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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
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 yesterday 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 3 days ago 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
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Busy and Grey at Fiber and Pulp
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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 7 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
Several weeks ago Hugh and I went to the local Home Depot and bought some new shades for his bedroom (see photo above). He'd been complaining for a while about the sun glare coming through his windows in the winter... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
Isn't this a lovely photo? :) This is my niece Stephanie, dressed in a very expensive costume as a lady of the Tudor period in England. Apparently she was visiting a cosplay shop and they let her try this on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
Please pardon the slightly out-of-focus image above - hand shake makes it hard to see slight imperfections. Sigh. This is a close-up of the sashiko octopus I embroidered earlier this fall. This is intended to become the front of a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
Today has been cold and gray. So cold that I laid in bed for a while longer after I woke up, listening to my audiobook (Snuff by Terry Pratchett) and staying warm in my cozy bed. :) Eventually my cat... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
Today was quite a bit busier than the last several days. I actually had to get up with my alarm at 9:30 a.m. (gasp!:) for a doctor's appointment. I saw Dr. Yoon, the non-surgical orthopedist who has been helping me... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
The past few days have been uniformly gray and intermittantly wet. Unpleasant but not bad compared to other parts of the continent. :) Temps are in the 40's which gives the gray a penetrating nastiness. My kind of stay-indoor weather!... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
This is a photo of Little O a year ago. I had a fair sized collection of photos to be printed - I have not been at home to keep up with my scrapbooking duties this past year. :) So... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
I have been a slug for the past three days. Sigh. Yesterday, the 27th, was our 41st Wedding Anniversary. Did absolutely nothing. More major sighes. Last year (our 40th), I was in Kansas with my brothers for holiday and so... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
This is my mother-in-law, Phyllis Jennings Sapp. Today would have been her 94th birthday, I _think_ (I'm not absolutely sure what year she was born in:). She passed away some years ago now. I quite admired her - she was... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
Today would have been my mother's 85th birthday. I wish she were here to celebrate with me! The photo above shows her high school graduation portrait. I miss her terribly. Today was a mixed day of home improvement and sewing.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
You paid better attention than I did, Becca! :) Thanks for letting me know. :) Linda (off to sew more orange and neutral bits together)
Toggle Commented Dec 23, 2016 on Clue the Second at Fiber and Pulp
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Since I finished up sewing my 4 Patch blocks yesterday, I took out the pieces I had cut for clue number two today and carefully separated the side triangles. I made sure that I had each pile in its correct... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
Today I finally found the bottom of my mixing bowl full of twosomes. 🙂 I have a passel of 4 Patch blocks pieced AND ironed. Tomorrow I start on Clue #2. 🙂 Linda PS Linking to Bonnie's page: Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
This is the first time I've actually sewn one of her mystery quilts - but I've watched them develope with other quilters over the year. You are so right - it is exciting to watch the color choices. :) I chose orange for my 'constant' color instead of magenta on this one - and I can't help but peek at other orange chooser's blocks on the links. :) Linda
Toggle Commented Dec 20, 2016 on Slow but Steady at Fiber and Pulp
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My bowl is slowly becoming more empty as I chug along with sewing my four patch blocks. :) Today was at least partially sunny and a bit warmer (40's?). I needed to run errands early in the day so Hugh... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
When I left off sewing late yesterday afternoon I had pressed about half of my paired strip sets for Clue 1 of Bonnie Hunter's En Provence mystery. This morning I actually woke up when my alarm went off at 10... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
Ellen, if you google 'bicornu' you will find dozens, maybe hundreds, of embroidery patterns for them - especially counted cross stitch. They make nice big, stable pinnies. Please share a photo if you do make one? :) :) Linda
Toggle Commented Dec 18, 2016 on Holiday Open House at Fiber and Pulp
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LOL! Should have been reading for the entire week. :) En Provence is this year's mystery quilt from Bonnie Hunter: I'm usually not to 'hot' on mystery quilts but hers are always lovely. :) What kind of home improvements? It was glorious to use my machine again - felt like coming home. :) Linda
Toggle Commented Dec 18, 2016 on Sewing Day at Fiber and Pulp
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My sewing machine has been packed up in its traveling case since last October (?) when I went on retreat with my local modern guild. Everything I've sewn since then has been by hand. Today I decided two things -... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
Today was mostly fun! I had my semiannual doctor's appointment early (for me:) this morning. My cholesterol levels are up a little bit but otherwise I am doing well. Dr. Saway recommended that I take 1200 I.U.s of fish oil... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
Wow, Baby, it is seriously cold outside today! <shiver> We've been pootling along with temps in the mid40's to mid50's and suddenly today it is 30 and maybe 20 degrees less than that with windchill. The sky looks like every... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp