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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
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 yesterday at Fiber and Pulp
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 5 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
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 7 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
This little bit of Winnie the Pooh always cracks me up. :) A quilting friend posted it on FB which reminded me again of the aptness of the story. :) No earthquakes here ... but we got sunshine yesterday _and_... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp
This was the view out my front window this morning when I went downstairs for breakfast. Can you tell it is still snowing? It has been snowing all day ... not sure how much accumulation we have so far, but... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp
Yesterday I had an scheduled appointment with my cardiologist (Dr. Lily Barouch of Johns Hopkins Cardiology). I quite like her - she is a very good doctor. Not just because she knows her 'stuff' about hearts and physical things but... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp
Today was sunny and warm-ish (for recently) at about 38-40 degrees F. I managed to get myself up and showered and dressed, eat breakfast and such, well before time to go to Grad Class. Unfortunately, when I sat down to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp
Sure is a good thing I enjoyed the sunshine yesterday and Friday 'cause there wasn't any today. :) We got about an inch of snow before early afternoon and then freezing rain and drizzle the rest of the day. Great... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp
As you can see from the bright blue sky patch above, it was a nice sunny day today in Columbia, MD. :) The piles of snow from shoveling this patio walkway under the trees are way higher than is usual... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp
I know I am not the only person who is sick and tired of winter this year. :) If you polled the people who live in the US, I would guess that at least half are over ready for spring... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp
The last three days have been filled with 'adventure' ... not all of it fun. Friday my friend Barbara B and I decided to go into town in the early afternoon to attend the American Craft Council show at the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp
Remember I bought a bamboo pendant kit at Jinny Beyer Studio when I was there last Saturday? I decided that I did not like the colors of floss that came with the kit (orange, green, yellow) so I picked through... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp
Things have been happening (as one might expect:) since I last posted. Hope I remember them all. First, my book drawing. I asked my husband to choose a random number (from his head:) to select the winner of the modern... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp
Usually I donate any extra books I have to one of my guilds' libraries ... but I happen to know that my modern guild already owns a copy of this book. :) I bought a copy while I was in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp
This weekend has been busy, busy with doings. :) Yesterday I spent 11 a.m. til 5 p.m. at The Queen's Ink in Savage Mill at a class with Terry (??) on using Gelli plates to do monoprinting onto paper. Wheee!... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp
I wish I did not like soda so much!! Yesterday I completely forgot about not drinking caffeine and had a diet cherry coke with my evening meal .... so, last night, once again, I was awake until 5 a.m. You... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp