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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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It was an All Fun, All The Time kind of weekend here. :) Friday I managed to get this Row By Row kit ironed together (still to be stitched). From Artistic Artifacts shop: Saturday I spent several hours with modern... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
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I recently starting reading this blog ... written by Jodi from New South Wales, Australia, whose posts I really enjoy! In a recent issue, she discusses her best tips for sustaining a long-term hand working project. I think her ideas... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
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I was really impressed with this knitting pattern when I came across it online ... so impressed that I went to Ravelry and bought it. :) I have some lovely yarn that I think might be fun to make up... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
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Yesterday I found a set of truly awesome (imho) artworks online, following a link from the National Geographic newsletter. If you click on the photo above, you, too, can go admire the floral collage work on this artist who composes... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
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This beautiful image is a painting called A Break In The Weather. If you click on the photo, you can go read about the painter and the cause (conservation) for which the painting's price will donate. :) We are enjoying... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
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This little parade was going on along the by-road on my way home tonight from Springwater Designs quilt shop. Momma goose was clearly proud of her half-grown babies! :) Along with a bunch of other parts of this wide country,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
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There are certain events in history that touch peoples' lives so significantly that everyone remembers where they were and what they were doing when .... the Moon Landing is one of those events. I remember it like it happened yesterday!... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
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Barbara, Patty, Jenny Doan, me and Caren This has been a busy, happy weekend! It started Friday morning at 6 a.m. with actual breakfast on my part (my nutritionist is trying to get me to eat breakfast again:) ... by... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
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According to the visual search at tineye.com, this image was first seen as part of the #BeGood hashtag on Instagram in January 2018. I did not search any farther back - you can find lots of other 'be good' images... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
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This picture really sums up lazy summer days in the country for me. :) If you click on the photo, you can go read the accompanying article with ideas for what to do on your lazy days. :) I, personally,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
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Happy Fourth of July! It is REAL summer weather here in Columbia and I thought I'd share a little embroidery design for the holiday. If you click on the photo, you can go check out a great archive of simple,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
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How can it be July already? Have you been thinking that? I have! :) As you can see from the graph above, we are at the peak of high temperatures in Maryland for the year starting now. Our temps over... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
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I grew up in the south and my parents did not own their own house until I was out of college. Most of the places we rented during my childhood were old farmhouses, many of them built in the late... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
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I think this quote really sums up what 'family' means - whether it is the family you are born into or the one you build for yourself in life. :) Dave Willis turns out to be half of a team... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
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It took me more than half my life to add the second clause to this saying. I was always the 'good girl' who avoided conflict (I still do, whenever possible) ... but I have learned by experience that times come... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
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Today is the Summer Solstice - the longest day of the year. Hooray! :) If you click on the photo, you can go read about it and the events at Stonehenge in England. I thought our local longest day might... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
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I'm going with this thought for today as being a propos of my life currently. :) Again today it was very wet, humid and hot (90s). Apparently we 'dodged the bullet' and got the southern edge of a big storm... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
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Earlier today it was sunny and hot - mid 80s - and humid. This evening it is thundering outside and I expect it will rain again. The pretty flowers above were seen when I was out and about in the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
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This is actually a principle that I use daily. :) Today was a bit difficult. It was gray and rainy at times outdoors. Indoors, things were mostly quiet. I spent most of the afternoon down with intestinal issues, napping much... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
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I came across this artist's work today online - Susanna Bauer - and was blown away. She works with real leaves and beautiful hand sewing techniques. So cool! Click on the photo to go see her website. She lives in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
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(Cue sounds of hysterical laughter) That's my story and I'm sticking to it. :) Today was Father's Day - wish my Dad were here to share it with! I did manage to think of him several times. :) My son... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
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Last night I went to bed late - around 2 a.m. - so I slept later than usual this morning (well, technically I woke up in the afternoon:). The Columbia Modern Friends bee was meeting but I had forgotten where,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
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This photo makes me giggle ... hope it is not too irreverent. :) Today is my usual Sewing Together day with my friend Barbara ... and our friend Patty came, too, making it at least twice as much fun. :)... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
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This is wisdom in both the 'real' world (meaning the sensory one we share) and in Middle Earth. :) Today was intermittently wet with occasionally heavy downpours and sunny. Pretty typical for Maryland in this decade. I spent the majority... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
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If you like this visual, you can buy it here. :) It struck my fancy today. Monday's can be busy but today was not. It all went by in a pleasant blur - some reading, some housework, some sewing (mostly... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp