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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 spent the last four days in quilting bliss - at retreat with the Baltimore modern guild. :) Ever been on a quilting retreat? Someone else cooks and cleans, you eat/sleep/quilt/repeat. Heavenly! :) We met/slept at Pearlstone Retreat Center in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
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Now _there_ is a sight I'd like to see! So lovely in fall colors. :) The weather was warm today - mid80s - and humid. Good working outside conditions - the workmen are almost finished with our deck rebuilding. Today... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
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I saw this on a blog today and burst right out laughing. :) Oh, yes, I do have that much patience. I never thought of it as a combat asset. LOL! If you click on the picture, you can go... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
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I think this hits the nail right on the head! :) I spent some time this afternoon looking at two really old quilt tops ... and thinking about how much I'd like to meet the maker(s). :) Today was a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
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What is an equinox? What does the Autumnal Equinox really mean? If you click on the photo above, you can go read about the matter. :) It does not look like that nice picture above here in my neighborhood, yet.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
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This is not my evening for posting - that huge grinding sound you just heard was my teeth gnashing as I lost my finished-but-not-yet-saved post. Grr! Ahem ... starting over ... This has been a quiet weekend for me with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
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It has been an odd weekend, til now. I spent almost all of Friday in bed ... I slept until 3 p.m. A new 'low' for me. :( Having gotten such a late start to my day, I did nothing... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
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Yesterday I took my prairie braid quilt top (and a backing:) to be quilted by my friend, former employee and professional long-arm quilter, Daria Phair. My friend Barbara came along with me - she gave Daria SEVEN small quilts to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
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Remember that song? :) Catchy refrain, too. Today has been quiet, even for us. Lazy blog reading, streaming a batch of very old NICS episodes (gosh, it creeps up on me how much things have changed; the early 00's don't... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
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I feel as though I am being lazy today ... though we have actually done things. :) The weather is glorious on this long Labor Day weekend. Temps in the 80s, low humidity, blue skies ... happy smiles. :) Skip... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
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Some weeks fly past and this week was one of them. What the heck did I do anyway? Hmm. I know I spent most of two afternoons in Annapolis at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Oh, and driving there and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
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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 Aug 19, 2019 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 Aug 16, 2019 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