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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
This is a photo of Great Falls in Virginia (on the Potomac River). If you click on the pic, you can go read about the park and the falls at the National Park Service website. :) Today was the second... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
Ever heard the phrase 'knee high by the Fourth of July'? It refers to corn growing (maize to Europeans:) ... and how big the plants should be by when. Today I went sewing with my friend Barbara (as I usually... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
This is a Northern Flicker. Hugh and I watched one pick at the suet feeder near my front door today. I had no idea they lived in our neighborhood. :) Anything that eats bugs is my idea of a good... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
Isn't this gerbera pretty? :) The water on it (rain?) is in honor of the sprinkles that went on all day here, off and on. Yesterday (the day _after_ the Fourth) was busy for me - in a stay-at-home-and-work kind... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
When I was younger, this was one of my favorite holidays. :) First because it happens in summer (yeah for summer sunlight and long evenings!) ... second because it involves fireworks (beautiful!) ... and last because I really do believe... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
This flower is a hydrangea - I was astonished when I saw this on Barbara Stanbro's blog today (I've been following her for several years; worth reading:). I've never seen a hydrangea variegated like this one. So pretty! :) Yesterday... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
Today dawned bright and hot! The high was 95 degrees F - sure a warmish end to the month of June. :) My son rescued my de-starchified fabrics from the basement for me this afternoon. As usual, after I put... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
These past two days have been filled with conflicting emotions. I am not a person to enjoy confrontation - in fact, I try my best to avoid emotional conflict. Sigh. When I was a young mother, I did learn to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
It is finally Day Lily Season here in Maryland. I love daylily flowers - their bright orange (wild type:) faces shine from the roadsides everywhere these days. This is a type of red daylily. If you click on the photo,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
Like the Bear of Very Little Brain, I often think while I am doing other things - repetitive things that don't take much attention, like washing dishes or sewing by rote (that is, just pushing fabric under the needle:). Sewing... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
I struggled yet again today to wake up - it was gray and looked like rain when I looked out my window around 11:30 a.m. As you can see from today's temperature block on the right above, it was cooler... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
Happy, Happy Day! I always look forward to the summer solstice every year. It's the longest day and the official beginning of summer. :) My s.a.d. revels in all the light. :) Today was mostly cloudy here in eastern Maryland... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
Today started off with sunshine but a bit cooler temperatures than yesterday (mid 80's). By early afternoon it had clouded over - I was sewing along in my own zonal reality and suddenly noticed that the house was darker than... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
Today dawned very bright and hot - the projected high for today was 94 degrees (F) which is hot by my personal standards (though by Maryland standards 'hot' means above 95 degrees as we have a number of days every... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
This has been a pleasant weekend, filled with 'doing.' :) As I think I mentioned in my last post, Saturday afternoon my modern bee (Quilting With Friends - Columbia) met to sew together from 1 - 9 p.m. at JoAnn's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
Have you heard of the Great British Sewing Bee? Apparently you can watch it on YouTube (click on the photo to get the link). I will be checking that out. :) I found the reference while googling 'sewing with friends'... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
This picture pretty much sums up Monday afternoon, Tuesday and today for me. ;P I _think_ I picked up a virus somewhere when I was out this weekend as I had quite a fever last night. With the help of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
Here is a photo of our Amy Friend class fun at our guild meeting today - Amy is at the far left, standing (and I am represented by my block held by my friend Daria Phair in the center:). As... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
Today I spent a deliriously happy time in class! Amy Friend was here in town to teach for the Baltimore Modern guild. Now, I know how to do foundation ('paper') piecing ... I've probably taught more than 1000 people how... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
Thanks, Ellen! :) Took _almost_ more grit than I have to finish that baby. Big Grin. The fabric came as a kit from Linda Hibbert - I think she chose the perfect stuff, that's why I bought it (fabric I got in abundance:). I think the sketchbook will be a gift for my daughter ... but I might not be able to let go of it. :) Linda
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I think this photo shows every gardener's secret dream. :) Lush flowers, stone cottage in spring. Happy sighs! :) Today was green and dim and relatively cool - 70's, no rain but heavy clouds. I did some sewing - worked... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
Today was a quiet, pleasant day. Isn't that a nice photo? It's one that you get if you google 'peaceful.' :) I'd sure like to be at the ocean today ... but, absent that, a day with my sewing machine,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
Today was the June meeting of Mimi Dietrich's Grad Class at Bear's Paw Fabrics in Towson, MD. Barbara picked me up at 9:15 a.m. to drive the 30 to 45 minutes north (depending on traffic:) to the shop. It was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
If it ever stops raining here we'll see some of these lovely day lilies bloom. :P Yesterday, Saturday (1st of June) I went to a quilt show! I have not been to this one in several years because of my... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
More flowers to see around my area - the first one above is Mock Orange. I LOVE the smell of this bushy flower - so sweet! Bees love it, too. :) The second flower above is well-regarded in our area... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp