Showing posts with label podcasts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label podcasts. Show all posts

Monday, May 21, 2012

Giveaway Day: Quilting Podcast Love

Happy Monday everyone ~ It's Giveaway Day! Sew Mama Sew's biannual event is finally here!
For those of you whom are new here, I record and publish a quilting podcast of my own called The History Quilter Podcast. I began recording my own podcast as a way to give back to all of the other quilting podcasts out there which allow me to be entertained and educated while washing dishes, exercising,  gardening, etc.  Because I get so much out of the quilting podcasts I listen to, I wanted to share them all with you:  here is a list of my fellow quilting podcasters and locations in which you can find them via iTunes or Podbean. After you have entered all of the giveaway's you possibly can, come back here and please check out my fellow quilting podcasters - I promise you will be entertained and educated.

Quilting Podcast list - in no particular order.  Click on their name to visit their website.

     The History Quilter Podcast ~ yea that's me.
     Lazy Daisy Quilts- Daisy
     The Off-Kilter Quilt -  Frances
     Quilting For The Rest of Us -  Sandy
     Hip To Be A Square - Pam
     Crafty Garden Mom - Tanesha
     Scientific Quilter - Darla
     Peacebrook Quilting - Victoria
     Quilt Cabana Corner - Sandi
     Katie's Quilting Corner - Katie
     Nonnie's Quilting Dreams - Nonnie
     The Pioneer Quilter - Kelley
     Quilted Cupcake - Jean
     Quilter in the Gap - Rhonda
     Jackie's Quilting Chronicles - Jackie
     The Quilting Pot Podcast - A.J. 

In honor of Giveaway Day, I'm giving away the complete quilt kit you see below which includes the Walkin' the Line pattern, 8 fat quarters, borders, binding and backing.  The quilt will measure up as 51" x 71".
My giveaway is open until Friday, May 25th at 5:00pm Pacific Time and I will announce the winner on Saturday.  I am happy to ship internationally so all may enter.

To enter my giveaway tell me if you listen to any podcasts, quilting, travel, food, anything - it doesn't matter...but also tell me why you like to listen to it.  The historian in me needs a little analysis, not just the data.  :)

Enjoy your Monday ~ yea it's Monday!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Work-In-Progress Wednesday & a finish

Work in Progress first:
#1 First is the Sliced Coins QA.  Dreadful photo - I should have put these down on a sheet or something as my carpet is bluish/green (seriously - came with the house) but in person these coins look great!  Didn't lay it out with the sashing yet.
Sliced Coins QA
#2 Working on something fun for a teacher friend of mine.  I had a charm pack and honey bun of the American Jane Punctuation line and I am making a quilt using the Square One pattern from Camille Roskelley's Simplify book.  It is coming along nicely but I forgot to take photos while I had it out.

#3 About to start a XL Twin sized quilt for my older son.  We finally bought him a XL Twin bed (the boy is way too tall for a Twin sized) and he has requested a quilt made by me!  I'm actually thrilled and can't wait to make it happen.  

#4 Blockapalloza QA - completed block one, cut out fabric for block two and looked at block three.  Hmm.
#5 Fat Quarter Shop BOM - behind by three/four months.  Another hmm.  

#6 - organizing all of the above into an area the size of a shoebox!  

Had a pretty rotten couple of days last week.  Last Thursday night was my first education class for the SS Teaching Credential and so during the day I was a bit nervous - I always get a little anxious before first classes but then it passes and all is fine.   What then added to that minimal stress was a texting fight I got myself into with a family member at about 4pm - two hours before class time.  Not enjoyable one bit.  Do any of you have a sibling that you have practically no connection with, but have always wanted to?  Have always tried to but whatever you do it seems to never be right?   

Two hours later at approximately 6:30pm, as the teacher is telling us how MUCH work it is going to be not only this semester but the entire credential, I started having doubts.  Doubts about whether I should go for it, whether I could do it, etc.  When I got home from school that night I burst into tears on the couch with my husband and poured out all of my thoughts.  How can I put this credential program before my family whom I've put #1 for almost 15 years?  Most of the classes are at night - family hates that.  I need new clothes for observing in the classroom and student teaching! (Stay at home mom uniform for almost 15 years - do I have any work clothes?  No.) 

My husband was very supportive and helped to calm me down.  Had another good cry Friday morning after the children were off to school and then righted myself.  It was hard to have both of those events mingle in my head - I'm very sure that if I had not already been stressed out by my sibling then what I learned in class would not have mattered so much.  Almost a week later now and I'm full steam ahead with the credential program and no where with the relationship with my sibling.   

If you read all of that, thank you.  I appreciate it.  Here is a bonus for you:

I finished the That Girl QA!  Well, almost - I'm too scared to wash it! What if the Kona Red bleeds?  Please any ideas on what kind of detergent I should use would be appreciated.

If any of you listed to my first History Quilter podcast, then Thank You!  I am planning on recording another one this week and upload to iTunes.

Don't forget to check out what others are doing with their WIP's at Freshly Pieced.  I know I will!  

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

History Quilter Podcast #1

History Quilter Podcast #1

Experiment time people! My first podcast!  Click on the link above to go to  Working on an iTunes feed right now.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Have you seen, Have you heard?

My computer sits in the laundry/computer room which faces south and up until yesterday about 3pm, this room was fairly dark.  Well yesterday the husband and the man/boy decided to pull off the useless corrugated plastic off the top of the patio cover that sits just outside the south side of our home and is so bright!  They are only about 40% done but it has made such a difference already.  How cool is FREE remodeling?

Felt like sharing some current favorites with you right now.

I'm a sucker for period pieces and Downton Abbey currently on PBS is very good.  Episode Two aired last night and you can catch it on  if your local PBS station is not offering it.

Check out Amanda Murphy's website for the coolest place mat pattern I have ever come across. She posted a tutorial for the place mats and napkins here today.   

Amanda Murphy place mat design

Do you listen to podcasts?  I sure do, many of them in fact.  Someday I will list them all but for now if you love food, here is a great podcast called Good Food that is produced here in the Los Angeles area by Evan Kleiman a lovely gal who owns a owns Angeli Cafe in Los Angeles.  You can listen to the show directly from the above link or you can get it on iTunes.  My favorite part each week is when Jonathan Gold (the guy has won a Pulitzer for his food writing!) comes on the show and although he talks about restaurants that I will never get to as they are just too far away, I just love his voice.

Last thing for today:  Harold McGee. Basically the coolest food scientist around who not only can write about it but sounds great on the radio too. Too bad he doesn't have a podcast.  He does have an occasional column in the New York Times.  He wrote On Food and Cooking back in the 80's and came out with a revised edition in 2004.  Not a recipe book but a book about how we as humans digest, cook and use food.  He has a new book out called Keys to Good Cooking: A Guide for Making the Best of Foods and Recipes.  Just put this in my cart.  

Time to get back to the16th century Roman painter/gentleman costume.