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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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Pleasant is a very old-fashioned name. The only person I've ever known of, personally, to bear that name is the lady who started Pleasant Company, to make American Girl Dolls. :) I'm sure there were a number of worthy Quaker... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
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“Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are.” Rabbi Harold Kushner This has been my philosophy for treating fellow humans most of my adult life. My... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2021 at Fiber and Pulp
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There is a French mosaic artist called Ememem doing amazing work near Lyons - using his skills to repair/refresh the city's potholes and erosions. If you click on the photo above, you can go read about his work - I... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2021 at Fiber and Pulp
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I saw a really exciting (well, to me:) article in National Geographic recently about research being done on an area of Maryland very near to me. If you click on the photo above you can go read about a rock... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2021 at Fiber and Pulp
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Do you ever think about the past - as in the distant past, prehistory, and such? I like to think about (and read about) what life might have been like long ago ... back when there were few of us... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2021 at Fiber and Pulp
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SCRAP SAVING SYSTEMS Summary by Linda Schiffer Originally given as a demo at Faithful Circle Quilters guild *There is an excellent discussion of this entire issue on a blog I read regularly - check it out! Why Keep Scraps? Do... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2021 at Fiber and Pulp
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Spring is still bursting into bloom here in my neighborhood. It's all beautiful ... from tiny violets ... ... to the Japanese maple trees in our front yard that leafed out overnight one day last week ... ... to the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2021 at Fiber and Pulp
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Things are bursting into flower all around me here in eastern Maryland. The vinca in my side yard is blue ... the grape hyacinth is blooming in counterpoint to the dandelions that all burst into bloom at once yesterday ...... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2021 at Fiber and Pulp
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Here in my neighborhood in eastern Maryland, spring has DEFINITELY come. My daffodils are blooming wildly - my personal benchmark for the arrival of spring. The area has blooming pear, apple and cherry trees ... I've seen several spring magnolia... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2021 at Fiber and Pulp
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There are flowers blooming in my front yard and spring is well and truly sprung. :) The little crocus was blooming all on its lonesome at the edge of the pachysandra bed (below our Japanese bloodleaf maple tree). I think... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2021 at Fiber and Pulp
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I'm pleased to say that even though it is still late winter here in eastern Maryland, it is becoming clear that Spring is near. :) The days are getting longer, my Japanese maple trees have swollen leaf buds on them,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2021 at Fiber and Pulp
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Yet another beautiful example of the intersection of art and science (well, nature anyway:) is the embroidery work of Hilary Fayle - done on a substrate of leaves. You can read about her in a newspaper article here or take... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2021 at Fiber and Pulp
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It is rare for me to get a chance to see the intersection of my fiber love and my science training but here is a fabulous example. These are embroideries of classic illustrations of different kinds of cells in the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2021 at Fiber and Pulp
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(With a tip of the hat in the direction of Kitten Academy) I managed a very late holiday gift excitement this week. In the Baltimore Modern guild, we had a holiday swap way back in December. My poor sender, Barbara... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2021 at Fiber and Pulp
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Here is how my scrap 'slab' turned out in the end. It is about half the size I'd like for making a placemat (my current go-to use for random piecing:) so I know I will make more at some point.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2021 at Fiber and Pulp
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In today's random walk around the Web I found this picture of an antique offering basket from Bali. All that white stitchery holding it together includes white beads. I think it is beautiful and felt like sharing. :) If you... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2021 at Fiber and Pulp
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Little song bird tracks on my front step, near the feeder. Icicles hanging from the gutters in sunshine. We still have snow on the ground and the forecast is calling for more this weekend. Rare in Maryland for snow to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2021 at Fiber and Pulp
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When I woke up this morning there was snow coming down outside my windows. :) Unlike most Marylanders, I like snow so the view was pleasant. :) It is still snowing out as I type this post and I'm not... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2021 at Fiber and Pulp
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I have always had a fascination with insects - and this one is especially enticing. :) Beads, gemstones (that's malachite, that green marbled stone), handwork AND bugs - what more can you want? :) This glorious creation is one of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2021 at Fiber and Pulp
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I don't finish things very often so I feel that I should take a bow here ... even though it wasn't easy. :) Today during our Friday Sewing Together time, I finished my Scrub Rose wall hanging. Well, except for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2021 at Fiber and Pulp
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In my on-going theme of needlework in very public places, how about this image? :) This ultra sized cross stitch ducky parade was created by an artist known as Urban XStitch. You can go here and read about him/her and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2021 at Fiber and Pulp
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I tried out Facebook's Avatar generator this afternoon. The pic above was the best I could approximate myself (my hair is darker and streaked with gray but that was not a choice, only all gray was). Doesn't look a lot... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2021 at Fiber and Pulp
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Do you know about The Sewing Machine Project? Here is the info from their website: The Sewing Machine Project is an organization based in Madison, Wisconsin, bringing sewing into peoples’ lives by offering sewing machines, tools, and education. The organization... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2021 at Fiber and Pulp
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Happy New Year!!! 2021 does not have a high bar to jump to exceed 2020, eh? :) I spent today in my most favorite way (well, most but one:) - sewing with friends. If you click on that beautiful galaxy... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2021 at Fiber and Pulp
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This beautiful mosaic floor was unearthed recently in Baalbek, Lebanon during underground construction of a new drainage system. Look at that design - does it look familiar? :) It was flooring in a large palace hall built by the Romans... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2020 at Fiber and Pulp