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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
Here is my cat, Cocoa, looking like a blob of black fur, asleep on her favorite fuzzy surface in the middle of my bed. :) She had more adventure today than she really likes - her semiannual vet visit. :)... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Fiber and Pulp
Thanks, Ellen! I'm planning to finish my second weavie today and start sewing it up into a bicornu pincushion. Found some soft gray fabric for the backing when I was out larking this afternoon. :) Well, Becca, why would you hand quilt when you machine quilt so beautifully? LOL! I only do it occasionally on very small things intended as gifts for people I love. :) Linda
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Today dawned with lovely sunshine and blue skies, maybe 50° temps and a bit of brisk wind. My friend Barbara came to pick me up around 11:30 this morning and we ventured out toward what Marylanders call the 'western shore.'... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
Tonight I sat at my computer desk and watched several episodes of Elementary (streaming online) while I wove my first 6" pin loom square. I used some of the thick-and-thin bamboo yarn I bought for my cape (leftover) and I... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
This photo that I took earlier this afternoon pretty much says everything about today's weather (not that I'm going to let that keep me from saying more:). My front yard is carpeted with an assortment of bright red to orange... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
When we bought our house (green then - now it has blue vinyl siding) in January 1987, there was a lovely Japanese maple tree barely taller than I am in the front yard. I knew, looking at that leafless tree,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
Yesterday was another odd day of travel. I flew from Kansas City to Baltimore via Indianapolis. That bare itinerary does not really tell the whole story, though. :) First one must _get_ to the airport. My flight was scheduled to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
This past week has been emotionally very difficult for me, like for many, many Americans. No matter who you supported in the recent presidential elections, the evening of Tuesday, November 8th was filled with suspense and anxiety. I can't pretend... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
Today was pretty much a romp - tiring and with much driving, but a romp nevertheless. :) My sister and I set out to visit the two yarn shops listed as being situated in this general area. At one time... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
Hmm, well, not really troubles, per se, but I could not resist. :) Say instead, busy-ness of various kinds. :) I flew into the Kansas City airport on Sunday, October 30th. I am here to visit my sister, her children... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
This afternoon I stopped at the local senior center and voted in the 2016 Presidential Election Race (along with a variety of local elections) - early voting. Since I am leaving on Sunday for Kansas ... I will be gone... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
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 Oct 27, 2016 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 Oct 24, 2016 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 Oct 22, 2016 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