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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
Recent Activity
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Apparently this is a good time to be finishing things. I completed rosette number eight for my Millefiore quilt (shown above). I tried to update my quilt layout pic but I can't remember how (blush!) ... will have to review... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Fiber and Pulp
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Today was an interesting (but tiring) day. Members of the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild (including myself) volunteered to sew for the House of Ruth (abused women and children's shelter in Baltimore City) - they have a B-More Bags project to... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
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I have definitely been in a stash enhacing mood this week. After my fun trip to Blue House on Saturday, my friends Barbara, Patty and I went out on another Row by Row adventure on Tuesday. We drove out Interstate... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
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I had fun today on my first day back in 'normal life'. :) I decided to go visit a brand new quilt shop that opened last weekend in Westminster, MD (since I am now allowed to drive myself:). First I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp
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It has actually been a busy week for me, despite my home-bound status. :) Yesterday a friend picked me up and I went to quilt guild for the first time in five weeks. Was wonderful to see everyone! Several of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp
Thanks, Musings ... I sure hope so. :) My daughter tells me that baby O doesn't chew on his toys, he licks them. My fingers are crossed that little Chthulu gets a Lick of Approval. LOL! :) Linda
Toggle Commented Aug 20, 2015 on Sunday Pleasures at Fiber and Pulp
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Hi, Karen. I don't know where you live, but here in the Baltimore/DC area, different stores carry 30's repro prints. As a former shop owner, I can tell you that the buyers have to be present in your customer base to make it worthwhile to carry any kind of prints. We only bought 30's as fat quarter bundles and such - didn't have enough people who loved them to sell many bolts (even though I love them:). ON the other hand, just a few miles away in Annapolis, the shop there (Cottonseed Glory) carries a very nice array of 30's prints and they sell well. So, you have to have a shop owner who likes them and knows how to market them ... AND you have to a customer base who wants to buy them. :) Like retail everywhere, there is a constant balance between these factors for every shop. I am guessing that's why Internet sellers do well...for those of us who can't find what we love locally (although, if you draw your definition of 'local' wide enough, you can find most anything here on the East Coast; it is a 2 to 3 hour drive to the shop where I bought the 30's I"m showing in this blog post:) :) Linda
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2015 on Sunday Pleasures at Fiber and Pulp
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I got my second goodie package from Cherrywood Fabrics in the mailbox yesterday (I made a second pledge to their Kickstarter project). Lovely, lovely hand dyed fabrics. Hmmmm. Have to think of something really nice to make with these! Today... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp
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I've been doing more Take a Stitch on Tuesday embroidery. Still not caught up to the prompts, but getting closer. ;) Above you can see my Buttonhole Stitch effort. The purple button does indeed go through a hand finished buttonhole... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp
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Today was pretty exciting (by my recent standards, anyway:). I took my first outing since I came home from surgery on the 23rd of July. I needed to send a fax so I could deal with some more details of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp
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This is a photo of the members of Mimi Dietrich's Grad Class who went to Indiana together on a bus trip to attend Mimi's induction into the Quilter's Hall of Fame. Many of these folks are friends and most are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp
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Remember I said I was working on a new name tag? Such as it is, it is finished. :) I decided to use some of my pretty pins to fasten it with. The outer row is selvedges (so the edges... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp
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I wrote a long post around 3 a.m. this morning (I woke up to take my pain meds and tinkle) ... but the Great Black Abyss appears to have swallowed it all whole. Sigh! I will try again, with pictures.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp
Thank you, Diane! :) I am thinking I will be working on finishing up my 'Nature of Things' wool quilt while I have my leg propped up. :) Linda
Toggle Commented Jul 19, 2015 on Preparations at Fiber and Pulp
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It's been a long hot week here in Maryland ... but very little sewing has been going on at my house. Sigh. I've been doing all kinds of errand running and doctor's appointments and such in preparation for my surgery... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp
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This is a view from the bridge crossing the Susquehanna River in northern Maryland or maybe southern Pennsylvania (I don't have a map with me at the moment:). Interstate 83 goes over the river where it is very wide, before... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp
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We've had a quiet holiday weekend here in Maryland. The weather has been pleasant but overcast ('pleasant' means moderate temperatures and reasonable humidity - the dewpoint has been below 60 degrees:). I spent most of it sewing, with a bit... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp
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I usually live a rather uneventful life so this week has been chock full of busy-ness for me! Today I went with my friend Barbara to the movies to see Jurassic World. The other three movies in this series are... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp
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My son and I went out for lunch last Tuesday and took it to a new place (for us:) - Jackson Pond in Phelps Luck, Columbia. I did not even know this pond existed until we found in in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp
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I came across a site online that lets you fill up a map with all the states you have visited. Here's my life list, to date - not too bad for a more-or-less stay-at-home girl. :) Last Wednesday my friends... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp
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Other than my Row by Row experiences last Tuesday, I mostly stayed home and sewed this week. I had an unpleasant conflict with the bobbin winder on my Nina (see photo above) which I've never had to deal with before.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp
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Last Tuesday (6/23) my friends Barbara, Patty and I went to the Gettysburg/Chambersburg area of Pennsylvania on a Row by Row adventure. For those who are not quilters, this is an on-going summer shop hop of sorts ... participating shops... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp
Thanks, Connie. :) I like Jinny's shop a lot - it's very pretty and welcoming inside. The staff is pleasant and the fabrics (all designed by Jinny) are lovely. They stock a lot of nice pieces of jewelry, gadgets that are great and other goodies that make every visit worthwhile. :) Traffic is not usually awful, if you can travel at 'off' times. (shrug) I always enjoy the drive along the winding, wooded road that leads from the Beltway to Great Falls - very picturesque. :) Linda
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2015 on Quilty Weekend at Fiber and Pulp
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Last Thursday night I went with my husband to cheer for his summer bowling team. They had a spectacular first game with a score pattern I have never seen in years of league bowling. I took a photo early on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp
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When I went out yesterday in the late morning to run errands, this small moth was resting on my car (it was cool in the carport and he probably had not warmed up to fly, yet). I thought the coloring... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at Fiber and Pulp