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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
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Have you ever heard the term 'sunshower'? :) Click and go read the Wikipedia entry. :) I've seen this phenom several times in my life .... always fun and sort of surreal. Today we had sunshine alternating with heavy rain.... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
I seem to have gotten my sewing mojo back, at least for the time being. Yet another 'dead soldier' thread spool above (laying on the deck of Blue) from my latest thread working.:) I can't believe I haven't posted here... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
I saw a lilac bush flowering earlier this week - the first for this spring (for me:). I LOVE lilacs - I remember with fondness a big old lilac bush that grew right beside the backdoor of the science building... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
Spring weather is getting more reliable here in Columbia. I went down to dockside one afternoon earlier this week to eat my lunch and enjoy the fresh air. Of course, there were lots of other folks enjoying the weather -... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
The redbud and dogwood trees are flowering here, now. So lovely! I caught this one in the act early this afternoon, on my way out of my orthopedist's office. They have a lovely lower level garden by the building. I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
Today was overcast but warm (mid 70's) and pleasant. I had trouble sleeping last night (sigh) so did not get up until noon. :P I had my semi-annual teeth cleaning appointment with my dentist (Dr. Katkow) early this afternoon. I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
Sleep experts think that sleeping too much is just as bad for you as sleeping too little (click on the kitty's picture and go read the article). :P I'm living proof of that - or else I'm turning into a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
Remember I said I liked that multi-colored wall at Urban Plates? Here is an example closer to what I enjoy - something that shows the effects of age and time. I found this image by searching for 'wabi sabi' images.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
This photo shows something like what the weather was here today. Intermittent clouds and sunshine, high 60's temps. I woke up blink at 9 a.m. this morning - sigh! Don't know why that doesn't happen every morning!? :) That gave... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
This is a Star Magnolia tree in flower - I saw the first one for this season flowering today. Hugh and I took advantage of the beautiful sunshine today to go out to grab some fast food lunch (after I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
I definitely think TOGETHER. :) They show a flow that creates a larger world with both images. :) Linda
Toggle Commented Mar 27, 2019 on Two New Paintings...or a Diptych? at Balzer Designs
Every year I show a photo of this same stand of daffodils in bloom at about this time. :) They grow along the walk right near my front door and I truly count the day they bloom as my own... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
I am thinking that Spring is a state of mind more than anything these days. :) There are now a few hopeful signs here near me - my periwinkle and the pachysandra in the front yard are both flowering. These... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
Isn't this an interesting image of 'progress'? Notice that all the people depicted (besides the ideal itself) are male? Hmmm. If you click on the photo, you can go read the Wikipedia article. Myself, I have less lofty goals and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
We've come to the shank end of winter here in eastern Maryland ... or the bare beginning of spring. Depends on your outlook. :) It has been nine days since I posted here ... which is generally not a good... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
We got more snow today ... not much accumulation but it was dreary and gray and precipitating most of the day. Luckily, I could stay inside in the warm and SEW. :) One of the fabrics I'm using has bicycles... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
mo·jo /ˈmōjō/ noun US A magic charm, talisman, or spell. "Someone must have their mojo working over at the record company". Magic power. Well, today I started on the path toward getting my 'sewjo' back. Akin to MOJO (see above:),... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
This is still my daily mode. At least I have ideas now, unlike the past five weeks. Baby Steps. :) Monday I had a delightful outing with my friends Barbara and Patty. Barbara drove us down to Purcellville, VA to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
This is the view out my bedroom window this afternoon. It is still snowing here in Columbia ... and my neighbor's house (downhill from the back of our house) shows the accumulation. At the very bottom of the photo you... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
At long last, I am slowly emerging from the viral swamps. Wednesday I went out to the local grocery store for a quick trip (I was sooooo bored:). Thursday was the last day of my steroid series of pills and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
This is what healing looks like, ideally. LOL! here is what healing looks like for me, right now: I am on the second day of two different steroid treatment series and I am mostly spending my time asleep ... and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
I've been keeping that proverbial low profile for several days now with very mild improvements in my cold/flu/infection/whatever-I-have. :P Today has been a little better since I finally managed to sleep horizontally last night for the first time in a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
Yes, this completely represents what I feel like today. :P No, I'm not a smoker but my lungs sound like I've been on a pack-a-day for decades. :P Yesterday was a fun time. My friend Barbara and I went to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
Our local winter wonderland has dissolved in a heavy series of raindrops - it rained continuously for hours last night until this afternoon (my back property line where the drainage easement runs looks like a river). Mostly gone. Sigh. I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp
I hope you can visualize the video above. It shows the pattern of impacts (real ones, deduced from the crater evidence on the Moon's surface) over time on the Moon's face. I find it fascinating. :) Today was a gray,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2019 at Fiber and Pulp