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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
Recent Activity
I thought I would share a photo of my sitting area on our back deck. I need to work on my plants, too. :) We've had a lot of thunderstorms this week, mostly at night, and the area is a... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
Thanks! Got the filling replaced yesterday - and met a new-to-me dentist in the process (new part time in my regular dentist's practice). Great hands! :) :) Linda
Toggle Commented Jul 29, 2022 on Hot, Hot at Fiber and Pulp
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One of the most popular garden flowers to grow is Marigold. If you click on the photo, you can go read about the other nine most popular garden flowers, too. :) I love marigolds, especially their smell, but have not... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2022 at Fiber and Pulp
Here's another flower blooming right now that I love (but cannot grow) - lavender. It takes a lot of warm sunshine to create a field of lavender in glorious bloom with all that delicious scent wafting about. :) We have... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2022 at Fiber and Pulp
What is blooming now? Daylilies are starting to shine locally. There is an astonishing amount of genetic variation in Hemerocallis or daylily flowering plants - in color, flower shape and size, height, blooming time, etc. You can tell from all... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2022 at Fiber and Pulp
Yesterday I drove my husband to the Dept. of Motor Vehicles office near Annapolis (I think it is actually in Parole, MD:) to try to renew his license. It had expired during the first months of Covid but the agency... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2022 at Fiber and Pulp
Here's a flower that every Marylander should recognize - Black Eyed Susan. :) This is our state flower and is a reliable summer bloomer. Many, many in flower now in my neighborhood. :) The Preakness race is supposed to be... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2022 at Fiber and Pulp
This is a lily native to the eastern US called Turk's Cap. Nine different species of moth/butterfly use this plant as a host to grow their caterpillars on ... it's toxic to cats ... and I have not, yet, seen... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2022 at Fiber and Pulp
I only managed to go walking one time this week. I _think_ it was on Monday. The beautiful hydrangea above was in full flower in a neighbor's yard - brightened up my day! There are two things going on here... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2022 at Fiber and Pulp
"Know that you can start late, look different, be uncertain, and still succeed." - Misty Copeland First noticed these daylilies blooming here in our neighborhood this weekend. The weather was glorious (as it so rarely is here:) - mid 70s... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2022 at Fiber and Pulp
I started out to walk my neighborhood as usual yesterday and was halted in my tracks on seeing the parade above. I'm sure anyone who can move around outdoors on this earth has likely seen an ant parade at one... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2022 at Fiber and Pulp
This is crown vetch; it's a member of the legume family and fixes nitrogen into the soil, improving the garden base. :) This one is growing on the cul-de-sac circle in front of our house. This is common thistle. I've... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2022 at Fiber and Pulp
Yet another beautiful piece of street art with fibers - this one by Christy Caravaglio of Ccpatchwork. Take a look at her work - bright, lively, interesting. :) It has been TEN DAYS since I posted here. That's a pretty... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2022 at Fiber and Pulp
I slept in today. By the time I woke up, Skip was coming home from work. He wanted to go out to run errands so I rode along. He had to stop at Walgreens and our new bank which is... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2022 at Fiber and Pulp
This is the work of a Danish design team. In my continuing fascination with art that reflects fiberwork, this caught my eye. Go and read the review link - maybe you can be inspired to make your own. We aren't... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2022 at Fiber and Pulp
I have been captured (possibly) by the dreaded virus. :P Here's the story. Yesterday evening I got word from my friend Barbara that our mutual friend Polly Mello (whom we had visited with at the FCQ quilt show) has Covid.... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2022 at Fiber and Pulp
One of the two guilds I belong to - Faithful Circle Quilters - has their biannual quilt show in progress right now. Started yesterday (Thursday), through today (Friday) and tomorrow. I volunteered yesterday - working two hours at the entrance... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2022 at Fiber and Pulp
Today was gloriously beautiful, weather-wise! The temperature was almost 80 degrees, the sky was mostly blue with fluffy white clouds and the breeze smelled sweet. :) I saw iris of the color above blooming in several places around town, too.... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2022 at Fiber and Pulp
Clover is blooming! That is my personal 'summer is here' signal. :) This flower is unknown to me. Beautiful, though. I _think_ this one is Ajuga, growing in a quiet woodland corner of a neighbor's yard. This has been a... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2022 at Fiber and Pulp
Yesterday and today have been beautiful in ways that we rarely see hereabouts. Pure blue skies without clouds, mild temperatures, lovely spring weather. Ahhhh! :) Yesterday my son and I bought a fast food lunch and then had a nice... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2022 at Fiber and Pulp
Today is the designated celebration of mothers here in the USA. The picture above is a famous print by Japanese artist Utamaro of a mother and baby. A universal theme. :) I had hoped to go to the Maryland Sheep... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2022 at Fiber and Pulp
Hi Linda. :) I am SO pleased to be inspiration! How gratifying. :) I love playing with paper and glue and rarely think beyond that - nice that someone else values what I do, too. :) I am looking forward to playing more with my scraps. I was surprised how much black and gray I had in my scrap bin as I rarely use either color. I usually prefer very dark flavors of blue, green or purple in place of black. I have learned to like gray from the modern quilting friends I've made (and from nature:) but it still is an acquired taste for me. :) Linda
Toggle Commented May 7, 2022 on Damp at Fiber and Pulp
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The past week has been more interesting than usual (in the 'may you live in interesting times' curse sense:). My meeting with the real estate agent went very well - she's a nice lady and so is her assistant ...... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2022 at Fiber and Pulp
The weather has turned chilly this week with high temperatures in the low to mid 50s. Brrr! There was rain yesterday but today the skies were fairly blue though there was an unpleasant cold wind blowing. Hugh and I went... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2022 at Fiber and Pulp
When we bought our house (in January 1987) there were about a dozen azalea bushes in our front yard. Azaleas and rhododendrons are a huge 'deal', gardening-wise, here between Baltimore and D.C. They typically bloom in late April, early May... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2022 at Fiber and Pulp