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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
This is the 965th post I have made to this blog! I rarely actually look at my 'statistics' as I keep this blog for my own records (and to let friends and family know what I'm up to:) ... I've... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
I have no idea where this tulip came from (well, a bulb, obviously, but who planted it?:). It just appeared in my yard - I thought the squirrels had eaten all the tulips I planted. I'm happy to see it,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
Bonnie Hunter has been creating daily visual 'lessons' or maybe 'good words' this year; the one above spoke to me especially as it has always been my mantra for dealing with children. :) This has been a busy week, household-wise.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
As you can see, spring flowers are blooming all around us here in Maryland. One of the things I _like_ about living here is the protracted and heavily flowered spring. :) I did not get photos of the redbud and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
I went out on Wednesday and when I got home from my errand, one of these little critters was standing square in the middle of my front walk, staring at me. For those of you who do not live in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
This is one of the few online comic strips I follow regularly. If you click on the image, you'll go to the most current strip on the site. :) I had to save this one because it is sooooo very... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
It has been eight days since I posted last. Time flows over me like a river. Sigh. Today the sun is shining and the cherry trees are in bloom - and the forsythia is yellow. I know this because Skip... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
Since my knitting is 'down' for the moment, I have been doing embroidery for my tv-watching busy-work. I have a piece I started working on a couple of years ago - I appliqued a mosaic block with wool scraps of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
This was an odd week in many ways. As you can see above, my beautiful daffodils - which I wait for with pleasant anticipation all winter - were smashed by the icy snow we got Monday and Tuesday this week.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
What have I been doing? Mostly laying low (lying low? I'm pretty vague on the correct usage there) .... eating gently (keep getting nauseous after I eat) ... sleeping quite a bit .... in short, trying to heal. I spent... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
Monday I had two doctor's appointments, both related to my surgery. I saw my primary care physician (insurance-speak for my family doctor) and spent some time with him reviewing what had happened since he saw me last (three weeks before,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
Sunday afternoon was the regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the Sew&Tell group. I decided to go (since my friend Barbara always drives). Even though I am recovering from surgery, I am well - I just have no stamina. I figured... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
Right there (plus chocolate:) are my three prescriptions for a good day - sunshine, kitties, chocolate. Can't get very much better than that. :) Today I woke up just before my alarm went off at 10:30 a.m. There was sunshine... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
Cling to this image of a flowering plum tree - its importance will become apparent as I type. :) Where have I been this week? For those of you who do not care for visceral detail of the health-related variety,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
The weather has been glorious the past two days - sunny, low 70's, sweet smelling spring air. Happy sighes! I managed to go outside both days, though not too far. Yesterday I walked out to our mailbox to retrieve the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
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 Feb 19, 2017 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 Feb 18, 2017 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