HtbaS – Episode 149

Today it’s just me, but with lots of interruptions, so you have that to look forward to. I talk about making progress on my Dresden plate quilt, why I couldn’t be an Australian, give a review of Diamond Chain Quilts, and complain about the podcast app on my iPod.

7 Replies to “HtbaS – Episode 149”

  1. Hi Pam,
    I agree with you on the Apple podcast app. I have been using the app Downcast and find it much better. Thanks for your podcasts, I love listening each Friday!


  2. Another vote for Downcast. I’ve been using it since shortly after I got this ipod and got annoyed with trying to listen to podcasts through Itunes. It’s awesome – really easy to use, and if you have a ton of podcasts you can organize them into playlists and whatnot. You can change the settings per feed as to whether you want to download or stream, how may episodes to keep (only unplayed, only most recent, last 2 or 3 or 20 or whatever), volume adjustments (I used to listen to this one podcast that for some reason was louder than average, and it was pretty jarring until I found out I could permanently lower the volume setting for that podcast), and there’s a ton of other features I don’t use, like priority settings and stuff.

    You can also play at 2x normal speed if you want everyone to sound like The Chipmunks. What’s not to love, right?

  3. I haven’t had any issues with the podcast app, but maybe that’s because I don’t subscribe to all that many. Pretty much just the quilters and The History Chicks.

    So funny how short this episode felt after the ones with Daisy and Allison!

    Question for your mom: how do you feel your quilting style is similar or different to Pam’s?
    Question for Pam: what is the most interesting thing you’ve ever made a spreadsheet for?

    Thanks for keeping me company in horrific Friday afternoon traffic. What WAS I thinking when I left the house at 4:30?

  4. Pam, I am right there with you on the flippin’ podcast app! “Grr” and “argh”.. And a little “ugh” with that. I hate having to hit the “yeahyeahdontworryaboutmywifi” button constantly, and the main problem I am having is “playback error” sigh. I am still looking for a decent alternative.

  5. Thank you for the review on the Diamond Chain Quilts book – I’m going to check it out at my library! Thank you for your great podcast 🙂

  6. The list thing will probably work for you. I didn’t think of the fact that you like to check off lists and without a list of steps it might be hanging you up. Your lists are much shorter than mine would be. For each of your steps I would probably have 35. My list would look like:
    1. buy fabric
    2. wash fabric
    3. iron fabric
    4. cut petals
    5. cut circles
    6. sew petals into plates


    If I were at your stage I would get to check off about 85 steps already. 😉

    Good luck on the whole treasurer thing. I would have thought you would have moved up to Prez.

  7. I use the iCatcher app to listen to all my podcasts filled with quilty goodness — wish there were more! I also need to go buy “A Month of Sundays” since I did not win. Talking about winning prizes .. Google ArtPrize 2013 — the winner of the $200k prize was a quilt

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