Sunday, January 19, 2020

Episode 69: January 2020



Happy New Year! Knitting and crocheting are off to a great start for me so far. It's hard to let myself not work on something these days. Instead of coming up with resolutions, I'm committing to the intention of keeping the creativity flowing as much as possible all year long.

Scroll down past the photos for information about the #SE2SE Shave 'Em to Save 'Em initiative to help keep rare breeds of sheep populations going.

Completed projects:

Projects in progress:









Something to share:
  • Help save rare wool initiative "Shave 'em to save 'em" information is hosted online at RareWool.org (Click the SE2SE link above to sign up as a fiber artist or make a donation)
  • Rules for participating in #SE2SE can be found here
  • Information on working with the various types of wool these breeds offer can be found here
Thank you so much for joining me! I hope your new year is off to a great start and please share your projects with me and the Shorty's Sutures Group on Ravelry. You can find me on Facebook, Instagram and Ravelry as ShortysSutures and can reach me via email at shortyssutures@gmail.com.

Until next time, keep those hands stitchin'!

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Episode 68: December 2019



It's hard to believe we're almost to Christmas and the end of this year! I feel really behind the curve on decorating and shopping, but here's what I've been working on as I can:

  • Kastellet Sweater - yoke is finished, I've separated for the sleeves and am into the stockinette section of the bodice
  • Kelly's Easy Hat/Beanie - 2 x 2 rib using Noro Silk Garden purchased in Boston at Gather Here
  • Wrapping Christmas gifts with fabric
  • Sewing kit for my niece Georgia
  • Kitchen Christmas Tree with Salt Dough and Felt Strip Ornaments





  • Quilts for Cara & Chloe
  • Hostess gift idea - bottle of wine with holiday kitchen towel
  • Selling on eBay



I'd like to thank Kelly of The Two Ewes Fiber Adventures Podcast for the sweet iTunes review she left after the November episode! Thank you also to everyone who's reached out through Ravelry, Instagram and Facebook welcoming me back to podcasting. I feel very loved : )

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all! Until we meet again in 2020, keep those hands stitchin'!

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Episode 67: November 2019




Welcome back readers and listeners! What can I say other than I've missed everyone and I'm ready to give podcasting another go. I've given the Shorty's Sutures Podcast a lot of thought over the past several months and I'm excited to launch this newest episode. A lot has happened in the past two years!

I'm planning on simplifying things by not worrying about episode categories, titles, seques with music and the like. I'm hoping it will feel just like having a regular conversation with me.

Currently working on:


Princess Crowns & Gemology Quilt Blocks





Lauren's Quilt
Maisie's Quilt



Wavey's Bear





















Despite the lack of podcasting and blogging, I've managed to keep knitting, crocheting and sewing in order to finish quite a few projects. Some of you have seen my project updates on Ravelry, but in case you missed it, here are some projects that I've completed:
New to me YouTube podcasts and channels that I love:
My go-to audio podcasts:
  • The Yarniacs
  • 2 Knit Lit Chicks
  • 2 Ewes Fiber Adventures
  • Moth Radio Hour
  • The Nod
  • Things You Missed in History Class
  • TED Radio Hour
  • Fresh Air
  • Hidden Brain
  • Craft Lit
  • Dolly Parton's America
  • Knitting Pipeline
  • Very Pink Knits
  • Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
Thanksgiving is coming up and I'm going to do my best to eat Paleo-friendly desserts, but a pumpkin or pecan pie may make its way into my belly. What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish or treat? Are you for or against decorating early for Christmas and do you have any holiday stitching plans?

I'd love to hear what you're doing to keep your hands stitchin'! Thanks so much for listening ❤️



Saturday, May 13, 2017

Episode 66: Birthday Fallacy


Join me for this episode of the Shorty's Sutures Podcast for a chat about crochet, knitting, sewing and all kinds of other goodness. (Pictures will be added shortly... please stay tuned!)

Out 'o the Bag
In the Bag
The Threaded Needle
In the Loop
  • Thank you, thank you, thank you
  • Stitches Texas - September 14-17, 2017
  • NoCKRS retreat
Finding Harmony
Prattle
  • Banjo Lessons
  • Fly Fishing
  • Sewing Room Makeover 
Thanks so much for joining me today. You can reach me at shortyssutures@gmail.com, at Ravelry in the ShortysSutures Group, on Facebook, Instagram,  Pinterest and Stitcher all under the name ShortysSutures. And please consider leaving a review on iTunes to help other podcast listeners find the show.

Until next time, keep those hands stitchin' and find harmony wherever you can.  

Friday, February 10, 2017

Episode 65: In With the Old




Thanks for joining me for this episode of the Shorty's Sutures Podcast for a chat about crochet, knitting, sewing and who knows what other goodness might pop up. Moving forward with staying focused this year,  I've been working to find things in my stash to work on and finish up.

Out 'o the Bag
In My Bag


















Stagnating Stitches
  • Glittery Shrug (2012)
  • Gifted Garter Stitch Afghan
  • Sock Blank Project

 The Threaded Needle
Stash Quilt ready for quilting and binding














#LoveAllAroundBlock

















#LoveAllAroundBlock













#LoveAllAroundBlock













Finding Harmony
Fit 'n Stitchy
  • Yoga
  • Headspace Guided Meditation
  • Gundry MD Vital Reds Supplement
Prattle
  • Boro and Sashiko Japanese mending  (Boro is the Japanese art of mending, “literally translated as rags or scraps of cloth, the term boro is also used to describe clothes and household items which have been patched-up and repaired many times.” Sashiko,  literally translated to “little stabs”, is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching, usually running stitch, for areas on clothing that get a lot of wear.)
  • Getting to know my Janome 8002D Serger Class
  • Northern California Knitting Retreat - April
Thanks so much for joining me today. You can reach me at shortyssutures@gmail.com, at Ravelry in the ShortysSutures Group, on Facebook, Instagram,  Pinterest and Stitcher all under the name ShortysSutures. And please consider leaving a review on iTunes to help other podcast listeners find the show.

Until next time, keep those hands stitchin' and find harmony wherever you can. 

Friday, December 23, 2016

Episode 64: Staying Focused


Join me for an episode to catch up after the break on all the projects completed and those just started since the last episode in September.

Out o' Bag
Heartfelt Cardigan















In the Bag
  • Bright Triangular Scarf (formerly known as the Sailor Stripe Cardigan)
The Threaded Needle
  • Baby Quilt
  • Trey's Christmas Quilt 
Baby Quilt Binding
Baby Quilt Squares
Arrow Head Quilt
Gradient solids used for Arrow Head
Prattle

In the Loop

Finding Harmony
Thanks so much for joining me today. You can reach me at shortyssutures@gmail.com, at Ravelry in the ShortysSutures Group, on Facebook, 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' and find harmony wherever you can.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Episode 63: Monogamous Knitting



The Shorty's Sutures Podcast is a conversation that threads its way through crochet, knitting, sewing and sometimes embroidery or other stitchy projects.

 In the Bag
Heartfelt Cardigan in Progress

 The Threaded Needed
  • Baby Quilt is Complete
In My Stash

In the Loop
  • Welcome to Teresa and a big thanks for joining the group on Ravelry and Facebook
  •  Taking a Break
Thanks so much for joining me and I hope you’ll join me again next time. Feel free to contact me at shortyssutures@gmail.com, 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'!

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Episode 62: Just a Stitchin'


The Shorty's Sutures Podcast threads its way through crochet, knitting, sewing, embroidery and other stitchy projects. It's been just over a month since the last episode and since these hands have been stitchin' quite a bit, let's get right to it!

In the Loop
  • Welcome to janetlatifa (Austin) and craftyescapism (Houston) for joining the group!
  • Flow from Seamwork Magazine
In the Bag
  • Heartfelt Cardigan
In My Stash
  • Architexture Kit from Craftsy in Charcoal Heather
The Threaded Needle
  • Found Quilt - Machine Quilting
  • New baby quilt
Prattle
Thanks so much for joining me and I hope you’ll join me again next time. Feel free to contact me at shortyssutures@gmail.com, 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'! 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Episode 61: Staying in the Closet


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

In case you missed it, check out the great patterns from Crochet Week at Quince and Company
In My Bag
  • Heartfelt
In My Ears
Prattle
  • Found Treasures
  • New Recording Set Up 
Framed Quilt Squares
Vintage Wash Boards
Vintage Yard Stick
Found Quilt Top
Thanks so much for joining me 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'!



Saturday, May 21, 2016

Episode 60: Just Settle Down

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

The last episode was about settling in with friends (old and new), this episode is all about me settling down after a move and getting my crafty life back to a functional state.

All of this change has kept me from doing much stitching.

Out  of the Bag
In the Bag
In my Stash
In the Loop
  • A big thanks to yarnwrangler4 for joining the group and to everyone who's been chatting in the latest threads
Prattle
  • Craft Room and Closet 
The Atrocious Art Wall
What's in the Closet?
Closet Shelving
Closet Yarn and Tool Organizers
 Thanks so much for joining me 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.