Thursday, September 1, 2016

First sewing on the edge podcast

Well here we go folks, live and uncut with all the bugs completely not worked out. Daisy and I are learning this as we go and right now I just want to know if you can hear this and whether or not you think this podcasting thing is a good idea for development or too weird.

I am afraid for this first one you will have to download if the new link doesn't work, but hopefully it will now. Let me know.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Barb,

Your test podcast was great entertainment. Loved your tutorial on learning styles. It will help folks identify their own particular learning style. Some folk have a combo. I know I do but auditory learning isn't one of them.

Also spot on about saving money by sewing. I just spent $20.00 on a knit fabric, and not a great knit fabric, for a little grandgirl who requested a nightgown for her birthday. Twenty dollars is a pittance when I will hear, "It's beautiful grandma. I love it."

Still reading and enjoying your blog even though I don't comment as often as I should.
Donna E

Jodie said...

I listened and it was great. Loved the discussion about saving money while sewing!

Sewcat said...

The podcast was terrific!

donnyb said...

Hi Barb,
I thoroughly enjoyed your inaugural podcast! And your comment about the Singer sewing class (in summer holidays, not less) brought back such memories -- my Mum sent me to just such a class here in Vancouver (so I went on the bus downtown by myself -- the joys of growing up in the '60s).

In the 60's and even the '70s to an extent, you could save money by sewing as most things in the stores were not as cheap as they are today. But it is really only the everyday tops and teeshirts that are not economical to sew now, certainly anything "good" like a nice dress or coat is still going to be more economical to sew, bonus being it will actually fit properly (assuming I master the fitting issues I still have) and be in a colour and quality that I like.

I look forward to hearing more!

Lyn J.

Barbara said...

It was fun, thank you! I am looking forward to the next podcast.

marciaelaine said...

Long time reader, first time posting (pathological introvert). Love your podcast and can't wait for more. So appreciate your big hearted generosity in everything you share with us about your life and your sewing.

Kathie said...

Oh, Barbara! It was so good! Very "listenable"...that's a real word, right! Thanks for doing this

Anonymous said...

For some reason I couldn't download the podcast. But then I am a technical nitwit. I do know how to tune into iTunes so I am waiting for that.
Vancouver Barbara

Brenda said...

Thank you for recording this twice so we got to hear your wisdom! : ) I do some recording for work/teaching and it's a challenge to get all of the technology working in addition to staying focused on the content. Then when the dog barks as I'm recording, all bets are off!

Brenda said...

I think my comment was lost in the ether. Thanks for sharing your wisdom via a podcast! I enjoyed listening to you.

Laceflower said...

Can't download as apparently you are too popular and too many people have already downloaded? how is this a reason?
Anyhow, looking forward to the Youtube platform.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant first podcast! I really enjoyed this and had no trouble downloading or listening. Hope you don't take this the wrong way but because I enjoy your "flypaper thoughts" I got a surprise that you speak in sentences. Ha ha! And I love your Canadian accent! I look forward to more podcasts even though I am one of your visual learners. Vivienne

TinaLou said...

Wonderful first podcast! I especially liked the analysis of where to a. save money and 2. add value. I'm also a proud graduate of the Singer Sewing School, Summer of '60-something!

Ginger said...

Wonderful podcast. I listened while I was sewing. Sorry it was so much trouble to do. But I throughly enjoyed and hope you will do more.

Anonymous said...

Is there a url that I can paste into my podcast app?
Looking forward to being able to listen.
Shari

Barbara said...

Shari until I get up to speed on all of this the best way to listen is clicking on the link here. I will see about posting a lint tomorrow.

Nethwen said...

I enjoyed this podcast. Thank you for taking the time to make it. Your blog is great because I can learn something, but it's not so technical that I can't understand it in the five minutes that I drink my tea in the morning. I also like the blog because you sew things more similar to what I wear - which is not dresses.

Your explanation of auditory learners was a revelation to me as a librarian. I get so frustrated when a patron looks at an online form points to the text box labeled "name" and asks, "Do I put my name here?" Because of your podcast, now I wonder if these people are auditory learners. Still frustrating to me who learns through text and visual cues, but I do want to learn how to communicate with all learners, so thank you.

Lisa Laree said...

Thanks for all your work to get this 1) recorded and 2) available!
It was great and I'm looking forward to the next one!

corsadriver49 said...

Barbara, thank you so much for the first podcast, which I enjoyed enormously. Really sympathise with your technical issues, am sure I wouldn't be able to get my head round those.

As others have said, very, very interesting points about the ways in which we all learn.
It put me in mind of something from the late 1960's; the Nuffield Mathematics project, which I was introduced to when doing my teacher training in the UK. All the books contained a quotation which said "I hear and I forget; I see and I remember; I do and I understand". Seems to me we don't "hear and forget" after all. Or maybe only the non-auditory learners do. Or is it because we back up that auditory learning with "doing"? Fascinating stuff.

Can't wait for the next podcast and more Barb-wisdom.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful and distinctively clear voice you have. Thank you.

Tracy King said...

It worked nicely for me and it was nice nice to hear your voice! I'm a visual learner but I still appreciate adding your voice to the visual of the pictures and the writing on the blog.

LisaB said...

I thoroughly enjoyed listening. Thanks, Barbara!

Mary said...

Love it, Barbara! Thank you so much for all you give to the online sewing community. It was thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining to hear your voice and all your wise words. I learn so much from you. And I also love your sense of humor. You had me cracking up while I tidied up my sewing space. Please keep podcasting!