Episode 147 In Which We Talk Scraps and Spas and Shape-Cuts 2-23-14

In this episode, I announce the 2014 Quilty Resolution First Quarter Check-in, then talk about Scrapitude, spa-days, and the Shape-Cut ruler. I also give a brief review of the Great Courses lecture series "How Colors Affect You: What Science Reveals" (which I mistakenly referred to as "The Science of Color" in the episode), and talk about three fitness-related apps: FitBolt, EarnedIt, and Every Move.

Episode 143 In Which I Build a Cutting Table for MLKSI 1-19-14

My weekend took a sharp left turn when I decided, spur of the moment, that it was time to finally get that darn cutting table into my life. Admittedly, I was probably really too worn out to record a podcast after getting the cutting table (mostly) done, so this episode may be a hair rambly. But I talk about the whys and wherefores, although I'll leave it to a later blog post to give specs and pictures. Also in this episode: a little more about the Disappearing 9-Patch, Scrapitude, and Crafty Classes...and, finally, some listener feedback! Woo!

Episode 141 In Which I Get Started on 2014 1-5-14

Welcome to 2014! In this episode, I announce the winner of the Art Quilt Maps book, give a Sandy Update and a little listener feedback, and I do several reviews!

Reviewed in this episode:

LifeTopix app

Cozi family calendar

Dry Iron from Vermont Country Store (Also a few models on Amazon)

Fiskars Fingertip Rotary Cutter

"Machine Quilting" with Wendy Butler Berns (Craftsy class)

Episode 140 In Which We Had BDSI 12-29-13

In this episode, I've actually gotten some stuff done! I talk about what I've accomplished recently and how I'm setting myself up for success in achieving my goals in 2014. There's also a few recommendations and reviews.

Mentioned in this episode:

Daily Routine app, Productivity Wizard app, LifeTopix app

Podcast: Old Time Radio Mysteries

Deb Hunter's Rapid Fire Hunter Star Ruler (Petite Star)



Episode 120 In Which We Get Fused

Having tested my feed, I now feel confident this one will work just fine! In this episode I update you on my progress with Laura Wasilowsky's Hand-Stitched Collage Quilts in Craftsy, make a mini-not-quite-an-announcement-yet about my Third Podcastaversary Giveaway, explain my new website, and some listener feedback.

Also mentioned:

Laura Wasilowsky's blog at Artfabrik.com

Leave comments here, please! Looking forward to hearing from you...

Episode 119 In Which I Do Another Mystery Quilt (Or Two) 3-18-13

I'm back from vacation and feeling well-rested and rarin' to... slow down. Sound like a mixed metaphor or oxymoron or something? Check out the creative bytes in this episode to find out what toggle switch just got flipped for me and why. In addition to some highlights from Louisiana, I also talk about my experience doing the Kimberly Einmo Mystery Quilt on Craftsy and where I think I'm heading next. I announce a new "-Along" to keep us entertained, and mention some books I've been reading. A little listener feedback and some information about Google Readers' impending demise, and we have us an episode!

Mentioned in this episode:

Feedly (replacement for Google Reader) at www.feedly.com

Laura Wasilowsky's Hand-Stitched Collage Quilts on Craftsy

Deborah Crombie's Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James series

Terri Thayer's Quilting Mystery series

Deanna Raybourn's Lady Julia mystery series