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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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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 6 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
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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 7 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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... 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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At 2 p.m. today (well, a few minutes past - gotta allow aisle walking time, I guess:) my husband, Skip, and I have been married for 43 years. Wow! Somehow the number makes it seem way longer than my subjective... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
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I do not know where this bridge is located in the world - or whether it was never finished or maybe destroyed at some point. I thought it was a good metaphor for Unfinished Projects. ;) Personally, I like this... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
Posted Dec 25, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
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This photo collage shows the nine most 'popular' posts I've made to InstaGram this year (that is, the ones with the most 'likes'). For me, it's a good start on a record of what I've managed to make this year.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
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This is my mother's high school graduation picture. She was born on Wednesday, December 23rd, 1931 - during the term of Herbert Hoover. If she had lived, she would be 87 today. I wish she were here to _be_ 87.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
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I think this is one of the most fascinating art installations I've ever seen! If you click on the first photo, you can go read the article about these works. Sadly, nowhere in the paper does it say how these... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
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Today is the Winter Solstice - the shortest day/longest night of the year. Happy first day of winter, y'all. :) If you click on the tree (and can stand to sort through the advertisements), you will go to a page... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
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Today was a very pleasant early winter day. Sunshine, mild temperatures (mid to high 40s), mostly sunny skies. I had a gentle start - sleeping in a bit later than usual and then reading my email before starting my breakfast... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
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Yesterday was pretty quiet compared to the previous few days. I stayed home and mostly puttered ... but I did manage to sew three star blocks from my Sunshine Stars project. Kaffe collective fabrics are bright, happy prints. Cheers me... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
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What a beautiful photograph! (You can click on it to go read about feeding birds in winter.) These are Eastern Bluebirds, of which we have oodles in the summer. I don't know if they migrate from here in the winter... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
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This is a not-very-good photo of a Kaffe Collective quilt called Sunshine Stars - designed by Bobbi Penniman. It's one of the things I ordered with my 50% off coupon from Bluprint. :) I spent three or more hours this... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
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Isn't this an interesting mix of colors? This website (yearofcolor.com) will generate a visual record for you of your posts on Instagram. I chose a twelve month analysis (from today for the past year). I would have expected way more... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp