Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Episode 56: The Year of the Sweater




The Shorty's Sutures Podcast is where the conversation twists and threads its way through crochet, knitting, sewing, embroidery and other stitchy projects.


Out 'o the Bag

In the Bag
The Threaded Needle
  • G's Christmas Quilt
In the Loop
  • Comments in Episode 55 thread full of support and positive messages
  • Welcome to kathy345, MailleSarah and LadyShopsAlot, thank you for joining the group! 
  • Thank you to those who checked on me after the tornadoes in Dallas
Fit 'n Stitchy
  • Holiday weekend progress or lack thereof
  • Walks in the sunshine
  • Mental Health Boost from Lindsey Stirling
  • Meditation videos on YouTube
 Prattle
  • Online Christmas shopping
  • Favorite Christmas movies: Elf,  National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, A Christmas Story, A Christmas Carole (animated with Jim Carey)
  • Recommendations for sangria recipes sans Vodka
Thanks so much for joining me today and I hope you’ll join me again next time. Feel free to contact me at shortyssutures@gmail.com, comment here on the blog, reach out on Ravelry in the ShortysSutures Group, or join me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest as @ShortysSutures. Episodes can be downloaded through iTunes and Stitcher.com. Please consider leaving a review on iTunes to help other podcast listeners find the show.

Until next time, keep those hands stitchin'! 
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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Episode 55: To Be Honest (TBH)



The Shorty's Sutures Podcast is where the conversation twists and threads its way through crochet, knitting, sewing, embroidery and other stitchy projects.

Out 'o the Bag
In the Bag
In My Stash
The Threaded Needle
  • G's Christmas Quilt
In the Loop
  • A huge thank you to everyone who's commented and chatted with us in the last episode thread
  • NoCKRs
Fit 'n Stitchy
  • Physical fitness
  • Mental Fitness
Prattle
Thanks so much for joining me today and I hope you’ll join me again next time. Feel free to contact me at shortyssutures@gmail.com, comment here on the blog, reach out on Ravelry in the ShortysSutures Group, or join me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram as @ShortysSutures or Pinterest and Stitcher.com. And please consider leaving a review on iTunes to help other podcast listeners find the show.

Until next time, keep those hands stitchin'!
     
     

Monday, October 26, 2015

Episode 54: Wicked Stitches



The Shorty's Sutures Podcast is where the conversation twists and threads its way through crochet, knitting, sewing, embroidery and other stitchy projects.

Out 'o the Bag
  • Happy Throw with a picture of the newborn baby girl it was made for
In the Bag
In My Stash
  • 1/2 Yard Fabrics from Fat Quarter Shop
  • Alpaca Gift Yarn from Round Hill Alpacas
In My Ears
The Threaded Needle
  • Niece's Christmas Gift 
In the Loop
  • Thanks to everyone for chatting with me in the Episode 53 thread
  • A big thank you to everyone who has left a five-star rating on iTunes and to Burnin for the wonderful review
Fit 'n Stitchy
  • So much walking
  • Yoga
  • Fitbit
  • Green Tea  - benefits of Green Tea
Prattle

Thanks so much for joining me today and I hope you’ll join me again next time. Feel free to contact me at shortyssutures@gmail.com, comment here on the blog, reach out on Ravelry in the ShortysSutures Group, or join me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram as @ShortysSutures or Pinterest and Stitcher.com. And please consider leaving a review on iTunes to help other podcast listeners find the show.

Until next time, keep those hands stitchin'!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Episode 53: Stitches Texas Recap



The Shorty's Sutures Podcast is where the conversation twists and threads its way through crochet, knitting, sewing, embroidery and other stitchy projects.

Out o' the Bag
In the Bag
In my Stash 
In the Loop
  • Much thanks to lauraballing and BostonMama3 for joining the group
  • Special thanks to all of my regulars who commented in the Episode 52 and Inspiration threads
  • Had the wonderful privilege of getting to spend quality time with Jennifer/PoppyP who came to Stitches Texas, saw and visited with Regina/MissKnotty, Tasha/BijouxMaster and Alissa/KnittingFairy
The Threaded Needle
  • Still gathering material for my niece's quilt
Fit 'n Stitchy
  • Walking
  • Yoga
  • Really paying attention to what I'm eating and portion size
 Prattle
  • Stitches Texas classes
  • NuFace Microcurrent Facial Treatment
  • Don't be that gal
Thanks for joining me today and I hope you’ll join me again next time. Feel free to contact me at shortyssutures@gmail.com, comment here on the blog, reach out on Ravelry in the ShortysSutures Group, or join me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram as @ShortysSutures or Pinterest and Stitcher.com. And please consider leaving a review on iTunes to help other podcast listeners find the show.

Until next time, keep those hands stitchin'!  

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Episode 52: Love the Stitches

The Shorty's Sutures Podcast is where the conversation twists and threads its way through crochet, knitting, sewing, embroidery and other stitchy projects.

Out 'the Bag
 In the Bag
In My Stash
In the Loop
  • Thanks to VictoriaBlue, judso, yorksett, Qmama, BetsyK, berdelyk and MariKnitsToo for joining the group
  • Fun and uplifting chatter in the Episode 51 and QOTW threads with iHeartCraft, patskein, kirbymo, Kmanhart84, WannaCoffee, laterknitter, gayleywayley, Croshique, wildpony2, yorksett, Cinderga, 1hundredprojects and KnitterNinjaShar
  • A huge thanks to the Yarniacs for including me in their Episode 92 sharing details about our stash
The Threaded Needle
  • Crazy Scrap Quilt Block (no progress but decided not to gift this)
  • Baby Quilt for my niece as a Christmas gift using pinks, grays, black, creams)
Fit 'n Stitchy
Prattle
  • Vacation trip to Carmel, California
Thanks for joining me today and I hope you’ll join me again next time. Feel free to contact me at shortyssutures@gmail.com, comment here on the blog, reach out on Ravelry in the ShortysSutures Group, or join me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram as @ShortysSutures or Pinterest. You can now also find me on Stitcher.com (thank you to Laritza for recommending this for Android and Kindle users as well as ipad/iphone) And please consider leaving a review on iTunes to help other podcast listeners find the show.

Until next time, keep those hands stitchin'!   




Sunday, July 5, 2015

Episode 51: Go For the Good Stuff



The Shorty's Sutures Podcast is where the conversation twists and threads its way through crochet, knitting, sewing, embroidery and other stitchy projects.


In the Bag
The Threaded Needle


















 Queue-T Patootie
  • Happy Throw from Mammachee ($4 pattern, crochet, already have yarn in stash)
  • Mosaic Blanket from Purl Bee  (free pattern, knit, would need to buy specific yarn colors)
In the Loop
  • A big thank you to 1hundredprojects, lasknit2, Janeen24, hrenee23, laterknitter, WannaCoffee for joining the group
  • Special thanks to iHeartCraft, Crochetster, Croshique, patskein, 1hundredprojects, knittybarb, Cinderga, laterknitter,  WannaCoffe, gayleywayley, wildpony2 for joining in the Episode 50 discussion thread
  • We had 14 entries in the pattern giveaway thread, congratulations to kirbymo for winning the Monica Mitts pattern! Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway!
Fit 'n Stitchy
  • Yoga Journey (mini sessions at work, in the morning if time is compromised, 15-30 sessions)
  • Mindfulness App
  • Toothbrush Squats
Prattle
Thanks for joining me today and I hope you’ll join me again next time. Feel free to contact me at shortyssutures@gmail.com, comment here on the blog, reach out on Ravelry in the ShortysSutures Group, or join me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram as @ShortysSutures or Pinterest. And please consider leaving a review on iTunes to help other podcast listeners find the show.

Until next time, keep those hands stitchin'!  

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Episode 50: Kick and Stretch and Kick

The Shorty's Sutures Podcast is where the conversation twists and threads its way through crochet, knitting, sewing, embroidery and other stitchy projects.

Welcome to episode 50 of the podcast! It's time to celebrate with a giveaway, be sure to listen for at the beginning and end of the show for details on how to enter.

Out 'o the Bag

In the Bag
Azalea Tank Swatch
Azalea Tank Bottom Lace Section
In My Stash
  • Leading Men Fiber Arts Yarn - Cabbage Patch
  • Scout's Swag de Young yarn - Gold variegated yarn
In the Loop
  • Thanks to Valeria, kirbymo, knittybarb, Cinderga, PatSkein, Crocsique, iHeartCraft, JavaNut, Gayleywayley, deedalee, wildpony2, GreenHook, CozyCouch.... for being part of the conversation in the episode 49 and QOTW threads
  • Welcome and thank you to kirbymo (monica), deedalee (Diane), wildpony2 (janis), alittleposie (Tracie), karcieri (Kate), Kmanhart84 (Kristen), meowlam (Lorrian) for joining the group!
In My Ears
Fit 'n Stitchy
  • Yoga Journey
  • Brushing with Squats 
  • Walking without fear
Prattle
  • Flooding in Texas
  • Balancing self-love with vanity and insecuritie
  • To each their own - leaving judgment by the wayside
Thanks for joining me today and I hope you’ll join me again next time. Feel free to contact me at shortyssutures@gmail.com, comment here on the blog, reach out on Ravelry in the ShortysSutures Group, or join me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram as @ShortysSutures or Pinterest. And please consider leaving a review on iTunes to help other podcast listeners find the show.

Until next time, keep those hands stitchin'! 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Episode 49: Always Forward, Never Straight


Sometimes just keeping that forward momentum is all that's needed to reach a goal. The path doesn't always have to be straight or never veered from, just keep moving. In the words of one of my favorite characters in Finding Nemo, Dory sang, "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming" as she continued on for Wallaby Way.

I've been working to keep the momentum going, too, when it comes to completing projects. After recording the last episode I went back over some yarn I'd pulled from my stash and a pattern that was recently gifted to me. Having patterns and yarn set aside together and ready to go helps me not to procrastinate. I just need to get better at pulling the tools I'll need at the same time.

Out 'o the Bag

In the Bag

In the Loop
  • iHeartCraft, Cinderga, PatSkein, Allison1031, Croshique, CozyCouch, GreenHook, Gayleywayley, JavaNut (joined the group)

Queue-T Patootie
In My Ears
Yoga Journey
  • DIY Yoga Mat Spray 
San Juan Bautista Retreat Center

Prattle
  • NoCKR (Northern California Knitting Retreat)
  • Upcoming KAL with 2KnitLitChicks Azalea pattern using Cascade Ultra Pima Cotton in Honeysuckle
Thanks for joining me today and I hope you’ll join me again next time. Feel free to contact me at shortyssutures@gmail.com, comment here on the blog, reach out on Ravelry in the ShortysSutures Group, or join me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram as @ShortysSutures or Pinterest. And please consider leaving a review on iTunes to help other podcast listeners find the show.

Until next time, keep those hands stitchin'!     

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Episode 48: Springy Loveliness


It's amazing how time flies. I look up and its been over a month since the last episode, so join me and see what's been going on in my stitchy world.

Out 'o the Bag
  • Crocheted Hello Kitty Preemie Cap
In the Bag
DFW Fiber Fest 2015 Haul
 In My Stash
 In the Loop
  • IHeartCraft, Croshique, Crochetster, Cinderga, PatSkein, GreenHook, Gayleywayley, CozyCouch in the hizzy
  • Welcome new Facebook and Instagram friends!
Yoga Journey
  • New Yoga Studio App users - Welcome!
  • Inconsistency is Painful
Prattle
  • DFW Fiber Fest and Podcaster Meetup
  • Essential Oils
  • Cyberbullying
  • Northern California Knitting Retreat 
Thanks for joining me today and I hope you’ll join me again next time. Feel free to contact me at shortyssutures@gmail.com, comment here on the blog, reach out on Ravelry in the ShortysSutures Group, or join me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram as @ShortysSutures or Pinterest. And please consider leaving a review on iTunes to help other podcast listeners find the show.

Until next time, keep those hands stitchin'!     

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Episode 47: Feelin' the Love

The Christmas holiday came and went without the completion of a few gifts that I'd hoped to give, but the holiday was more enjoyable without the pressure of rushing to finish. Join me to hear how the time off from work after Christmas, and getting some awesome tools for my craft room, provided the motivation to jump right in to something new and make sure I completed at least one project that had been waiting patiently to be finished.

Out 'o the Bag
  • Chalet Cowl
  • Kitchen Curtains (hemmed and made from scratch)
  • Utility Room Curtains
Utility Room Curtains
 In the Bag
Biased Transitions Scarf in Progress

In the Loop
  •  A big thanks to Cinderga, Gaylewayley, GreenWoman, Croshique, Crochetster, iHeartCraft, Patskein, Sabrab and Mary Sarah for your interactions in the episode 46 and All Right Ya'll threads!
  • Special thank you's to Colleen, Sandra, Gayle, Cindy and Sally for your kind words about Melissa's passing. As far as I know, her children are doing as well as can be expected. I'm fortunate to see two of them every so often and hope that will continue.
  • Big Valentine's hugs to Sally(Crochetster) and Cindy (Cozy Couch) for the super sweet Valentine's Day messages!
In My Stash
  • Candy Skein Candy Apple and Candy Apple Stitch Marker
In My Library 
Yoga Journey
  • New things learned from Yoga Studio App
  • Keep Calm and Yoga On
  • Manduka Travel Yoga Mat
  • Don't skip using a mat even on carpet
Prattle
  • Northern California Knitting Retreat (NoCKRs) in April, San Juan Bautista
  • Stitches is coming to Texas, September 17 - 20, 2015, Irving Convention Center
  • DFW Fiber Fest, March 20 - 22, 2015, Irving Convention center
  • Weck Jars used for Coconut Sugar Scrub gifts (1c coconut oil, 1c organic sugar, 1 tsp vanilla)
Thanks for joining me today and I hope you’ll join me again next time. Feel free to contact me at shortyssutures@gmail.com, comment here on the blog, reach out on Ravelry in the ShortysSutures Group, or join me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram as @ShortysSutures or Pinterest. And please consider leaving a review on iTunes to help other podcast listeners find the show.

Until next time, keep those hands stitchin'!