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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
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 5 days ago 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 7 days ago 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
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