HtbaS – Episode 175

This week I spend about 5 minutes talking about the Heartbleed bug that was announced this week, which can compromise your personal data as you log in and use different websites on the internet.  I also talk about some sewing and my go-to feel good/feel bad books.

7 Replies to “HtbaS – Episode 175”

  1. I haven’t even listened to the podcast yet, but had to pop in to say that Coming Home is one of my all-time favorite books. Also, Winter Solstice by her is a book I read every year at Christmas.

  2. They are just jealous! Heck, I’m jealous! You are a very talented, and very fast quilter, and I hope you keep doing it, and keep talking to us about it for a long time.

    Thanks too, for the simple explanation about Heartbleed. Why can’t the media do that?

  3. The best book ever for giving me happy feels is “Chasing the Bard” by Philippa Ballantine. Pip is a New Zealand writer whom writes the most amazing fantasy fiction ever!!!

  4. I seldom bother to explain why I make as many quilts as I do, especially not when showing them. When asked, I say that I sew every day, at least 15 minutes (but usually more). I think when you show your quilts you should just tell the story behind the quilt, to whom it’s going etc, and if someone makes a comment about your output, just smile, shrug your shoulders and say, “I like to quilt” and leave it at that.

    No one really needs to know WHY you quilt as much as you do and never feel like you need to apologize for your productivity. Is your family complaining? No, Is your business complaining? No. Then, the comments are probably people wondering why they can’t produce as much as you do without giving up something else in their life. Their priorities are simply different.

    That said, I also sew more in times of emotional crisis. I guess it does calm me down by distracting me. I wish I QUILTED more, but I find the piecing very relaxing and the actual quilting not-so-much, so I have lots and LOTS of tops! Also, the stop and go nature of piecing means I can do something (like write or code or whatever) and take a short break to piece, and then go back to what I was doing. Sort of like a coffee break. (And it helps that I freelance, and work out of my house.)

    (a.g. from quiltingpiecebypiece)

  5. Just a thought…sometimes people say things without realizing how it might sound to you. Like, when people say, “Wow! You look great! How did you lose so much weight?” I don’t think they’re really asking you to explain the whole calories in/energy out math. They’re really saying, “You look even more transformed and incredible than your average person who exercises and watches what they eat.” or “You have way more self discipline than I do.”

    When they say, “How do you find so much time to quilt?” they aren’t asking for a minute by minute breakdown to ensure that your children aren’t neglected. What they really mean is, “You clearly aren’t agonizing over every decision and procrastinating to the extent that I do, and how did you get over that mental hurdle?” or “Damn, I’m really watching too much TV.”

    Let’s face it; you make a lot of quilts and you have lost a lot of weight. It is admirable, inspiring, and also a little intimidating. Maybe your next goal should be one of the hardest things women can do – take a compliment without minimizing your accomplishments or explaining how it really isn’t any big deal. Just accept what we already know – you are full of AWESOME!

  6. When people ask ” how do you find the time to do all this?” I always try to take is as a compliment. Hey, you might just be a fast quilterr, you might have different priorities as they do but I think most of them are full of admiration and would love to find out your “secret”. They might be a bit disappointed when they hear there isn’t a secret just steady and diligent work. (But if there is a secret, please let me know!) For my part, I am full of awe for your accomplishments and not just quiltwise.

  7. I LOVE Coming Home. I agree with your assessment. You remind me that I might want to read that again. Perhaps I’ll get it on audio

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