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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 think I have mentioned before that I am participating in a bee with the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild this year. This past Sunday when I attended our monthly meeting (the one where Victoria Wolfe spoke), I picked up a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
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Not much of this showing here in eastern Maryland, yet. The weekend was pleasant - in the mid70's during the day but breezy and mostly overcast. I've seen some brown leaves falling but nothing with color so far. I had... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
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I don't know how often I say this but I the last two days have been a bit .... odd. Not gone-on-vacation odd or sick-in-hospital odd ... just, no-clear-theme odd. :) Thursday mornings are the weekly time for my Faithful... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
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Skip and I took a very pleasant drive yesterday to find the two fast charging stations that are closest to us (as it is likely to take a week or more to get one installed here at home:). One is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
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The biggest news in our family life is that we bought a new car on Friday/Saturday. Skip and I have been pondering a new car for several months as my ancient PT Cruiser has neared its end (197,000+ miles and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
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What have I been doing the past two days? Not a whole lot. Thursday was the weekly day-group meeting at Faithful Circle ... at 10 a.m. ... but I could _not_ wake up and so missed it. Sigh! This sleep... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
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Today would have been my brother Alan's 59th birthday, I think. I miss him! September is a month of birthdays in my family - including my father's and Alan's (and my husband's and son's and great-nephew's). It makes for a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
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Over at Flossie Teacakes' blog, she talked about using well-known paintings for creating a palette of goes-together-well colors. The photo above shows one example of an EPP block she made in the colors used in a painting from 1913 titled... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
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Have you ever read Lord of the Rings (or watched the movies) by J. R. R. Tolkein? Frodo Baggins is a central character of the epic saga ... and, in the end, becomes deathless by sailing into the blessed western... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
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I am a visual thinker - when I design, I have to draw sketches. When I used to help customers do their quilt-y math in my shop, I usually had to draw to think it all through. Not sure my... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
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Today was a pleasant day - it was the monthly meeting for Mimi's Grad Class ... but Mimi was not there so we were 'unruly'. LOL. (Mimi is rarely gone ... she had to attend a funeral.) This is a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
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Saturday afternoon was the monthly meeting of the Jinny Beyer Club at her shop, Jinny Beyer Studio, in Great Falls, VA. As usual, Barbara and I drove down early so we could have lunch. This time we ate at the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
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My self-promise of one blue block a day is not working out. Sigh. The days run together so much in my consciousness. I did manage to make one today - I even got the background print to line up correctly.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
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I've been slacking off on keeping my journal here. Been pretty much lazing about for the past week. A week ago today my friends Barbara, Patty and I went out to make our last Row by Row foray for this... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
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Aug 23, 2017
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Skip and I have been fellow gamers since we first got together as a couple. I've played board games, miniatures, role playing, cards - whatever I could get someone to sit down and play with me. :) I've never done... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
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I _thought_ I had already blogged about the week after Grad Class and before we left for GenCon ... but I was wrong. Sigh. I think this will take at least two posts for catching up! The relevance of the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
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Saturday I went with my good friend Patty to Sykesville for another session of the monthly free* class at Photoscraps. This month's card projects were made with the new Ranger brand Distress Oxide ink pads which can be used for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
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Aug 4, 2017
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Lest you think that I'm only doing Halloween sewing, this block above is part of the Puzzle Mystery b.o.m. from Cotton Cuts. You can't tell from the photo but that block measures about 7" x 12" -- way, way bigger... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
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I had a slight hitch in my get-along plans Monday afternoon. Sigh. I went out running errands to the post office, grocery store and Home Depot. The hard concrete floors in those big box stores really tire me out so... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
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You might recognize this as a sample of the patchwork bats hanging I made last year for Halloween (still one of my favorite makes:). As part of the Halloweenie Mini Swap on Instagram, participants were to make up a 'mosaic'... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
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I've been coasting all week since my several days outing last week. I've been ignoring my housework for the most part and just playing games alternating with sewing. I guess I'm still having trouble balancing my life now that I'm... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
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Saturday I had a big day out with friends - Barbara, Patty and Caren. We went Row by Row adventuring to southern Maryland and eastern Virginia (see maps above) and hit five different quilt shops along the way. :) Caren... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
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On Thursday, my friends Barbara, Patty and I drove up to Hershey PA for the annual Quilt Odyssey show which was held in the Hershey Lodge. The weather was hot, hot - what better time to go indoors to see... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp