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Simple. Handmade. Everyday.

The Simple Handmade Everyday podcast is where I talk about living a creative, intentional life. I like to chat about quilting, knitting, what I'm reading and watching, and even a little bit about keeping a cozy, organized home.

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Episode 3: In Which I Talk About QuiltCon and Knitting Disasters

In this episode I talk about my feelings about QuiltCon, knitting frustrations, a new book, a new to me show, and a simple menu planning hack. For complete show notes, visit my blog: Simple. Handmade. Everyday. 

33mins

6 Mar 2018

Rank #1

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Episode 4: In Which I Undertake a Fun Project

In this episode I talk about making a design wall, finding my quilting mojo, losing my knitting mojo, and the benefits of a habit tracker.

30mins

20 Mar 2018

Rank #2

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Episode 37: In Which I Chat About How to Brew a Proper Cup of Tea, Quilting Struggles, and Making a Holiday Control Journal

In this episode, my friend Pam teaches you how to make a proper cup of English tea! I also chat about quilting struggles, a re-release of a book I'm excited about, and how to create a Holiday Control Journal. For complete show notes, visit the Simple Handmade Everyday blog. 

51mins

6 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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Episode 24: In Which I Chat About Improv Quilting, Stash Problems, an Inspiring New Book, and a Fun New Show

In this episode I chat about the improv quilting workshop I attended, a few books I'm excited about and a fun new show. For complete show notes, visit the Simple. Handmade. Everyday blog. 

43mins

20 Mar 2019

Rank #4

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Episode 20: In Which I Talk About Baby Quilts, Hand Piecing, the January Blahs, and My Love of Grocery Store Flowers

In this episode I talk about a baby quilt finish, a check-in with the Hand Pieced QAL, some of books and TV show recommendations, and my love of grocery store flowers. For full show notes, visit the Simple. Handmade. Everyday. blog. 

32mins

25 Jan 2019

Rank #5

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Episode 5: In Which Spring Has Arrived

In this episode I talk about my ambitions about Spring Break, progress on my quilting and knitting projects, a book and show recommendation, and how to tackle some spring cleaning projects. Show notes can be found on the Simple. Handmade. Everyday. blog here.

25mins

3 Apr 2018

Rank #6

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Episode 6: In Which I Share Some Quilty Finishes and a Guilty Confession

In this episode I talk about a couple quilt top finishes, quilting for charity, casting on a new pair of socks so that I didn't have to work on other projects, a guilty TV confession, and tackling a spring cleaning project. Show notes for this episode can be found on the Simple. Handmade. Everyday blog here.  

31mins

17 Apr 2018

Rank #7

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Episode 36: In Which I Chat About Lots of Finishes, a Book and Iron Review, and Getting Bossy About Candles

In this episode, I chat about several project finishes, new knitting projects, an iron review, and a bit about candles. For complete show notes, visit the Simple Handmade Everyday blog. 

21 Oct 2019

Rank #8

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Episode 39: In Which I Chat About Finished Quilting Projects, a Fun Christmas Hexie Pillow, and Trying to Simplify Christmas

In this episode, I chat about a couple of quilting finishes, a fun Chrismas pillow, simplifying Christmas, and a flossing hack. For complete show notes, visit the Simple Handmade Everyday blog. 

45mins

13 Dec 2019

Rank #9

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Episode 23: In Which I Talk About Lots of Fabric, A Fun Book, and Why I Love My Instant Pot

In this episode I chat a bit more about QuiltCon, lots of quilting, a fun new book series, and smug homemaker moments involving my Instant Pot. For complete show notes, visit the Simple. Handmade. Everyday blog. 

39mins

6 Mar 2019

Rank #10

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Episode 19: In Which I Talk About a Big Quilt Finish, Lots of Books and Show Recommendations, Including Tidying Up

In this episode I talk about a big quilt finish, the Hand Pieced QAL, lots of books and TV show recommendations (including my thoughts on the Netflix sensation Tidying Up). For complete show notes, visit the Simple. Handmade. Everyday. blog here. 

36mins

11 Jan 2019

Rank #11

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Episode 33: In Which I Chat About Finishing 2019 Well, Lots of Books, Shows, and Homemaking Videos

In this episode I chat about ways to end 2019 well, finishing WIPs, an embroidery project, some books I loved, new fun shows, and homemaking inspiration (more cleaning videos!). For complete show notes visit the Simple Handmade Everyday blog. 

46mins

29 Aug 2019

Rank #12

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Episode 22: In Which I Chat About QuiltCon Regret, Quilting Projects, and a Tribute to a Favorite Author

In this episode I chat about not going to QuiltCon, quilting projects, a tribute to one of my favorite authors, Rosamunde Pilcher, and streamlining your life. For complete show notes, visit the Simple. Handmade. Everyday blog. 

19 Feb 2019

Rank #13

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Episode 21: In Which I Chat About Improv Quilting Goals, a Book I Loved, and an Anniversary Giveaway!

In this episode I chat about improv sewing goals, my trip to the Road to CA show, a book I loved, and a productivity hack. Oh, and there is a giveaway to celebrate the podcast 1 year anniversary! For complete show notes and to enter the giveaway, visit the Simple Handmade Everyday blog.

31mins

5 Feb 2019

Rank #14

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Episode 35: In Which I Chat About New Quilt Projects, Lots of Books, the Downton Abbey Movie, and Homemaking Attitudes

In this episode, I chat about finishing a quilt or two, some favorite books, my thoughts on the Downton Abbey movie, a cleaning confession, and homemaking attitudes. For complete show notes, visit the Simple Handmade Everyday blog. 

44mins

1 Oct 2019

Rank #15

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Episode 11: In Which I Discuss Being A Selfish Quilter and Quilt-Worthiness

In this episode I talk about a quick baby quilt finish, being quilt-worthy, lots of books and a bit of homemaking inspiration. Show notes for this episode can be found on the Simple. Handmade. Everyday blog here.

34mins

5 Jul 2018

Rank #16

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Episode 40: In Which I Chat About a Fun Pillow Making Competition, a Finished Quilt, Habits for 2020, and My Considerable Thoughts on Little Women

In this episode, I chat about a fun pillow competition, a finished quilt, a crochet afghan, habits for 2020, and my considerable thoughts on Little Women. For complete show notes, visit the Simple Handmade Everyday blog. 

53mins

8 Jan 2020

Rank #17

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Episode 30: In Which I Chat about A Pillow Project, Vacation Stitching, a Fabulous Quilting Book, and a Simple Natural Homemaking Swap

In this episode I chat about a quick pillow project, a quilt-along, vacation stitching plans, and a simple, natural homemaking swap. For complete show notes and links, visit the Simple Handmade Everyday blog. 

41mins

26 Jun 2019

Rank #18

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Episode 28: In Which I Chat About Some Quilty Finishes, Lots of Homemaking Inspiration, and New Shows

In this episode I chat about a few quilty finishes, lots of homemaking inspiration, and some fun shows. And meeting an online sewing friend in real life! Complete show notes on the Simple Handmade Everyday blog. 

40mins

15 May 2019

Rank #19

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Episode 29: In Which I Chat About Starting a Couple New Quilts, Summer Routines, and Some Great Shows

In this episode I chat about starting a couple new quilts, new books, lots of good shows, and some summer food inspiration. For complete show notes, visit the Simple Handmade Everyday blog.

37mins

7 Jun 2019

Rank #20