Simple. Handmade. Everyday. Podcast Episode 88 Show Notes

Simple. Handmade. Everyday. Podcast Episode 88 Show Notes

In this episode, I chat about a new table topper quilting project, knitting lots of hats, and the new Downtown Abbey movie.

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6 thoughts on “Simple. Handmade. Everyday. Podcast Episode 88 Show Notes”

  • Kristin, I thoroughly enjoy your podcasts. We have some of the same interests.
    Today you talked about the Ann Cleeves Vera books. They have been adapted for TV. They’ve been on PBS, Acorn (1 or 2 seasons only) and Britbox is currently advertising them. Brenda Blythen (sp?) is absolutely perfect in the role.

  • Hi, I enjoyed your latest episode, and I am commenting in the comments instead of in just my head as usual . Another knitting service project is at Knitted – prosthetics for mastectomy patients. I recently made a set – they were easier than they look! SInce you like Downton Abbey, have you seen The Gilded Age? There is a related novel by Carol Wallace, called Our Kind of People set in New York that I thought was great. And Sanditon was adapted from an unfinished novel by Jane Austen. She only introduced the main characters, so most of the hijinks in the TV series are from the screen writers, but as a long time Jane Austen reader, I recognize storylines borrowed from her other books. I did like watching the show. And it is set in early 18oo’s, Jane Austens’ time, so I think the costumes were correct, though I don’t know about the long flowing hair.

  • Kristin – I really enjoy listening to you. You sound like someone I could just sit and have tea with. Thanks – you are really interesting and Ive learned a lot from you and I actually read a book you recommended for Christmas. Thanks for having your podcast . I really enjoy it alot.

  • Apologies in advance for the long comment: Was sewing today so got to give a first listen to your podcast. Your back catalog will definitely go into the rotation as you are into all the things I am!

    I’m a big DA fan so after your review I am really looking forward to seeing the new movie. I loved Sanditon’s first season, wasn’t as thrilled with the second but will be there for the third. Almost the same for Picard — hubby is a big syfy fan and I watched and enjoyed the first season with him but couldn’t get past the first episode of the second. My DH and I also loved 1883 too — one thing: the father “James Dutton” was played by country singer Tim McGraw not Clint Black and is married in real life to country singer Faith Hill who played the mother “Margaret Dutton” in the show. They also have daughters IRL so in interviews they talked about how that and the relationship they developed with on-screen daughter Isabel May who played “Elsa” helped them create their roles so effectively. Also thanks for the “spoiler alerts” for the “This Is Us” finale season. Hubby and I haven’t been able to bring ourselves to watch it yet — we expect it to be a real tear jerker and haven’t been able to make time to binge watch the whole thing in one sitting.

    I am a book person turned audio book aficionado (again, good accompaniment for sewing) and since the pandemic had also been listening to all the Elm Creek books that I hadn’t read since switching from hard copy. Hadn’t heard about The Lazy Genius, also definitely something I must check out! Can’t help with glass containers, I am a (plastic) Lock ‘N Lock girl and totally relate to the issues of pulling out and cleaning the seals although the LNL ones go back in pretty well. LNL also has a “like glass” plastic set that I have but find I don’t use as much as I do the regular ones since I only have one size of the glass-like ones. One last question: the “Shred Chicken with a Kitchenaid” tip sounds like another “got to try” — what speed do you use?

  • Made the transition to Pyrex a few years ago. Greatest decision ever! The only thing to be aware of is that after a few years the plastic lids begin to crack. However I just discovered the lids can be replaced on Amazon. An additional bonus is since glass is completely translucent there is less “what do we have to eat?” coming from the family.

  • Thank you for such a relaxing podcast and all of your recommendations. I have loved reading Josi Kilpack’s culinary murder mystery series of books. She even adds loads of recipes in each novel. Certainly start with Lemon Tart and work your way through because each book builds on the one previous, but with a new mystery and recipes. I think there are about twelve books in all. Super fun and easy read/listen. I would also HIGHLY recommend the book DRY by Jarod and Neal Shusterman. It’s a novel about California’s water supply being shut off and the ensuing chaos it causes to residents. I live in the Las Vegas area, so both you and I understand our drought issues. Plus, I grew up in Carlsbad down the road from you, so it’s not new to me. Thanks for making my quilting time a joy!

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