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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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): https://www.walmart.com/ip/Safavieh-Madison-Candelario-Abstract-Polka-Dots-Area-Rug/385891645?comm-msg-vehicle=EMAIL&comm-msg-id=320ce020-d81a-40d2-97a2-9d3a631ca113 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
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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
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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
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I picked up this visual from a blog I was reading today (I neglected to note where I got it and Tineye.com 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
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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
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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
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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