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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
Today was quite pleasant ... lovely weather, in the mid80s temperature-wise, with fluffy white clouds on a blue sky. We finally turned the house air conditioning on yesterday as it was getting quite stuffy upstairs (despite the two fans we... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
Today I had the pleasure of doing something I have not done for at least ten weeks - I got to walk into my local quilt shop and browse the goods in person! Such a rare pleasure! I feel blessed... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
Sometimes I feel like my ideas and memories are a big, jumbled pile of stuff I have to dig through and excavate to find the important things. :) Sort of like a big, jumbled pile of dinosaur bones. Then I... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2020 at Fiber and Pulp
The color for today was purple. :) Hang with me here. The weather was overcast and a bit cooler today but I did not even notice until hours after I got up. Today was the regularly scheduled monthly meeting for... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2020 at Fiber and Pulp
It's beautifully mellow weather we are having here in eastern Maryland yesterday and today. Mid80s, sunny to partly cloudy, breezy with lots of happy bird song - perfect for sitting on the deck or walking outdoors. :) I had to... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2020 at Fiber and Pulp
Suppose you want to make a quilt. Step 1 is likely to be choosing a pattern (or designing one:). In my case here, we chose a book block pattern and asked for blocks to be made. Once you have an... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2020 at Fiber and Pulp
Today was chilly with a high in the mid50s (hard to believe it is the middle of MAY!) ... but sunny with passing clouds. We absolutely needed food so I dragged my poor son out to shop despite his staggering... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2020 at Fiber and Pulp
Hugh and I should have gone grocery shopping today ... but he had only gotten three hours of sleep last night and was, um, groggy. :) So, we ordered food. I tried to order yesterday (for Mother's Day) but there... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2020 at Fiber and Pulp
Pooh and Piglet are braver than I am. :) It was this blustery today - and rainy, on and off - and they went walking anyway. Me, I stayed inside. :) The sun did come out a couple of times... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2020 at Fiber and Pulp
Today was gray and chilly with rain yet again. Hard to believe, on the basis of weather, that it is actually late spring by the calendar! I suppose the grass and trees and flowers are happy with all this water... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2020 at Fiber and Pulp
This is a very much more cheerful view of rain falling than I am usually wont to take. :) You can click on the photo and go read the story. Myself, I tend to get bogged down in the gray... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2020 at Fiber and Pulp
This is the traditional pattern Sunshine and Shadow - commonly seen in Amish-style quilts. This one was made by Ami Simms (click on the photo to go read the story:). Scads of years ago I went through a phase (like... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2020 at Fiber and Pulp
Happy May Day! If you click on the lovely flowers above you can go read all about Greek customs around this festival - ancient and mythic. We had rain yesterday and most of today here in eastern Maryland ... good... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2020 at Fiber and Pulp
The weather today was overcast and dull, drippy. The grass certainly likes the spring we are having - even if we mere mortals think it a bit drab. My son was telling me this morning after he came in from... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2020 at Fiber and Pulp
Today has been moist and cloudy all day - the temperature is still in the low 50s at best, so it's dank and chilly, too. Spring. Luckily I have my sewing space to retreat into - happy, happy place. :)... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2020 at Fiber and Pulp
Today I did a little happy dance in my now-set-up sewing space - still crude but useable! :) My machine does not look like the one above (might be fun to color that one, eh?), it looks like this: Mine... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2020 at Fiber and Pulp
You are most welcome. :) I was surprised to find something so attractive in Walmart's inventory, truthfully. I looked there first mostly because I didn't want to spend much money at this point on my 'new' room. :) Linda
Toggle Commented Apr 21, 2020 on Self-Care? at Fiber and Pulp
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HI, Ellen! :) I bought the rug from Walmart (believe it or not): Comes in a wide variety of shapes and color combos. :) Linda
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2020 on Self-Care? at Fiber and Pulp
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Honestly, I've lost track. :P I would have to drag out my calendar and count on my fingers to be sure ... but I _think_ this is the beginning of the fifth? sixth? week of quarantine. We've settled into a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2020 at Fiber and Pulp
Today was sunny and warm-ish (60s). Nice spring day. :) When I went out today, among many other lovelies, I saw the first-to-me dogwoods in bloom. One pink one like above and a white one. So lovely! Why did I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2020 at Fiber and Pulp
I love this Easter graphic (I got it from the Graphics Fairy website several years ago). First because the girl is dark haired (most Easter graphics I have seen feature blond children) ... and then because she is handling violets.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2020 at Fiber and Pulp
I picked up this visual from a blog I was reading today (I neglected to note where I got it and does not find it). IF this is your image, please let me know so I can give you... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2020 at Fiber and Pulp
Today was gloriously beautiful, weather wise. Excellent spring day! As has become usual, I slept until early afternoon (still not getting a handle on this sleep thing). I absolutely HAD to go outside because it was so pretty. Fortunately, we... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2020 at Fiber and Pulp
This seems like a really good time to practice if one wanted to pursue a zen life, eh? Not many distractions, plenty of solitude for meditation. Actually, I enjoy meditating - my (former) partner Kathy helped encourage me to start... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2020 at Fiber and Pulp
I thought these were good questions to meditate upon daily ... during this very odd time. I can't say I've done very much of interest - well, of interest to me, yes, but hardly historic - over the past five... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2020 at Fiber and Pulp