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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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Yesterday was a beautiful, sunny autumn day with blue skies ... today, not so much. :) Gray, gray and misty today. No rainbows (that I saw anyway:). If you click on this pretty rainbow photo, you can go read quotes... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
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The past two days have been drizzly and wet, chilly autumn rains. Not cold (yet) - mid 60s - and the rain occasionally heavy (mostly at night). Today there was sunshine for a couple of hours but it had clouded... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
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The weather has been lovely and autumnal recently - sunshine, mid60s to 70s in temperature, pleasant. I went for a long-for-me walk on Wednesday and saw that the leaves are just beginning to color and fall in my neighborhood. Today... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2020 at Fiber and Pulp
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Did you know that Blue Jays are part of the corvid family? I did not until I found this graphic image - ravens, crows, jays and magpies. Just last week I read an interesting article in Science News - discussing... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2020 at Fiber and Pulp
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Do you enjoy swap activities? I do, usually. I've been trying to take it easy on swaps this year - only doing what I am sure I can fulfill with timeliness. I did decide to sign up for the Modern... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2020 at Fiber and Pulp
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My friend Barbara shared this with me and I think it is COOL! :) If you click on the picture above, you can go read about the city of Calais in France - long known for its lace making industry... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2020 at Fiber and Pulp
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Today was mostly sewing for most of the day. :) As is usual on Friday afternoon, Barbara, Patty and I had our two hours of zoom sewing and chatting together. Barbara and I are about to start on a project... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2020 at Fiber and Pulp
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Today is my husband's 70+th birthday. :) It has been (as per his request) a very low key day. I did spend some time sewing but had very little to show for it (besides frustration). I managed to piece the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2020 at Fiber and Pulp
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Today is the Autumnal Equinox - that is, the first day of Autumn/Fall. :) This is also Birthday Week in our house. :) Actually, September is Birthday Month is my extended family. My Dad's (16th), brother Alan's (28th), nephew Hunter... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2020 at Fiber and Pulp
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Today was non-sewing day. With errands. First I drove up to Dorsey's Search to drop off my round robin bag and pick up the next round. The neighborhood where I went has all color-named streets - Scarlet, Blue, Gray, Red.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2020 at Fiber and Pulp
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Isn't that the truth? At least it is for me, confirmed procrastinator that I am. :) My sole task today was to sew up a patchwork block for the Faithful Circle guild's round robin project. I let the time slip... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2020 at Fiber and Pulp
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This weekend was one of those all-quilting-all-the-time series of days. I so enjoy them. :) Friday started the weekend off with the regular zoom meeting between myself and my friends Patty and Barbara. While moving things around in my bedroom... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2020 at Fiber and Pulp
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Thank all those essential workers as you go about your Labor Day festivities! Where would we be without them?? :) The weather is glorious this weekend - high 70s, low 80s in temperature, relatively dry, blue skies! I intend to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2020 at Fiber and Pulp
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The past couple of days have been fairly calm and uneventful (in a regular-life-as-it-is way:). Daily rain deluges, high humidity. The temperatures have gone up and down (from high 70s to low 90s) during the day and skies have been... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2020 at Fiber and Pulp
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The birds have begun to eat a lot at my feeder again (this is an internet photo; my feeder is squirrel proof:). Feeding fell off for quite a while in the late spring/early summer period. I guess there were many... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2020 at Fiber and Pulp
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This is a Joseph's Coat rose. It is currently my very most favorite flower. :) JC is a climber and grows up to 8' tall. Has a nice perfume, too. Living, as I do, in a very humid sometimes very... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2020 at Fiber and Pulp
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I find this photo charming. If you click on it, you can go read about the pioneer days (westward expansion in the USA) and trading posts. Never know where you will land when you do a web search. :) Yesterday... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2020 at Fiber and Pulp
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Today was a beautiful summer day! Low 80s in temperature, blue sky, pleasant breeze - perfect. :) I went outside in the late afternoon (to take our recycling out to the curb for tomorrow's pickup). Otherwise, I spent the day... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2020 at Fiber and Pulp
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Today was more fun than I expected (have been holding my daily expectations pretty low for several months:) ... this afternoon was the (Zoom) regular monthly meeting of my Sew&Tell group. I say 'mine' but I kind of piggy-backed on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2020 at Fiber and Pulp
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"Cotton is a crop that always brings evil with it -- the rawest, crudest exploitation, brutalizing anyone & everyone involved in it." — Dorothea Lange I love cotton, the fabric - I love its 'hand', the way it takes color... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2020 at Fiber and Pulp
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I've been sewing with Australian Aboriginal fabric prints (from M&S Textiles) to make my medallion experiments. Ever since the first semester of my undergraduate days I have been fascinated with the various aboriginal cultures of the world. Australia's First People... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2020 at Fiber and Pulp
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Today was hot, humid and heavy when I went out around 11 a.m. There were black clouds on the horizon and the forecast called for thunderstorms. I had several errands to run and an appointment to keep. I had ordered... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2020 at Fiber and Pulp
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I like this quote. I'm sure I could quibble with some of the ideas ... but, on the whole, I agree. :) Today was more interesting than most of the recent ones. I had a doctor's appointment in the early... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2020 at Fiber and Pulp
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Isn't this beautiful? :) It is meant to be a papyrus flower in the ancient Egyptian style. I love the colors, the fan-like shape, everything about it. Random pintrest find ... just thought I'd share. :) Today was yet another... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2020 at Fiber and Pulp
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There was once a photographer that got captivated by squirrels and spent six years taking pictures. If you click on the image above, you can go read his story and enjoy some whimsical photos of wildlife. :) Myself, I got... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2020 at Fiber and Pulp