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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
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Yes, we have Meals on Wheels in MD, too. 🙂 Linda Sent from my iPhone
Remind us again exactly where you are donating these placemats? Seems like a good charity effort. 🙂 Linda
Sunday evening I decided to mend my laundry bag. Well, really it is my husband's laundry bag - it says 'Schiffer' in block letters on the front side. I don't know whether his mother made it for him to take... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
I am happy to say that I still learn new things every day. :) Yesterday, sitting on our front porch reading, I saw this little critter wiggle and trot out of my Mom's iris bed in the yard to sit... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
I did manage to finish my embroidery last week - photo above. I ended up leaving the dark green banner as I think it looks rather nest-like and balances the composition. :) I washed and blocked the towel but I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
On Sunday I decided to dig in and work on a housewarming gift I've been thinking about making. In the grand scheme of things, not a very high priority task I know .... but fun and therapeutic. :) On one... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
Here are my partially assembled blocks laid out on the table top. Sorry about my knee scar - hope it didn't scare you. :) That brown blob at the lower left is my Mom's pincushion (it is supposed to be... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
How sad that the guild is not open (or even in existence?). They had such lovely patterns and techniques. I hope all that excellent knowledge is not lost! Linda Schiffer Columbia, MD
I remember those exact wreath patterns from the Danish Guild! I did Xstitch back in the mid to late 70's. I always wanted yo make those. 🙂. How pretty they look on your sideboard. 🙂 Thanks for the flash of memory! Maybe I should go looking for that book. 🙂 Linda
Ever seen a pink 'digger' before? I had not until today. My brother Kevin and I went into Jackson to run errands (lawyer, two banks, lunch) ... and spotted this team working beside the Burger King right on Main Street.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
I spent most of Friday sleeping or resting with my feet up. I am back to reading Lincoln Rhyme forensic novels by Jeffrey Deaver. Right now I am working my way through The Broken Window - all about data mining... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
These are three filtered versions of a photo I took of my daughter, Eva, and my grandson last week when I visited them at GenCon. Prisma is an iPhone ap you can download from the Apple store - it is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
I hope I can add photos to this post. I am interfacing with my iPhone and the usual tool bar is not showing. Yesterday my brother Kevin and I drove west from the farm for two hours to pick up... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
I finally finished the second block for Rose, this month's bee queen. As soon as I get her mailing address, she'll be getting two squishy envelopes from me. ;) I finished this appliqué today, sitting on the living room sofa... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
The first half of this week has been busy, as usual. Monday I ran errands in town (lawyer, bank, post office, etc.). Tuesday I drove to Columbus with my Uncle Jack to visit my brother Jeffrey in hospital at OSU.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
(Sorry about the green overcast to this photo - there is NO green in my block .... don't know what my photo software was thinking!) The weather today is HOT (hot for a non-air conditioned house) at 93F ... and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
Along the front drive on one side of our yard (from the left, when standing on our front porch) is a line of bushes. They are Rose of Sharon (sometimes also called Hibiscus), planted by my Mom years ago when... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
When Kevin and I were out gallivanting yesterday, we ate lunch at a Subway in Gallipolis. Right outside the window was a large two-billboard-wide steel structure being refurbished by four busy workmen. You can see two of them above -... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
The big excitement on the farm today was that two of Farmer Frank's young heifers got out of their field and across the street onto our front yard. I think the grass really was greener on the other side of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
I slept very late this morning - I guess I was especially tired - so I did not get to the hospital to visit my brother Jeff until almost 3 p.m. The day was lovely - high 80's and light... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
We have a smart and resourceful bird living in our yard ... and he's teaching others. This photo (a bit enlarged) shows a perky cardinal who shows up at least once every afternoon on our front porch at the farm.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
I woke up pretty early (for me) this morning and made it to my brother's hospital by 11:35 a.m. He looked better today to some degree. Was a bit more cheerful, too. Maybe there is hope, yet. :) While he... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
I love the sky colors! :) Linda Linda Schiffer Columbia, MD A new comment from “” was received on the post “Slow Day” of the blog “Fiber and Pulp”.Comment: What a spectacular photo -- absolutely glorious!
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This was the sky at sunset tonight, behind the old barn. I thought the colors were lovely. The lightning bugs (fireflies:) were rising as this was taken but I doubt I caught any of them in my picture. Talk about... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
This has been an interesting few days (in the same sense as the old Chinese proverb about living in 'interesting' times). I am alternating visiting my brother Jeff one day and taking care of errands and spending time with our... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp