CGM Podcast #60: It's The Terrible Three's

Listen to the episode here

Show Notes 

Life Update:

  • Life with a Three Year Old....pray for us!
  • So far 7 is a good number for Sam
WIPs and FOs
  • Spectra scarf still in progress
  • Mini quilt made from The Art Society February project

  • Lots of sketches and book pages (see previous post).
  • Low volume scrappy quilt

Book Reviews (I FORGOT a classic movie review, sorry!!)

David & Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg

Thanks for listening!



  1. YAY! I am first! ;-)

    I liked it that you talked a lot about process (even though you didn't say it directly) in this episode. The drawing/creating every day and liking some while not liking others is process. Looking back at your progress is so important, because if you practice, even a short amount every day, you will improve.

    For me, quiltmaking is a lot about process. Yes, I love the end result, but the process is more fun. There is not enough time on Earth for me to work through all of the quilt problems/challenges I have identified.

    I agree that it is important to see mistakes or less than perfect examples. I do try to post those to my blog as well as the great stuff, but I need to do it more. Thanks for the reminder.


    Finally, I post a creative prompt to my blog every week (on Friday) and I hope you will pop in and use it for one of your drawings. Check out: http://www.artquiltmaker.com/blog/2014/02/creative-prompt-246-pond/

  2. I've been listening in for a little whirl now and thought I better say hi. Hi!!
    You made me laugh about the shoe lace tying, but don't feel bad, my boy is nine and struggles with bow tying! The problem with us is living in rural New Zealand, he hardly ever wears shoes! And if he does they are gumboots (I think you call them Wellingtons or galoshes?) or sandals, no laces around here. But I felt terrible when I realised he couldn't tie up his tae Kwon do uniform! Looking forward to seeing you low volume quilt.

  3. I am so with you about the threes! It hit for my daughter at 3 1/2. Crazy! Oh my gosh was she frustrated with everything! I think their little brains are expanding so fast and they are becoming actual little people. It's hard for them (and for us as parents) to handle! Good news is my daughter is now 15 and a joy to be with so hang in there! (Not that it took until 15 to get better, thank goodness!) I love Fannie Flagg's books. This is on my reading list for sure.

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  5. Oops, I wanted to add something to it. Oh well...
    Your comment ''a-holes with cute faces'' absolutely cracked me up! It's perfect and I often thought that as well. Mine is 4 1/2 now, thank goodness, and much better at being able to process those emotions. The period from 3 1/2 to 4 I thought I was going to lose my mind! I told people he was 3 going on 13, mouthy...stubborn. Oh my word! But you're right, when they're sweet they're very sweet and you wonder who that other person living in there is sometimes! Haha
    Thankfully that passes and we get sweetness for awhile longer... *sigh* It all happens too fast though. :)
    Love your podcast. Keep up the good work.

  6. Hi. I listen to your podcast all the time and wanted to tell you how I enjoy your sighs when talking. They are so expressive, they say so much and as a mum also, I get them, they get to me, thank you.


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