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Columbia, Maryland
Jill of many skills from Eastern KY via TX and WI; owner of Seminole Sampler quilt shop.
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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I've been floating on that river of time again ... and the currents are pushing me harder toward midstream. I've had to rearrange my spring traveling plans - closing my store is taking way longer than I like/want/need it to... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
Apparently I missed my 700th post (well, I made it, just didn't know it was #700:). Hmph! I don't have any inspiration whatsoever what to offer by way of give away ... sigh. Something I've made ... some goodies from... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at Fiber and Pulp
My favorite color is Cerulean Blue. :) Linda
Still working on cleaning up the store space so we can close out everything. Heavy duty physical labor. :) Yesterday I managed to test out a foundation pattern I cobbled up to make a feather block similar to the one... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at Fiber and Pulp
I think of Time, especially of Time's Passing, as a river - and I am a bit of cork or bark floating on top, tossed about by the currents and white water. Sigh! Last week is much of a blur... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at Fiber and Pulp
This is the shirt pattern I purchased when I was at the Sewing & Quilting Expo a week ago. I _think_ I talked about that already? I belong to two quilt guilds (Faithful Circle Quilters - since 1987 - and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2014 at Fiber and Pulp
Hi, Ellen, of COURSE I remember Genie! :) I still pet my two quilts made from that era with great fondness. :) I'm still dealing with getting rid of fixtures for the store ... but I hope to be done with it soon. I am actually looking forward to sewing on some of my own quilt designs for a while. :) Linda
Toggle Commented Mar 11, 2014 on 700 Coming Up! at Fiber and Pulp
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This makes the 697th post I've made to this blog since I started keeping it in February of 2002. Coming up on my 700th post - guess I should be thinking of something nice to give to my readers? :)... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2014 at Fiber and Pulp
As I drove to my shop (what's left of it) day before yesterday, there was a gorgeous rainbow in the sky. Behind the arch are dark clouds with rain. This particular rainbow went all the way across the sky -... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2014 at Fiber and Pulp
Gosh, choosing a favorite pattern is tough! :) I really like Blooms ... but my favorite has to be the Cat Faces. :) Linda
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2014 on spell it with fabric blog hop at comfortstitching
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We have had plenty of this going on here in Maryland this winter (less than in some more northerly areas of the US, more than in the southern hemisphere:). This big blue spruce tree in situated in my back door... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at Fiber and Pulp
Today was interesting in more than one way. The tickle I felt in my throat last night had turned into a real chest cold by the time I woke up this morning. :P I sound like a frog at best.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2014 at Fiber and Pulp
This is how the trees in my front yard looked this morning when I went outside around 10 a.m. You might have to click and look at a large version of the photo to see the beautiful coat of ice... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2014 at Fiber and Pulp
I feel really frustrated right now. sigh. I took a bunch of different photos over the past three days that I now cannot find. grr. No, they aren't in my camera or my email queue or my email trash or... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2014 at Fiber and Pulp
Oh, Thank YOU! :) So wonderful to have special people to bail me out! :) Off to look at links. :) Linda
Toggle Commented Jan 29, 2014 on Inertia at Fiber and Pulp
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I don't know if I have posted this photo before - it is a pair of battling staghorn beetles by Charlie Harper (or maybe Charley?). I like Harper's art quite a lot and have been looking online and in person... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2014 at Fiber and Pulp
I have clamshell patterns on my mind lately. The one shown above is a tiled floor mosaic from Roman ruins in the Middle East somewhere. I love the way they imply peacock feathers or maybe exotic ferns. The colors are... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2014 at Fiber and Pulp
The last two days have had very similar themes - cold and snowy. BRRR! I am not so used to temps in the teens as I once was ... and, with wind chill counted in, we've had temps as low... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2014 at Fiber and Pulp
This image might give you a clue (along with the post title:) to what today was like here in Columbia - it started snowing early this morning and snowed all day. If you click on the image above, it should... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2014 at Fiber and Pulp
I actually think this fabric is pretty 'ugly' (hmmm - drab colors ... the print/artwork is ok as I do rather like botannical flower depiction)...that did not keep me from choosing it for a quilt backing however. :) Today being... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2014 at Fiber and Pulp
This photo shows history ... well, at least the photo's scene is not what reality looks like right now. :) This is one corner of my store, _before_ the closing sale began, showing the kind of display shelving we had... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2014 at Fiber and Pulp
I thought you might enjoy seeing the quilt top that my employee Alice Magorian just completed. Alice has been working on this for at least a year (it's a wedding gift for her goddaughter). She English Paper Pieced the arcs... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2014 at Seminole Sampler News
I just want to let you all know what my current schedule is for the last month or so of Seminole Sampler. Tomorrow, Saturday January 18th, will be the last 'regular' day of the store being open to the public... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2014 at Seminole Sampler News
I went to my weekly nutrionist appointment earlier today ... and, lo and behold, I lost THREE pounds this past week! You may not think so, but I consider that a major accomplishment. :) My weight has been hovering around... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2014 at Fiber and Pulp
I have had two very interesting days already this week! Monday (yesterday:) was the regularly scheduled monthly meeting of Mimi Dietrich's Applique Grad Class at my shop. This group has been meeting at Seminole Sampler much longer than I have... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2014 at Fiber and Pulp