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Fiber Talk
Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 1-19-22

Fiber Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022


It’s the middle of the week in the middle of the month and Beth and Gary have gathered to help you spend your money. Our enabling efforts include the new Tree of Life embroidery kit from Avlea Folk Embroidery, the new Angles class from Debbie Rowley of Debbee’s Designs, and the new book “The Design […]

Fiber Talk
Fiber Talk with Elizabeth Talledo

Fiber Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022


She’s Elizabeth Talledo of Dames of the Needle and we’re pleased to have her a this week’s guest. Elizabeth is a talented and versatile needlework artist, who also has woodworking skills. These days, the majority of her time is devoted to dyeing linen and trying to keep up with the demand. Join us for a […]

Blacker than BlackTimes Infinity
Eps 348 Frosk Is Right

Blacker than BlackTimes Infinity

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 121:51


Stitch and Prodigy are out this week. RIP Bob Saget and Sidney Potier. The Bel Air trailer, Frosk going off on sexism in gaming, Multiverses, Back 4 Blood, Deathloop, Call of Duty Vanguard x Attack on Titan, Attack on Titan the Final Season, Star Trek Prodigy, Star Trek Discovery, and more! Ibeji Oil and Candles https://www.ibejioils.com/ Promo code: VD638N for 15% off any order over $35 Come follow us: http://www.beenhadproductions.com/bthanbti SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/bthanbtiI Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BthanBTI/ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/bthanbti Twitter: @BthanBTI iTunes: https://itun.es/i6SJ6Pw YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/BlackerThanBlackTimesInfinity

Fiber Talk
Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 1-12-22

Fiber Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022


Another Wednesday has arrived and Gary and Jenifer have gathered to talk about our WIPGO efforts, carrying threads, dyeing, stitching samplers on white linen, hanks of NPI silk at Sassy Jacks, and several other things that entered our minds during the conversation. Join us tonight for the Fiber Talk Stitch Hour when we enjoy the […]

Fiber Talk
Fiber Talk with Jude Kingshott

Fiber Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022


Mixed-media artist Jude Kingshott is this week’s guest. Jude combines embroidery, eco-printing, and dyeing to create beautiful books and other eye-catching pieces of art. She also makes quilts though she “is not a quilter.” Jude has traveled a fascinating path from her start with a group of expatriate ladies in Egypt to today’s mastery of […]

Sew & So...
Becky Glasby - National Quilt Museum

Sew & So...

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 49:28


Becky loves all aspects of quilting—from choosing the pattern to cutting the fabric, to stitching and piecing and mixing up patterns and colors. She also loves machine quilting—especially free motion quilting. Because she doesn't have to follow a set pattern and can basically do whatever she wants, she feels that it enhances her ability to create and be artistic. She compares free motion quilting to handwriting. “Whether it's meanders or stipples, or swirls or squiggly lines, you know whatever it is you're creating it's not always going to look exactly the same from one person to the next…like handwriting, you have your own speed, your own density of the quilting.” And as Becky explains to her students, like handwriting it takes practice. (6:56 -11:02)She speaks in-depth about the inspiration she gets from the exhibitions at the museum and the artists she's met through her work there. She explains that it's impossible to pick just one quilt or artist, or exhibit that stands out because there's always something new and exciting happening. She loves meandering through the museum and talking to the guests about the quilts and exhibits. Becky is involved in a lot of different things at the museum, from the youth program to the school block challenge to the junior quilter's club, to meeting artists and being involved in social media.The creativity and jumping from one project to another keeps things fun and interesting. One of her favorite aspects of the job is teaching the next generation of quilters at quilt camp, which is held every June. Some are beginners, many of whom are learning about quilting and using a sewing machine for the first time. The intermediate group is using machines to do binding and learning other techniques. Because they've been in the program for four or five years, it's exciting to see how their personalities evolve and how they're reflected in their quilting. The advanced quilters get to do free quilting and put their own spin on the patterns provided. You hear the pride in Becky's voice as she talks about being able to pass the skill in this art form onto to the next generation and watching them grow with it from year to year. (18:37-22:22)An international destination for quilters, The Quilt Museum is celebrating its 30th Anniversary. The process of selecting artists and pieces to be exhibited in its contemporary collection is fascinating, and quite involved, as there are two side galleries with at least three rotating exhibits at any given time. As a non-profit organization, most of their more than 660 quilts are donated; about half our hand-stitched, half-machine sewn, with others using a combination of both techniques. 97% of the work exhibited is by women artists. The museum has between 40,000 to 50,000 visitors from around the globe each year; many of them are in the spring for Quilt Week. Another global attraction is the online Block of the Month Club. Started in 2018, it currently has 21,000 members globally. As Becky talks about the wealth of programs offered by the museum, its growing community of passionate quilters, and the many little-known facts about the museum, you can see that this is a woman who is 100% dedicated to celebrating contemporary quilters and their work. (37:49-44:52) Be sure to join us for this fascinating podcast, brimming with possibilities, potential, and passion. Becky's contact information is on the museum's website, quiltmuseum.org. You can also connect with Becky and the museum on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.If you know someone who has an outstanding story that should be shared on this podcast, drop Meg a note to info@sewandsopodcast.com or complete the form on our website.

Blacker than BlackTimes Infinity
Eps 347 New Year Nerd Talk

Blacker than BlackTimes Infinity

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 137:30


Stitch and Prodigy are out this week. RIP Betty White and Traxamillion. This week we talk about #IHadAWhiteFriend, Encanto, NYE/"expensive" champagne, The Rona part Quarte, Foundation, Don't Look Up, Young Justice Phantoms, and more! Ibeji Oil and Candles https://www.ibejioils.com/ Promo code: VD638N for 15% off any order over $35 Come follow us: http://www.beenhadproductions.com/bthanbti SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/bthanbtiI Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BthanBTI/ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/bthanbti Twitter: @BthanBTI iTunes: https://itun.es/i6SJ6Pw YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/BlackerThanBlackTimesInfinity

Fiber Talk
Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 1-5-22

Fiber Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022


The holiday break is over and we’re rested and refreshed and ready for more stitching chat. This week’s topics include Gary’s efforts to chart a new verse for a sampler with StitchSketch and dress a slate frame, our initial WIPGO experiences, Beth Lindsay’s Mood Stitcher approach, Avlea meditative designs, 2021 stitching accomplishments, an update on […]

Geeky Girls Knit
Episode 475 ~ In Which There's A New Drinking Game

Geeky Girls Knit

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022


Show Notes:Intro - On the Needles - ~Shortie Fingerless Mitts on US3 (3.25mm), Knit Picks Felici in the Bookshop colourway~Christmas Shortie Socks - French Vanilla Cappuccino Socks by ME! on US1.5 (2.5mm), West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4-Ply in the Fairy Lights colourwayProject bag from Lizzie Bags & Progress Keeper from Ann Tudor & Tilting Planet~Dust of Snow Wrap by Curious Handmade / Helen Stewart on US6 (4mm), Various Mini SkeinsFinished Projects - ~2021 Preemie Hat #52 on US6 (4mm), It's All About Ewe Fidalgo Sock in the Cherry Blossoms V2.0 colourway & Berroco Vintage DK in the White colourwayFlosstube - Begins at timestamp 10:46~FO! - Accident Free Days by Lindy StitchesFiber On A Whim 16 ct Aida - Cypress~The River by Modern Folk EmbroiderySteel City Stitchers 16 ct Aida - Crimson PeakForbidden Fiber Co. in the River of Life colourwayOutlander To Bed or To Sleep Project Bag from StitchToolbox~Edinburgh Castle by Terra Luna StitcheryUsing Pattern Keeper software on Kindle Fire 7Needle Minder from TopKnotStitcher & A Needle Runs Through ItProject Bag from KnitRunDigGrime Guard from Crab Shack StitcheryBitzy Bob Basic from That's So Kelly Co.Silicone tiesYummies (our current favourite things) - ~Knit Picks order~Just CrossStitch February 2022What We're Watching, Reading, + Listening To - Please be aware that we do discuss recent tv show episodes that have aired in the last week or so. This is your spoiler warning!October / November / December 2021 RAL Prize WinnersGrand Prize Bundles Winners~Bundle #1CJ Kopec Creations Integrity - 1 skein of Purple Passion from EileenFloss Organiser from LoriBling Your String! Stitch MarkerGnR Alpaca Farm rainbow buttons set from HillaryHoneyberry Studios Listen to your body stickerReading badge from HillarySpool SaversBag of Random Crafting NotionsWinner's choice of 1 eBook or 4 single knitting patterns from JavaPurl DesignsWinner's choice of 1 PDF cross stitch pattern from Bendy Stitchy Designs~Bundle #2Little Shop of Geeks Hamilton PouchAudine Wools by KnitCrate Shine Sport - 1 skein of SkyHoneyberry Studios Listen to your body stickerSpool SaversKnitCrate Logo PinKnitCrate NotepadGot Yarn Badge from Distinct Designs UnlimitedJASZ Creations Cat Stitch MarkerStitch Marker Case filled with random stitch markersWinner's choice of 1 eBook or 4 single knitting patterns from JavaPurl DesignsWinner's choice of 1 PDF cross stitch pattern from Bendy Stitchy Designs~Bundle #3Uru.Yarn by KnitCrate Cotton Basic - 1 skein of PavementYarn Squad Drawstring BackpackHoneyberry Studios Listen to your body stickerSpool SaversKnitCrate Can CozyKnitCrate Yarn Ball StickerKnitting Rules Badge from Distinct Designs UnlimitedJASZ Creations Made With Love Stitch MarkerStitch Marker Cases filled with random stitch markersWinner's choice of 1 eBook or 4 single knitting patterns from JavaPurl DesignsWinner's choice of 1 PDF cross stitch pattern from Bendy Stitchy DesignsJanuary / February / March 2022 RAL - 15 minutes of reading daily challenge* 86-90 of 90 days - 1 or more giveaways for eBook, everyone gets $1.20 off any single pattern coupon code* 59-85 of 90 days - 1 or more giveaways for single pattern* #GGKRAL21* #GGKCSRAL22~January / February / March* 90 days - 10 entries* 86-89 days - 8 entries* 59-85 days - 5 entries~April / May / June* 91 days - 10 entries* 87-90 days - 8 entries* 60-86 days - 5 entries~July / August / September* 92 days - 10 entries* 88-91 days - 8 entries* 61-87 days - 5 entries~ October / November / December* 92 days - 10 entries* 88-91 days - 8 entries* 61-87 days - 5 entries~ Read All 365 days - 10 bonus entriesEpisode 475 Bookshop List~How to Heal Yourself When No One Else Can: A Total Self-Healing Approach for Mind, Body, and Spirit by Amy B. Scher - reading~Walking the Bridgeless Canyon: Repairing the Breach Between the Church and the LGBT Community by Kathy Baldock - reading for Unashamed Love Collective ~ A Community for LGBTQ+ People and Allies~Get Untamed The Journal by Glennon Doyle - reading/writing~Inward by Yung Pueblo - reading~Written in My Own Heart's Blood (Outlander #8) by Diana Gabaldon - finished reading~Go Tell The Bees That I Am Gone (Outlander #9) by Diana Gabaldon - reading~Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - watching episodes for That's Messed Up: An SVU Podcast~Gilmore Girls - rewatching Season 2 with the I Am All In With Scott Patterson Podcast~Truth Be Told - watched~Queer Eye - watching Season 6~My Favourite Murder podcast~Random Spotify PlaylistsDecember / January / February Winter Wonderland AL -*Runs from 1-December through 28-February*Details - any project you knit/crochet/weave/spin/stitch/sew that you can convince us relates to winter*No WIPS - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-December and finished no later than 28-February*Each project that you knit/crochet/weave/spin must be at least 20yds/18.3m that you finish and post in the Facebook Group FO Thread counts as 1 entry into the giveaways. If your project is not at least 20yds/18.3m, you need to group it in a single post with other projects that together total at least 20yds/18.3m. For stitching/sewing projects, we'll leave it to your best judgment. If you wanted our official ruling, PM email us at ggkcspodcast@gmail.com*Feel free to poly-dip in other ALs as long as it fits in with other rules*Please complete our Google form in order to help us make sure you are receiving a prize that you'll actually enjoy using.*Prizes: If you'd like to donate one, email us at ggkcspodcast@gmail.comSanta Claus Hoop Cross Stitch KitAudine Wools by KnitCrate Worsted - 2 skeins of Turtledove from Karleen (2 winners will each win 1 skein)Snowflake Cross Stitch Journal from Lori Countess Ablaze Braid - Northern Lights*Must be a member of the our Facebook group ~ GGKCS Podcast / FlossTube to participate*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKCSWinter2122*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-March and winner(s) drawn on the next podcast following that*For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, ALs, etc. that we host, the winner(s) have 30 days from the date of announcement (the date the podcast episode in which the winner was announced goes live) to contact us to claim their prize or it will be forfeited. If this occurs, the prize will be used for another giveaway at our discretion. Thanks for understanding!*There is a Chatter Thread in our Facebook group so we can encourage each other along the way.Ask the Geeks - Originally asked/answered in 2019:Denise asks:I know you have said, or at least I remember in some reality possibly only mine, that you are not much of a cook, or not a fan of cooking. Has that changed at all? Who does most of the cooking in your household? What are some of the favorite recipes that are made in your kitchen? Is there a preferred cookbook or cooking tool that you use?Misc. - ~I'm so excited to be a rep for The Black Needle SocietyJoin TBNS Waitlist to be notified when you can subscribe.Save 5% on everything in The Black Needle Society Vault with the code JAVAPURL5 beginning 01-January-2022~Pride AL - Runs from 17-May-2021 [The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)] through 30-June-2022. #GGKCSPrideAlong2122~Support the Podcast, Become A Patron~Support the Podcast, Join us on YouTube~Each week, we create a list on Bookshop of all the books we talk about in that week's episode. Bookshop is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores. If you purchase a book from our list, we earn a commission & local, independent bookstores also earn money from your purchase.~Want another way to help support our podcast? Throughout our website, links to books, tv shows, movies, etc. are Amazon Affiliate Links. We receive a portion of what you spend when you click through our website to shop on Amazon. What we receive helps us with the costs associated with producing this podcast as well as with prizes & shipping for giveaways. Thanks in advance for your support!If you are in the UK, please click this link, Amazon.co.uk, or the banner below to shop:If you are in Canada, please click this link, Amazon.ca or the banner below to shop:~For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, ALs, etc. that we host, the winner(s) have 30 days from the date of announcement (the date the podcast episode in which the winner was announced goes live) to contact us to claim their prize or it will be forfeited. If this occurs, the prize will be used for another giveaway at our discretion. Thanks for understanding!Find Us Online -C.C. - (she/her)~ on Instagram as CC_JavaPurlDami - (they/them)~ on Instagram as damisdoodlesPink Purl - ~on Instagram as pinkiepurlJavaPurl Designs~ JavaPurl Designs websiteGGKCS -~ our Facebook group ~ GGKCS Podcast / FlossTube~ our Facebook page~ email us: ggkcspodcast@gmail.com~ on Apple Podcasts~ on YouTube~ Support the Podcast, Become a PatronUntil next time,

Docn' - A Celebration of the Music Documentary

Canadian director and writer Dean DeBlois has a film oeuvre that reveals two passions: one, for bringing fantastical creatures to life via animation (Lilo & Stitch, 2002 and How to Train Your Dragon, 2010) and two, for the music of Icelandic band Sigur Rós, fronted by Jon Thor Birgisson (a.k.a. Jonsi), who DeBlois also featured in the acoustic short film Go Quiet (2010). Sandwiched between Stitch and Dragon is Heima (2007), a film that has DeBlois chronicling a series of homecoming concerts performed by Sigur Rós for free across Iceland. As is appropriate for a documentary about a band whose music is the primary focus, the film eschews extended interviews or contextual explanations for the real thing: the band playing in various settings, alternately plugged in or not, with the camera panning across the faces of families drawn to the spectacle and to other objects of natural wonder. Joining us for this episode is Tim Robinson, a former island dweller himself who helps us discuss the winding and wooly path of these somewhat unlikely art-rock stars. Spotify Playlist for this episode

How'd I Get Here Podcast
How'd I Get Here Podcast | Million Dollar Stitch

How'd I Get Here Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 74:06


A million dollar mindset is way of life. It's a belief, way of carrying yourself & self confidence. In this weeks episode we sat down with the creators of the brand Million Dollar Stitch Linda & Tre. We took a look into the mindset that it takes to create a million dollar brand and the emotions that go behind it. We dove into hiding emotions & understanding what we feel and why we feel it. Sometimes wee go through things, in life or even when chasing a dream however we don't understand or even know what those feelings and emotions are. Tap into this weeks episode to hear our take on feelings, emotions & a Million Dollar Stitch mindset.

Mystics & Mulder
Disney Theology

Mystics & Mulder

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 68:53


It's the happiest episode on earth! Tune in for Disney Theology as we discuss Lilo & Stitch, The Princess and the Frog, and Mulan.

Geeky Girls Knit
Episode 474 ~ In Which It's Snowing On Boxing Day

Geeky Girls Knit

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021


Show Notes:Intro - On the Needles - ~Christmas Shortie Socks - French Vanilla Cappuccino Socks by ME! on US1.5 (2.5mm), West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4-Ply in the Fairy Lights colourwayProject bag from Lizzie Bags & Progress Keeper from Ann Tudor & Tilting PlanetFinished Projects - ~2021 Preemie Hat #51 on US6 (4mm), Knit Picks Galileo in the Pearl colourway, Suburban Stitcher Sock in the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park colourway, & Pandia's Jewels Hand Dyed Yarn Snug in the Supernatural colourway~Shortie Fingerless Mitts on US3 (3.25mm), Owl About Yarn Sparkle Owl in the GGK Turns 5 colourwayFlosstube - Begins at timestamp 5:25~FO! Cat Eviction Notice by Lindy Stitches~Accident Free Days by Lindy StitchesFiber On A Whim 16 ct Aida - CypressProject Bag from The 805 Stitcher~Edinburgh Castle by Terra Luna StitcheryUsing Pattern Keeper software on Kindle Fire 7Needle Minder from TopKnotStitcher & A Needle Runs Through ItProject Bag from KnitRunDigGrime Guard from Crab Shack StitcheryBitzy Bob Basic from That's So Kelly Co.Silicone tiesYummies (our current favourite things) - ~Vlogmas / Flossmas on our YouTube channel~The Nice List box from The Black Needle SocietyI'm so excited to be a rep for The Black Needle SocietyJoin TBNS Waitlist to be notified when you can subscribe.Save 5% on your first box of a box to box subscription with the code JAVAPURL5 - doesn't work on 6 and 12 month subscriptions as they have a discount built in, not valid on special edition boxes~Advent Calendar from Silver Dee~Love You More Studios Book Sleeve~Shirt and Decals from Purple Siren Gifts on Etsy~Fablebands~The Modern Saints print~Candles/Room Spray from Kindred Candle Company on Etsy~Knit Crate - Use the coupon code GEEKY20 to get 20% off of your first order! This code will only work to discount the first month of a recurring monthly subscription and any of our Shop items.What We're Watching, Reading, + Listening To - Please be aware that we do discuss recent tv show episodes that have aired in the last week or so. This is your spoiler warning!October / November / December 2021 RAL - 15 minutes of reading daily challenge* 88-92 of 92 days - 1 or more giveaways for eBook, everyone gets $1.20 off any single pattern coupon code & 88+ days RAL virtual badge* 61-87 of 92 days - 1 or more giveaways for single pattern, everyone gets 61+ days RAL virtual badge* #GGKRAL21* #GGKRAL21~ October / November / December* 92 days - 10 entries* 88-91 days - 8 entries* 61-87 days - 5 entries~ Read All 365 days - 10 bonus entries~ Complete the Modern Mrs. Darcy 2021 Reading Challenge - 12 bonus entries [all or none] (we'll open a thread for you to post this in December 2021)Grand Prize Bundles~Bundle #1CJ Kopec Creations Integrity - 1 skein of Purple Passion from EileenFloss Organiser from LoriBling Your String! Stitch MarkerGnR Alpaca Farm rainbow buttons set from HillaryHoneyberry Studios Listen to your body stickerReading badge from HillarySpool SaversBag of Random Crafting NotionsWinner's choice of 1 eBook or 4 single knitting patterns from JavaPurl DesignsWinner's choice of 1 PDF cross stitch pattern from Bendy Stitchy Designs~Bundle #2Little Shop of Geeks Hamilton PouchAudine Wools by KnitCrate Shine Sport - 1 skein of SkyHoneyberry Studios Listen to your body stickerSpool SaversKnitCrate Logo PinKnitCrate NotepadGot Yarn Badge from Distinct Designs UnlimitedJASZ Creations Cat Stitch MarkerStitch Marker Case filled with random stitch markersWinner's choice of 1 eBook or 4 single knitting patterns from JavaPurl DesignsWinner's choice of 1 PDF cross stitch pattern from Bendy Stitchy Designs~Bundle #3Uru.Yarn by KnitCrate Cotton Basic - 1 skein of PavementYarn Squad Drawstring BackpackHoneyberry Studios Listen to your body stickerSpool SaversKnitCrate Can CozyKnitCrate Yarn Ball StickerKnitting Rules Badge from Distinct Designs UnlimitedJASZ Creations Made With Love Stitch MarkerStitch Marker Cases filled with random stitch markersWinner's choice of 1 eBook or 4 single knitting patterns from JavaPurl DesignsWinner's choice of 1 PDF cross stitch pattern from Bendy Stitchy DesignsEpisode 474 Bookshop List~How to Heal Yourself When No One Else Can: A Total Self-Healing Approach for Mind, Body, and Spirit by Amy B. Scher - reading~Walking the Bridgeless Canyon: Repairing the Breach Between the Church and the LGBT Community by Kathy Baldock - reading for Unashamed Love Collective ~ A Community for LGBTQ+ People and Allies~Get Untamed The Journal by Glennon Doyle - reading/writing~Inward by Yung Pueblo - reading~Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty - finished reading~The Late Bloomers' Club by Louise Miller - finished reading~Written in My Own Heart's Blood (Outlander #8) by Diana Gabaldon - reading~Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - watching episodes for That's Messed Up: An SVU Podcast~Gilmore Girls - rewatching Season 2 with the I Am All In With Scott Patterson Podcast~Dickinson - finished watching series~For All Mankind - finished watching Season 2~Ted Lasso - - binged Seasons 1-2 with Dami~My Favourite Murder podcast~Random Spotify PlaylistsDecember / January / February Winter Wonderland AL -*Runs from 1-December through 28-February*Details - any project you knit/crochet/weave/spin/stitch/sew that you can convince us relates to winter*No WIPS - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-December and finished no later than 28-February*Each project that you knit/crochet/weave/spin must be at least 20yds/18.3m that you finish and post in the Facebook Group FO Thread counts as 1 entry into the giveaways. If your project is not at least 20yds/18.3m, you need to group it in a single post with other projects that together total at least 20yds/18.3m. For stitching/sewing projects, we'll leave it to your best judgment. If you wanted our official ruling, PM email us at ggkcspodcast@gmail.com*Feel free to poly-dip in other ALs as long as it fits in with other rules*Please complete our Google form in order to help us make sure you are receiving a prize that you'll actually enjoy using.*Prizes: If you'd like to donate one, email us at ggkcspodcast@gmail.comSanta Claus Hoop Cross Stitch KitAudine Wools by KnitCrate Worsted - 2 skeins of Turtledove from Karleen (2 winners will each win 1 skein)Snowflake Cross Stitch Journal from Lori Countess Ablaze Braid - Northern Lights*Must be a member of the our Facebook group ~ GGKCS Podcast / FlossTube to participate*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKCSWinter2122*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-March and winner(s) drawn on the next podcast following that*For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, ALs, etc. that we host, the winner(s) have 30 days from the date of announcement (the date the podcast episode in which the winner was announced goes live) to contact us to claim their prize or it will be forfeited. If this occurs, the prize will be used for another giveaway at our discretion. Thanks for understanding!*There is a Chatter Thread in our Facebook group so we can encourage each other along the way.Ask the Geeks - Originally asked/answered in 2019:Sam asks:What are some things that you wish to accomplish in the years to come? Goals, plans, trips, etc.Misc. - ~I'm so excited to be a rep for The Black Needle SocietyJoin TBNS Waitlist to be notified when you can subscribe.Save 5% on everything in The Black Needle Society Vault with the code JAVAPURL5 beginning 01-January-2022~Pride AL - Runs from 17-May-2021 [The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)] through 30-June-2022. #GGKCSPrideAlong2122~Support the Podcast, Become A Patron~Support the Podcast, Join us on YouTube~Each week, we create a list on Bookshop of all the books we talk about in that week's episode. Bookshop is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores. If you purchase a book from our list, we earn a commission & local, independent bookstores also earn money from your purchase.~Want another way to help support our podcast? Throughout our website, links to books, tv shows, movies, etc. are Amazon Affiliate Links. We receive a portion of what you spend when you click through our website to shop on Amazon. What we receive helps us with the costs associated with producing this podcast as well as with prizes & shipping for giveaways. Thanks in advance for your support!If you are in the UK, please click this link, Amazon.co.uk, or the banner below to shop:If you are in Canada, please click this link, Amazon.ca or the banner below to shop:~For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, ALs, etc. that we host, the winner(s) have 30 days from the date of announcement (the date the podcast episode in which the winner was announced goes live) to contact us to claim their prize or it will be forfeited. If this occurs, the prize will be used for another giveaway at our discretion. Thanks for understanding!Find Us Online -C.C. - (she/her)~ on Instagram as CC_JavaPurlDami - (they/them)~ on Instagram as damisdoodlesPink Purl - ~on Instagram as pinkiepurlJavaPurl Designs~ JavaPurl Designs websiteGGKCS -~ our Facebook group ~ GGKCS Podcast / FlossTube~ our Facebook page~ email us: ggkcspodcast@gmail.com~ on Apple Podcasts~ on YouTube~ Support the Podcast, Become a PatronUntil next time,

Blacker than BlackTimes Infinity
Eps 345 Speaking Ill Of The Dead

Blacker than BlackTimes Infinity

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 143:45


Stitch is out this week saving the city. This week we talk about a Bell Hooks retraction, George Cacioppo, Deathloop, game soundtracks, G4TV, live in front of a studio audience, Flash, Batman, The Matrix Resurrections, The Witcher Season 2, Cowboy Bebop, One Piece, why it is hard to do live action Anime in America, The Punisher, Naruto, Michael Jackson, and more! Ibeji Oil and Candles https://ibejioilsandcandles.com/ Promo code: VD638N for 15% off any order over $35 Come follow us: http://www.beenhadproductions.com/bthanbti SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/bthanbtiI Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BthanBTI/ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/bthanbti Twitter: @BthanBTI iTunes: https://itun.es/i6SJ6Pw YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/BlackerThanBlackTimesInfinity

Needles, Hooks & Dirty Looks
Episode 47: Year Long Stitch-A-Thon

Needles, Hooks & Dirty Looks

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 46:32


Year long stitch-a-thon? Maybe better known as a temperature blanket, and we're committed to making them for 2022!! Listen in with us this week to learn how to join our group so you too can take part in this year long stitch-a-thon with us! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

We Were Always Here
The Stitch Up

We Were Always Here

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 33:09


Fashion. It's big business. But it's also got big problems. As an industry it's responsible for 10% of global carbon emissions, and around the world just 2% of fashion workers are paid a livable salary. But despite this, we're consuming and producing more clothing than ever before. In this one off documentary we'll be examining how we got here. What are the pressures causing us to overconsume, and how can we begin to curb them? How is lack of transparency causing confusion for consumers? And what can we do about a fashion industry that prioritizes profits over people and planet, all the while utilising clever marketing tactics and greenwashing to convince us otherwise. As it turns out, all it takes is for us to pull on the thread a little harder...for the whole thing to unravel. The Stitch Up was presented and produced by Bea Duncan. It was mastered by Ben Williams. This is a Broccoli Production. A full transcript of this episode can be found here (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1id6_R1C_GeoVI-Two19vs43KE7Yfmfe5F-tjKUqFHAI/edit?usp=sharing) RESOURCES: ‘Fast Fashion's Plastic Problem' paper (https://www.thersa.org/reports/fast-fashions-plastic-problem) Good On You Brand Directory (https://directory.goodonyou.eco) Latest Fashion Transparency Index (https://www.fashionrevolution.org/about/transparency/) Contributors: Kalkidan Legesse - founder of Sancho's and Shwap Orsola De Castro - co-founder of Fashion Revolution  Josie Warden - Head of Regenerative design at The RSA and co-author of Turning The Tide Rabia - Slow fashion content creator Shalize Nicholas - founder of Madia & Matilda

The Jason & Scot Show - E-Commerce And Retail News

EP283 - Year End Review  It's our final show of 2021! We recap the US Dept of Commerce November Advanced Retail Sales Data. We do a deep dive into the retail industries growth from 2019 through November 2021. In those 23 months, the retail industry grew 22%, historically fast growth. There were clear winners and losers. If you want to follow along on with all the data, here is a visual recap of retail growth 2020-2021. (PDF Download). We also highlight the six most important trends of 2021. Amazon fulfillment capacity growth (Amazon and Walmart become shipping companies) Social Media becomes the discovery channel for e-commerce (led by live-streaming) Ultrafast delivery services Amazon invents and starts to scale a grocery store (Amazon Fresh) with just walk out technology Retail Media Networks explode, led by Amazon's $30B in ad sales. Retailers now compete with social media networks for eyeballs Apparel has shifted from designer led to consumer led, as evidenced by the meteoric rise of Shein We're so very grateful to our audience, both for the time you have shared with us, and for generous opinions, feedback, and knowledge that many of you have shared. We wish you all the very best holidays and New Years, and look forward to seeing you in 2022! Episode 283 of the Jason & Scot show was recorded on Tuesday, December 21st, 2021 http://jasonandscot.com Join your hosts Jason "Retailgeek" Goldberg, Chief Commerce Strategy Officer at Publicis, and Scot Wingo, CEO of GetSpiffy and Co-Founder of ChannelAdvisor as they discuss the latest news and trends in the world of e-commerce and digital shopper marketing. Transcript Jason: [0:23] Welcome to the Jason and Scot show this is episode 283 being recorded on Tuesday sept December twenty first twenty Twenty-One I'm your host Jason retailgeek Goldberg and as usual I'm here with your co-host Scot Wingo. Scot: [0:39] Hey Jason and welcome back Jason Scott show listeners Jason how are the holidays treating you so far. Jason: [0:46] They are treating me really well it's been super interesting what's going on in our industry and getting ready to take the family to California to see my mom and brother. Scot: [0:59] Very fun California versus Chicago seems like a smart smart choice this time. Jason: [1:04] Yes early and my relationship with my wife we agreed that we would visit her Michigan in-laws and Thanksgiving and my California relatives in December seems weather prudent if nothing else. Scot: [1:16] Yeah smart I like your like you're negotiating strategies so we are recording this here live on December 21st so we are in the very last tail end of holiday 21 and Jason you had some some interesting data that you had parse through that I thought we could start with it's going to be largely kind of the November data but it's kind of the best data we have, until we get into January and see how the holiday played out and then we'll do a quick checkpoint on what you're hearing from clients and then I think both of us wanted to kind of share our big stories for retail and e-commerce for 2021 so why don't you kick us off with some data. Jason: [1:57] That sounds amazing so yeah so the data we are talking about is the US Department of Commerce data we get a an update every month so you know last week we got the, the update that includes November and in general November sales were up sixteen percent from November of twenty twenty so I always coach people that we should look at year-over-year not month over month so pretty healthy growth in 2021 from 2020 if you look at year-to-date so January through November we are up about 18% from 2020 and if you look at e-commerce we were up about 12 percent from November of 2020 so I you know I always put this data out on social media and I got a ton of, interesting responses this year on that data everyone's like hey Jason why are you comparing to November of 2020 like we're in the middle of the pandemic everything was all topsy-turvy like it's like comparing, pandemic 2021 numbers to pain demick 2020 numbers isn't very helpful to me because everything is so confusing. [3:13] And so I kind of took that to heart like you know it is the best kind of comparison we have about how we're doing but I said oh you know the more interesting comparison is maybe we take. One step back and we compare the. The the last two years of data to two years ago so we kind of compare how much growth we've had during the pandemic with what girls look like before the pandemic and I hadn't hadn't really done that in a while and what I found was interesting and in a few cases it surprise me. Scot: [3:46] I feel like we should create a new word for this I'll work on it in the vein of a ship again yeah that's just boring I don't know. Jason: [3:54] Yeah yeah de or. Yeah every CEO in America has learned to say you're over two years ago by the way and for it's super funny for non-gaap metrics in the and in the 10-qs they. Like it's they kept they completely cherry-pick like if the number is good they take versus last year and if it's bad they take versus two years ago. Scot: [4:18] Yeah yeah that's the nice thing you need everything every number needs to be up into the right. Jason: [4:23] My takeaway there is you CEOs are oily. Scot: [4:25] We know we're strategic. Jason: [4:29] Got it potato potahto. Scot: [4:31] Cool what did this year over your year over year over last year review. Jason: [4:37] Yeah so if we say hey from how much has retailgeek grown in 2020 and 2021 as a two-year stack it has grown 22 percent, so you know people talk about like all the struggles and challenges we had during the pandemic but if I see if I got in a time machine and no pandemic just told every retail CEO how would you feel about growing 22% over the next two years, the vast majority of CEOs would have jumped at that and then if you said and our life is going to be totally disrupted by this pandemic. [5:14] I think every retail CEO in America would have said I'd be thrilled to get through the next two years with 22 percent growth so that was interesting and then I said I wonder how that compares historically so I got in the hot tub time machine and I pulled all the data from 1990 through today and I restated every year as its growth versus the previous two years to kind of come up with this standard metric to compare against the 22 percent and 22% is unprecedentedly high it's by far the biggest two-year growth we've had since 1990 there's only a few years that that just tickled 15% so I can 2000 we hit 15 percent and in 1994 we hit 15% but like, most of the. The this last decade we were kind of tickling in the kind of six to eight percent growth so 22 percent growth. On average for the whole retail industry is a huge win and unprecedentedly more growth than we would traditionally get does that surprise you at all. Scot: [6:26] It doesn't sort of make sure I understand it's all retail so it's offline and online in Aggregate and then you can't just divide it by 2 right because there's compounding in there so it's not really two years of 11 it's probably like I don't know 12 in an 8 or something. Jason: [6:41] Yes so you are correct now and. That 20 yes and all of this data it does include compounding the the compounding is an interesting point which will come up in a another piece of data in in just a minute but yeah so this is all like literally looking at the. Aggregate sales for 2019 and the aggregate sales for 2021 and saying how much bigger was 2021 than 2019. Scot: [7:08] Yeah did you run a kegger so in MBA school they would say well you can actually unpack the compounding by look at the compounded annual growth rate. Jason: [7:17] Yes yes I am familiar with the math I did not. Scot: [7:21] Okay it was two years it's not going to be that substantial yeah repeat. Jason: [7:24] No that's the yeah it's right typically like with like a five-year Horizon it makes a lot more sense but yeah it would have been interesting but it just I had to your data so I was just trying to come up with an Apples to Apples. Scot: [7:36] Not feels feels like a wind. Jason: [7:38] Yeah so then I said alright well that's interesting on average retail is a huge win. [7:44] Very obviously there are winners and losers so I said alright well let's look at all the categories that the US Department of Commerce gives us. Based on that 2-year stack and there were you know and who was at the industry average who wildly outperformed the industry average and who underperformed the industry average and there are some things that made total sense to me and we're not surprising and then there were some pretty big surprises in there so, the the category that out of the US Department of Commerce data that grew the fastest was, non store sales which is kind of our e-commerce proxy right and it grew 39 percent so almost twice as fast its total retail that's pretty intuitive you know again you're hearing a lot of. E-commerce growth is slowing. Wagon November as more people went back to stores you know compared to this like you know pandemic impacted 20/20 but when you look at onto your stack, e-commerce is still the fastest growing part of retail at group 39% from 2019 and that certainly didn't surprise me the next two categories sporting goods and building materials, also really didn't surprise me because we kind of talked about them being, the big pandemic winners that like you know people then go to the gym so they bought stuff from Dick's Sporting Goods people didn't go on vacation so they built a new patio with materials from Home Depot and so kind of all the that Services Revenue. [9:14] Shifted into retail and that gave sporting goods and building materials a big a big kiss. Motor Vehicles which at one point people were saying like oh my God that's going to be a horrible category in the pandemic Motor Vehicles actually outperformed the industry average so they grew at 24 percent versus 22 percent for total retail. And then here's where we start getting surprises. Slightly below the industry average was furniture and Home Furnishing so that grew at 21 percent versus the industry average of 22 and if you just asked me to bet I would have said in the same way that building materials and Home Improvement stores. Got extra spending from the pandemic I would have expected furniture stores to get extra spending from the pandemic as well and so it surprised me that they were only at the industry average and the only my only hypothesis is. Did they have more disruptions from supply chain like why. Was it just harder for them to scale up to make more sofas to meet the increased demand and so they, they grew healthy but they didn't grow as healthy as they might have because they they couldn't double their us Workforce to build more couches. Scot: [10:23] The feels right the furniture industry has been here in North Carolina that's our primary one and they're just destroyed by the supply chain they can't there was a series of events that couldn't get phone because of the fire and awesome remember that that seems like a year ago but it actually wasn't go to the summer and then with this quote-unquote Supply pain they haven't been able to get the other inputs like anything fabric while that stuff made in China and shipped over here and sitting on a boat somewhere. Jason: [10:50] Yeah and I feel like it's a double whammy for them because it's harder than ever to make stuff but there's actually they could sell more than ever before if they could make it so it's like, it almost feels worse than knowing there's demand that you can't meet. Scot: [11:01] Yeah it's painful. Jason: [11:03] Yeah so then general merchandise grew at 16 percent versus of retail 22 percent and then the one that surprised me most that I talk about a lot is grocery grew at 16 percent versus the industry average of 22 percent and I would have said man a ton of spending shifted from restaurants to grocery stores they were another pandemic winner and so I'll be honest I don't have a perfect hypothesis for why. Again sixteen percent is Healthy Growth and by historical standards it's better than any two-year period since 1990 so I don't want to say oh you know they had a rough time they had a good time but surprising that they were below the industry average to me a little bit. You have any great Insight that I didn't think of on why that would be. Scot: [11:52] I don't maybe it's like a mix thing underneath the hood like the e-commerce grew so much doesn't it like well I'll be in this category are rules so if. Jason: [12:02] Imperfect yes so you are right like one of the wrinkles in all of this is. The way the US Department of Commerce treats e-commerce as another category which is unfortunate right because you know when someone shifts from buying a exercise bike in a Dick Sporting Good to buying a dick exercise bike from Dick's Sporting Goods.com. The sale leaves the sporting good category in enters the non-store category and so that's. That's not really Apples to Apples and then of course this is all done with surveys that are in perfectly filled out by human beings and so how different retailers respond to that survey is also inconsistent so you got it. This data is super helpful directionally but you definitely don't want to get too wrapped around the axle of the minutiae of the data because it's just an imperfect methodology. [12:52] And so then the the categories they did the worst, do make sense with one outlier for a couple hours for me so gasoline only grew at 14%, you know again make sense to me that they you know underperformed when people aren't commuting to work surprising 14% sales are still pretty good growth clothing is near the bottom at 12% growth so again clothing over the last two years did not shrink they still grew at 12% which might have been their average rate of growth I should do that waiters pulled just the category growth over the last 30 years. But compared all these other categories obviously closing was was poor and the Very lowest category is restaurants and bars which still grew six percent so that all makes sense but then there were two two categories in the cellar that I would have expected to do better health and personal care grew at 11% and Electronics and Appliances grew at seven percent so those are both pretty far under the industry average and you know those are two categories. They had some complication they had pros and cons you know within that category but by and large I guess I was surprised to see them so well. Scot: [14:06] Yet Health and Beauty one because Aaron was zooming like the makeup sales shot way up so it's got to be a you know it was e-commerce. Jason: [14:15] Lipstick sales actually went way down because of the Mask but mascara and skincare went way up it's so funny bye. Um so, then I just did one other sanity check so you know people like a couple people a couple of Industry analysts even like responded to my data and said yeah just don't believe the numbers and I'm like just some understanding you you're saying you don't believe the US Department of Commerce numbers not like I didn't make any of these numbers upright bike. [14:45] And and the US Department of Commerce data is imperfect I would argue it's. The best we have access to and it's it's a bunch of you know PhD in statistics that have you know the force of law to you know to enforce compliance with their survey so I it's better than any other survey out there for whatever that's worth but so I thought how can I do a chance sanity check on this data and I'm like oh all the public retailers are required to report their growth every quarter so we could try to create a year over two year growth for all of these public retailers and compare it to the industry data and some of these public retailers are in a particular category so you can you know pretty safely assume all their sales are in that category so you could kind of use that as a sanity check so I pulled I don't know I guess it's about 25 companies and I converted their quarterly growth into a two-year stack and here I will confess I took a shortcut and if there's any mathematicians that want to help me solve this problem I will toy do it these. Draws numbers are not compounded growth so the problem is we don't have annual growth rates from the Retailer's we have quarterly growth rate so basically you have to. Aggregate for quarters of growth and then. [16:11] Calculate it over two years and so I took a lazy shortcut and I just added their. 20 growth to their 2021 growth so we have basically seven quarters of growth for most of these retailers and it's it's what they call a two-year stack which means growth from 2019 plus 2020 and while the math is not right there by the way right because of. Like the compounding problem of your 2020 growth include your you know growth over 2019. This is how most retailers reported in their earnings so when they talk about to your growth for these non-gaap measures where they try to put themselves in the best light and they report their two year growth they're almost never talking about a compounded number like if you read the footnote. They're they're adding the growth from those two years so this is how they're doing the math in most cases for whatever that's worth but so that's way more precursor than we need the retailer that grew the public retailer the grew the most over the last two years total shocker to me I would not have expected in a million years is Burlington Coat Factory. That Drew 85% and to put that in perspective, they sell apparel which did not do very well in the pandemic and they turned off their website their e-commerce site the month before the pandemic. So they didn't sell any a long line. Scot: [17:34] They're not really opening a lot of stores either. Jason: [17:36] No I mean they may have opened a couple stores over the whole two years but like this is mostly comp sales growth so it actually kind of, factors out new store. Scot: [17:46] Okay so it's cops okay. Jason: [17:47] Yeah this is these numbers that ye are based on currency adjusted comp sales just in the u.s. wherever possible so so Burlington's a total outliner congratulations to them surprising to me Amazon is was the second fastest grower and all public retail at 61 percent over two years which. Doesn't surprise me that super impressive but you'd expect to see them near the top of this list then you see Dick's Sporting Goods at 57 percent and again, like from from the industry data Sporting Goods was the second fastest growing category behind e-commerce so Amazon as a proxy for e-commerce and dicks is approximately for sporting goods makes total sense but then things start getting interesting the next fastest grower was Ulta which is personal care at 36 percent so they grew much better than did the. The personal care category now they're less than half the personal care category the slightly bigger version of them would be Sephora but Sephora is actually owned. Buy a house of Brands and so it's harder to get their data. [19:01] Bed Bath & Beyond group 35% which is impressive Target group 34 percent, Home Depot which again was in one of these these outperforming categories grew 33% was group 28% by comparison Best Buy grew 29% in this it doesn't surprise me the best bike route 29 percent but this is. Makes that the fact that Electronics was one of the slowest growing categories at 7% make even less percent make even less sense I guess it's it's hard to imagine how. Electronics only grew seven percent over the last two years when you know everyone bought all this extra equipment for homeschooling and home entertainment and then with Best Buy growing 29 percent it's even harder to imagine. Scot: [19:53] Yeah maybe in a perfect world you could then split like something like that into store non-store store / e-commerce and maybe that would tell the story. Jason: [20:00] Yeah yeah again that's like one of the few the, my few answers to to a number of these anomalies and then I know this is like all these numbers in a podcast sock but like then you start getting into like Abercrombie & Fitch 28% Costco 26 percent, Cole's Nordstrom's Walmart grew at 21% which again for you know a huge company, the fortune one company to grow at the industry average is pretty good Nike grew at 20%. T.j. Maxx at 15% and the the bottom three. A surprise into not surprises so the second worse and third two words were Dollar Tree in Dollar General at 10% growth which is kind of surprising. You know consumers were kind of flush with cash with all the extra economic stimulus they weren't really slowing down their spending and so like you know maybe it wasn't a great season for the value shoppers but a lot of the news was about how these dollar stores were opening tons of stores and we're really thriving so interesting that they both only Drew. 10% and then the the worst performing public company on this was Macy's which grew six percent over the two years not totally surprising. Scot: [21:18] Isn't that the one that Prophet G said was going to crush. Jason: [21:24] Be there be there the future of retailers Macy's not Amazon yeah this chart unfortunately yeah contradicts that prediction so we'll have to wait and see are you Scott Galloway fans you just hang on hang on to your stick to your guns. Scot: [21:38] Good luck with that. Jason: [21:41] Yeah so that's my the rabbit hole that the stupid November numbers took me down so as you can imagine none of my clients got any deliverables in November. Scot: [21:52] When people tell you they don't believe the data what are they reacting to. Jason: [21:57] I think there's a couple categories there are people that are like hey it's the the month-over-month is interesting but like. Who cares right because these are all anomalous months and that's why I went for this two-year stack and and so. My point was I think like when people are saying hey I don't I don't believe the data I actually don't think they meant they don't believe that this is the data that the US Department of Commerce reported I think they're both saying in some cases, I don't think the US Department of Commerce can count very well and what they mostly hang their hat on is is the non store sales not being right and that's fair right like when someone at Best Buy fills out a survey the US Department of Commerce would like them to put their e-commerce sales in one box and their store sales in another box. [22:47] And do they do that I don't know right and does every retailer do that. Properly and consistently I can tell you that the person assigned to fill out the surveys is generally not the most senior accountant at the it's usually not the CFO. Um so so that is imperfect and then what I think they're saying more is. Maybe don't make all your future plans based on like this snapshot of the world because you know we are looking at a unique set of circumstances that resulted in this data right so if you mistakenly thought my takeaway was retail is better than ever and you know everybody should double down because you know retailers is the most thriving industry in the world 22 percent growth is amazing and it's going to continue forever. [23:36] Yeah no that's not what I'm saying I'm just saying that like it's interesting there were positive and negative impacts on all these businesses as a result of the pandemic but on the aggregate. The impact was disproportionately positive and I don't think that that is sustainable right like I you know I think we will hope to drop down to the regular the sort of pre-pandemic growth levels and potentially. We pulled some growth forward and we might even see some more lean years because we you know absorb so much growth this time. Scot: [24:10] This a long way of you saying you now agree with the the Goldman Sachs chart that showed five years of acceleration. Jason: [24:15] No no I think that still is pretty clear and they were primarily talking about e-commerce which definitely didn't happen. Scot: [24:23] Checking. Jason: [24:25] So that's my my deep dive into data and if there's there can't be anything more fun than listening to a podcast about a bunch of dudes being a bunch of numbers so I will I'll do two things I'll try to put some of this data in the show notes but what I'll do is I'll put a link in the show notes to download some charts with this data in it. Scot: [24:46] Very cool I actually like you spewing data so maybe I'm just an audience of one. Jason: [24:53] You may be in a liar. Scot: [24:56] So what are you seeing so that kind of gets us through November what are you seeing here in December I poked around on the usual spots for the Adobe and the sales force and a couple others and it's really weird they've been kind of quiet since since kind of the Cyber week what what are you hearing from your clients. Jason: [25:17] Yeah so I don't know like there's not good data that's already reporting December sales for holiday but so anecdotally talking to a bunch of clients and talking to some of these companies that do have internal data. December is looking like a good month right and so the. My kind of aggregate estimate is holiday for 2021 is going to end up being about. Nine percent bigger than holiday 2020 and again you say well as nine percent good or bad by historical standards it's pretty darn good most most years we get about a holiday grows less than the rest of the year because there's so much extra volume in it so most years we get about five percent growth in holiday in 2019 we got four percent growth 9% is a big number and last year was a pretty big growth year and so. Um you know also around nine percent so nine percent on top of 9% is a. Pretty big deal I have seen some estimates that think it'll grow even more than nine percent this year to put that in perspective the last time before last year there grew nine percent would have been like 1999 so so not only do we have great growth over two years we do have great holiday growth one huge caveat. [26:43] The trend up until about a week ago was, that more people were returning to the store store traffic was going up we were seeing kind of pre-pandemic shopping behaviors and e-commerce was still a big deal bigger than ever before but the rate of growth was swelling because, there was so much pent-up demand and go to stores lots of people were planning on getting together with their family like there was a funny Walmart stat about you know how much bigger the turkeys were that got sold this year than last year because people were, we're entertaining a lot more so, unfortunately in kind of real-time chats with most of my clients in the last week we have seen foot traffic to stores dramatically curtail and it feels like. We're very quickly getting a lot of negative Media news around and I say media but I guess it's based on the data about Omicron and the hypothesis is there either, Omicron has people scared and so they're not going to stores or a second hypothesis is everyone desperately wants to have their family gathering so they're being extra cautious leading up to Christmas but in either case, we're seeing this last-minute pivot to e-commerce and that has some impacts like the shipping companies that actually been doing. [28:04] Much better job this year than last year on keeping up with ship again in but if suddenly everyone you know runs towards e-commerce these last two weeks that could really put. [28:15] Shipping in Jeopardy in a in a really vulnerable time when they have a lot of Labor challenges so yeah I don't know it's kind of a Debbie Downer bit of news in this whole thing. Scot: [28:26] Yeah yeah I'm a crime that has a it's going to put next year kind of up into a question mark of what happens is and then. The thing that's really frustrating trying to operate a business during this time frame is the bookmarks of good and bad are so wide that. Dirty you have no idea but you drive a truck through and right there 180 degrees so you read one new source it's like oh it's super mild and it's almost going to act like its own vaccine then you see another source and it's like we're all gonna die. Somewhere hopefully we're somewhere in the middle there. Jason: [28:58] Amen Ya Know It's Tricky yeah and kind of evaluating all these data sources that's like the new the new societal challenge right. Scot: [29:09] It really is. Jason: [29:12] So I'm wondering so that's that's kind of my holiday snapshot some good news and some bad news in there I wanted to take a couple minutes on this podcast because I think this is going to be our last show of the year to kind of zoom out from the minutiae and just kind of think about the year in totality and kind of, don't know you know highlight what we think are the big things that happened in our industry this year that might impact us going forward how do you feel about that. Scot: [29:39] Let's do it you want to go first. Jason: [29:41] I mostly wanted you to go first because I thought I would surprise you and make you get bet answers while I thought about it. Scot: [29:48] Okay I'll go first so so I'm going to try to limit it to three because we. Yeah we could go on for for a long time here so I think the highlights of this year for me, it would be a Jason and Scot show if we didn't think a little bit about Amazon the. Build out of Amazon's shipping infrastructure and I feel like we say this every year but it's accelerating and there's some really good data we want to have a guest on that's publishing some data on this just Amazon has built more capacity in the last two years than they had in the last 10 so they've used the pandemic as a you know the response to it and they've gotten kind of cover I guess you could say is to really. 10x down on fulfillment infrastructure where where you get the most feeling of that is that the last mile which is this DS p– program that they've just really scaled up massively. This touches my my day job because it's Biffy we'd service a lot of these folks and they're just they're everywhere and, you know it used to be they would kind of work out a fulfillment systems then they built these fulfillment centers now they've got these see the last word of station what are they call them. [31:02] Delivery stations that have a whole new nomenclature where they now are have these forward-deployed areas where the dsps are almost housed and Aggregates you'll go to these places and it's pretty well that I've seen several of them now and they'll be like 20 dsps operating out of there these little micro businesses and you know just. [31:22] Prime Vans as far as I can see. Where is the stat that I think is kind of the most interesting is the Amazon did disclose that they plan to ship more than then FedEx this year and then I think they said in the next couple of years they'll exceed the USPS as far as package delivery it doesn't surprise me just given the scale that they are throwing at this thing. For example you can't buy a van today because the Amazon is just pretty ordered all the vans so it's pretty fascinating the scale they've done there. The thing that in our will do our annual predictions but I've been annually predicting that they would compete more directly with FedEx and UPS by offering just package delivery to anybody I just feels like we're a lot closer to that but I say that every year so we'll see, the other surprise for me is the explosion of this 15-minute grocery delivery world the most people have probably their first experience this or the first company heard was go puff and it wasn't really a 15-minute thing it was just kind of faster it was almost hours then you had instacart really scale up and then what's happened is the service level on these things it's got lower to the point where they're all trying to get you something in 15 minutes. It's a smaller number of skus than you would get with like Amazon's 300 million skus available so it's typically going to be. [32:43] You know you probably have a cool word for it but it's like snacks and oh my gosh I'm out of a soda I need or ice cream things that you kind of have an urgent hankering for and are willing to pay to scratch that itch a little bit more. On the shipping and handling fees and those kinds of things these are kinds of things when I talk to people they're like yeah that little the economics will never work in the be no one will ever use it and then everyone's always surprised because you can never underestimate the convenience or any consumer that when you give them the choice to do something with convenience they will, they will do it and they will order things you would never have thought about. I remember when Amazon rolled out Prime now they were shocked that the toilet paper and personal products were such a high considered item and it's just you know. People people don't plan ahead and they run out of stuff and they want it right then and there willing to pay extra for it so that one's pretty interesting and you track this probably even better I do Amazon's going after this one and then there's like, 10 startups in there that are have all raised, billions of dollars go puff just announcer one and a half billion dollar extension of their last round by layering on some debt so there's one called like gorillas or gorillas and. [33:55] Tons of these things out there but Amazon scaling it up too so it's gonna be interesting to see if any of these guys can make Headway against Amazon or Famas on will just crush them. [34:05] And then the last one is live-streaming this one sputtering in the US, every data point outside the US indicates it's a thing and I do think this one's going to translate from I've seen it I've seen data that shows that as a has expanded out of China and that's kind of where maybe a year ago we were talking about it largely on Alibaba platform. But now I think it's there's European startups I'm starting to see some categories in the US where this is interesting I followed the collectible category and there's a couple of the hot companies are they do these live streams where they will do. Unboxings so they will they will buy a pack of cards from like the 80s and then they will open them live and and see what's in there and and you know, it's kind of riveting if you're if you're into that and you're like I wonder you know there's a one in 100 chance that this has a Michael Jordan rookie card or something and they pull that the column poles that can be fascinating so there's a lot of. Kind of very specific category activity going there that I think I think a lot of us thought okay Amazon's and do this Amazon is tried and it's been pretty terrible but I think it's going to come from these really niche of Articles at first and they're going to figure it out and then you'll see it get more more momentum up into the broader retailers so those are those are my three. Jason: [35:27] Wow those are three good ones I feel like you stole my three I'm just kidding um no but I totally agree with all those I do think like we've actually seen Amazon launch some. Selling of shipping services and I've seen Stan said they're going to deliver 90% of their own packages this holiday so like I think that definitely is a thing even Walmart is now, selling shipping services to other people including Home Depot so that's totally interesting Trend hundred percent agree on the live streaming like I kind of call it the D bundling of shopping and you know we have all these e-commerce sites that are good at buying things but we're not very good at product Discovery and it seems like social and video or where a lot of the, the new product discoveries coming from and then that that ultra-fast delivery for filling orders to give you all the words you are asking about the that that's a huge thing and if you think about you know how much retailers are struggling with with grocery profitability like it's a double whammy that wow they're trying to figure out how to solve for profitability the consumers moving to this even you know inherently less profitable order so it's going to be that that's going to be an interesting disruption of the industry so if I were to add 3 to that. I do think just the whole pandemic. [36:41] Acceleration of great digital grocery like is when I talk about a lot and I still think that that is a huge thing like all those predictions about how much the pandemic was accelerating e-commerce for probably wrong but grocery delivery Ecommerce probably did get accelerated five years and to me maybe you know what will ultimately end up being one of the most important things that happened during the pandemic is Amazon invented a new grocery store right this Amazon Fresh concept and it's starting to scale there's more than 30 of them now they have just walk out technology in them which I would have bet against them having this quickly and there are there are lots of investigative journalists that have found. Some interesting real estate footprints that would imply that it's going to scale their that there's a business plan footing out here that had like 300 of these in the UK which is a small island um I think we could look back five years from now and see Amazon is a very meaningful brick-and-mortar grocer and and I think 20:21 is the year it it happened without us totally acknowledging it so I think Jay W groceries an interesting Evolution one that I end up talking about a lot with my clients also driven by Amazon is retail media networks right so you know Amazon, is that a run right now of about 30 billion dollars in ads it's probably the most profitable business Amazon has I think this this. [38:08] Battle for eyeballs between retailers and traditional digital platforms is super interesting and I think you know you set the layer who is. One of the the. The key guys at Amazon media like we had him on the show when he moved to Fresh Direct and he's now running Walmart Connect Four for Walmart so you're seeing the Retailer's hire these like credible media sales people and I think that's a. [38:37] A going forward a significant part of every retailers plan is how to be their own media Network how to get eyeballs and how to monetize those eyeballs and that's a new new skill for a retailer so I think that's a big deal and then the last one I'm gonna throw out, is one that I am surprised doesn't get talked about more but it's the apparel retailer she in and I think they are super interesting they've had phenomenal success they're probably globally the largest apparel reseller on the planet right now and their their annual revenues are more than than H&M and Zara combined so so remarkable. [39:18] Story of fast acceleration but the bigger story here is, to me Sheehan is very representative of the democratization of apparel that like for the longest time we expected Mickey Drexler or Versace or Yeezy to tell us like what was cool to wear and then we waited until we can buy those clothes and we bought them and I just I think that model is totally dead now I think the apparel that sells best the stuff that she and sells the stuff that target cells the stuff that Stitch fix cells is frankly based on customer data it's watching customers finding out what they like and then making it really fast and so Sheehan isn't isn't fashion driven by a stylist It's Fashion driven by Tick-Tock right and an Instagram and I think that's a, a lot of apparel companies haven't gotten the memo yet that the consumer is now squarely in charge of these fashion trends. Scot: [40:18] Yeah saw an article about these guys were this this one lady she did this Argyle Sweater outfit and. It was on Instagram it got some viral love they took that and it created a hole the outfit they had copied it or I guess fast fashion and I don't know how the how the IP Works in this world but they had replicated it and they I think they even used her picture which I think was with articles about that she didn't really you know, realize that that effectively shows open sourcing this thing to the world and then it became a top seller for them like in 60 days it was insane how fast that they identified the trend and get the. The product out there it was like you know NASCAR fashion or something. Jason: [41:03] Yeah it's crazy if you think about like the fashion traditionally worked like. Dudes would show up in Paris at the Fashion Show and show these cool Styles and then everyone would steal those Styles and send them an effector he's and two years later those fact those Fashions would be available at Neiman Marcus. Two years later and in so the genius of Gap was that they got those Fashions to the mall, 18 months later instead of two years later and the the disruption of H&M and Zara was that they got them to the mall six months later instead of 18 months later right. She and sees that woman in the crop-top Argyle Sweater and they have they have that fashion available in a week and here's what super interesting they don't make a million of them and hope they sell which is what all those other retailers had to do, they make 12 of them and if those 12 sell in 8 seconds versus 20 seconds then they make thousands of them. Right and so it's really data-driven real-time a/b testing on apparel trans at a speed that that these kind of traditional apparel Brands can't even imagine. Scot: [42:13] That's because they have the factory right there that they're able to do that or like to have some. Jason: [42:17] Yeah and they. In Shane's case they don't own the factories they have a net like that it's a gig worker economy for factories right like so in the same way that boober recruits a bunch of Uber drivers she and recruits a bunch of factories that they then go to and say hey we've got some some ideas for some new models and find one of those factories that accepts the order and makes the the stuff and so in sometimes there's our Factory driven ideas sometimes there she and driven ideas but but yeah that's that's the model and you know there is a Dark Side to this I got you know a lot of its there's a lot of questions about the labor standards and practices at a bunch of these factories and of course there's. You know a lot of the stuff that gets bought on Shion is super cheap and gets worn once and so it's a ecological disaster I would argue the industry it's disrupting is also. Kind of a you know it has a lot of dark sides and and is not very sustainable so I like I'm not sure she and improves on on any of those problems but from a pure consumer demand standpoint, I don't think we're ever going back to you know these like anointed tastemakers that like decide what we're all going to wear for the next year. Scot: [43:32] Yet clearly clearly that model is sailed having. Jason: [43:36] Indeed well listen Scott I know we both have to run but that is probably a great place to wrap up our final show of 20:21 I need to take some downtime not to see my family or anything like that but in early January we always like to record the forecasts show and hit traditionally you crush me and so I feel like I need to spend a lot more time thinking about my forecast before the forecast show comes up. Scot: [44:07] Yeah challenge accepted I will also be thinking about this in a background processes I'm enjoying the holiday I think this is a good time to thank our listeners you know we've you know we've seen our listenership grow pretty steadily over the years and we really appreciate everyone giving us time to your day to talk about the topics we talk about and we get a lot of great feedback and really engaged set of listeners and we really appreciate you listening and if you want to share your appreciation one of the ways you can do that is through a five star rating so fire up your favorite podcast listening technology and if you would leave us a five starters we that would be the perfect holiday gift for us. Jason: [44:47] Yeah that's exact five stars is exactly my size to Scott. Scot: [44:50] How about that. Jason: [44:53] Awesome well most of can't appreciate enough the listeners for spending this time with us every week this is a lot of fun for us to do and I learned so much from the the chats I have with folks after they listen to the podcast so I'm that is one of the things I'm super grateful for. Scot: [45:10] Everyone have a great holiday Jason you how enjoy your trip to California. Jason: [45:14] Thank you you have a wonderful holiday as well and until next time happy commercing!  

Geeky Girls Knit
Episode 473 ~ In Which It's Our 7th Annual Christmas Karaoke Episode!

Geeky Girls Knit

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021


Show Notes:Intro - On the Needles - ~Shortie Fingerless Mitts on US3 (3.25mm), Owl About Yarn Sparkle Owl in the GGK Turns 5 colourwayProject bag from Lizzie Bags & Progress Keeper from Ann TudorFinished Projects - ~halle's bella hat - Twilight Eclipse Bella's Slouchy Striped Toque by Amy Thiessen (no longer available; lmk if you want a pdf) on US 7 - 4.5 mm & US 8 - 5.0 mm, Debbie Bliss Donegal Tweed Aran in 26 Forest & 7 Oatmeal~2021 Preemie Hat #50 on US6 (4mm), Knitologie Glowing Worsted in the Pachyderm colourway & Vidalana Ambient Worsted in the Dawn Blush colourway~Shortie Fingerless Mitts on US3 (3.25mm), It's All About Ewe Fidalgo Sock in the Cherry Blossoms V2.0 colourwayFlosstube - Begins at timestamp 5:48~FO! Cats Love Christmas by Lindy Stitches~Cat Eviction Notice by Lindy StitchesFiber On A Whim 16 ct Aida - CypressProject Bag from The 805 Stitcher~Edinburgh Castle by Terra Luna StitcheryUsing Pattern Keeper software on Kindle Fire 7Needle Minder from TopKnotStitcher & A Needle Runs Through ItProject Bag from KnitRunDigGrime Guard from Crab Shack StitcheryBitzy Bob Basic from That's So Kelly Co.Silicone tiesYummies (our current favourite things) - ~Vlogmas / Flossmas on our YouTube channel~The Nice List box from The Black Needle SocietyI'm so excited to be a rep for The Black Needle SocietyJoin TBNS Waitlist to be notified when you can subscribe.Save 5% on your first box of a box to box subscription with the code JAVAPURL5 - doesn't work on 6 and 12 month subscriptions as they have a discount built in, not valid on special edition boxes~Advent Calendar from Silver Dee~Fablebands~Gilmore Girls Bracelets from Beneath the Life~Color Street from Creativity by Gidge (Amy)What We're Watching, Reading, + Listening To - Please be aware that we do discuss recent tv show episodes that have aired in the last week or so. This is your spoiler warning!October / November / December 2021 RAL - 15 minutes of reading daily challenge* 88-92 of 92 days - 1 or more giveaways for eBook, everyone gets $1.20 off any single pattern coupon code & 88+ days RAL virtual badge* 61-87 of 92 days - 1 or more giveaways for single pattern, everyone gets 61+ days RAL virtual badge* #GGKRAL21* #GGKRAL21~ October / November / December* 92 days - 10 entries* 88-91 days - 8 entries* 61-87 days - 5 entries~ Read All 365 days - 10 bonus entries~ Complete the Modern Mrs. Darcy 2021 Reading Challenge - 12 bonus entries [all or none] (we'll open a thread for you to post this in December 2021)Grand Prize Bundles~Bundle #1CJ Kopec Creations Integrity - 1 skein of Purple Passion from EileenFloss Organiser from LoriBling Your String! Stitch MarkerGnR Alpaca Farm rainbow buttons set from HillaryHoneyberry Studios Listen to your body stickerReading badge from HillarySpool SaversBag of Random Crafting NotionsWinner's choice of 1 eBook or 4 single knitting patterns from JavaPurl DesignsWinner's choice of 1 PDF cross stitch pattern from Bendy Stitchy Designs~Bundle #2Little Shop of Geeks Hamilton PouchAudine Wools by KnitCrate Shine Sport - 1 skein of SkyHoneyberry Studios Listen to your body stickerSpool SaversKnitCrate Logo PinKnitCrate NotepadGot Yarn Badge from Distinct Designs UnlimitedJASZ Creations Cat Stitch MarkerStitch Marker Case filled with random stitch markersWinner's choice of 1 eBook or 4 single knitting patterns from JavaPurl DesignsWinner's choice of 1 PDF cross stitch pattern from Bendy Stitchy Designs~Bundle #3Uru.Yarn by KnitCrate Cotton Basic - 1 skein of PavementYarn Squad Drawstring BackpackHoneyberry Studios Listen to your body stickerSpool SaversKnitCrate Can CozyKnitCrate Yarn Ball StickerKnitting Rules Badge from Distinct Designs UnlimitedJASZ Creations Made With Love Stitch MarkerStitch Marker Cases filled with random stitch markersWinner's choice of 1 eBook or 4 single knitting patterns from JavaPurl DesignsWinner's choice of 1 PDF cross stitch pattern from Bendy Stitchy DesignsEpisode 473 Bookshop List~How to Heal Yourself When No One Else Can: A Total Self-Healing Approach for Mind, Body, and Spirit by Amy B. Scher - reading~Walking the Bridgeless Canyon: Repairing the Breach Between the Church and the LGBT Community by Kathy Baldock - reading for Unashamed Love Collective ~ A Community for LGBTQ+ People and Allies~Get Untamed The Journal by Glennon Doyle - reading/writing~Inward by Yung Pueblo - reading~The Hand On the Wall (Truly Devious #3) by Maureen Johnson - finished reading ~London is the Best City in America by Laura Dave - finished reading~Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty - reading~Single All the Way~Tick, tick...boom~Bridgerton~Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - watching episodes for That's Messed Up: An SVU Podcast~Gilmore Girls - rewatching Season 2 with the I Am All In With Scott Patterson Podcast~Dickinson - watching~For All Mankind - watching~The Masked Singer - finished watching Season 6~My Favourite Murder podcast~Random Spotify PlaylistsDecember / January / February Winter Wonderland AL -*Runs from 1-December through 28-February*Details - any project you knit/crochet/weave/spin/stitch/sew that you can convince us relates to winter*No WIPS - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-December and finished no later than 28-February*Each project that you knit/crochet/weave/spin must be at least 20yds/18.3m that you finish and post in the Facebook Group FO Thread counts as 1 entry into the giveaways. If your project is not at least 20yds/18.3m, you need to group it in a single post with other projects that together total at least 20yds/18.3m. For stitching/sewing projects, we'll leave it to your best judgment. If you wanted our official ruling, PM email us at ggkcspodcast@gmail.com*Feel free to poly-dip in other ALs as long as it fits in with other rules*Please complete our Google form in order to help us make sure you are receiving a prize that you'll actually enjoy using.*Prizes: If you'd like to donate one, email us at ggkcspodcast@gmail.comSanta Claus Hoop Cross Stitch KitAudine Wools by KnitCrate Worsted - 2 skeins of Turtledove from Karleen (2 winners will each win 1 skein)Snowflake Cross Stitch Journal from Lori Countess Ablaze Braid - Northern Lights*Must be a member of the our Facebook group ~ GGKCS Podcast / FlossTube to participate*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKCSWinter2122*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-March and winner(s) drawn on the next podcast following that*For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, ALs, etc. that we host, the winner(s) have 30 days from the date of announcement (the date the podcast episode in which the winner was announced goes live) to contact us to claim their prize or it will be forfeited. If this occurs, the prize will be used for another giveaway at our discretion. Thanks for understanding!*There is a Chatter Thread in our Facebook group so we can encourage each other along the way.Ask the Geeks - Jayne S. asks:Is there a holiday tradition that you brought back from Scotland, or one that you miss?Misc. - ~Pride AL - Runs from 17-May-2021 [The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)] through 30-June-2022. #GGKCSPrideAlong2122~Support the Podcast, Become A Patron~Support the Podcast, Join us on YouTube~Each week, we create a list on Bookshop of all the books we talk about in that week's episode. Bookshop is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores. If you purchase a book from our list, we earn a commission & local, independent bookstores also earn money from your purchase.~Want another way to help support our podcast? Throughout our website, links to books, tv shows, movies, etc. are Amazon Affiliate Links. We receive a portion of what you spend when you click through our website to shop on Amazon. What we receive helps us with the costs associated with producing this podcast as well as with prizes & shipping for giveaways. Thanks in advance for your support!If you are in the UK, please click this link, Amazon.co.uk, or the banner below to shop:If you are in Canada, please click this link, Amazon.ca or the banner below to shop:~For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, ALs, etc. that we host, the winner(s) have 30 days from the date of announcement (the date the podcast episode in which the winner was announced goes live) to contact us to claim their prize or it will be forfeited. If this occurs, the prize will be used for another giveaway at our discretion. Thanks for understanding!Find Us Online -C.C. - (she/her)~ on Instagram as CC_JavaPurlDami - (they/them)~ on Instagram as damisdoodlesPink Purl - ~on Instagram as pinkiepurlJavaPurl Designs~ JavaPurl Designs websiteGGKCS -~ our Facebook group ~ GGKCS Podcast / FlossTube~ our Facebook page~ email us: ggkcspodcast@gmail.com~ on Apple Podcasts~ on YouTube~ Support the Podcast, Become a PatronUntil next time,

Sew & So...
Sew & So Christmas Holiday Special 2021

Sew & So...

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 19:27


After hearing how the dedicated teachers at North Charleston High School created a Makerspace for their students, BERNINA and Craig Conover from Bravo TV, Southern Charm, and the owner of Sewing Down South, decided to outfit the space so that NCHS scholars could dream, create and pursue their passion.This story of creativity and hope began when Ms. Connell, an art teacher at NCHS and founder of the school's Makerspace, noticed that there was a lot of interest in sewing and fashion. After receiving a donation of fabric, she had the students experiment with sewing pillows, and from there the idea of a Makerspace started to take shape.  Ms. Connell has teamed up with Ms. Murray, a team member and librarian at NCHS to further develop the program. Meanwhile, Ms. Clegg, who runs the Liberty Hill STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Initiative in the North District, has also jumped in to help. Thanks to the participation of several partners including Boeing and CCFC, the Makerspace has expanded to additional schools in the northern district and will now include grades K-12. As these dedicated professionals share their stories and the evolution of a Makerspace program for aspiring scholars, the excitement is palpable. According to Ms. Clegg, the machines donated by BERNINA, and the other partnerships they've formed will be the foundation for the Makerspace in the area, which will help these young scholars learn life skills and artistic ways to express themselves.BERNINA credits Craig Conover's sewing journey as the initial source of their inspiration to get involved with this amazing local effort—so when BERNINA donated 12 Bernette machines to NCHS, Craig Conover accompanied them. He provided words of support and encouragement, while also presenting them with a challenge to create. Craig shares that he was bullied a lot growing up, and that sewing was one of his outlets for dealing with it—although he mostly did it in the privacy of his home. He also talks about how, when he was growing up there were no Makerspaces, and goes on to say, “Having a space in the school where you can explore your creative side comfortably and encourage each other, it's just great.” Craig's ability to escape negative feelings through the act of sewing and his realization that there's beauty in imperfection informed his decision to start Sewing Down South. He talks about his journey of starting the business with his business partner Jerry Casselano, how sewing is therapeutic, and how the machines that were donated will enable young scholars to bring a lot of joy to people. He knows that while the pressure about gender norms isn't as great as it used to be, kids still aren't really introduced to sewing and cooking. He also knows that a lot of them don't have a sewing machine at home, so they don't have the chance to discover their talent.  He shares his excitement at the prospect that Programs like Makerspace can really help students discover a talent they didn't even know they had.  (5:26-9:23)We talked to so many wonderful individuals at this event; professionals who are committed to helping these students grow and evolve their passions. As Ms. Clegg so aptly states, “What's special about our scholars is a lot of people sell them short… We not only want to show our neighborhoods, our cities, our state, and the world that our scholars can fly, we want to prove to them that they can fly.” Craig and his partner Jerry are providing an opportunity for these young scholars to do just that. They shared their support of them and put forth a challenge that could result in some young scholars having the opportunity to sell their creations from the “creator's corner” in their store. His show, and his store, are about breaking down gender stereotypes and showing boys and girls that they can succeed at anything they want, from sports to sewing. “Let's get out of the shadow,” he encourages them, “let's have fun and connect,” (15:43 – 17:56)Talking with all of the wonderful people in this podcast proves that good still exists and that it's this good that will shape the futures of the young scholars at NCHS. If you want to be uplifted this holiday, listen to this special podcast and share the power of love, giving back, and helping our students understand that they can do more than just walk through this life…they can fly!If you know someone who has an outstanding story that should be shared on this podcast, drop Meg a note to info@soandsopodcast.com or complete the form on our website.

N'A Caravana
N'A Caravana com Filipa Maló #116 Super filha agora mãe, Terra Maya e viver com o coração

N'A Caravana

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 72:52


É uma atriz portuguesa, que ficou conhecida pelos seus trabalhos em séries e novelas como Vidas de Sal, Crianças SOS , mas sobretudo pela Super Pai.Faz televisão desde os dois anos de idade. Deu a voz também a vários filmes de animação, como Lilo e Stitch.Mais tarde, dedica-se aos estudos. Com uma licenciatura em Ciências da Saúde, dedicou-se depois à Psicologia.Gosta de palavras, de as ler e escrever, saborear, de comunicar através delas. É autora do livro, do blogue e do podcast "Terra Maya" publicado em Novembro de 2018, que promete uma abordagem holística no que toca a um maior bem-estar. E lanço há pouco um novo livro «Escuta o teu coração».É mãe há 4 meses Tenho a honra de ter a bordo da Caravana, Filipa Maló.

Angelneers: Insights From Startup Builders
Hightouch: Pioneering the New Era of Operational Analytics with Kashish Gupta

Angelneers: Insights From Startup Builders

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 49:02


Reverse ETL is the hot, popular trend within the modern tech stack. ETL tools like Fivetran, Stitch, and Matillion make it easy to set up and send data to a warehouse with the click of a button. As software firms of all sizes generate more data than ever, their data warehouses are becoming more and more important in facilitating the rise of operational analytics in various internal organizations. Hightouch is a data platform that helps users to sync their customer data in their data warehouse to their SaaS sales and marketing tools such as Hubspot, Salesforce, Marketo, Zendesk, Gainsight and others. We wrap up Season 2 of our podcast with an interview with Kashish Gupta, a co-founder and co-CEO of Hightouch, discussing the main key innovation in data warehouse technology that facilitated empowering business teams with operational analytics.   https://hightouch.io/blog/ kashgupta.com/

Closer Look with Rose Scott
New Affordable Housing Units Coming To Atlanta BeltLine; ‘The Stitch' Proposal Receives New Funding

Closer Look with Rose Scott

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 51:43


Clyde Higgs, the president and CEO of the Atlanta BeltLine, discusses an affordable housing project that will establish more than 100 apartment units along the Atlanta BeltLine in Reynoldstown.Plus, Jennifer Ball, the vice president of the economic development and Planning at Central Atlanta Progress, discusses new funding that will be used toward ‘The Stitch.' See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Blacker than BlackTimes Infinity
Eps 344 The Nancy Reagan Effect

Blacker than BlackTimes Infinity

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 120:39


Stitch is out this week saving the city. This week we talk about Nancy Reagan, Splinter Cell remake, The Game Awards, Forspoken controversy, The Matrix Awakens, Deathloop, Halo Infinite, Cowboy Bebop being cancelled, The Witcher, The Wheel of Time, old song lyrics, Christmas traditions, and more! Ibeji Oil and Candles https://ibejioilsandcandles.com/ Promo code: VD638N for 15% off any order over $35 Come follow us: http://www.beenhadproductions.com/bthanbti SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/bthanbtiI Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BthanBTI/ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/bthanbti Twitter: @BthanBTI iTunes: https://itun.es/i6SJ6Pw YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/BlackerThanBlackTimesInfinity

Quilt Buzz
Episode 045: Kimberly of @fatquartershop

Quilt Buzz

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 28:31


Show Notes:0:46 and 1:02 - Fat Quarter Shop1:05 - Austin, Texas1:24 - Fat Quarter Shop1:28 - Precut fabrics1:35 - Fat quarter bundles1:37 and 1:41 - Moda Fabrics 1:50 - Fat quarter bundles 3:32 - PayPal5:32 - ¼ inch seam allowance foot5:46 - Cross stitch5:50 - Hilary Jordan (listen to episode 28 for her interview) 6:01 - Cross stitch6:44 - English paper piecing (EPP)7:06 - Cross stitch8:00 - Halo Go Rechargeable light 8:14 - Lori Holt design board 8:51 - Cross stitch9:07 - Fat Quarter Shop YouTube channel 9:38 - YouTube live stream 11:06 - eBay11:16 - Classic and vintage series on the Fat Quarter Shop YouTube channel 11:21 - Precut fabrics 11:34 - Layer cake precut fabric 11:56 - Quilts on Film (@quiltsonfilm)12:19 - Fat Quarter Shop's 2022 charity quilt project12:24 - Make-A-Wish13:29 - Fat Quarter Shop's 2022 charity quilt project13:31 - Corey Yoder of Coriander Quilts (@corianderquilts)13:41 - Make-A-Wish13:53 - Kevin Jolly of Fat Quarter Shop 13:57 - Mark Dunn of Moda Fabrics14:45 - The Jolly Jabber blog15:12 - Fat Quarter Shop's 2022 charity quilt project15:30 - Make-A-Wish15:32 - Fat Quarter Shop's 2022 charity quilt project15:34 - Fat Quarter Shop's 2022 charity cross stitch project15:50 - Jocelyn Ueng of Fat Quarter Shop16:03 - Cross stitch16:05 - Cross stitch floss 17:00 - Fat Quarter Shop's 2022 charity quilt project17:04 - Bonnie & Camile 17:07 - Lori Holt17:09 - Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree & Co. 17:37 - Harry Potter19.23 - True crime19:28 - The Oxygen Channel 19:30 - Investigative Discovery 19.32 - True crime19:40 - Cold Justice19:46 - Nutella 19:53 - Nutella & Go!20:09 - Bella Solids 20:17 - Bella Solids in Bleached White (#97) 20:18 - Bella Solids in Off White (#200)20:55 - Lori Holt21:02 - Daydreamer fabric collection by Tula Pink 21:08 - Stitch fabric collection by Lori Holt 21:12 - UFOs (unfinished objects) 21:34 - Little House glass head pins 21:37 - Clover 21:42 - Little House glass head pins 21:51 - Layer cake precut fabric 21:57 - Aurifil Thread in light sand (#2000) 22:23 - Half-square triangles22:28 - Gina Tell of Thread Graffitti (@gina_tell_threadgraffiti)22:46 - Starching fabrics23:13 - Sashing 23:14 - Borders23:31 - Starching fabrics23:55 - Lori Holt23:58 - Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree & Co. (@figtreeandco)24:11 and 24:54 - Harry Potter25:44 - True crime25:45 - CrimeCon 26:16 - Lori Holt (@beelori1)26:38 - Camille Roskelley (@thimbleblossoms)26:20 - Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree & Co. (@figtreeandco)26:46 - Heartfelt, Make A Wish Foundation charity quilt 26:51 - Free quilt pattern by Fat Quarter Shop, Hello Birdie! 26:59 - Precut fabric 27:08 - Fat Quarter Shop free pattern library Follow Kimberly: Instagram - @fatquartershophttps://www.fatquartershop.com/Use the discount code QB25 at fatquartershop.com checkout to receive 25% off all quilt patterns. Discount code is valid till December 31, 2021 and is limited to one use per customer, it cannot be combined with other offers and cannot be retroactively applied to previous orders. It also excludes sale items, pre-orders, cross stitch patterns and clubs. Other exclusions may apply.Follow us:Amanda: @broadclothstudio https://broadclothstudio.com/Wendy: @the.weekendquilter https://the-weekendquilter.com/Anna: @waxandwanestudiohttps://www.waxandwanestudio.com/Quilt Buzz: @quilt.buzzhttps://quiltbuzzpodcast.com/Intro/Outro Music:Golden Hour by Vlad Gluschenko

Fiber Talk
Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 12-15-21

Fiber Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021


It’s our last Midweek Chat for 2021 and a long holiday break is upon us. This week Beth and Gary talk about the Hancock’s of Paducah (hancocks-paducah.com) effort to collect quilts and blankets for tornado victims, Beth starting a Lavender and Lace project, slate frames, recharging creativity batteries, WIPGO projects, and a variety of other […]

The Witch Wave
#82 - Christi Johnson, Stitch Witch

The Witch Wave

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 68:41


Christi Johnson creates mystical garments that blend elements of botanical dyes with handcrafted stitches. She is the creator Mixed Color, a collection of textile goods made with natural materials and plant dyes, as well as an educational resource for textile artists. She is also the creator of Stitch Wish, a collection of hand embroidered talismans designed as a form of metaphysical enhancement for use in ritual. Christi is also the author of Mystical Stitches: Embroidery for Personal Empowerment and Magical Embellishment. All of her work with textiles and talismans honor the body, its boundaries, its extensions, and its relations to the world and cosmos around us. As a teacher, she also offers workshops in natural dyeing and embroidery and has created kits and booklets for students and DIYers. Her garments, booklets, kits, and embroidered artwork have sold at maker studios and boutiques across the US.Raised in tropical Florida, Christi studied Fashion Design at Otis College of Art and Design. She worked in the fashion industry in Los Angeles for nearly a decade, before starting her own line of mystical garments and stitched artwork. On this episode, Christi discusses talismanic fashion, why we should push past creative perfectionism, and the meditative magic of making.Pam also talks about string spells, and answers a listener question about building a witch-friendly art therapy practice.Our sponsors for this episode are VERAMEAT, Witch Baby Soap, Kate's Magik, Snowy Owl Tea, BetterHelp, Lindsay Mack's THRESHOLD course, and Fat and the Moon

We Were Always Here
Introducing: The Stitch Up

We Were Always Here

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 1:03


The Stitch Up, a one off documentary coming soon.  A transcript of this trailer can be found here (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jkSYIkwggkf0AqQTDaIl1SewncdP47tYeZGNgFG2ztM/edit?usp=sharing)

Startup Life Show with Ande Lyons
EP 163 Uplifting and Connecting Humanity Through Shared Experiences

Startup Life Show with Ande Lyons

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 66:23


Participatory art and story-sharing projects have a unique ability to uplift and connect anonymous strangers in a moment of shared humanity. And what can be more important right now, when loneliness and anxiety are on the rise and wellbeing and empathy are on the decline?Our guest, Amy Giddon, is the Chief Connection Officer and Co-Founder of the Daily Haloha app.A seasoned leader providing businesses with the clarity and alignment they need to grow, serve customers, engage partners and fulfill employees, Amy has developed and implemented innovative growth strategies for organizations large and small. Troubled by pervasive division and disconnection, she launched her startup Daily Haloha to increase empathy and address social wellbeing head-on. Her vision is a world of true belonging: where everyone feels at home in their skin and at home in the world. To learn more about Daily Haloha and download the FREE app, click here: https://dailyhaloha.com/Please connect and follow Amy and Daily Haloha on social media here:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amygiddon/ and https://www.linkedin.com/company/daily-haloha/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dailyhaloha/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DailyHalohaTwitter: https://twitter.com/DailyHalohaPinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/dailyhaloha00:00 - Meet Amy Giddon!10:00 - developing and leveraging your network 11:50 - what called and compelled Amy to launch an empathy and humanity driven app14:05 - who am I to make a difference using technology to deepen connection?19:08 - what happens when the head and the heart come together to launch a business24:10 - important co-founder strategies and agreements30:05 - the most heartbreaking part of Amy's journey: when the product developer disappeared with the code34:40 - we're the slowest startup, said every founder ever!35:10 - the app development funding story37:50 - how does the Daily Haloha work42:10 - app reviews from around the world help reiterate and refine the user experience47:50 - customer acquisition stories and strategies for app developers49:30 - why you need an App Store Optimization (ASO) strategy for your app (60% of apps are discovered in the app store!)57:39 - how to stop the comparison trap - especially the numbers! Stitch that on a pillow!Thank you for carving out time to improve your Founder Game - when you do better, your business will do better - cheers!Ande ♥https://andelyons.comANDELICIOUS RESOURCES:JOIN STARTUP LIFE LIVE MEETUP GROUPGet an alert whenever I post a new show!https://bit.ly/StartupLifeLIVEAGORAPULSEMy favorite digital marketing dashboard is AGORAPULSE – it's the best platform to manage your social media posts and presence! Learn more here: http://www.agorapulse.com?via=ande17STARTUP DOX Do you need attorney reviewed legal documents for your startup? I'm a proud community partner of Startup Dox, a new service provided by Selvarajah Law PC which helps you draw out all the essential paperwork needed to kickstart your business in a super cost-effective way. All the legal you're looking for… only without confusion or frustration. EVERY filing and document comes with an attorney review. You will never do it alone. Visit https://www.thestartupdox.com/ and use my discount code ANDE10 to receive 10% off your order.SPONSORSHIPIf you resonate with the show's mission of amplifying diverse founder voices while serving first-time founders around the world, please reach out to me to learn more about making an impact through sponsoring the Startup Life LIVE Show! ande@andelyons.com.STREAMYARD OVERLAYS AND GRAPHIC DESIGNNicky Pasquierhttps://www.virtuosoassistant.co.uk/Visit Nicky's CANVA Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhUDgDHkkma3YhOf7uy8TAbt7HdkXhSjONicky's Canva Presentation Playlist: http://bit.ly/Canva_Present_PlaylistGET VIDEO/AUDIO TRANSCRIBED WITH OTTER.AIhttps://bit.ly/StartupLifeOtter CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE: https://andelyons.com https://twitter.com/AndeLyonshttps://www.facebook.com/StartupLifew... https://www.linkedin.com/in/andelyons/ https://www.instagram.com/ande_lyons/ https://www.pinterest.com/andelyons/ https://angel.co/andelyons TikTok: @andelyons

Geeky Girls Knit
Episode 472 ~ In Which I Get a Bit Existential

Geeky Girls Knit

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021


Show Notes:Intro - On the Needles - ~Shortie Fingerless Mitts on US3 (3.25mm), It's All About Ewe Fidalgo Sock in the Cherry Blossoms V2.0 colourwayProject bag from Lizzie Bags & Progress Keeper from Ann TudorFinished Projects - ~Shortie Fingerless Mitts on US3 (3.25mm), Abstract Fiber SuperSock+ in the Thistle colourway~2021 Preemie Hat #49 on US6 (4mm), Uru.Yarn Sugared Worsted in the Roses colourway & Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in the Taupe colourway~Shortie Fingerless Mitts on US3 (3.25mm), Suburban Stitcher Sock in the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park colourway & Pandia's Jewels Snug in the Supernatural colourwayFlosstube - Begins at timestamp 5:22~Cats Love Christmas by Lindy StitchesFiber On A Whim 16 ct Aida - CypressProject Bag from The 805 Stitcher~Edinburgh Castle by Terra Luna StitcheryUsing Pattern Keeper software on Kindle Fire 7Needle Minder from TopKnotStitcherProject Bag from KnitRunDigGrime Guard from Crab Shack StitcheryBitzy Bob Basic from That's So Kelly Co.Silicone tiesYummies (our current favourite things) - ~Vlogmas / Flossmas on our YouTube channel~The Nice List box from The Black Needle SocietyI'm so excited to be a rep for The Black Needle SocietyJoin TBNS Waitlist to be notified when you can subscribe.Save 5% on your first box of a box to box subscription with the code JAVAPURL5 - doesn't work on 6 and 12 month subscriptions as they have a discount built in, not valid on special edition boxes~Advent Calendar from Silver Dee~Jewellry from Rain Shadow Jewelry and Creo Jewelry~Candles from Northwest Sparks~Mitten Kitten Kit from Satsuma Street on Etsy~Needle Minder from aneedlerunsthroughit on Etsy~Stars Hollow Print from WindowShopGal~Knit Crate - Use the coupon code GEEKY20 to get 20% off of your first order! This code will only work to discount the first month of a recurring monthly subscription and any of our Shop items.What We're Watching, Reading, + Listening To - Please be aware that we do discuss recent tv show episodes that have aired in the last week or so. This is your spoiler warning!October / November / December 2021 RAL - 15 minutes of reading daily challenge* 88-92 of 92 days - 1 or more giveaways for eBook, everyone gets $1.20 off any single pattern coupon code & 88+ days RAL virtual badge* 61-87 of 92 days - 1 or more giveaways for single pattern, everyone gets 61+ days RAL virtual badge* #GGKRAL21* #GGKRAL21~ October / November / December* 92 days - 10 entries* 88-91 days - 8 entries* 61-87 days - 5 entries~ Read All 365 days - 10 bonus entries~ Complete the Modern Mrs. Darcy 2021 Reading Challenge - 12 bonus entries [all or none] (we'll open a thread for you to post this in December 2021)Grand Prize Bundles~Bundle #1CJ Kopec Creations Integrity - 1 skein of Purple Passion from EileenFloss Organiser from LoriBling Your String! Stitch MarkerGnR Alpaca Farm rainbow buttons set from HillaryHoneyberry Studios Listen to your body stickerReading badge from HillarySpool SaversBag of Random Crafting NotionsWinner's choice of 1 eBook or 4 single knitting patterns from JavaPurl DesignsWinner's choice of 1 PDF cross stitch pattern from Bendy Stitchy Designs~Bundle #2Little Shop of Geeks Hamilton PouchAudine Wools by KnitCrate Shine Sport - 1 skein of SkyHoneyberry Studios Listen to your body stickerSpool SaversKnitCrate Logo PinKnitCrate NotepadGot Yarn Badge from Distinct Designs UnlimitedJASZ Creations Cat Stitch MarkerStitch Marker Case filled with random stitch markersWinner's choice of 1 eBook or 4 single knitting patterns from JavaPurl DesignsWinner's choice of 1 PDF cross stitch pattern from Bendy Stitchy Designs~Bundle #3Uru.Yarn by KnitCrate Cotton Basic - 1 skein of PavementYarn Squad Drawstring BackpackHoneyberry Studios Listen to your body stickerSpool SaversKnitCrate Can CozyKnitCrate Yarn Ball StickerKnitting Rules Badge from Distinct Designs UnlimitedJASZ Creations Made With Love Stitch MarkerStitch Marker Cases filled with random stitch markersWinner's choice of 1 eBook or 4 single knitting patterns from JavaPurl DesignsWinner's choice of 1 PDF cross stitch pattern from Bendy Stitchy DesignsEpisode 472 Bookshop List~How to Heal Yourself When No One Else Can: A Total Self-Healing Approach for Mind, Body, and Spirit by Amy B. Scher - reading~Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock - finished listening to for Unashamed Love Collective ~ A Community for LGBTQ+ People and Allies~Get Untamed The Journal by Glennon Doyle - reading/writing~Inward by Yung Pueblo - reading~The House at Sea's End (Ruth Galloway #3), A Room Full of Bones (Ruth Galloway #4), A Dying Fall (Ruth Galloway #5), & The Outcast Dead (Ruth Galloway #6) by Elly Griffiths - finished reading~The Hand On the Wall (Truly Devious #3) by Maureen Johnson - reading ~Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - watching episodes for That's Messed Up: An SVU Podcast~Gilmore Girls - rewatching Season 2 with the I Am All In With Scott Patterson Podcast~Dickinson - watching~Lost in Space - finished watching series~Doctor Who - finished watching Series 13~NCIS - watching Season 19~The Masked Singer - watching Season 6~My Favourite Murder podcast~Random Spotify PlaylistsDecember / January / February Winter Wonderland AL -*Runs from 1-December through 28-February*Details - any project you knit/crochet/weave/spin/stitch/sew that you can convince us relates to winter*No WIPS - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-December and finished no later than 28-February*Each project that you knit/crochet/weave/spin must be at least 20yds/18.3m that you finish and post in the Facebook Group FO Thread counts as 1 entry into the giveaways. If your project is not at least 20yds/18.3m, you need to group it in a single post with other projects that together total at least 20yds/18.3m. For stitching/sewing projects, we'll leave it to your best judgment. If you wanted our official ruling, PM email us at ggkcspodcast@gmail.com*Feel free to poly-dip in other ALs as long as it fits in with other rules*Please complete our Google form in order to help us make sure you are receiving a prize that you'll actually enjoy using.*Prizes: If you'd like to donate one, email us at ggkcspodcast@gmail.comSanta Claus Hoop Cross Stitch KitAudine Wools by KnitCrate Worsted - 2 skeins of Turtledove from Karleen (2 winners will each win 1 skein)Snowflake Cross Stitch Journal from Lori Countess Ablaze Braid - Northern Lights*Must be a member of the our Facebook group ~ GGKCS Podcast / FlossTube to participate*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKCSWinter2122*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-March and winner(s) drawn on the next podcast following that*For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, ALs, etc. that we host, the winner(s) have 30 days from the date of announcement (the date the podcast episode in which the winner was announced goes live) to contact us to claim their prize or it will be forfeited. If this occurs, the prize will be used for another giveaway at our discretion. Thanks for understanding!*There is a Chatter Thread in our Facebook group so we can encourage each other along the way.Ask the Geeks - Originally asked/answered in 2019:Amy asks:As you listen to other podcasters (knitting podcasts, reading podcasts, other activity related podcasts) do you compare yourself to others? Does hearing what others are doing or planning, does that make you evaluate or reevaluate your progress, plans, things you are doing? I find myself doing that and then have to remind myself that I am not in a competition with anyone else and to compare myself only to my past self. Thoughts?Misc. - ~Pride AL - Runs from 17-May-2021 [The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)] through 30-June-2022. #GGKCSPrideAlong2122~Support the Podcast, Become A Patron~Support the Podcast, Join us on YouTube~Each week, we create a list on Bookshop of all the books we talk about in that week's episode. Bookshop is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores. If you purchase a book from our list, we earn a commission & local, independent bookstores also earn money from your purchase.~Want another way to help support our podcast? Throughout our website, links to books, tv shows, movies, etc. are Amazon Affiliate Links. We receive a portion of what you spend when you click through our website to shop on Amazon. What we receive helps us with the costs associated with producing this podcast as well as with prizes & shipping for giveaways. Thanks in advance for your support!If you are in the UK, please click this link, Amazon.co.uk, or the banner below to shop:If you are in Canada, please click this link, Amazon.ca or the banner below to shop:~For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, ALs, etc. that we host, the winner(s) have 30 days from the date of announcement (the date the podcast episode in which the winner was announced goes live) to contact us to claim their prize or it will be forfeited. If this occurs, the prize will be used for another giveaway at our discretion. Thanks for understanding!Find Us Online -C.C. - (she/her)~ on Instagram as CC_JavaPurlDami - (they/them)~ on Instagram as damisdoodlesPink Purl - ~on Instagram as pinkiepurlJavaPurl Designs~ JavaPurl Designs websiteGGKCS -~ our Facebook group ~ GGKCS Podcast / FlossTube~ our Facebook page~ email us: ggkcspodcast@gmail.com~ on Apple Podcasts~ on YouTube~ Support the Podcast, Become a PatronUntil next time,

Fiber Talk
Fiber Talk with Cynthia Jackson

Fiber Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2021


This week’s show with Cynthia Jackson is sponsored by Stitchville USA (stitchville.com) and Avlea Mediterranean Folk Embroidery (avleaembroidery.com). Cindy is one of the premier needlework designers and researchers in the field. In our conversation, we learn about mud larking; Cindy’s time at the Royal School of Needlework; her BA studies at Middlesex Univ.; ongoing and […]

TheIndustry.fashion Podcast
Hatch and Stitch, Founder, Anne-Christine Polet

TheIndustry.fashion Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 38:50


Anne-Christine Polet, who often goes by the abbreviation A-C, leads the startup behind Hatch and Stitch, two SaaS products that are changing the way fashion works - digitising the fashion value chain with 3D at the core. Having initially grown the business under the PVH brand, A-C has now stepped up to launch the products externally.  Hatch aims to help brands sell better to their wholesale customers. Whilst Stitch allows brands and manufacturers to scale 3D. Both products aim to create a better, digital, more sustainable future for fashion.  A-C tells Tom Shearsmith, Senior News & Features Writer at TheIndustry.fashion about her passion for the fashion industry, her experience at brands including Puma, Tommy Hilfiger and Google, what it's like being a leading woman in tech, her role on the Forbes Technology Council and what the two products, Hatch and Stitch, can do for sustainability in the fashion industry.Get breaking news as it happens and be the first to know when our podcasts go live by following:  INSTAGRAM  ***  LINKEDIN  ***  TWITTER  ***  FACEBOOKGet breaking news, big name interviews & insights delivered to your inbox daily HERE

Sew & So...
Paul Ashworth, CEO - BERNINA North America - Quality, Innovation, Performance…Walking the Talk

Sew & So...

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 39:37


British by birth, Paul Ashworth is an avowed world traveler and has lived and worked in multiple countries. Bernina of America represents half of Bernina's business worldwide, and during his time there, he has successfully grown the business by over 65%. When asked what brought him to Bernina, he says, “…I guess you can say it's luck.” He shares that if someone had told him he'd one day be joining the sewing industry, he probably would have chuckled to himself. He had it in his head that the wine and spirits industry was where he belonged, but when BERNINA approached him with the opportunity to be its CEO, he couldn't pass it up.When asked what inspires him on a daily basis, he doesn't miss a beat before exclaiming it's the passion, the people, and the power of the brand. He talks about waking up daily, thrilled at the opportunity to move the company and the brand forward. He believes that his European background enables him to bring a unique perspective as to what the Swiss might be thinking. He also talks about working with premium and luxury products—from the Louis Vuitton Hennessy group to BERNINA—and how critical it is to work with the BERNINA dealers to bring a product to life, nurture the product, maintain its premium appeal, and never dilute the brand.  (3:55-6:52)  When he talks about how BERNINA on the outside BERNINA on the inside is, he explains that the passionate professionals at BERNINA make and control every step of the production, manufacturing, and sourcing process. He goes on to explain that every product, across every segment it competes in, is made in its own production facilities. He explains that this type of precision, control, and craftsmanship is part of the brand and the company's DNA. He takes great pride in the fact that the company doesn't outsource anything, and that includes their new longarm machines and high-end sergers.  I shared with him that while many of our guests didn't start out on a BERNINA, they always aspired to owning one, and once they got one, they ultimately got more. He says that is quite common, because once you get into using the best, one is never enough.  He talks about how BERNINA is very much about quality stitches. “It is,” he says, “a bit of an obsession.” Once people work on a BERNINA, they can see, hear, and feel the difference.  (15:07- 18:44)The more we talk, the more apparent it becomes that Paul is truly passionate about the people he works with. As he continues with the details of his time at BERNINA and his insights into the industry, his pride in being part of this family-owned company is evident.  It's not surprising that he shares 30% of his time on developing and nurturing talent. Mr. Ashworth is convinced that everyone who is part of the BERNINA team shares his commitment to ensuring that every aspect of the BERNINA experience is a quality one, and that everything works together to enhance the sewist's creativity. Everything from the parts to the dealerships, the software to the technology, the in-store offerings to the online classes, is designed to create a premium user experience. It's not surprising then that the relationship between the sewist and their BERNINA becomes a sort of love affair. (21:49 - 37:36If you'd like to know more about the vision of the company and its leader, you can visit Bernina.com or reach out to Mr. Ashworth himself at pashworth@berninausa.comIf you know someone who has an outstanding story that should be shared on this podcast, drop Meg a note to info@soandsopodcast.com or complete the form on our website.

Fiber Talk
Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 12-8-21

Fiber Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021


It’s the middle of the week and Cindy and Gary gathered to talk about needlework. This week’s topics include the CyberPointers Hearts for Hospice effort, stitching seasonal projects, maximizing stitching time, paperless needlework, and some speculation about what future needlework stores will look like and how they’ll function. Join us tonight for the Fiber Talk […]

Pixie Dust Twins Podcast
Disney Holiday Gift Guide 2021

Pixie Dust Twins Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 40:20


The Christmas Bells are really tinkling now! If you are looking for a last minute Disney Christmas gift, look no further! Ashley and Sammi are sharing their favorite finds from Disney Shopping and Etsy! They break down gifts for kids, teens and adults, and adults who are kids at heart. What is your top Disney gift idea this year? Ashley is wishing for anything Star Wars or Stitch, and Sammi is already scouting out where to put her new ears! Follow your favorite hosts on Instagram and TikTok @pixiedusttwinspodcast! You're tuned into a show from Limitless Broadcasting! Head over to Instagram @limitlessbroadcasting to check out our other shows! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/LimitlessBroadcasting?fan_landing=true)

A Duck in a Tree
A Duck in a Tree 2021-12- 04 | Percussions of the Silenced and the Raucous

A Duck in a Tree

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 58:48


    The 491st of a series of weekly radio programmes created by :zoviet*france:   First broadcast 4 December 2021 by Resonance 104.4 FM, and CJMP 90.1 FM   Thanks to the artists and sound recordist included here for their fine work.   track list 00 Thee Alex - Intro 01 :zoviet*france: - Ascend a Fall 02 Dharvol - Nharotto 03 Simon Šerc - Bora Scura Reimagined – Action XIII 04 Gagi Petrovic - Arbitrary Expectation 05 Barry Chabala / :zoviet*france: - :Another*Hidden*Wall: 06 Sevenism - Qetzl 07 Tuonela - Varuna 08 :zoviet*france: - Aeolian Harp 1 09 337is - A Stitch in the Night Saves Fine 10 156 - Chödpa (Thunderdrone Version) 11 [unknown sound recordist / BBC] - Italy – Train Station – Roadside Station: Train Passes Through, Small Passenger Train Stops and Reverses out with Hooter Sounding. Iseo 12 Melissa Pons - Three ++ Thee Alex - Outro    

The Thirty20Eight: Disney History & Disney Listory
ThirtyTwentyEight #208 - Disney's Iceberg Machine (aka The Weirdest Show We've Ever Recorded)

The Thirty20Eight: Disney History & Disney Listory

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 28:42


This week, Matt and Kevin release a show they recorded as a tack-on bonus show back in May 2021 - it's the weirdest attraction in the history of Tomorrowland - everything Stitch's SuperSonic Whatever wanted to be. It's all about the MICHAELS! For a free, quick, no obligation consultation to bury doxxers and cancel culture people, see our friends at privacypros.com/3028. Enjoy!

The White Witch Podcast
Stitch & Witch

The White Witch Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 73:18


Hi WitchesThis episode starts off with a book review for The Sin Eater written by Megan Campisi - a witchy fiction book and we delve into the historical Sin Eater tradition. We also have the wonderful Kirsty on the podcast today who is the creator of Mindfully Crafted which blends her lifelong passion for craft with a keen interest in mindfulness practices. Inspired by folklore and the stories our ancestors would have shared while stitching together; among the kits you'll find selkies, deities and symbolism connecting us to the divine feminine. Each kit contains an affirmation to work with as you stitch to help infuse your mindful intention into your art. Unlike traditional embroidery patterns, the focus is not in perfecting the image but in embracing mistakes making the experience an act of self-love and compassion. Just like so many practices within witchcraft stitchcraft is alchemy. Its our way as witches of taking the ordinary and making it magickal.Traditional Spell of Nine KnotsBy knot of one, the spells begunBy knot of two, it cometh trueBy knot of three, thus shall it beBy knot of four, 'tis strengthened moreBy knot of five, so may it thriveBy knot of six, the spell we fix,By knot of seven, the stars of heavenBy knot of eight, the hand of fateBy knot of nine, the thing is mineFind Kirsty over on Instagram - @mindfullycraftedEtsy - https://www.etsy.com/shop/mindfullycraftedkitsEmail - sewmindfullycrafted@gmail.comFind Kirstys podcast here - https://open.spotify.com/show/4lHPTOICgDfVS3pOp7YjVs?si=2525aef6a74a45d1Books I reference in our chat regarding the poppets are Entering Hekate's Garden by Cyndi Brannen and Wellness Magick by Sophie L Robinson Please join me in supporting creative beautiful small witchy businesses this Yule but through the rest of the year - these business owners do happy dances when we make a purchase, not like our big conglomerates. I know you know this but I am working on this in my life with fellow witches......If you would like to attend our Winter Workshop on December 14th 2021 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm in Braintree, Essex please email me at carly@thewhitewitchcompany.co.uk or DM me on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thewhitewitchcompany/?hl=en - its £40 per person. We would love to see you there and we will be covering shadow work and shamanic practices.You can find my book here -https://www.amazon.co.uk/White-Witchs-Book-Healing-Reclamation/dp/1914447263/ref=zg_bsnr_277398_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=CZ0GXH8J9VZ087BB3PG3You can listen to The Hedge Witches Almanac here that me and Rachael host - https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-hedge-witchs-almanac/id1591417144If you love my content you can find more of it over on The White Witch Coven - I host an exclusive monthly Patreon podcast, witchy community with regular monthly coven chats within a lovely group of witches, Literary Witches Coven with our monthly book read and discussion, printable grimoire sheets and additional witchy content. We are just beginning a group project working on their intentions taking us through to Imbolc 2022 with our goals! It's just £6 per month.https://www.patreon.com/thewhitewitchcovenYou can find me over on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thewhitewitchcompany/?hl=enYou can find me over on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thewhitewitchcompany/You can email me at carly@thewhitewitchcompany.co.ukThanks for listening!Lots of witchy loveCarly xxSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/the-white-witch-podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Fiber Talk
Fiber Talk with Danielle Clough

Fiber Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021


Danielle Clough describes herself as an accidental professional and her path to making a living with her embroidery is varied, interesting, and based on the constant willingness to “play.” This week’s show is sponsored by Stitchville USA and the Embroiderers’ Guild of America. If you explore Danielle’s work, you’ll discover that, to her, ground cloth […]

Geeky Girls Knit
Episode 471 ~ In Which I Need to Get My Prop

Geeky Girls Knit

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021


Show Notes:Intro - On the Needles - ~Shortie Fingerless Mitts on US3 (3.25mm), Abstract Fiber SuperSock+ in the Thistle colourwayProject bag from Lizzie Bags & Progress Keeper from Ann TudorFinished Projects - ~2021 Preemie Hat #48 on US6 (4mm), Shepherd Classic in the Cultured Purls colourway & Lion Brand Heartland in the Glacier Bay colourwayFlosstube - Begins at timestamp 6:20~Cats Love Christmas by Lindy StitchesFiber On A Whim 16 ct Aida - CypressProject Bag from The 805 Stitcher~Edinburgh Castle by Terra Luna StitcheryUsing Pattern Keeper software on Kindle Fire 7Needle Minder from TopKnotStitcherProject Bag from KnitRunDigGrime Guard from Crab Shack StitcheryBitzy Bob Basic from That's So Kelly Co.Silicone tiesYummies (our current favourite things) - ~Vlogmas / Flossmas on our YouTube channel~The Nice List box from The Black Needle SocietyI'm so excited to be a rep for The Black Needle SocietyJoin TBNS Waitlist to be notified when you can subscribe.Save 5% on your first box of a box to box subscription with the code JAVAPURL5 - doesn't work on 6 and 12 month subscriptions as they have a discount built in, not valid on special edition boxes~Advent Calendar from Silver Dee~Pattern from Michelle Bendy Stitchy~TinCanKnits' patterns - Carousel Hat and Sweater & Sweetshop Hat and SweaterWhat We're Watching, Reading, + Listening To - Please be aware that we do discuss recent tv show episodes that have aired in the last week or so. This is your spoiler warning!October / November / December 2021 RAL - 15 minutes of reading daily challenge* 88-92 of 92 days - 1 or more giveaways for eBook, everyone gets $1.20 off any single pattern coupon code & 88+ days RAL virtual badge* 61-87 of 92 days - 1 or more giveaways for single pattern, everyone gets 61+ days RAL virtual badge* #GGKRAL21* #GGKRAL21~ October / November / December* 92 days - 10 entries* 88-91 days - 8 entries* 61-87 days - 5 entries~ Read All 365 days - 10 bonus entries~ Complete the Modern Mrs. Darcy 2021 Reading Challenge - 12 bonus entries [all or none] (we'll open a thread for you to post this in December 2021)Grand Prize Bundles~Bundle #1CJ Kopec Creations Integrity - 1 skein of Purple Passion from EileenFloss Organiser from LoriBling Your String! Stitch MarkerGnR Alpaca Farm rainbow buttons set from HillaryHoneyberry Studios Listen to your body stickerReading badge from HillarySpool SaversBag of Random Crafting NotionsWinner's choice of 1 eBook or 4 single knitting patterns from JavaPurl DesignsWinner's choice of 1 PDF cross stitch pattern from Bendy Stitchy Designs~Bundle #2Little Shop of Geeks Hamilton PouchAudine Wools by KnitCrate Shine Sport - 1 skein of SkyHoneyberry Studios Listen to your body stickerSpool SaversKnitCrate Logo PinKnitCrate NotepadGot Yarn Badge from Distinct Designs UnlimitedJASZ Creations Cat Stitch MarkerStitch Marker Case filled with random stitch markersWinner's choice of 1 eBook or 4 single knitting patterns from JavaPurl DesignsWinner's choice of 1 PDF cross stitch pattern from Bendy Stitchy Designs~Bundle #3Uru.Yarn by KnitCrate Cotton Basic - 1 skein of PavementYarn Squad Drawstring BackpackHoneyberry Studios Listen to your body stickerSpool SaversKnitCrate Can CozyKnitCrate Yarn Ball StickerKnitting Rules Badge from Distinct Designs UnlimitedJASZ Creations Made With Love Stitch MarkerStitch Marker Cases filled with random stitch markersWinner's choice of 1 eBook or 4 single knitting patterns from JavaPurl DesignsWinner's choice of 1 PDF cross stitch pattern from Bendy Stitchy DesignsEpisode 471 Bookshop List~How to Heal Yourself When No One Else Can: A Total Self-Healing Approach for Mind, Body, and Spirit by Amy B. Scher - reading~Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock - reading for Unashamed Love Collective ~ A Community for LGBTQ+ People and Allies~Get Untamed The Journal by Glennon Doyle - reading/writing~Inward by Yung Pueblo - reading~Dreaming of the Bones (Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James #5) by Deborah Crombie - finished reading~The House at Sea's End (Ruth Galloway #3) by Elly Griffiths - finished reading~tick, tick...BOOM!~Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - watching episodes for That's Messed Up: An SVU Podcast~Gilmore Girls - rewatching Season 2 with the I Am All In With Scott Patterson Podcast~Dickinson - watching~Lost in Space - watching Season 3~Doctor Who - watching Series 13~Murdoch Mysteries - watching Season 15~NCIS - watching Season 19~The Masked Singer - watching Season 6~My Favourite Murder podcast~Random Spotify PlaylistsSeptember / October / November Artistic Autumnal AL -*Prize Winners: email us at ggkcspodcast@gmail.comAudine Wools by KnitCrate Mellow - 2 skeins of Cordial (2 winners will each win 1 skein)Woodandcat Owl Needle Minder from Lori & Pumpkin/Kid/Turkey Needle MinderTry to Relax Cross Stitch Kit donated by LoriKnitting Wrist Yarn HolderLa Brebis Light Alpaca - 1 skein of Dogwood BerryLine Where The Sky Meets the Sea Shawl pattern by Windswept KnitsONline Supersocke DK - 1 skein of 1758 & the winner's choice of a sock pattern up to $10 USD donated by Emily*For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, ALs, etc. that we host, the winner(s) have 30 days from the date of announcement (the date the podcast episode in which the winner was announced goes live) to contact us to claim their prize or it will be forfeited. If this occurs, the prize will be used for another giveaway at our discretion. Thanks for understanding!December / January / February Winter Wonderland AL -*Runs from 1-December through 28-February*Details - any project you knit/crochet/weave/spin/stitch/sew that you can convince us relates to winter*No WIPS - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-December and finished no later than 28-February*Each project that you knit/crochet/weave/spin must be at least 20yds/18.3m that you finish and post in the Facebook Group FO Thread counts as 1 entry into the giveaways. If your project is not at least 20yds/18.3m, you need to group it in a single post with other projects that together total at least 20yds/18.3m. For stitching/sewing projects, we'll leave it to your best judgment. If you wanted our official ruling, PM email us at ggkcspodcast@gmail.com*Feel free to poly-dip in other ALs as long as it fits in with other rules*Please complete our Google form in order to help us make sure you are receiving a prize that you'll actually enjoy using.*Prizes: If you'd like to donate one, email us at ggkcspodcast@gmail.comSanta Claus Hoop Cross Stitch KitAudine Wools by KnitCrate Worsted - 2 skeins of Turtledove from Karleen (2 winners will each win 1 skein)Snowflake Cross Stitch Journal from Lori Countess Ablaze Braid - Northern Lights*Must be a member of the our Facebook group ~ GGKCS Podcast / FlossTube to participate*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKCSWinter2122*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-March and winner(s) drawn on the next podcast following that*For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, ALs, etc. that we host, the winner(s) have 30 days from the date of announcement (the date the podcast episode in which the winner was announced goes live) to contact us to claim their prize or it will be forfeited. If this occurs, the prize will be used for another giveaway at our discretion. Thanks for understanding!*There is a Chatter Thread in our Facebook group so we can encourage each other along the way.Ask the Geeks - Tyra J. asks:Are you still learning ASL, how's it going? During last year's Vlogmas, you stitched a beautiful Christmas countdown/Advent, can you please share the pattern name and designerWe mention Countdown to Christmas by Country Cottage NeedlworksMisc. - ~Pride AL - Runs from 17-May-2021 [The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)] through 30-June-2022. #GGKCSPrideAlong2122~Support the Podcast, Become A Patron~Support the Podcast, Join us on YouTube~Each week, we create a list on Bookshop of all the books we talk about in that week's episode. Bookshop is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores. If you purchase a book from our list, we earn a commission & local, independent bookstores also earn money from your purchase.~Want another way to help support our podcast? Throughout our website, links to books, tv shows, movies, etc. are Amazon Affiliate Links. We receive a portion of what you spend when you click through our website to shop on Amazon. What we receive helps us with the costs associated with producing this podcast as well as with prizes & shipping for giveaways. Thanks in advance for your support!If you are in the UK, please click this link, Amazon.co.uk, or the banner below to shop:If you are in Canada, please click this link, Amazon.ca or the banner below to shop:~For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, ALs, etc. that we host, the winner(s) have 30 days from the date of announcement (the date the podcast episode in which the winner was announced goes live) to contact us to claim their prize or it will be forfeited. If this occurs, the prize will be used for another giveaway at our discretion. Thanks for understanding!Find Us Online -C.C. - (she/her)~ on Instagram as CC_JavaPurlDami - (they/them)~ on Instagram as damisdoodlesPink Purl - ~on Instagram as pinkiepurlJavaPurl Designs~ JavaPurl Designs websiteGGKCS -~ our Facebook group ~ GGKCS Podcast / FlossTube~ our Facebook page~ email us: ggkcspodcast@gmail.com~ on Apple Podcasts~ on YouTube~ Support the Podcast, Become a PatronUntil next time,

The Photo Detective
Stitching on Pictures: Stitchography by Emma

The Photo Detective

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 26:34


In this bonus episode, I'm joined by Emma Kilburn-Smith, a mixed-media artist and graduate student who lives in Calgary. Emma made a controversial splash on the social media platform TikTok when she began sharing her work taking vintage photos and embroidering onto them. Her passion for her work is astounding, and while many were worried at the idea of embroidering onto these photos, Emma makes certain that they tell the stories of the people she finds and helps to bring attention to these orphan photos in order to give them new life.  Related Episodes:Episode 135: Stitch by Stitch Saving Historic Clothing a Piece at a timeEpisode 155: Ancestral Handbag History with Curator Jessica HarpleyLinks:Stitchography by EmmaSign up for my newsletter.Watch my YouTube Channel.Like the Photo Detective Facebook Page so you get notified of my Facebook Live videos.Need help organizing your photos? Check out the Essential Photo Organizing Video Course.Need help identifying family photos? Check out the Identifying Family Photographs Online Course.Have a photo you need help identifying? Sign up for photo consultation.About My Guest:Emma is a mixed media artist and graduate student living in Calgary, Alberta. Her academic research into photo animation technologies (like DeepNostalgia) helps to inform her vibrant creative practice as an artist who embroiders on vintage found photos. With a background in journalism, her passion for the artistic medium is rooted in her curiosity for the people and the stories revealed in the photographs that she finds.About Maureen Taylor:Maureen is a frequent keynote speaker on photo identification, photograph preservation, and family history at historical and genealogical societies, museums, conferences, libraries, and other organizations across the U.S., London and Canada.  She's the author of several books and hundreds of articles and her television appearances include The View and The Today Show (where she researched and presented a complete family tree for host Meredith Vieira).  She's been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Better Homes and Gardens, The Boston Globe, Martha Stewart Living, Germany's top newspaper Der Spiegel, American Spirit, and The New York Times. Maureen was recently a spokesperson and photograph expert for MyHeritage.com, an internationally known family history website and also writes guidebooks, scholarly articles and online columns for such media as Smithsonian.com. Learn more at Maureentaylor.comDid you enjoy this episode? Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts

Fiber Talk
Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 12-1-21

Fiber Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021


Chatting day has arrived and Gary and Beth are talking about the upcoming book about Mary, Queen of Scots by Clare Hunter, more about Gary’s studio, Beth’s “More than a Rose” progress, and our 2022 WIPGO plans. More WIPGO tonight during the Fiber Talk Stitch Hour when Jenifer, Beth, and Gary show their 2022 WIPGO […]

Geeky Girls Knit
Episode 470 ~ In Which I Was Taught By My Kid This Week

Geeky Girls Knit

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021


Show Notes:Intro - On the Needles - ~Shortie Fingerless Mitts on US3 (3.25mm), Abstract Fiber SuperSock+ in the Thistle colourwayProject bag from Lizzie Bags & Progress Keeper from Ann TudorFinished Projects - ~2021 Preemie Hat #47 on US6 (4mm), Berroco Vintage DK in the Black colourway & Bernat Softee Baby in the Mint colourway~Izzy's 2022 Birthday Socks - French Vanilla Cappuccino Socks by ME! on US1.5 (2.5mm), Urth Yarns Uneek Fingering in the 3014 colourway & Sunsoaked Sister Everything Earth in the Blue Christmas Without You colourwayFlosstube - Begins at timestamp 7:04~The Reigning Lorelais by Leann Ross / Forbidden Fiber Co.~Edinburgh Castle by Terra Luna StitcheryUsing Pattern Keeper software on Kindle Fire 7Needle Minder from TopKnotStitcherProject Bag from KnitRunDigGrime Guard from Crab Shack StitcheryBitzy Bob Basic from That's So Kelly Co.Silicone tiesYummies (our current favourite things) - ~Gilmore Girls patterns from Good Morning Maui on Etsy~Electric lighterWhat We're Watching, Reading, + Listening To - Please be aware that we do discuss recent tv show episodes that have aired in the last week or so. This is your spoiler warning!October / November / December 2021 RAL - 15 minutes of reading daily challenge* 88-92 of 92 days - 1 or more giveaways for eBook, everyone gets $1.20 off any single pattern coupon code & 88+ days RAL virtual badge* 61-87 of 92 days - 1 or more giveaways for single pattern, everyone gets 61+ days RAL virtual badge* #GGKRAL21* #GGKRAL21~ October / November / December* 92 days - 10 entries* 88-91 days - 8 entries* 61-87 days - 5 entries~ Read All 365 days - 10 bonus entries~ Complete the Modern Mrs. Darcy 2021 Reading Challenge - 12 bonus entries [all or none] (we'll open a thread for you to post this in December 2021)Grand Prize Bundles~Bundle #1CJ Kopec Creations Integrity - 1 skein of Purple Passion from EileenFloss Organiser from LoriBling Your String! Stitch MarkerGnR Alpaca Farm rainbow buttons set from HillaryHoneyberry Studios Listen to your body stickerReading badge from HillarySpool SaversBag of Random Crafting NotionsWinner's choice of 1 eBook or 4 single knitting patterns from JavaPurl DesignsWinner's choice of 1 PDF cross stitch pattern from Bendy Stitchy Designs~Bundle #2Little Shop of Geeks Hamilton PouchAudine Wools by KnitCrate Shine Sport - 1 skein of SkyHoneyberry Studios Listen to your body stickerSpool SaversKnitCrate Logo PinKnitCrate NotepadGot Yarn Badge from Distinct Designs UnlimitedJASZ Creations Cat Stitch MarkerStitch Marker Case filled with random stitch markersWinner's choice of 1 eBook or 4 single knitting patterns from JavaPurl DesignsWinner's choice of 1 PDF cross stitch pattern from Bendy Stitchy Designs~Bundle #3Uru.Yarn by KnitCrate Cotton Basic - 1 skein of PavementYarn Squad Drawstring BackpackHoneyberry Studios Listen to your body stickerSpool SaversKnitCrate Can CozyKnitCrate Yarn Ball StickerKnitting Rules Badge from Distinct Designs UnlimitedJASZ Creations Made With Love Stitch MarkerStitch Marker Cases filled with random stitch markersWinner's choice of 1 eBook or 4 single knitting patterns from JavaPurl DesignsWinner's choice of 1 PDF cross stitch pattern from Bendy Stitchy DesignsEpisode 470 Bookshop List~The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk - finished reading~How to Heal Yourself When No One Else Can: A Total Self-Healing Approach for Mind, Body, and Spirit by Amy B. Scher - reading~Inward by Yung Pueblo - reading~Mourn Not Your Dead (Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James #4) by Deborah Crombie - finished reading~The Janus Stone (Ruth Galloway #2) by Elly Griffiths - finished reading~Exile Music by Jennifer Steil - finished reading~Dreaming of the Bones (Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James #5) by Deborah Crombie - reading~Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - watching episodes for That's Messed Up: An SVU Podcast~Gilmore Girls - rewatching Season 2 with the I Am All In With Scott Patterson Podcast~Dickinson - watching~The Morning Show - finished watching Season 2~Doctor Who - watching Series 13~Murdoch Mysteries - watching Season 15~NCIS - watching Season 19~The Masked Singer - watching Season 6~My Favourite Murder podcast~Random Spotify PlaylistsSeptember / October / November Artistic Autumnal AL -*Runs from 1-September through 30-November*Details - any project you knit/crochet/weave/spin/stitch/sew that you can convince us relates to autumn*No WIPS - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-September and finished no later than 30-November*Each project that you knit/crochet/weave/spin must be at least 20yds/18.3m that you finish and post in the Facebook Group FO Thread counts as 1 entry into the giveaways. If your project is not at least 20yds/18.3m, you need to group it in a single post with other projects that together total at least 20yds/18.3m. For stitching/sewing projects, we'll leave it to your best judgment. If you wanted our official ruling, PM email us at ggkcspodcast@gmail.com*Feel free to poly-dip in other ALs as long as it fits in with other rules*Please complete our Google form in order to help us make sure you are receiving a prize that you'll actually enjoy using.*Prizes: If you'd like to donate one, email us at ggkcspodcast@gmail.comAudine Wools by KnitCrate Mellow - 2 skeins of Cordial (2 winners will each win 1 skein)Woodandcat Owl Needle Minder from Lori & Pumpkin/Kid/Turkey Needle MinderTry to Relax Cross Stitch Kit donated by LoriKnitting Wrist Yarn HolderLa Brebis Light Alpaca - 1 skein of Dogwood BerryLine Where The Sky Meets the Sea Shawl pattern by Windswept KnitsONline Supersocke DK - 1 skein of 1758 & the winner's choice of a sock pattern up to $10 USD donated by Emily*Must be a member of the our Facebook group ~ GGKCS Podcast / FlossTube to participate*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKCSAutumn21*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-December and winner(s) drawn on the next podcast following that*For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, ALs, etc. that we host, the winner(s) have 30 days from the date of announcement (the date the podcast episode in which the winner was announced goes live) to contact us to claim their prize or it will be forfeited. If this occurs, the prize will be used for another giveaway at our discretion. Thanks for understanding!*There is a Chatter Thread in our Facebook group so we can encourage each other along the way.December / January / February Winter Wonderland AL -*Runs from 1-December through 28-February*Details - any project you knit/crochet/weave/spin/stitch/sew that you can convince us relates to winter*No WIPS - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-December and finished no later than 28-February*Each project that you knit/crochet/weave/spin must be at least 20yds/18.3m that you finish and post in the Facebook Group FO Thread counts as 1 entry into the giveaways. If your project is not at least 20yds/18.3m, you need to group it in a single post with other projects that together total at least 20yds/18.3m. For stitching/sewing projects, we'll leave it to your best judgment. If you wanted our official ruling, PM email us at ggkcspodcast@gmail.com*Feel free to poly-dip in other ALs as long as it fits in with other rules*Please complete our Google form in order to help us make sure you are receiving a prize that you'll actually enjoy using.*Prizes: If you'd like to donate one, email us at ggkcspodcast@gmail.comSanta Claus Hoop Cross Stitch KitAudine Wools by KnitCrate Worsted - 2 skeins of Turtledove from Karleen (2 winners will each win 1 skein)Snowflake Cross Stitch Journal from Lori Countess Ablaze Braid - Northern Lights*Must be a member of the our Facebook group ~ GGKCS Podcast / FlossTube to participate*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKCSWinter2122*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-March and winner(s) drawn on the next podcast following that*For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, ALs, etc. that we host, the winner(s) have 30 days from the date of announcement (the date the podcast episode in which the winner was announced goes live) to contact us to claim their prize or it will be forfeited. If this occurs, the prize will be used for another giveaway at our discretion. Thanks for understanding!*There is a Chatter Thread in our Facebook group so we can encourage each other along the way.Ask the Geeks - Emily S. asks:When did you start Edinburgh Castle?We mention Project Trackers by SWardDesigns on EtsyMisc. - ~I'm so excited to be a rep for The Black Needle SocietyJoin TBNS Waitlist to be notified when you can subscribe.Save 5% on your first box of a box to box subscription with the code JAVAPURL5 - doesn't work on 6 and 12 month subscriptions as they have a discount built in, not valid on special edition boxes~Pride AL - Runs from 17-May-2021 [The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)] through 30-June-2022. #GGKCSPrideAlong2122~Support the Podcast, Become A Patron~Support the Podcast, Join us on YouTube~Each week, we create a list on Bookshop of all the books we talk about in that week's episode. Bookshop is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores. If you purchase a book from our list, we earn a commission & local, independent bookstores also earn money from your purchase.~Want another way to help support our podcast? Throughout our website, links to books, tv shows, movies, etc. are Amazon Affiliate Links. We receive a portion of what you spend when you click through our website to shop on Amazon. What we receive helps us with the costs associated with producing this podcast as well as with prizes & shipping for giveaways. Thanks in advance for your support!If you are in the UK, please click this link, Amazon.co.uk, or the banner below to shop:If you are in Canada, please click this link, Amazon.ca or the banner below to shop:~For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, ALs, etc. that we host, the winner(s) have 30 days from the date of announcement (the date the podcast episode in which the winner was announced goes live) to contact us to claim their prize or it will be forfeited. If this occurs, the prize will be used for another giveaway at our discretion. Thanks for understanding!Find Us Online -C.C. - (she/her)~ on Instagram as CC_JavaPurlDami - (they/them)~ on Instagram as damisdoodlesPink Purl - ~on Instagram as pinkiepurlJavaPurl Designs~ JavaPurl Designs websiteGGKCS -~ our Facebook group ~ GGKCS Podcast / FlossTube~ our Facebook page~ email us: ggkcspodcast@gmail.com~ on Apple Podcasts~ on YouTube~ Support the Podcast, Become a PatronUntil next time,

Clarkesworld Magazine - Science Fiction & Fantasy
This Stitch, This Time by Anna Martino (audio)

Clarkesworld Magazine - Science Fiction & Fantasy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 18:12


This episode features "This Stitch, This Time" written by Anna Martino. Published in the November 2021 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker. The text version of this story can be found at: https://clarkesworldmagazine.com/martino_11_21 Support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/join/clarkesworld?

Retro Blissed
Pocket Review Episode 7 - Lilo and Stitch for Gameboy Advance

Retro Blissed

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021


Welcome to Pocket Review, from the guys that brought you Retro Blissed! Lilo & Stitch for Gameboy Advance Lilo & Stitch for the GBA is NOT what you would expect from a Disney handheld game. Does "Metal Slug clone" pique your interest? If so then stick around. Also Tim and Johnny continue their borderline creepy obsession with the McRib. Please send help.

DLWeekly Podcast - Disneyland News and Information
DLW 211: MagicBands are Coming!

DLWeekly Podcast - Disneyland News and Information

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 89:17


This week, a lot of news from the Destination D event last weekend in Florida, changes coming to Downtown Disney, the new dining location has opened near Harbor Galley, we finish our talk with author and former cast member Bruce, and more! Please support the show if you can by going to https://www.dlweekly.net/support/. If you want some DLWeekly Swag, you can pick some up at https://www.dlweekly.net/store/. Book your travel through ConciEARS at no extra cost to you! Be sure to mention that you heard about ConciEARS from DLWeekly at booking! If you want some awesome headwear or one of a kind items, be sure to visit our friends over at All Enchanting Ears! You can use the promo code DLWEEKLY10 to get 10% off your order! News: Olaf has worked his magic, because something is coming to Disneyland that was never expected to: MagicBands! Not just any MagicBands, the new MagicBand +. The new MagicBand+ will offer “glow with the show” type color changing lights, haptic vibrations, and gesture recognition. The new version will allow guests to interact with things in the park, making it a more immersive experience. The previous features of the MagicBands like theme park tickets, room keys, and purchases will also still be available. MagicBand+ is expected to debut in Disneyland in 2022, after Walt Disney World. – https://d23.com/just-announced-disney-parks-shares-new-details-on-guardians-of-the-galaxy-cosmic-rewind-the-30th-anniversary-of-disneyland-paris-and-more/ and https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2021/09/just-announced-magicband-will-debut-in-2022-at-walt-disney-world-resort-as-part-of-50th-anniversary-celebration/ The cancelling of the new hotel on the west side of Downtown Disney a few years ago left everyone wondering what was going to happen to the space that is now empty, like the old AMC theater location. At the Destination D event this weekend, we got a glimpse into what is planned. The old AMC theater building will be demolished, and a new green space with room for guests to lounge and relax will be in it's place. The area will also have a stage for performances. This means that the current Starbucks, Earl of Sandwich, and Sugarboo & Co. will again be forced to close for a second time. The concept art does show a building to the east of the area that may offer a place for these establishments in the future, but no announcements have been made. – https://d23.com/just-announced-disney-parks-shares-new-details-on-guardians-of-the-galaxy-cosmic-rewind-the-30th-anniversary-of-disneyland-paris-and-more/ It has been a while since we have heard anything about the new Disney Vacation Club tower coming to the Disneyland Hotel in the future. Work has been progressing on the site recently, and Disney showed off some more concept art from the project, including what the rooms will look like. The new room design will take inspiration from the “sketching style of Walt Disney himself.” The new tower will feature 350 guest rooms and should open in 2023. – https://d23.com/just-announced-disney-parks-shares-new-details-on-guardians-of-the-galaxy-cosmic-rewind-the-30th-anniversary-of-disneyland-paris-and-more/ and https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2021/11/20/photos-take-a-look-inside-the-new-dvc-tower-coming-to-disneyland-hotel/ The new dinign area for Harbor Galley opened last week, sooner than expected. Pelican's Landing is the name and theme of this new seating area along the Rivers of America between Harbor Galley across from the Haunted Mansion, and the rafts to Tom Sawyer Island. The area has a lot of nautical details and adds a lot of seating in this area of the park. Some informational signs are also on display, giving some information about the Mark Twain, Sailing Ship Columbia, and some of the local plants and nautical equipment. – https://www.micechat.com/308538-dateline-disneyland-redevelopments-major-changes-possible-strike/ The day has finally come! Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is testing standby only, with no boarding group required. This is testing our theory that the attraction is in so much demand because of the queue system. We will see this week what the wait times are with just standby. The removal of the virtual queue is also a first step in heading towards Genie+ and Lightning Lane coming to Disneyland in the future. – https://www.micechat.com/308538-dateline-disneyland-redevelopments-major-changes-possible-strike/ With all of the holiday fun going on inside the parks, Downtown Disney has joined in on the fun as well. The Disney Ultimate Toy Drive, which supports Toys for Tots is available, in addition to lots of treats, drinks, food, and merchandise offerings. Of course there is also entertainment! Holiday Harmony, The Moonrays, and The Sugarplums a capella carolers will perform in the evenings Fridays through Sundays November 26th through December 26th. Main stage bands will also perform near the Downtown Disney District main stage. Of course the Star Wars: Tales fro the Galaxy's Edge will also entertain guests. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2021/11/enjoy-the-splendor-of-the-season-at-downtown-disney-district-at-the-disneyland-resort/ An interesting take on gift cards is coming to Disneyland and Walt Disney World soon. The Holiday Pin Series features a gift card, along with a character pin as an added bonus. The gift cards with pins must be activated at $100, with the limited edition pin included at no additional cost. There are 4 sets, with Stitch, Mickey Mouse, Grogu, and Olaf. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2021/11/first-look-new-100-holiday-gift-cards-with-pins-coming-to-walt-disney-world-and-disneyland-resort/ One of Teresa's favorite details that was added outside of Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout has been having some issues recently. The “space goo” that is scattered around the area has started to shrink in some areas, causing the area to be uneven. Some of the goo has even come undone from the walkway, leaving holes. No word on if Disney is going to repair, replace, or just remove this theme detail. – https://www.micechat.com/308538-dateline-disneyland-redevelopments-major-changes-possible-strike/ The vote on the cast member union agreement did not go as smooth as it should have. Some voting irregularities came up, such as cast members getting the wrong park ballot, observers being kicked out before counting was complete, and rejected ballots. We are waiting for what the next step will be, and will pass that information along to you once we know something. – https://www.micechat.com/306249-disneyland-contract-troubles-leave-cast-concerned/ Discussion Topic: Author and Former Cast Member Bruce Edwards – Main Street Magic Shop Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09J7HJ851 Barnes and Noble – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/nothing-up-my-sleeve-but-pixie-dust-bruce-edwards/1140355973 Etsy – https://www.etsy.com/shop/bruceedwardsbooks

A Quilting Life Podcast
Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Company

A Quilting Life Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 50:39


In today's episode Sherri welcomes Jenny Doan, founder of the Missouri Star Quilt Company to the podcast! Jenny's new memoir, How to Stitch an American Dream is available now. Jenny's positivity will inspire you, and she also offers helpful ideas for quilters. Her complete bio can be found below. Thank you Jenny for sharing your quilting life with us today!Show Notes Blog Post: https://www.aquiltinglife.com/2021/11/a-quilting-life-podcast-episode-42-show-notes.html/Jenny's Book: How to Stitch an American Dream: https://amzn.to/3jYkWr3Wildgrain Black Friday Week Discount: $30 off the first box + a free extra Sourdough Loaf in every box! Click link below for discount.https://wildgrain.com/?rfsn=5985703.7e4060&discount_code=AQUILTINGLIFE&discount=10&utm_source=refersion&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=august2021&utm_term=5985703Farmhouse Garden (Quilt on the Wall): Found in Labor of Love: Scrappy Quilts at the Heart of Home book.Cottage Charm (Quilt on the Table): Found in Labor of Love: Scrappy Quilts at the Heart of Home book.Labor of Love signed copies here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/762279321/labor-of-love-scrappy-quilts-at-the?ref=shop_home_feat_4&frs=1Labor of Love quilt book on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/3wxcW5rNOTE: Some of the links provided here are affiliate links.Where to Find Jenny:MISSOURI STAR QUILT CO WEBSITE: https://www.missouriquiltco.com/YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/c/MissouriQuiltCoFACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/MissouriQuiltCoTWITTER: https://twitter.com/missouriquiltcoINSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/missouriquiltco/JENNY'S INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/jennymsqc/Jenny's Bio:Jenny Doan is the smiling face of Missouri Star Quilt Company. Stitching together simplified quilts full of love and laughter, she makes quilting easier, more accessible, and friendlier than ever before. Watching her tutorials feels like coming home again. With over 750,000 YouTube subscribers and more than 230 million views to date, Jenny has sparked enthusiasm for quilting and warmed her viewer's hearts across the globe. When she moved with her growing family to Missouri over 20 years ago, she never imagined that someday they'd have a successful quilting business. Like many small towns across America, employment was scarce, so in November 2008, on a modest budget, the Doan family bought a building in Hamilton and started Missouri Star Quilt Company. At first they offered basic quilting supplies and machine quilting services, but business picked up when they started posting videos of Jenny teaching quilting tutorials online. From that time on her life changed forever.Almost 13 years later, Jenny now teaches quilting tutorials on YouTube once a week and continues to share her story everywhere she goes. It's a labor of love and a dream come true for her. Hamilton, Missouri, has become a quilter's paradise, attracting visitors from around the world. With the help of Jenny's husband, Ron, her seven children, and 25 grandchildren, this family business has grown to include an entire community.Visit the A Quilting Life YouTube channel for more great video content: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmSR-jDR956ATQe30JHX87wEnjoy what you heard? Be sure to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts and your review could be read on the show!

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill
Disney Dish Episode 349: Remembering the day “Stitch's Great Escape!” opened

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 46:29


Len Testa & Jim start off this week's show by revealing where the 2022 Disney Dish Live event will be held. They then answer listener mail that touches on issues like Easter Eggs that can be spotted in the “Mission: SPACE” ride film & how one might get a 3D printed kidney & bladder by WDW Security Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network
Disney Dish Episode 349: Remembering the day “Stitch's Great Escape!” opened

The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 46:29


Len Testa & Jim start off this week's show by revealing where the 2022 Disney Dish Live event will be held. They then answer listener mail that touches on issues like Easter Eggs that can be spotted in the “Mission: SPACE” ride film & how one might get a 3D printed kidney & bladder by WDW Security Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

DLWeekly Podcast - Disneyland News and Information
DLW 210: Former Main Street Magic Shop Cast Member Bruce Edwards

DLWeekly Podcast - Disneyland News and Information

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 100:44


This week, Mickey's ToonTown to get a massive overhaul, Holiday time has arrived at the resort, Merriest Nites information, the holidays were flooded out, a pricey set of ears, we talk to author and former Cast Member Bruce, and more! Please support the show if you can by going to https://www.dlweekly.net/support/. If you want some DLWeekly Swag, you can pick some up at https://www.dlweekly.net/store/. Book your travel through ConciEARS at no extra cost to you! Be sure to mention that you heard about ConciEARS from DLWeekly at booking! If you want some awesome headwear or one of a kind items, be sure to visit our friends over at All Enchanting Ears! You can use the promo code DLWEEKLY10 to get 10% off your order! News: Some major changes are coming to Mickey's ToonTown in 2023 with the opening of Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway. Josh D'Amaro announced at the IAAPA theme park expo in Orlando that the land would close in March of 2022 to make the changes. The only confirmed information is that there will be a reimagining of the entrance to the land, adding a couple of green spaces for parents and children to relax and play together. The current ToonTown park will expand into CenTOONial Park. It appears that the Jolly Trolley and tracks will be removed and replaced with a new fountain. The concept art also seems to show changes to Roger Rabbit's Cartoon Spin, and possibly even another entrance to Galaxy's Edge. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2021/11/mickeys-toontown-at-disneyland-park-to-be-reimagined-with-new-experiences-and-more-play-and-interactivity-for-young-families-in-2023/ and https://www.micechat.com/307775-disneylands-toontown-closing-in-2022-for-enhancements/ The holidays at the Disneyland Resort kicked off this past Friday. Along with some new offerings, this also marked the return of parades at Disneyland with the Christmas Fantasy Parade. Characters are dressed in their holiday best, decorations all over the parks, the return of Believe… In Holiday Magic Fireworks, and more. Over at Disney California Adventure, the Festival of the Holidays has returned, Disney Viva Navidad along with it, and so much more. For the complete list of offerings, visit the link in the show notes. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2021/11/its-the-most-magical-time-of-the-year-holidays-are-back-at-the-disneyland-resort-now-through-jan-9-2022/ Last week was the first of the Merriest Nites Holiday Party at Disneyland. The Disney Food Blog was there and wrote up their experience. Main Street had the Victorian Era party, with some characters dressed as Scrooge and ghost Marley from A Christmas Carol, the Muppets were caroling from the Omnibus as it drive up and down Main Street as well. New Orleans Square had a bayou-inspired celebration, Miguel was hosting a fiesta in Frontierland, Lilo and Stitch were having a tropical celebration in Adventureland, Elsa hosted a winter party in Fantasyland, and finally, Buzz Lightyear hosted an electronic party in Tomorrowland. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2021/11/12/caroling-muppets-and-ghost-goofy-all-the-entertainment-we-spotted-at-disneylands-holiday-party/ Of course with the Merriest Nites celebration, there was some new merchandise exclusive to the event. This year, they put the merchandise behind a mobile wait list system. Once guests entered the mobile waitlist, they were notified when it was their turn to go to Star Wars Launch Bay to look at the items on sale. The items included a Tumbler for $34.99, a Pin for $17.99, a Magnet for $14.99, an Ornament for $19.99, and an iPhone Case for $34.99. The artwork includes all six character “hosts” from the event, as well as Mickey and Minnie in holiday caroling outfits. There were also two Merriest Nites tees. A red version with the hosts and the castle, and a white version with Mickey and Minnie in their caroling outfits. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2021/11/12/all-the-exclusive-merriest-nites-merchandise-at-disneyland/ One of the flagship items for the first of the Merriest Nites events didn't go as planned. it's a small world was planned to debut the holiday overlay version, but was unable to open because of flooding. The transformation to the holiday version was complete and the refilling of the flume was underway when there was a small flood, which resulted in shorting out some electrical equipment. Until that equipment can be replaced or repaired, it's a small world will remain closed. – https://www.micechat.com/307360-disneyland-news-small-world-holiday-delayed/ and https://www.micechat.com/307512-disneyland-update-the-down-low-on-the-ho-ho-ho/ The new Disney movie Encanto doesn't come out for over a week, but guests can already meet the main character in the parks. Mirabel can be seen as part of the Viva Navidad celebration in the Paradise Garden area of Disney California Adventure. The movie Encanto comes to theaters on November 24th. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2021/11/photos-video-mirabel-from-disneys-encanto-now-greeting-guests-at-disney-california-adventure/ Weeklyteers have been raving about a new dessert available at Cafe Orleans in New Orleans Square. The Hot Cocoa Creme Brulee comes will a side of sugar cookies, and is a must try for chocolate lovers. The Disney Food Blog describes the dessert as a mix between pudding and custard, with a layer of toasted sugar on top, topped with homemade whipped cream and marshmallows. This dessert is available through the holiday season for $10. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2021/11/review-hot-cocoa-creme-brulee-is-an-amazing-dessert-at-cafe-orleans-in-disneyland/ Oogie Boogie has moved out of the Grand Californian Hotel and Spa's lobby for this year, and in his place is a large gingerbread house for the holidays. The gingerbread house will look like the hotel itself. The snack cart is still next to the display, selling sweets and some beverages. – https://www.micechat.com/307512-disneyland-update-the-down-low-on-the-ho-ho-ho/ Friday, November 12th was Disney+ Day around the entire Walt Disney Company. The celebration lasted through the weekend at the parks, with a blue carpet greeting for guests at Disneyland on Friday. All of the park icons were lit up in “Disney+ Blue” for the occassion. Special photo opportunities were around the parks as well. On Disney+ itself, a lot of new shows and movies debuted, along with announcements of future shows like Agatha: House of Harkness, Marvel Zombies, and Echo. For all the new Marvel stuff coming to the service, be sure to watch the preview on Disney+ or on YouTube. We will have the link in our show notes. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2021/11/disney-castles-icons-glow-disney-blue-as-disney-rolls-out-blue-carpet-for-disney-plus-day/ and https://dlnewstoday.com/2021/11/photos-colorful-murals-highlighting-streaming-movies-series-come-to-downtown-disney-district-for-disney/ With the replacement of the Photo Supply store at the end of Main Street and transforming it into the Plaza Holiday Shoppe, it left us wondering what is happening to Kingswell Camera Shop on Buena Vista Street. It has been transformed into Kingswell Shop, dropping the camera name, and expanding the retail space to make it a little more open for guests to move around and for more merchandise to be on display. – https://www.micechat.com/307512-disneyland-update-the-down-low-on-the-ho-ho-ho/ The Fantasyland Theater sign that was behind scrims for the last couple of weeks has been completed. Nothing new to report except for a completely refreshed sign. Hopefully this means that some entertainment will be returning to this location soon. – https://www.micechat.com/307512-disneyland-update-the-down-low-on-the-ho-ho-ho/ The Wookie celebration from Star Wars known as Life Day has come to Batuu again. This year, there are a few special food options to enjoy from a galaxy far, far away. There is a potato hand pie and black sesame macaron at Kat Saka's kettle, a pork belly slider and a new Tarkenian Night Flower drink at Oga's, and pork broth noodles at Docking Bay 7. No word on how long these dishes will stick around, so get them while you can! – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2021/11/12/did-a-fake-holiday-bring-the-best-food-ever-to-this-disney-restaurant/ Some of the most expensive Minnie ears have gone on sale. Designer Vera Wang's take on the designer collection ears are on sale now at the resort and on shopDisney. Guests should get ready to open their wallets wide with this pair that is priced at $600. The Disney Parks Blog describes them as “Designed with elevated fabrics such as black velvet ears and organza, the headband is topped off with a large white silk bow, true to Wang's classic style. Pronged crystals are hand-sewn on the front and back with exquisite, intricate beading, and it comes with a detachable fingertip length veil and comb.” – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2021/11/disney-parks-designer-collection-ear-headband-by-vera-wang-to-arrive-monday-at-disney-parks-and-shopdisney/ Disney has come to an agreement with the Master Services Council, who represents cast members at the resort on updated pay and benefits. Disney stated that the agreement included “healthcare coverage options as low as $7 a week for full-time cast members as well as providing eligible hourly cast with access to childcare support and Disney Aspire, an educational program offering free tuition.” Voting on this takes place on Wednesday, November 17th. – https://www.micechat.com/306249-disneyland-contract-troubles-leave-cast-concerned/ Discussion Topic: Author and Former Cast Member Bruce Edwards – Main Street Magic Shop Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09J7HJ851 Barnes and Noble - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/nothing-up-my-sleeve-but-pixie-dust-bruce-edwards/1140355973 Etsy - https://www.etsy.com/shop/bruceedwardsbooks

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast

When you have the legendary Chris Sanders-the director and creator of “Lilo and Stitch”, “How to Train Your Dragon”, “The Croods” and many more- on your podcast- what do you ask him?  If you're Tom and Tony Bancroft, you dig deep and get behind the scenes info on all of these historic films! Listen to this one, you won't regret it!