CGM Podcast Episode #48: May Madness

Listen to the episode HERE

Show Notes 

Life Update:
  • Sam and I visited the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival last weekend.
 Purchased at: 
  • Going Gnome - felted wool kits, including kits for kids 6+
I got to meet and listen to 2 of the Gee's Bend quilters a few weeks ago!

WIPs and FOs:
  • F*ck Blocks. See them here.
    • Plus a little side discussion about "statement" art.
  • Batik Table Runner. Blogged about it here.
  • King Spiderweb quilt - thank you for the outreach of Good Fortune fabric! I got a layer cake from listener Sally.
  • Color Affection shawl...the home stretch!
   Classic Movie Review:

The Farmer's Daughter with Loretta Young and Joseph Cotten

 Book Reviews:

Fever by Mary Beth Keane

 Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger

Thanks for listening!




  1. Wonderful podcast,Tanesha. I enjoy your book and movie reviews, and your quilty, crafty talk, but love remembering when a late sleepin was such a gift! Thanks for the reminder!

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  3. Glad someone else likes Loretta Young (of course I'm older than you)
    One of my favorites was her movie "Mother is a Freshman" wonderful comedy and love the look of the movie. They don't make them like that anymore.
    Thanks so much for your wonderful podcast.

  4. I still have a charm pack if you need it.

  5. Hooray! I just saw you posted another episode. Can't wait to take you to the gym on Wednesday. Hope you are up for it. ;-)

    This comment will cover two episodes, because I am too lazy to go back to the April episode and write there. Hope you understand I am just not in the mood today (6/3-see my tweets).

    My go to dinner for guests is roast chicken, rice and some veg. I also put out a selection of cheeses, such as Brie & Gouda, for appetizers with crackers. Give people a little wine and they don't care what they eat. I like the chicken because it is usually inoffensive as far as dinners go and I can stick it in the oven and clean the house without fussing. Salt and pepper works well, but you can also dress it up with a bit of lemon and/or rosemary. If people are coming over, I'll get them to bring a salad, because I don't like making them and prefer chocolate over eating them as well.

    What law firm is helping the Gee's Bend quiltmakers? I know a lot of librarians and might be able to get the inside scoop.

    I feel the same about Khaled Hosseini. Terrific writer, can't read his books as they are too sad and make me feel guilty for having the life that I have.

    I really liked your description of the Sis Boom patterns and think they sound great. I am not much of a garment sewist, but may try.

    Your sears Kit House discussion was really interesting as well. It made me wonder what the first step was. Was it like an IKEA package where they say "Put piece A into slot b"? Hopefully better than IKEA instructions, though.

    Your discussion of Fever made me wonder if Mary had anything to do. Did they give her yarn to knit or fabric from which to make quilts? Did she keep a journal? I wonder if her experience had anything to do with the medical privacy we experience now? Well, sort of experience....

    Take care. Thanks for your hard work on the podcast.


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