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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
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I have been without the Internet for days. I am visiting my niece Amy in Kansas and their neighborhood fiber went out the day I arrived. There is some new construction in the area and we suspect the lines got... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Fiber and Pulp
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Today was overcast and chilly (27 when I went out at 11 a.m.) with about an inch of new snow. I ran into a snag when knitting yesterday ... I am working on booties for baby O ... So I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at Fiber and Pulp
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Just posting a few more photos here. Since I am traveling, I am creating these posts on my iPad (very old), using the Typepad mobile interface. That software is quite limited and will only accept five photos. :) A picture... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at Fiber and Pulp
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I stopped at The Stitchers Crossing here in Madison again yesterday. My purpose was to find a couple of prints to make simple four and nine patch blocks by way of learning to use a treadle sewing machine (more about... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at Fiber and Pulp
I decided to take my daughter out today for some non-baby time so we ventured three blocks away from her house to the local bead shop. She had never been there though she did know of its existence. :) Madison... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at Fiber and Pulp
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My productivity today includes two very wee tube sox for my very wee grandson. :) His little feet are all of 3" long so these are about knee high on him. I used a pattern for Child's Tube Socks by... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at Fiber and Pulp
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I am away from home, visiting our first grandchild. :) Linda Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at Fiber and Pulp
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I got a call from my much-loved niece, Amy, a few minutes ago saying that her paternal grandmother passed away. I met the lady in person when Amy was a tiny baby (four months old?). I am Amy's godmother and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2014 at Fiber and Pulp
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... that I meet myself coming. :) Ever heard that one? I'm living it, lately. Always trying to catch up, to fill in, to complete something. :P Our trip to the mountains is history now but I'm still not done... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Fiber and Pulp
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This morning I got up with a determination to see the mountains and woods. I find my personal 'church' in rocks and trees, leaves and sky. Today was a good day for churching. :) The Great Smokey Mountain National Forest... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Fiber and Pulp
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Today was sunny and mid60's - perfect for going out. :) One of the places I always like to go when I visit Gatlinburg is Susan's Mountain Stitchery - a local quilt shop. It's in a small row of shops... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Fiber and Pulp
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The past ten days or so feel like suspended time to me. Waiting for things to get finished or to happen...I found the two leaves above on the front sidewalk one day. Don't know where they came from as there... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at Fiber and Pulp
I read your blog through an on-computer reader (Shrook). Until today, I was getting your posts as abstracts. I've taken a couple of classes with you and I _love_ your work ... however, I had almost completely lost track of you as I hate to click through to read the entire post. I don't know if my experience today is a new decision not to abstract on your part or if your abstracting is just not working? :) It was lovely to see your work again - especially enjoy the in-your-journal entries. :) Linda
Toggle Commented Oct 13, 2014 on paper at Karen Ruane
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Thought I'd start right off with what I consider a really nice eye-full of color. :) I am taking a quilting workshop today and tomorrow with a well-known quilter and these were on a fellow student's desk. Wish I were... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2014 at Fiber and Pulp
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When I went to pick up a prescription at my local CVS pharmacy last week, I happened to notice their 'will call' assortment of bins. I got a chuckle out of the one pictured above. :) Suites my laissez-faire attitude... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2014 at Fiber and Pulp
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I have been in Ohio, helping my three brothers with an assortment of things and signing/shifting paperwork for my Mom's estate. The photo above shows my youngest brother, Kevin, standing in front of the 'mother' tree that is planted in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at Fiber and Pulp
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I'm still playing with the Waterlogue ap and my photos ... the one above is from my recent trip to the National Aquarium in Baltimore. These are from a lunch outing in my neighborhood: And from our trip to the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2014 at Fiber and Pulp
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Last Wednesday, Hugh and I went for a short walk at the Robinson Nature Center again. We found a rather large praying mantis resting on the sidewalk along our way. Truthfully, I am amazed that my hands stopped shaking well... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2014 at Fiber and Pulp
My daughter pointed this link out to me. I hope you can watch the video ok - I think this lady is a True Artist, albeit in a very 'outsider' style. :) :) Linda PS Here is the original article. Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at Fiber and Pulp
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Well, this is interesting....for some reason I cannot get the photo above to display in the correct orientation. Sigh! I think I forgot to share the tote bag I got in the swap last winter at the Modern Quilt Guild... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at Fiber and Pulp
Do you mean the red rug, Ellen? That is, as I understand things, a rendition of a traditional pattern for Persian rugs - it's been a while since I studied Oriental design, but I _think_ it is supposed to represent Paradise somehow. :) Linda
Toggle Commented Aug 13, 2014 on Sweating! at Fiber and Pulp
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LOL on the skinned knees. :) I don't mind mistakes when I'm sewing for myself - I'm more averse when I'm sewing for someone else. :)
Toggle Commented Aug 6, 2014 on Sweating! at Fiber and Pulp
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Sometimes it is hard to tell which is the 'chicken' and which the 'egg,' eh? :) Are hexagon designs popular online because of their presence in home decor (attested to by the rug hanging in the IKEA Marketplace shown above),... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2014 at Fiber and Pulp
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Hugh and I went out on Friday for our weekly day together. We got a late afternoon start but the weather was lovely (mid-80s and blue sky). Had lunch at Fudrucker's (definitely not on my diet:) and then went back... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2014 at Fiber and Pulp
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I subscribe to a blog that sends daily color-theme photos right to my reader. This one from last week really struck my fancy! :) Oh to manage to produce such beauty myself. :) I had better get more timely with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at Fiber and Pulp