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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
Isn't this an interesting mix of colors? This website ( 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 2 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
Thanks to Wikipedia, I have a photo to share of a red fox. More in a moment to explain why it matters. :) Today was somewhat sunny but chilly. I have fallen behind in my sewing on the daily temperature... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
This book tree is decorating the entrance to the Arbutus Public Library - soooo cute! :) I love the use of books for this ... and the child-painted ornaments. :) We held the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild monthly meeting there... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
What happened to my determination to post every day in December? It got eaten by a respiratory virus. Sadly I did get attacked by the cold that my husband brought home and spent Wednesday evening, Thursday and part of Friday... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
The weather was dreary today - chilly and gray, mid40s temperatures. I pretty much felt like the weather - dreary - all day. :P I woke up with a scratchy sore throat so I suppose I am going to come... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
Isn't this a great color wheel block? If you click on the pic, you can get to the free pattern/tutorial to make this. I am always attracted to color wheel arrangements - simple or complex, I enjoy the combinations. :)... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
This photo shows what is, at the moment the picture was taken, an ordinary lot in Baltimore (sans houses:). If you click on the picture, you can go read about the wonderful project the city plans with this land. Well,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
That pretty much covers today. :) I have decided to once again this year take part in Cheryl Sleboda's challenge to post for 31 days in December. I found when I did it last year that it kept me more... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
This morning was in interesting experience - I had a cortisone shot in my neck (in the space between my spinal cord and the vertebrae surrounding). I've had similar shots in the lower back four or five times over the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
I've been working through the past few days - across the weekend just past - by gently getting things done. I have an appointment tomorrow afternoon for an 'open' MRI of my neck ... and it can't come too soon... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
The weather today was cold, wet and nasty - what I personally think of as winter in eastern Maryland. :P The first year I lived here in Columbia (1978) we had a long wet winter with lots of gray skies... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
66 years ago today, around 1:30 in the afternoon, I was born. Happy Birthday to me. Then, eight years later, my youngest brother was born on the same day. Happy Birthday to Kevin, too. :) It has been a low-key... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
I am fond of the image of a cornucopia or Horn of Plenty. Maybe because I grew up on the farm and understood how wonderful a good harvest was? If you click on the photo above, you can go read... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
This video has an unearthly musical score - appropriately. It was composed (you can read about the methodology on the site) from the rising of the sun on Mars. Take the time to listen - it is wonderful, in my... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
This past weekend was the 'busy' one of my month. :) The photo above shows the (not turned) leaves of my Japanese maple. They seem to be just digesting on the tree this year rather than turning the brilliant red... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
Today was another wet, gray day with intermittent rain and chill. I did go out side twice - once to fill up the bird feeders and a second time to walk to the cluster mail box to get our delivery.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
Today was Election Day here in the US. My husband and I went to the polls this morning around 10:30 (he took the day off to be sure to vote). Here in eastern Maryland it was raining today - heavy,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
We are finally getting a start on the fall foliage here in Columbia - today I saw three beautiful red trees along Oakland Mills Road ... and a yellow one on Thunderhill road. :) There are fall festivals coming, too... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
Found these pretty pansies flowering at my doctor's office this afternoon. As you can see, there was some bright sunshine there, too. :) What have I been doing ... hmm. Well, I saw my orthopedist on Monday afternoon. Actually, I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
We have been away for the past week, taking a vacation in the Great Smokey Mountains near Gatlinburg, TN. My parents left us a one-week condo/apartment unit there which is one of the few places my husband will go to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
Yesterday we drove south from Columbia (MD) all the way to Gatlinburg, TN, nestled into a narrow valley of the Great Smokey Mountains through which flows the Little Pigeon River. We had beautiful weather for the trip - bright sunshine,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
I am feeling very White Rabbit-ish today. :) I just realized that it has been twelve days since I last posted to this blog. Talk about getting behind!! :P Hmm, where to start. When last I wrote, I was anticipating... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
Yesterday and today have been awful for my sleeping problem - did not wake up today until 3 p.m. Major boo!hiss! Sigh. I decided to take some action and I hope it will be helpful. I ordered a new light... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
This has been a pretty quiet week for me. Well, Monday was the monthly meeting of Mimi's Grad Class at Bear's Paw quilt shop in Towson. That was, as always, boisterous fun. :) Lots of beautiful sew and tell and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp
Saturday was the first sunny day we have had in a week. It was a lovely day, temperature-wise - mid 70's, nice breeze. Many, many people were out enjoying the change of weather and I was one of them. :)... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2018 at Fiber and Pulp