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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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One of the things my Dad and I had in common was an appreciation for and an admiration of the First Peoples of this continent. They were resourceful, creative people who used their brains and talents to not only survive... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at Fiber and Pulp
This week is definitely a time in transition. I spent Saturday doing catch-up from our trip ... and Sunday vegetating ... and today opening snail mail. I have not finished it all ... and have found some forgotten treasures that... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
The weather varies quite a bit from year to year in the mountains. This year the trees had not started turning at 'ground' level at all when we arrived in Gatlinburg but by the time we left the first maples... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
I cannot seem to get a stable enough internet connection tonight to upload the photos of mountains we took today. Sigh! You will have to look at my Instagram account to see a picture. Hugh and I went out around... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
Today has been a lovely, peaceful day. Hugh and I ventured out in the early afternoon to buy groceries to make supper and I spent about three hours in the later afternoon on making it. We had corned beef, boiled... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
All kinds of things have happened since I last posted. Last Friday the loader/mover guys showed up at 9:30 a.m. to start processing the move away from the farm and toward Kansas for my brothers. The Mayflower driver that turned... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
IMAGINE PHOTO HERE For reasons that I do not understand (probably relating to very low signal for my iPhone and low bandwidth for the computer), I cannot get photos from my phone/camera to my computer today. Sigh! If you would... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
I have been offline for more than three weeks due to 'technical difficulties beyond my control' - namely, that %*& groundhog who dens under our tool shed gnawed her way through our phone lines right at the junction where they... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
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