What’s New With You Episode #89


Thank you for all your support these last three years! Today we share how our words for the year have motivated us and helped us.

And here is the video of the Kylo Ren Cosplayer who helped us visualize how to put together Jake’s cowl.

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Oh Look, SHINY!! Episode #65

Happy Anniversary to us!!!

We’ve loved every episode and sharing it with all of our wonderful listeners. Thanks for hanging in there with us through sickness and health, till death do us part!

AMEN!

While I’ve been battling every illness known to man (exaggerate, much?) my mom has been cuddling up with the newest family member. I’m jealous!

Even Jake got in on the action! Thank goodness for FaceTime so I could at least see him hold his baby cousin for the first time.

While we may not be breaking any records in quilting, Dori has definitely been busy working on a few projects like a nursing cover for my sister.

Thanks for modeling for us, Dad.

Even though I may have been down and out with no voice, the hubs and I got some MAJOR spring cleaning done around our place. That included hanging his Star Wars pictures and finally building his new furniture.

Doesn’t it look so nice?

And when we were done with that, sat down and unboxed our first Loot Crate box.

We’ve got a lot of boxes to share with our viewers so definitely keep an eye on our YouTube channel for upcoming new videos!

We also did an update on some of our fitness goals and we shared some of our activities we’re adding into our healthy lifestyle.

Dori is really enjoying this new walking video to include some exercise that’s a good fit for her.

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Celebrate Good Times! Episode #50

We did it!!! We made it to 50 episodes!!

Happy Podcastiverary to us!

And we couldn’t have done it without you! Our fellow crafters and hobbyists!

Be sure to visit some of our friends around the internets! They have been wonderfully supportive and caring as we opened up our craft rooms and shared our stories on this wonderful podcast.

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katie@hobbiesuptohere.com and dori@hobbiesuptohere.com

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Hobbies Up To Here Episode #35

Hey Hobbyist and Crafters, it’s a special day today! Not only is it our podcast day but it’s our anniversary!!!

Happy 1st year Hobbies Up To Here!!
Check out our first podcast episode for old time’s sake!
Episode One

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On today’s podcast we list our top 5 projects that are the most memorable over the last year. It’s never easy to pick your favorite quilt or craft but we made the tough choices and are excited to share them with you!

Katie’s Top Five Favorites

  • My 4th of July table runner was my first quilted project that really came together beautifully. I loved everything about it!

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  • Another finished runner, our Halloween runners, came out so different yet so great. We love them both!

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  • It seems any time I tried something new, I loved the outcome. My Christmas Dresden hanging came out beautifully and I would love to have it out all year long!

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  • The holidays really lit a creative fire and I couldn’t put it out. Along with my quilting projects, another holiday favorite was my Christmas wreath.

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Katie’s Honorable Mention

During podcast episode 4, my mom surprised me with a new sewing machine. My Elna, aka Rosy, has become my best friend. I’m so thankful for the gift and so grateful for the opportunity to work with it!

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Dori’s Top Five Favorites

  • Dori’s first favorite memory recalls her first finish! Mike’s birthday quilt, the Music Quilt, was a grand undertaking and it came out beautifully!

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  • She also did a beautiful Dresden plate for a baby quilt that came out so incredible. It really showed how much she’s grown and how far her quilting has come.

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  • She also attempted some “3D sewing” and made a purse for my sister’s birthday. While the pattern was not as clear as she would like, it still looks amazing.

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  • And Dori’s last favorite is her current in-progress project, paper piecing. Having gone from not knowing that paper piecing existing to this beautiful outcome is saying a lot about her talent!

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Dori’s Honorable Mention

It can be easy to forget where you started but Dori’s honorable mention is just that, her first official finished quilt from this past year. Her first baby quilt was not only her first in decades but her first quilt-as-you-go!

A Last Honorable Mention (Or Two!)

QuiltCon was an amazing experience! Check out my mom’s thoughts on meeting Mary Fons and Jenny Doan, our live podcast episode while we were there, our wrap-up podcast after we returned, and our YouTube video to share our thoughts.

The So Cal Quilter’s Run happens every June and local quilt shops participate in a themed shop-hop that runs two weekends in June. We went last year and had a blast and we plan to go again this year. Hopefully we’ll get to hang out again with our friend Melanie at Thousand Needles and maybe even visit a few shops together!

We have some exciting goals we want to work towards this coming year so make sure to subscribe to us wherever you can and return as often as possible to keep up with all of our crafty endeavors. And THANK YOU THANK YOU to all our listeners. Without you, we’d just be two crazy ladies sitting around, talking about our hobbies!

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Hobbies Up To Here Episode #20

We made it!!! We finally hit our 20th episode and we celebrated in style. No, not with champagne but instead with a live stream of our podcast on Periscope!

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Yay!! Happy 20th to us!

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Enjoy this rather rousing and funny podcast with lots of ADD/oh shiny moments but also lots of great insight into us and how we operate as a team.

And let’s all take a moment to gather in awe at the beautiful statement piece my mom was wearing that had so many viewers asking about it!

Lovely!

Be crafty! Be creative! Have a great day!

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