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LindaSchiffer
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
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Last night I began piecing another (the most recent) Splendid Sampler block, Piece of Candy. I _think_ the striped fabric above is supposed to look like a wrapped piece of hard candy with twisted ends. It is a simple variation... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
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I woke up earlier than usual today (any morning person would laugh to hear me call 9:30 in the morning 'early', I know:) ... and to sunshine which was a surprise. Our weather forecast had been calling for rain all... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
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OH, Heavens Above - two posts in one day! Don't faint now. :) I did indeed take my brother into town for that haircut (he said he felt ten pounds lighter:) .... and I spent the rest of the afternoon... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
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This is my now-familiar view from the rest stop at Sideling Hill in western MD, taken last Sunday as I drove back to Ohio. If I take this shot often enough, I can make a photo-montage of the seasons. :)... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
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My first quilt guild, Faithful Circle Quilters in Columbia, MD is having their bi-annual quilt show this week. The weather could not be more wonderful for a show - sunny, low 70's - just glorious! You can see the entry... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
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When last I wrote, I was being assisted by two of my nieces to prepare for our auction at the farm. We (well, they) worked hard that week, dumping trash, taking recycling away, cleaning up the front and back porch... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
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No, I don't have a cold ... it is allergy season with the onset of the spring blooming trees here in the near MidWest. The lovely pear tree in the photo above is growing across the street from my niece... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
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My mother was a very dedicated gardener and loved growing flowers. This is her weeping cherry tree which is just bursting into flower. It is too big to transplant - I wonder if I can grow a cherry from a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
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Today is Easter Monday so I guess my Happy Easter wishes are only one day late. :) We had mixed weather this weekend - lovely and sunny on Saturday but cloudy and warm Sunday followed by windy, chilly and heavy... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
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My Aunt Janice let me take a picture of a very old photo she had from my Mom's childhood. This is her Sunday School class is tiny Justill, KY sometime in the early 1940's, judging by her apparent age. Mom... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
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Happy Spring today! Happy National Quilting Day yesterday. :) I now have all of the three chosen February blocks made for my Patchwork City quilt along. HOORAY! (Yes, I _am_ easy to please.:) :) Linda Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
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The last two days have been sunny and mild. Very nice early spring weather. Yesterday my brother Kevin and I went for a drive in the country for a couple of hours. I wanted to take photos of barns and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
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When I came through western Maryland on Tuesday afternoon, it was gray and rainy and foggy. The cloud cover came right down to the road several times as I wound my way along Interstate 70 and then 68, over the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
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I got behind this car today as I was driving toward a new destination (more in a moment about that) and started to giggle as soon as I read the liscense plate. For those of you who are not geeks... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
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Since I've been home, things have been speeding along. The weather had turned gloriously Early Spring - it was 78 degrees yesterday and maybe more than that today. :) My daffodils are in bud, just like the ones in the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
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Yesterday, among the errands I went to town to do was a stop at the city post office. On the way out the front door, I spotted this sign with its time-worn crazing in place. I think this is a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
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Today has been mostly 'wasted' time ... cold, snowy and rainy, muddy and gray. I had the septic tank cleaning folks out but that turned into a waste, too. Apparently the plumbing lines leading to the tank are broken and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
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Since I got my tools suitably arranged yesterday, I decided to do some sewing for my modern Bee today. Kathy S. is the Queen this month and she requested these four unit Flying Geese blocks in 'happy' colors for her... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
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Here is a photo of the two Halloween themed fabric prints I purchased from Old Town Fabrics in Chillicothe, Ohio. I particularly like the 'bone-y' one. :) I think I mentioned that I wanted to make a tool pouch from... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
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I spent some time this evening (as I was making supper - yes, those of you who know me, I have actually been cooking!:) working on the design for a small pouch to hold my new sewing tools. More of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
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Today I visited the past in a big way! :) I found two really good quilt shops in Chillicothe, Ohio - a historic place with pride in its past. The first shop was called Creations Sew Clever and is in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
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I'm still coloring from time to time - this little bit above is part of the name plate for Enchanted Forest. I worked on it last night when I did not have the energy to knit. Yesterday I took both... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
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Yesterday I spent much of the day driving from my home in Maryland (near Baltimore) to southeastern Ohio - to stay with my two brothers on the family farm in Jackson County. The photo above is one of many I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
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What have I been doing since I got home from Ohio? Well ... let me think. I have been to 7 doctor's appointments. Taught 4 quilting classes. Went on a four day quilting retreat with my modern guild. Got my... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
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This past weekend has been pleasantly quiet. Friday afternoon the expected Snowstorm Jonas started falling. We have storms of this magnitude very rarely - the last one I remember well was when my daughter was about two years old (she's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp