Monday, March 29, 2010

Podcast 014 - Happy Easter!

Total length of this podcast: 48:29

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You can skip to whatever segment interests you -- check the minute markers for each segment.


The bumper music for this podcast is the traditional Latin Easter hymn, O Filii et Filae.

Spring has sprung!

For see, the winter is past, the rains are over and gone.
The flowers appear on the earth,
the time of pruning the vines has come,
and the song of the dove is heard in our land. [Song of Songs 2:11-12]

This is a real spring peeper. They are TINY! (About 1 inch long!)

And this is my Spring Peeper quilt

Here is a cool African quilt that was at the quilt show at the Belleville Historical Museum this month. It had all sorts of found objects sewn to it, such as shells and beads. Unfortunately I neglected to get the quilter's name and information.

Here is a display of three of my quilts that were in the show. I am amused that the left one was hung wrong, but the display works!

CLICK HERE to join all of us quilty podcasters under the Big Tent! What is Big Tent? It's a large discussion forum where we can share ideas, and generally have a lot of fun. Once there, you can join any and all of the subgroups (such as Mirkwood Designs).

THE FIBER ARTS SEGMENT [Podcast minute marker: 10:16]

Japanese Knot Purses

CLICK HERE to visit The Material Girls (Dearborn, Michigan) online sashiko supplies store.

Click the image below to open the Japanese Knot Purse tutorial.

Click the image below to open the very basic sashiko tutorial.

Click the image below to view the photo sequence of making the sashiko purse.

Click the image below to view the photo sequence of making the round-bottomed purse.

THE PAPER ARTS SEGMENT [Podcast minute marker: 24:59]

Traditional Japanese washi eggs

CLICK HERE to check out Hollander’s in Ann Arbor, Michigan

CLICK HERE for Style of Japan.

I got a little carried away! That's a real ostrich egg among the chicken eggs!

 Teddy and two of his geometric origami pieces. Hmmm, I wonder where these two pieces are now?

Click the image below to open the washi egg tutorial.

Click the image below to look at the photographic process of making a washi egg.

THE RECIPE SEGMENT [Podcast minute marker: 39:00]

Shirred Eggs

Click the image below for the Shirred Egg recipe.

Click the image below to look at the photographic process of making shirred eggs.

THE GRAB BAG [Podcast minute marker: 44:44]

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And remember
creativity isn’t a race
it’s an adventure!


  1. Congratulations on showing your quilts at the historical museum! The sashiko on the Japanese knot bag looks really fantastic.

  2. Yum Faygo pop, love their Rock N Rye. RuthAnn you are one talented lady.

  3. I love your spring peeper quilt

  4. Ruthann! Love the peeper quilt!! Love the Sashiko!! Love it all!! You are awesome!

    I'm enjoying Big Tent too. Thx, Tami

  5. I made the shirred eggs for dinner a couple nights ago. The were just so creamy smooth. I had never made them before. I had always passed the recipe by in my cookbooks. I will have to share this recipe with my daughters and daughter-in-law and son since they all really enjoy scrambled eggs and poached eggs. Shirred eggs is an elegant cross between the two dishes.