did fifty or so miles further south - but it is lovely out today.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
If you click on that lovely snowflake image, you will go to a site with gobs of beautiful photographs of flakes. Did I mention that snowflakes are one of those iconic images I really respond to? :) What am I... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
Some of you might remember this picture of the barn on the Ohio farm that once belonged to my parents. Leaving aside the big dumpster, I used this barn as a model for the patchwork barn block I made today... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
We have definitely moved into early winter with our current weather. The temperatures are trending downward (though 40 degrees F. barely qualifies as winter-like:) and the breezes are starting to cut. Brrr. :) The frost is fairly heavy in the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
This afternoon I managed to find a pattern for a rainbow trout that I liked by searching Pintrest. The link went to a Canadian woodworking site - this was intented to be an free intarsia/inlay design ... but it works... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
Early morning (well, 9 a.m.:) light shining on the leaves cluttering our front yard. We had a hard frost last night and the air was nippy when I went out but the frost had already melted from the leaves. Today... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
Thanks! I am really enjoying this project (making gifts for others gives the maker, too:). I bought some more fabric today to use making the fourth segment of the quilt. :) Linda
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I managed to be creative last night and late this afternoon, after all. :) I'll tell you how the first part of my day today went in a moment (don't want to derail my thought train, rickety as it is:).... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
Would that I were in such a place! :) Still it has been peaceful here today. I slept in this morning - it's gray and breezy outside and I think the lack of light (combined with my very late going-to-bed... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
I have decided to participate in the challenge that Cheryl is holding to post every day in December. If you click on the image above, you can go to the site where all the participants are listed - go see... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
My neighbor down the street still has roses blooming in his garden that look very much like these (if you click on the photo, you will visit the site of this photo and a beautiful poem to go with:). It's... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
The day after Thanksgiving (and my birthday:), my husband took us to the Apple Store in Columbia Mall. I hate shopping on Black Friday (and almost any other day) so we were brisk. He decided to buy me an Apple... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
America, The Beautiful is one of my favorite songs. The phrase 'amber waves of grain' was always a mystery to me (as a child, I thought 'waves' only described the movement of water:) until one day when I was in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
(With thanks to this Etsy shop.) Today is my grandson O's third birthday. Happy Day, little guy! :) I got to say it face-to-face this evening via FaceTime on my iPhone. Such a cutie. :) I've been dithering around this... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
I managed to squeeze in working on another bicycling animal - this one is supposed to be a fox. :) Still missing details ... to be continued. Grin. Patty, Barbara and I went out on Thursday to finish up our... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
I am still pondering this quilt design (this version was sewn up by Cindy at our modern guild retreat last week). I do think it looks like fun to play with. :) I promised to share the goodies I bought... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
This has been another go-go-go weekend for me. On Saturday, Patty, Barbara and I set out to visit five of the shops in the Quilters Quest circuit. Every year around Veteran's Day several of the local quilt shops host a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
This has been a quiet week, after my outing to Grad Class on Monday. I went out for an hour or so on Wednesday afternoon to see my eye doctor - to order new glasses. Lisa, the 'Eyeball Specialist,' had... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
That shocking loud scream you heard last night was not your local teenagers acting out - it was me, mourning the loss of my blog post. Sigh. I got almost finished with posting about my retreat this past weekend and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
Skip an I have been away on our annual visit to the Great Smokey Mountains in northeastern Tennessee for the past week. I spent Thursday (after my last blog post) packing and readying for our trip. Friday we drove the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp