4/27/12

CGM Podcast Episode 29: Scale It Back

Listen to the episode HERE

Show Notes 


  • Life Update: Getting ready for some personal and business travel this week, including a visit to see my new niece!
  • Finished Object: Pink and Gray baby quilt (see this post)
  • WIPs: King Spiderweb and I'm planning a few dresses for the girls..simple garment sewing only for now!
  • How CGM Keeps It Together: I am working on scaling things back: home, work, family events, dealing with the clutter...it's all becoming "too much" and I am letting myself "let go" of the craziness for awhile, and just focus on what really matters to me right now.  
  • Magazine Review: Modern Patchwork (special issue)




Thanks for listening!

CGM

7 comments:

  1. Great podcast! I love the baby quilt! The colors turned out so good together. I love the Women's Murder Club series and the In Death series. I read or listen to them a couple at a time. It's time to get back to them. I haven't tried the Camel Club or the Inspector Lynley series. I'll get started on them. I love the Stepanie Plum series. They make me laugh out loud! Thanks!!

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  2. Thanks for another great podcast. I am going to check out the murder club books, I am lacking anything to read at the moment...thanks for the reviews, great to get ideas on what to look for in the library. Hope you had fun visiting your new niece!

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  3. A new little baby in your family - how great is that?! I would love to hear your thoughts about modern quilting in a future podcast. I don't see myself going towards this movement but at the same time I love the quilts and I also love the voice of these quilts. I think as a teacher I just always want to be a cheerleader for the young and these quilts seem so fresh. (Your niece's quilt speaks to me as a modern quilt.)

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  4. I can certainly identify with "scaling back". I've thought about you a lot in the past two weeks. I starting watching my 4 y.o. granddaughter and have been thinking "When on earth does Tanesha ever find time to quilt??????????"

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  5. I hear the call of the clutter..as I try to clean my daughter's room before she gets home from her Junior Year at school. It turned into the "stick the fabric into it and deal with it all later" room right after she left last August. I was able to stash the stash in other locations for Xmas Break, but can't manage that for a whole summer.

    We also have to store things for one of the midshipmen we sponsor at the Naval Academy plus our niece who is visting us for two weeks while she interns in Beltsville in June just called to say, "You won't mind me bringing my dog, will you?" I told her that I'm OK with it, but I'm not sure about our cats' kindly feelings towards the dog.

    And then there's the 15 year old son and the husband with his large collection of trains...I have a multitude of blessings and clutter.

    It's hard not to feel bad about scaling back, in any area of our lives. I think it's hard-wired into most of us to do and over-do.

    I like the Inspector Lynley seriee; they have been airing on PBS for quite a while. I usually alternate one of the "literate" type mysteries with a Lighter one. I spent a couple of years switching between the James Lee Burke hard-boiled New Orleans novels and the lighter Seattle ones from JA Jance.

    If you would like character development, I would recommend the Kate Shugak series by Dana Stabenow; they are a great set of books set in Alaska.

    All the best.

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  6. I hear the call of the clutter..as I try to clean my daughter's room before she gets home from her Junior Year at school. It turned into the "stick the fabric into it and deal with it all later" room right after she left last August. I was able to stash the stash in other locations for Xmas Break, but can't manage that for a whole summer.

    We also have to store things for one of the midshipmen we sponsor at the Naval Academy plus our niece who is visting us for two weeks while she interns in Beltsville in June just called to say, "You won't mind me bringing my dog, will you?" I told her that I'm OK with it, but I'm not sure about our cats' kindly feelings towards the dog.

    And then there's the 15 year old son and the husband with his large collection of trains...I have a multitude of blessings and clutter.

    It's hard not to feel bad about scaling back, in any area of our lives. I think it's hard-wired into most of us to do and over-do.

    I like the Inspector Lynley seriee; they have been airing on PBS for quite a while. I usually alternate one of the "literate" type mysteries with a Lighter one. I spent a couple of years switching between the James Lee Burke hard-boiled New Orleans novels and the lighter Seattle ones from JA Jance.

    If you would like character development, I would recommend the Kate Shugak series by Dana Stabenow; they are a great set of books set in Alaska.

    All the best.

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  7. Loved listening to you talk about sewing garments for the girls. It reminded me of my childhood when my Mum would ALWAYS dress my sisters and I in identical dresses. In addition, she would put homemade tatting on almost everything. Can't for the life of me figure out how she created the volume of things she did while raising all of us.

    Since you like Connecting Threads, check out their child's backpack pattern. I think it's about $3.00 and it works up beautifully. I made four of them for my four two-year-old Grand-kids and they all really LOVE them. There is a zipper but I am certain anyone can do this zipper perfectly. The construction techniques are really fail-proof. I embroidered names on the pockets and used a lot of decorative stitches from my machine to jazz them up a bit.

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