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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
"Know that you can start late, look different, be uncertain, and still succeed." - Misty Copeland First noticed these daylilies blooming here in our neighborhood this weekend. The weather was glorious (as it so rarely is here:) - mid 70s... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
I started out to walk my neighborhood as usual yesterday and was halted in my tracks on seeing the parade above. I'm sure anyone who can move around outdoors on this earth has likely seen an ant parade at one... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2022 at Fiber and Pulp
This is crown vetch; it's a member of the legume family and fixes nitrogen into the soil, improving the garden base. :) This one is growing on the cul-de-sac circle in front of our house. This is common thistle. I've... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2022 at Fiber and Pulp
Yet another beautiful piece of street art with fibers - this one by Christy Caravaglio of Ccpatchwork. Take a look at her work - bright, lively, interesting. :) It has been TEN DAYS since I posted here. That's a pretty... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2022 at Fiber and Pulp
I slept in today. By the time I woke up, Skip was coming home from work. He wanted to go out to run errands so I rode along. He had to stop at Walgreens and our new bank which is... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2022 at Fiber and Pulp
This is the work of a Danish design team. In my continuing fascination with art that reflects fiberwork, this caught my eye. Go and read the review link - maybe you can be inspired to make your own. We aren't... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2022 at Fiber and Pulp
I have been captured (possibly) by the dreaded virus. :P Here's the story. Yesterday evening I got word from my friend Barbara that our mutual friend Polly Mello (whom we had visited with at the FCQ quilt show) has Covid.... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2022 at Fiber and Pulp
One of the two guilds I belong to - Faithful Circle Quilters - has their biannual quilt show in progress right now. Started yesterday (Thursday), through today (Friday) and tomorrow. I volunteered yesterday - working two hours at the entrance... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2022 at Fiber and Pulp
Today was gloriously beautiful, weather-wise! The temperature was almost 80 degrees, the sky was mostly blue with fluffy white clouds and the breeze smelled sweet. :) I saw iris of the color above blooming in several places around town, too.... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2022 at Fiber and Pulp
Clover is blooming! That is my personal 'summer is here' signal. :) This flower is unknown to me. Beautiful, though. I _think_ this one is Ajuga, growing in a quiet woodland corner of a neighbor's yard. This has been a... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2022 at Fiber and Pulp
Yesterday and today have been beautiful in ways that we rarely see hereabouts. Pure blue skies without clouds, mild temperatures, lovely spring weather. Ahhhh! :) Yesterday my son and I bought a fast food lunch and then had a nice... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2022 at Fiber and Pulp
Today is the designated celebration of mothers here in the USA. The picture above is a famous print by Japanese artist Utamaro of a mother and baby. A universal theme. :) I had hoped to go to the Maryland Sheep... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2022 at Fiber and Pulp
Hi Linda. :) I am SO pleased to be inspiration! How gratifying. :) I love playing with paper and glue and rarely think beyond that - nice that someone else values what I do, too. :) I am looking forward to playing more with my scraps. I was surprised how much black and gray I had in my scrap bin as I rarely use either color. I usually prefer very dark flavors of blue, green or purple in place of black. I have learned to like gray from the modern quilting friends I've made (and from nature:) but it still is an acquired taste for me. :) Linda
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The past week has been more interesting than usual (in the 'may you live in interesting times' curse sense:). My meeting with the real estate agent went very well - she's a nice lady and so is her assistant ...... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2022 at Fiber and Pulp
The weather has turned chilly this week with high temperatures in the low to mid 50s. Brrr! There was rain yesterday but today the skies were fairly blue though there was an unpleasant cold wind blowing. Hugh and I went... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2022 at Fiber and Pulp
When we bought our house (in January 1987) there were about a dozen azalea bushes in our front yard. Azaleas and rhododendrons are a huge 'deal', gardening-wise, here between Baltimore and D.C. They typically bloom in late April, early May... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2022 at Fiber and Pulp
The last three days had not too much sewing time in them. Thursday I had an appointment with my primary care (family) doctor - discovered at my weigh-in that I have lost exactly 50 pounds to date! We were _supposed_... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2022 at Fiber and Pulp
Today was pretty though still cool (mid 50s in temperature) - blue skies and pretty spring day. The redbud and dogwood trees are in high bloom and everything is leafing out green. Glorious! My friend Patty and I went to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2022 at Fiber and Pulp
Today was very breezy and somewhat chilly (mid 50s) ... but the sunshine was lovely. I did take a shorter walk than I have been just to avoid the wind - I truly dislike wind blowing in my ears (always... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2022 at Fiber and Pulp
In honor of all the lovely violets blooming right now, I thought I'd share this antique card (from the Graphics Fairy). :) It was a bit cooler today at 55 degrees or so, sunshiny and breezy. A lovely Easter Sunday!... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2022 at Fiber and Pulp
In my on-going effort to celebrate spring: Today my Japanese bloodleaf maple trees are leafing out! White and purple violets growing intermingled. Wildflower friends growing on the sidewalk verge. Another common wildflower that I love - dent de lion (tooth... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2022 at Fiber and Pulp
The pachysandra ground cover growing under my Japanese maple is flowering. The first rhododendron I've seen blooming this spring ... with blooming vinca as a ground cover beneath. In that same bed of vinca, decorated (paper?) flowers attached to a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2022 at Fiber and Pulp
Today was novel in several ways. :) It was the Sew&Tell group's April Sunday afternoon meeting date and we had special guests today. One of our members, Deborah Kinsey, has been administering a Maryland Arts Council grant this year to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2022 at Fiber and Pulp
It has been quite wet this week here in Columbia. The temperatures have been moderate, though, from the mid50s to high60s, so I've been making an effort to go out walking every day. I am up to about a half... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2022 at Fiber and Pulp
Spring is bursting out in leaf everywhere around us here in MidAtlantic Maryland. Cherry trees, pears, plums and magnolias are flowering beautifully. Of course, to keep the trees healthy takes rain and we have plenty of that, too! Today was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2022 at Fiber and Pulp