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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
We've had quite a lot of unpleasant early winter weather recently here in Maryland - temperatures from the 60s down to the 40s (Fahrenheit), cloudy or rainy skies, very cold rain ranging from misting to downright downpours. The lawn service... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Fiber and Pulp
Yes, there are still blooming roses here in Columbia, even on the 24th of November. :) These particular roses are flowering near our favorite grocery store. Here is another section of blooms: Not at the height of its abundance but... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2023 at Fiber and Pulp
I try to be grateful every day ... but today is especially time to pause and be grateful for our blessings! HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY! I am wildly fond of Charley Harper's artwork. Click on the photo and go take a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2023 at Fiber and Pulp
I like #4 best - somehow it looks like a map to me. Shrug. :) Linda
Toggle Commented Nov 8, 2023 on Which Orientation Do You Prefer? at Balzer Designs
This time of year all I want to do is hibernate. sigh. Instead of spending my afternoon today sewing, I slept. :P This past week was actually busier than usual. Friday my friends and I met at Springwater Designs quilt... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2023 at Fiber and Pulp
This is today's XKCD comic strip. Somehow, it really spoke to me. :) I have any number of photos left from my recent trip to TN to share here ... and thoughts about recent doings here at home ... and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2023 at Fiber and Pulp
I saw (and managed to photograph) the first color turning leaves in my neighborhood today. Well, more-or-less my neighborhood - that building is a condo/apartment place near our big shopping mall. As you can see, the leaves are just beginning... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2023 at Fiber and Pulp
This past weekend (Friday morning through Sunday afternoon) was one of my favorite events - the Baltimore Modern quilt guild's retreat at the MITAGS center in Linthicum. We've had our retreat there at least twice before and it is a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2023 at Fiber and Pulp
This is one of the William Morris prints I bought today to finish my lap quilt; it's from the Morris Meadows collection, called 'Damask Black Way floral' in the color Fennel Green. Hmm. Have no idea what the name means... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2023 at Fiber and Pulp
These pretty flowers are blooming in the median circle on my court (I live on a cul de sac street with nine houses). I don't know who planted them - our circle is an overgrown weedy mess at the moment,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2023 at Fiber and Pulp
What kind of books do you like to read? Listen to? I consume books like snacks - I read pretty fast (average paperback book in less than one day, usually) and I LOVE to read. I have no idea how... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2023 at Fiber and Pulp
The first Monday of most months is the meeting of Mimi Dietrich's Grad Class group - this is a group of people who have all taken Mimi's Year Long Baltimore Applique class. I was privileged to host Mimi's classes while... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2023 at Fiber and Pulp
Today is the first of October and I have decided (with a tiny bit of prompting*) to participate in Blogtober again this year. Originally designed/designated as a way to encourage professional bloggers - of which I am NOT one -... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2023 at Fiber and Pulp
No, my Japanese blood-leaf maple tree is not changing colors, yet. Might not be long, though, as the weather is feeling much more like Fall than it has been. If you click on the photo you can go read about... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2023 at Fiber and Pulp
This beautiful late summer flower is Goldenrod. Despite its association with pollen allergies, I think it is lovely. :) I first met this flower as a school child in Kentucky - where this is the official state flower. If you'd... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2023 at Fiber and Pulp
What a pretty lavender purple this hibiscus blossom is! I spotted this in a neighbor's yard while I went for my late afternoon walk yesterday. We are home again. Kevin and I both were happy to sleep in our own... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2023 at Fiber and Pulp
Just outside of her desk window my niece has a lovely butterfly bush planted. This monarch was enjoying the flower nectar recently and showing off its colorful wings. 🙂 We have moved on from Kansas now but I feel a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2023 at Fiber and Pulp
My brother Kevin admiring a penny covered cow figure displayed in the entrance lobby of The Dairy Barn in Athens OH. We dropped in this morning to see Quilt National ‘23. I was impressed and Kevin enjoyed the abstract art-iness... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2023 at Fiber and Pulp
This is the time of year when wildflowers really come into their own, imho. The (non-agricultural) fields here in the eastern part of MD are full of daisies, goldenrod, asters of all kinds and many, many others. So lovely! I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2023 at Fiber and Pulp
This is a flat Chuck ... he landed for a visit with my neighborhood birds all the way from Missouri with an order of background fabric from Missouri Star Quilt Company. I got a good chuckle out of Chuck -... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2023 at Fiber and Pulp
Real July weather is happening here in Maryland this month. Hot alternating with thunderstorms and overall humidity. We haven't had any 'swamp weather' as my daughter calls it just yet but things have come close. My friend/neighbor Patty had to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2023 at Fiber and Pulp
Yesterday I spent a 'me' day out and about. Not that every day isn't a 'me' day when you are retired. :) I had an appointment in the early afternoon for a haircut - I go every six weeks (during... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2023 at Fiber and Pulp
Yesterday was mostly taken up by time spent with my brother, Kevin. When I got to his apartment around 1:30 pm he was still asleep. So I spent about an hour sorting out more 'stuff' of Kim's - found some... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2023 at Fiber and Pulp
What am I doing today? Well, sweating mostly. :P Yesterday during my sewing time, I managed to create an avalanche of 'stuff' in my room such that my current project (along with several others) got buried underneath. Chaos at long... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2023 at Fiber and Pulp
With thanks to this magazine for the lovely image! Today was the first day of Summer 2023 ... and an odd one at that. We've been having temperatures about ten degrees below normal for this time of year here in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2023 at Fiber and Pulp