0 Replies to “Episode 76: Off to the Big Show!”

  1. decide what details you want to remember and take pictures of that…. I use to take pictures of every quilt with multiple cameras … I now take pictures of the quilting details and only take pictures of the really different quilts.

    Give my best to all the girls
    Have fun
    Bring back quilty goodness

  2. Travis you are adorable! Nice to be able to match a bark to a face. F have a fun and safe time at the quilt show. shelly beth

  3. Travis is so cute!
    I completely agree with you about taking it ‘one bird at a time’. I have ME which means I have very limited mental and physical energy and pain if I sit at the sewing machine! So I have a 15 minute slot each day in order to make a little progress. I am just finishing a double quilt top which has taken me quite a few months but I have done it one piece at a time and really enjoyed it. This brings to mind Sandys slow quilting movement, something that I have had to embrace. I am expecting my second niece/nephew in July – so I have started a quilt now – I have managed to cut the pieces out and then will piece it together in those daily slots of time. One thing I find that helps is to be organised – I try and finish a session by making sure all is ready for the next day so I can get right into the good bit – the sewing. There is always a little pile of pieces to be sewn sitting next to my machine – I guess this could help busy quilters who may be able to snatch little bits of time, you can sew a surprising number of pieces in 5 minutes.
    Anyway have a great time at the quilt show and especially meeting up with all the quilty podcasters. I’m very jealous but look forward to hearing all about it next week. C

  4. Travis does have a dear puppy face. How I love dogs! I am most productive early in the morning before I start work or during early hours on the weekends before the “stuff” of cleaning and chores starts. I know my Sister is most productive in the evening though when things quiet down. She has written several textbooks that way. I like the Bird By Bird reference. It is a good thing it is true no matter what works for all of us. Bird By Bird – I need this on a poster for my students.

    I am also looking forward to hearing about the Big Meet. Have fun, fun, fun.

  5. Ah, it’s good to meet you Travis….we’ve heard so much about you! 🙂
    Hope you have a great time at the meet up! Can’t wait to hear all about it ….

  6. Thanks so much for the reminder about getting quilting/creative time on the calendar and in lists – with a toddler, being preggo again and getting ready to move things just do not get done unless they are written down. Unfortunately one of the things that gets pushed to the wayside is sewing and painting…but no more, I need my sanity!
    Hope you’re having a GREAT time at the show and the big meet up – can’t wait to hear about it!!

  7. I agree that a little at a time will get a great deal accomplished!

    Just wanted to let you know that you have another new/old listener. I found your podcast some time ago and have spent quite some time catching up with them all. Now that I am up to date, I feel I can add more timely comments. Love your podcast! Thanks for all the time you put into it.

  8. Frances, Thank you for such wonderful podcasts! Listening to my favorite quilty podcasts is what makes my drive to work enjoyable. I’m a nurse at the University of Florida (and my husband is an MD there,too)…as for your question about exercise….YES, it’s very important! Here’s a link to a 9 minute video for patients that explains it in a nutshell. It’s not Downton Abbey, alas, but it’s enjoyable nonetheless. Thanks for all your time and effort! April


  9. Hi Frances,

    I was listening to your podcast on the morning of the Hampton show and enjoying it so much. I think I squealed when you mentioned my name; such a hoot! I actually celebrated the Waterfall Meet-Up by going to the library and getting your book “Where I’d Like to Be.” I love books where problems get solved and this book fit the bill.

    I also used the weekend to get caught up on AJ and Pam’s podcasts; it seemed poetic that I was working on Sandy Brawner’s “Hip to Be Square” quilt top at the same time.

    Bird by bird and bit by bit, our quilts get pieced and our scarves get knit.

    All the best.

  10. Hi Travis!

    Hi Frances! Looking forward to hearing how you enjoyed the quilt show – it’s been nice to see the photos on the other podcasters’ blogs and now to be able to put faces to all the voices. Still catching up on listening, though.

    I just wanted to tell you that I have finally succumbed, after all your raving about the show, anf have just ordered seasons 1 and 2 of Downton Abbey… If i don’t get any quilting done in the next few weeks, it’ll be all your fault 😉

  11. Loved hearing about your meet-up, I wish I could have been there to meet everyone! What fun!! Frances, I moved to the Willamette Valley, Oregon a year ago. I have never been to Gramma’s Attic, but if you know what fabric you need, I would love to visit the shop, shop for some fabric for you and send it on. My shipping would be my thanks to you for doing your wonderful podcasts!!

  12. Hi Frances,
    I do love hearing your soothing voice coming from my computer. About making time to quilt, you are spot on! I don’t have facebook because I don’t want one more thing to suck up my time. I did however succumb to Pintrest. Now that can eat up an hour in a snap. One thing I do to fit in more quilting is to always have a hand project to work on. I can do it in the car but only if someone else is driving ;), while waiting to pick up my kids, before my son’s hockey games (and sometimes even during), etc. Sometimes I’m just making yo-yos – for what purpose? Only the future knows. At the moment I have a Hawaiian quilt, an embroidery project to turn into a quilt, and the quilt I’m making my daughter for graduation (hand applique-ing now but stressing hugely as I only have about a month – ahhhhh!). You’re right about just a few minutes a day – if I can squeeze in 10 minutes while the potatoes are cooking… I’ve also found that when I wake up at 4 am (aren’t hormones and stress wonderful) if I just get up and quilt for a couple of hours, I’m so amazed at what I’ve accomplished, rather than lying in bed tossing, turning and annoying my hubby.
    I’m almost caught up with all your podcasts now. Keep up the good work.

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