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Episode 25: Quilt and Craft Fair 2015 Special

Quilt and Craft Fair

Wonderfil thread

 

Head to my Instagram for the pics of the quilts I loved

Here is the hexagon one:

 

Quilt and Craft Fair 2015

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Episode 24: Wait, more stash acquisition?

Biggan Design

 

White for blanket borders. And Deadlines logo colours for a tea cosy?

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Space Cadet  

Mini skein club from Space Cadet

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One of a kinds from Space Cadet

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Champagne and Socks: Episode 23: Glimpsing Old UFOs

 

Current WIPs in focus

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Episode 22: The Tulip Bulb Experiment Pt 2
The tulip bulbs “planted”

Tulip bulb experiment

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Time lapse – top photo taken about 2 hours before the second

2-3 hours difference in photos

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Update of the Starfish bulb

Bulb experiment

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Episode 21: Bear’s Rainbow Blanket Update, Yarn Shopping Live and Tea Cosies

Biggan Design

Bear’s Rainbow Blanket

 

Current status. Running out of white

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I’m always forgetting to post the show notes to the latest episode of Galactic Suburbia here. I vow to do better!

Episode 119: 29 April 2015

In which there are fast cars, ancillary swords, Vote! Helsinki! t-shirts, feminist serial killer narratives and answer the all important question: was watching all of Lost worth it, Alisa?

Defying Doomsday funded!

Tiptree Award Philip K Dick:

Alex’s plan for Hugo reading.

Upcoming episode: being ok with being feminist. Request for links! Send us vids, articles, book titles etc. to recommend to teens.

Vote for Helsinki for Worldcon 2017!

What Culture Have we Consumed?

Tansy: Avengers: Age of Ultron, DC: Convergence, The Fall (Netflix Original)

Alisa: Reign, Lost

Alex: Ancillary Justice and Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie; Incandescence, Greg Egan; Book of Strange New Things, Michael Faber; Fast&Furious 7; Avengers: Age of Ultron

Please send feedback to us at galacticsuburbia@gmail.com, follow us on Twitter at @galacticsuburbs, check out Galactic Suburbia Podcast on Facebook, support us at Patreon and don’t forget to leave a review on iTunes if you love us!



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Episode 20: Rainy days, barking dogs and native wisteria

 

New bamboo for wisteria

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Already nearly at the top

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Episode 19: Lace, knitting needle legacies and Bear’s Rainbow blanket

Bear’s Rainbow blanket from Purl Soho

A couple of the first squares to get sewn up

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Piles of the other squares sorted by colour

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Episode 18: Pots and Pops of Colour
Tidied up garden bed

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I’m still only slowly emerging from my writer’s block. Writer’s block sucks, and I’ve been struck down by it for almost 6 months now! Bleurgh. Luckily though, that doesn’t matter when you run your own business. And books have been happening which is awesome But I am remiss in not having talked about them here.

At the moment, we are midst of our second crowdfunding campaign. This time to publish the Defying Doomsday project. Stories already acquired include authors John Chu, Seanan McGuire, Janet Edwards and Corinne Duyvis. And they’re brilliant!

City overlooking desolate desert landscape with cracked earth

“We love apocalypse fiction, but we rarely find characters with disability, chronic illness and other impairments in these stories. When they do appear, they usually die early on, or are secondary characters undeveloped into anything more than a burden to the protagonist. We believe that disabled characters have a far more interesting story to tell in post-apocalyptic/dystopian fiction, and we want to create an anthology sharing those stories.

Defying Doomsday is an anthology of apocalypse-survival fiction with a focus on disabled characters, which will be edited by Tsana Dolichva and Holly Kench, and published by Twelfth Planet Press in mid 2016.”

We’re 9 days away from the end of the campaign and are looking today to boost the tally up over the $10k mark. Pledges tallying $751 would take Defying Doomsday to the $10k mark. Do you think we could do that today? Is that a big ask? What if I threw something in to tempt you?
How about – for every pledge today, backers will get an extra ebook novel from the list ie there are 4, if you back the Triple Ebook Deluxe, you now get ALL FOUR. Everyone else gets an extra one of their choice.
Already backed? Help us out today through signal boosting – share a Defying Doomsday post on Facebook, tweet/retweet on Twitter, hey we’d even love a blog post or Google+ shout out etc. Just send us a link (defyingdoomsday@twelfthplanetpress.com) to where you boosted our signal and we’ll get an ebook to you!
(N.B. Pledges already made today still count!) More information about the project is here: http://www.pozible.com/project/188146

We’re offering some supercool rewards. Though I have to warn you, there is only 1 mini hamper, which includes a knitted tea cosy or fingerless gloves from me, left.

Our submissions guidelines for the book have also just been released – should the Pozible campaign fully fund, Tsana and Holly will be reading from May 1.

And more on other recent TPP projects in the next post update!



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Episode 17: Not so much with the finishing of things

Orixa by Andrea Rangel

 

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  Hitofude Here is the yarn that arrived just as I finished recording – the darkest skeins are for the Hitofude, the other two were because you can get a discount after a certain $ amount ordered :)

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Episode 16: At least we’ve got cushions now?

The cushion covers came from Sunburst Outdoor Living

David Allen’s Getting Things Done has free online tools.

 

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Episode 15: Stash acquisitions and tea cosy knitting days

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Fifi’s Fabricology

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Farmer’s Wife Quilt – my Pinterest board

Baby Sweater – Fisherman’s Pullover in 60 Quick Baby Knits by Sixth and Spring Books.

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Loani Prior Tea Cosy books:
How Tea Cosies Changed the World
Pretty Funny Tea Cosies
Wild Tea Cosies
Really Wild Tea Cosies

My finished Tea Cosy:

 

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Episode 14: Garden parties and updates

Been off at science fiction conventions so just a quick update on a rainy day.

 

 



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Episode 13: Castitonitis, Baby Sweater, Mini Skeins are go!

Loop – 15 Camden Passage, Islington
(The coffee shop I mention is – The Coffeeworks Project and was my best cup of coffee in London – 96-98 Islington High Street)

Fisherman’s Pullover from 60 Quick Baby Knits – I’m using Cascade 220 Superwash

Space Cadet Creations Mini Skeins Club

Space Cadet Creations Mini Skeins Pinterest

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Episode 12: Indoor Plants and The Tulip Bulb Project

Tulips in glass jar – Pinterest

Tesselaar

Star Fish Lily

 

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Episode 116: 18 March 2015

Our special 2014 Galactic Suburbia Award episode! Listen to find out our winner and shortlist for our award to honour activism and/or communication that advances the feminist conversation in the field of speculative fiction.

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Alisa: Haven S5, Tempest’s Reading Challenge

Alex: Tehanu, Tales of Earthsea, and The Other Wind, Ursula le Guin; Jupiter Ascending; Waistcoats and Weaponry, Gail Carriger.

Tansy: D’Artanyan i tri Mushketyora (1979); New Avengers: Breakout prose novel by Alisa Kwitney; New Avengers: Breakout, by Brian Michael Bendis; Curb Stomp #1 – Ryan Ferrier (writer), Devaki Neogi (artist); Princess Leia #1 – Mark Waid (writer) Terry & Rachel Dodson (artists).

NEXT TIME: tune in for our Ursula Le Guin essay spoilerific. We will be covering: “The Space Crone” & “Is Gender Necessary? (Redux)” (both in Dancing at the Edge of the World: Thoughts on Words, Women, and Places) and “Science Fiction and Mrs Brown”(in The Language of the Night: Essays on Fantasy and Science Fiction).

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Episode 11: The Scones Fiasco plus JAM

Ash’s Scones Recipe:
5 cups of SRF
1.5 cups cream
1.5 cups lemonade.

I baked them at 220 degrees C for about 10 minutes.
Lots of advice on touching the dough for the minimal time possible. Don’t overwork it.

Jam from Just Add Moonshine –  justaddmoonshine.wordpress.com – check out the tasting notes

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Mothers group spread – scones, Tim Tam bites, biscotti

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Jam and cream!



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Feedback Friday March 20

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Episode 10: Meditation, positive outlook and baby up the garden path

 

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