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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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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
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Good grief! It has been ten days since I posted last. Sigh. Time flows over me like a river! This hot summer weather takes my brains away, too. If you have never lived in a sub-tropical place, you may not... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
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Do you know this woman? She's Kathy Doughty of Material Obsession quilt shop in Sydney, author of several books and traveling teacher on a U.S. tour from Australia. Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild just happened to find out she would be... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
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One of the issues I had to grapple with when I was in Ohio caring for my brothers was banking with PNC. Apparently the small town bank my Mom and my brother Jeff had dealt with for years was bought... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
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Sunday afternoon I went south to the Savage Volunteer Fire Department hall to attend my friend Sherry's luncheon. The photo above is of Sherry as a young woman (senior photo? senior prom? I didn't ask), long before I met her.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
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I'm still knitting on my Watershed vest. I try to make at least two rows everyday. Generally I knit while I'm watching streaming tv shows at my computer desk (hence the need for a comfortable chair). I just joined on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
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The past few days have been pleasant and mostly uneventful. I've been sewing dutifully on my Flower Sugar top and have finally finished the body of the thing (see above:). YEAH! I spread it out on my bed to see... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
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On Friday, my friends Barbara B., Patty S. and I set out to do our first Row By Row daytrip for this year. You can click on that link to get more details of the whole - suffice it for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
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Today was hot and humid. I had a dentist appointment for routine teeth cleaning early in the afternoon. It was damp, damp and hot, hot when I left my house. Given that my PT Cruiser has no a/c, the drive... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
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I sat down on Thursday evening to sew a block for this month's Quilt In A Box swap. The fabrics belong to Rose D. and are fun colors - the focus print is a rainbow-colored butterfly print and the background... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
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I'm going to start with Tuesday (today's) adventure as it is very fresh in my mind. It is hot, hot, hot here in Maryland - we've been having very pleasant days in the 80's until Saturday. The temperature shot up... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
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One of the reasons I came back from my trip to the midwest at this time was to attend the memorial luncheon for my friend Genie Corbin who died while I was away. I've known Genie for many years and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
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On Tuesday while I was in Madison, I had a day to explore on my own. Eva and Alan were both at work and O was in day care. I had to go out to the east side of Madison... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
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I have been here in Madison since Wednesday (the 31st?). The weather has been wonderful - 70's and 80's, gentle breezes and sunshine. My daughter's house has wonderful planting beds around it along sith a number of large trees -... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
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Stephanie decided to travel with me from Cincy to Kansas. She wanted to see her mom (my sister, Dodi) and visit other sibs and friends from school. We stopped for the night in Wentzville (?) Missouri. Had dinner at an... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
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Today I did a bit of 'touristing' in Cincinnatti. I am here visiting my niece Stephanie and her husband. Yesterday I stopped to see family in Ohio and then my brother in the nursing home. Stephie and her husband both... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
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Friday was a day filled with me-time. In the morning I dropped by Springwater Designs to pick up an equilateral triangle Go die that I want to use to cut up my Tabby Road fabrics. I've been considering some kind... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp
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See the color on that card? I painted that - it is not a printed sheet. :) Yesterday (Wednesday), my friend Patty and I drove out to Sykesville (maybe 45 minutes away?) to Photoscraps to attend a watercoloring-on-cards class. Photoscraps... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at Fiber and Pulp