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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
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I typed out a post about two days ago but it appears that Typepad 'ate' it (well ... honesty compels me to admit that I probably did something stupid to lose it ... 'user error' is all too probable:). I... Continue reading
Posted 10 minutes ago at Fiber and Pulp
Yesterday when I arrived at the Fairfield Medical Center (hospital) where my brother is, I had to park in the emergency department lot as the surgical lot was full. Just as I stepped out of my car, I heard an... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
This is how I felt today. :) Here is Blackie (our barn cat) sleeping in the sunshine. Right after I took this photo, she stood up, yawned, took two steps toward me (into the shade) and laid back down on... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
Thanks for the kind wishes. The biggest problem I have with using my camera is that I am driving the car by myself. Along a very country lane - two lanes (one each way) with no shoulder. The verges are very narrow and typically have a ditch for drainage that I do not want to drive my car into. :) I have been considering stopping to take photos when I don't see anyone coming behind me ... but it would be a bit perilous as I'd have to stop in the middle of the road. :) Linda Linda Schiffer Columbia, MD
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2016 on Edges at Fiber and Pulp
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I have become very interested in the edge of the roads I go past. I noticed the other day that directly beneath the golden grassy seed heads on the grasses growing on the road verges there is an almost lime... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
I think of this statue as Watching Guy. He sits on the top corner of a four story historic brick building on Main Street in Lancaster, OH and I have seen him 18 times now ... and every time I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
I, too, was pleased to see the young woman and that piece of what I would call artwork fiber. :) Linda
Toggle Commented Jun 22, 2016 on Gathering Strands at caro-rose-creations
Thank you for sharing this exhibit and its background! It is good to know that the native knowledge is being kept alive and vibrant. 🙂 Linda
Toggle Commented Jun 21, 2016 on Gathering Strands at caro-rose-creations
Thursday was a driving day again here in the heartland. I took my youngest brother Kevin to the regional Social Security office - where the computers for scheduling appointments were not working so we did it the old fashioned way... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
My travel plans back to Ohio did not go exactly as anticipated. Instead of driving back on Saturday, I managed to get up and go on Sunday morning around 10 a.m. It was an interesting day to travel - sunny... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
Are you old enough (I am:) to remember _this_ trend in beachwear? Crochet swimsuits (now there is a real mis-nomer ... nobody with any brains tries to actually SWIM in this kind of suit!). Sorry ... gag me with a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
One down side of being so riddled with arthritis is that I cannot bend very well any more. Now that I have had both of my knees replaced (and they have both healed:), I can at long last lift one... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
A few weeks ago, I entered a drawing on the blog Molli Sparkles - he had just purchased some cool magnetic clips and I won the drawing. In today's mail pile, I found the envelope at long last (had to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
I think I have mentioned before that I attend Mimi's Grad Class meetings. Mimi Dietrich is a well-known quilting teacher (she's been teaching since the mid-late 90's). When I had my shop, she taught a year-long Baltimore applique class for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
I drove from Ohio back to Maryland on Friday. It makes for a long-ish day (I take about 7 hours for the trip) but I am soooo happy to be home with my family! I had very good weather for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
I did indeed spend a chunk of Friday running about Jackson doing errands. I don't even remember everything I did except that I know I went to the lawyer's office yet again. My car can drive there along at least... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
Here is a gratuitous photo of my grandson, Baby O (please forgive the icons at the bottom of the pic - I forgot to 'mute' them). I talked to my daughter and him on Tuesday evening. He was showing me... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
I've had so much to do here, I have to consult my calendar to see what I managed to accomplish last week. :P Doctor's appointments (oh, for my foot - I have to wear the boot for three more weeks... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
I have been dealing with a very poor connection to the Net for the past three days. It has been raining and thunder storming off and on ... maybe that accounts for the lack of connectivity? I keep trying to... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
The weather has been quite variable this past week with days of sunshine and 80 degrees followed by cooler and rainier times. As you can see from the photo above (I hope:), the ground is finally dry enough to allow... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
Today was Mother's Day here in the U.S. .... which made me think about my Mom who passed away in December of '13. My brother Kevin and I went into town on Friday (his eye is fine, btw, he has... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
The last couple of days have been pretty quiet. It is raining here, off and on, and chilly. Gray weather puts me into 'endure' mode ... so I've been keeping my head down, reading and sewing and keeping my foot... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
What is this lovely purple object? :) It's a nice fold-up l.e.d. light: Hard to take a photo of a lit light. Grin! It small but it packs a punch of lumens. Quilt In A Day was having a sale... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
Thursday was a crazy busy day. Stephie came from Cincinnati and took me to the orthopedics clinic in Gallipolis in the early afternoon. They showed me the X-rays of my foot - I actually have two broken bones, one in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp
Last night I began piecing another (the most recent) Splendid Sampler block, Piece of Candy. I _think_ the striped fabric above is supposed to look like a wrapped piece of hard candy with twisted ends. It is a simple variation... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2016 at Fiber and Pulp