Episode 79: Slow Week at the Ranch

16 03 2012

Me and Torie at Foster’s Market in Durham. We had a great visit, and Torie bought me quilty gifts. Yay, Torie!

Loved this quilt shop in Charleston. Thanks to April for recommending it!

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10 responses

17 03 2012
Celia Gibson - Melbourne, Australia

thanks for the post…

17 03 2012
karillia

i really liked the magazine feature…keep it coming! i love to look at magazines but rarely buy them so thanks for sharing. the one magazine i do subscribe to is The Sun…do you know that one? you may like it being a writer and all. http://www.thesunmagazine.org/

17 03 2012
Torie

Hi Frances,

Recipe for an Off-Kilter Diet:

Step One: Meet with one of your favorite podcasters/authors for breakfast.
Step Two: Have so many things to say that you can’t eat and end up feeding your son your breakfast.
Step Three: Listen to podcast a week later while running around the house to get ready to go to quilting class and skip breakfast.

Note to self: Do not wake your 15 year old son on a Saturday morning, even if you want to tell him that Frances called him charming, especially after his favorite team lost in the NCAAs the night before. He will appreciate the kind thoughts much better after eating.

Re the Charleston slavery issues that you mentioned, the book that I read on this is “Slaves in the Family” by Edward Ball. I read this and “Confederates in the Attic” by Tony Hurwitz at the same time; interesting comparisons to be made between the two.

All the best.

18 03 2012
SherriD-WalkerLady

I wholeheartedly agree that muscle building is the best thing you can do for your overall fitness!
I always thought Travis was an English Setter…black and white. At least I had the white part right!
WAY too busy to say much more, other than I was tickled to have your podcast to listen to, today. :D

19 03 2012
Kelly V (Kelly the Fifth)

I was so glad Podbeam was back up today – at least in L.A. it was down on IQD. I was guessing a lot of quilters caused this! Anyway – yea – it was back up and I could listen in on #79. The disconnect between nostalgia and reality is interesting. The missions in California were built on Native American labor that wasn’t very voluntary as I understand it. Near the mission in San Gabriel (not too far from me) there is a Gabrielino memorial which was and is the most local tribe in this area.

I liked your thoughts on artistry in books and other things – even in labs. This is a great subject for future musings.

19 03 2012
DrMolly Welsh

hello Francis,

Sorry I forgot who had asked. I’m glad you found the post. It’s ‘ORYGUN’ for the pronunciation of OREGON.

drMolly

P.S. I tried to put this comment on the PodBean site, but could not get it to work, so put it in here.

20 03 2012
Jaye

I agree with Karilla about the magazine feature, though I think almost anything you would say would be entertaining. ;-)

Please finish your Dresden Plate. I am thinking about making you do curves next instead of machine applique’. I have to talk to Pam before I can do machine applique’. You also need to save your pennies as there are a few supplies you will need.

Regarding Blocks of month: did you know that I post a new and (mostly) original block every week? The latest one can be found at: http://artquiltmaker.com/blog/2012/03/block-a-long-48-corner-squares/. There are about 48 of them up on my blog (though I did repeat one by accident! Oops. I would love to have people make some blocks. Of course, if putting one of the blocks together is confusing, I am happy to help.

Glad you are feeling better!
Jaye
artquiltmaker.com/blog

20 03 2012
Daphne

Loved listening to the magazine review – thank you! Also agree about the amazing art out there, in quilts, journals, embroidery and children’s books. I love to look at children’s books and have many times wanted to rip out pages to frame and put on the wall.
Hope you’re feeling better!

20 03 2012
Lori Kay

Hi there. I think QuiltMania is actually a French magazine. I “collect” this magazine – it’s my special treat. I agree that the photo labeling they used in the latest issue was very helpful. I just saw the cover of the next issue on the QuiltMania website – the cover quilt is adorable!

23 03 2012
Gretchen

Hi, Frances!

I enjoyed this episode very much, although I differ with your opinion on “The Loading Dock.” I guess the elves may look cartoonish, but, when I first saw this quilt at the Paducah show last spring, my first impression was that it reminded me of some of the finest illustrations in children’s literature. (Retired teacher and media specialist here. I always go there!) Now, I know that I was looking at it in person – which is a very different experience than seeing it in a picture in a magazine.

And just to be sure you understand, I am in no way related to the quilter who made this quilt, nor have I ever met her. (I do remember reading somewhere that she worked on this quilt while taking care of her dying husband, but I don’t remember where I read that.) I just had such a different reaction to the quilt itself that I wanted to write.

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