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LindaSchiffer
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
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We've had a quiet holiday weekend here in Maryland. The weather has been pleasant but overcast ('pleasant' means moderate temperatures and reasonable humidity - the dewpoint has been below 60 degrees:). I spent most of it sewing, with a bit... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at Fiber and Pulp
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I usually live a rather uneventful life so this week has been chock full of busy-ness for me! Today I went with my friend Barbara to the movies to see Jurassic World. The other three movies in this series are... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
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My son and I went out for lunch last Tuesday and took it to a new place (for us:) - Jackson Pond in Phelps Luck, Columbia. I did not even know this pond existed until we found in in the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
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I came across a site online that lets you fill up a map with all the states you have visited. Here's my life list, to date - not too bad for a more-or-less stay-at-home girl. :) Last Wednesday my friends... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
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Other than my Row by Row experiences last Tuesday, I mostly stayed home and sewed this week. I had an unpleasant conflict with the bobbin winder on my Nina (see photo above) which I've never had to deal with before.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
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Last Tuesday (6/23) my friends Barbara, Patty and I went to the Gettysburg/Chambersburg area of Pennsylvania on a Row by Row adventure. For those who are not quilters, this is an on-going summer shop hop of sorts ... participating shops... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
Thanks, Connie. :) I like Jinny's shop a lot - it's very pretty and welcoming inside. The staff is pleasant and the fabrics (all designed by Jinny) are lovely. They stock a lot of nice pieces of jewelry, gadgets that are great and other goodies that make every visit worthwhile. :) Traffic is not usually awful, if you can travel at 'off' times. (shrug) I always enjoy the drive along the winding, wooded road that leads from the Beltway to Great Falls - very picturesque. :) Linda
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2015 on Quilty Weekend at Fiber and Pulp
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Last Thursday night I went with my husband to cheer for his summer bowling team. They had a spectacular first game with a score pattern I have never seen in years of league bowling. I took a photo early on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp
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When I went out yesterday in the late morning to run errands, this small moth was resting on my car (it was cool in the carport and he probably had not warmed up to fly, yet). I thought the coloring... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp
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This has been a good weekend for fabric-y goings on! Saturday I went with my friend Barbara down to Falls Church, VA to attend the monthly meeting of the Jinny Beyer club in her shop ... and today was the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp
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I managed to finish sewing another diamond for the Gravity quilt earlier this week. I can only sew for about an hour before I have to recline with my leg up for an hour. Sure slows down production! On the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp
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If this little bird sets an air of slightly-out-of-focus blurriness, that's kind of how my week has been. Sigh. Monday was the monthly meeting of Mimi Dietrich's Grad Class - which I went to with my friends Barbara and Patty.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp
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When I woke up this morning, I thought I might go out and work on weeding some of the flower beds in my front yard. Today it is about 75 degrees outside - MUCH warmer than it has been and,... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp
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The weather has been unseasonably cool this week - in the mid-60's (rather than the more usual 80's to 90's) - and rainy for several days. We actually had to turn our heat back on (instead of the air conditioning... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp
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This is a pretty bad photo for which I apologize. I was shooting from sunshine into shade ... if you can't see very well, this is a goose family - gander, goose and goslings. I saw them parading across the... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp
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Round one and two of rosette #5 of my Millefiore quilt is shown in the photo above. As you can see, I've been getting more and more enamoured of saturated colors during this project. :) Wednesday afternoon I taught the... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp
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Spring is well and truly in progress here in MD (might even call it early summer:) - temperatures are in the mid to high 80's, mostly sunny with high fluffy clouds. :) My son, Hugh, and I took some lunch... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp
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I spent most of today just fiddling about ... watched some episodes of Grimm (trying to catch up on season 4), embroidered on my wool patchwork mosaic, started working on my next rosette for the millefiore quilt (shown above). I... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp
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Yesterday I had a dentist appointment in the early afternoon. I spent some time in the morning signing papers and filling out forms for Mom's estate. Stopped at the post office to mail some off and went to Staples to... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp
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The first spring after we bought our house (Jan 17, 1987:) there was an awesome display of azaleas in our front yard. The previous owners had apparently planted a couple dozen bushes of all colors. Here in Columbia, the azaleas... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp
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The month of April has gone by in a flashing blur for me. A lot has happened this month - most of it unexpected and unintended - and I can only hope to catch my thoughts here before they fade... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp
I am in Wisconsin as I type this, visiting my daughter's family. The weather is early spring here. On Sunday afternoon I helped Eva divide her rhubarb plant into four pieces to start filling the bed she built for it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp
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Well, I beat it. Big grins! :) I drafted my own template (don't know why the one sent didn't work - they are almost identical) .... starched the fabrics, cut carefully, sewed with my #57 Patchwork Foot ... and got... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp
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The big problem with not writing here for a while is that I have so much to catch up with. :) Spring is slowly, sloooowly becoming a reality here in Maryland. (sigh!) The crocus above were flowering in my Mom's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp
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When my alarm went off this morning, I woke up laughing. I was dreaming that I lived in a tiny house/trailer pulled by four elephants ... and I needed to find a place to feed the elephants. Neighbor's grass would... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp