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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 am thinking that Spring is a state of mind more than anything these days. :) There are now a few hopeful signs here near me - my periwinkle and the pachysandra in the front yard are both flowering. These... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
Isn't this an interesting image of 'progress'? Notice that all the people depicted (besides the ideal itself) are male? Hmmm. If you click on the photo, you can go read the Wikipedia article. Myself, I have less lofty goals and... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
We've come to the shank end of winter here in eastern Maryland ... or the bare beginning of spring. Depends on your outlook. :) It has been nine days since I posted here ... which is generally not a good... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
We got more snow today ... not much accumulation but it was dreary and gray and precipitating most of the day. Luckily, I could stay inside in the warm and SEW. :) One of the fabrics I'm using has bicycles... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
mo·jo /ˈmōjō/ noun US A magic charm, talisman, or spell. "Someone must have their mojo working over at the record company". Magic power. Well, today I started on the path toward getting my 'sewjo' back. Akin to MOJO (see above:),... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
This is still my daily mode. At least I have ideas now, unlike the past five weeks. Baby Steps. :) Monday I had a delightful outing with my friends Barbara and Patty. Barbara drove us down to Purcellville, VA to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
This is the view out my bedroom window this afternoon. It is still snowing here in Columbia ... and my neighbor's house (downhill from the back of our house) shows the accumulation. At the very bottom of the photo you... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
At long last, I am slowly emerging from the viral swamps. Wednesday I went out to the local grocery store for a quick trip (I was sooooo bored:). Thursday was the last day of my steroid series of pills and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
This is what healing looks like, ideally. LOL! here is what healing looks like for me, right now: I am on the second day of two different steroid treatment series and I am mostly spending my time asleep ... and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
I've been keeping that proverbial low profile for several days now with very mild improvements in my cold/flu/infection/whatever-I-have. :P Today has been a little better since I finally managed to sleep horizontally last night for the first time in a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
Yes, this completely represents what I feel like today. :P No, I'm not a smoker but my lungs sound like I've been on a pack-a-day for decades. :P Yesterday was a fun time. My friend Barbara and I went to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
Our local winter wonderland has dissolved in a heavy series of raindrops - it rained continuously for hours last night until this afternoon (my back property line where the drainage easement runs looks like a river). Mostly gone. Sigh. I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
I hope you can visualize the video above. It shows the pattern of impacts (real ones, deduced from the crater evidence on the Moon's surface) over time on the Moon's face. I find it fascinating. :) Today was a gray,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
One of the fun things about my Apple Watch (bought by my husband for my birthday present a couple of years ago) is that the face designs can be changed at my whim. I've been using Kaleidoscope for some time... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
The snow was heavy and lining each tree limb like this photo shows it today ... but the sky was brilliant blue. Beautiful, glorious day! :) I decided to go out around 11:30 this morning, mostly as an excuse to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
The snow last night has accumulated all day today, too (it's still snowing out, slowly, as I type:). Heavy wet snow that weighs down the bushes and trees. Hugh helped me fill the bird feeders last night so the little... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
This is a picture of a Quilt Ladder - at least one design. It leans against the wall in a stable formation and serves to hold folded quilts, afghans, blankets, etc. The first of my two adventures today is making... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
There was a bit more quilting in my day today. It's Thursday which means the weekly daytime meeting of my 'traditional' quilt guild, Faithful Circle Quilters. The weather today was sunny and cold - well, the absolute high temperature was... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
Did a little with this tool today, at long last (well, six days without sewing is a long time for me:). Late in the afternoon, I got twitchy and had to sit down to sew _something_ ... could not focus... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
This is a picture of privet hedge (one of the 'plants for privacy' from HGTV). Outside our living room window is a jungle of greenery made from large bushy euonymous plants and two large yew bushes. They completely fill the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
... to go on. :) Today was the first day of the New Year. I think I did exactly what I want to do for the rest of the year - a little self-care, a little house keeping, a lot... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
I am writing this post at just a few seconds past midnight - hence, January 1st, 2019. :) The weather has been cold and bleak - rainy and low 40s outside. Our 'pond' on the back property line just gets... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
This awesome 'twisty Dresden' design is FREE pattern available here. (Spoiler Alert: this is a foundation pieced pattern) I think this is one awesome design - thanks to Sally's blog entry for today for clueing me in! I spent most... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
Have you ever heard of the Society for Creative Anachronism? If you click on the photo, you can go read a reporter's 'take' on the group. :) If you end up thinking it's all about fighting, that was (almost certainly)... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
This is a paper cut - made from a single sheet of paper - in the Japanese tradition of kirie, made by Masayo Fukuda. I think it is one of the most exquisite things I've ever seen. :) If you... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp