FACEBOOK LIVE with Mark Lipinski and Mr. Electric, May 21, 2017

 If you missed our last Facebook LIVE live video, here it is!  Please feel free to leave a question or comment.  All are answered.  xoxom

Here are the links to the subjects we spoke about in this episode:

Not Kid(ney)-ing Around

As my search for a life-saving kidney continues, I find that I am now .2 points from having to start dialysis.  In my research, I have most likely decided on hooking myself up, through the stomach, each day and trying to maintain some kind of life from home.  Those who have been in end stage kidney failure tell me that I may actually feel better than I have been (and it’s been pretty grim on some days) and a friend who shall remain nameless [Marie Bostwick] pointed out that I am the biggest homebody in the universe . . . and it’s not like I ever go anywhere anyway. LOL

So I’m still on steroids so sporting a coffin neck is one thing, but now my chipmunk cheeks eclipse my coffin neck!  Shroud cheeks?    So, while I may look like this:

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I feel like this:

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MR. ELECTRIC CONTINUES ON HIS BOOK TOUR

Mr. Electric’s book, Who Broke the Vase? finally launched and is available in bookstores (local and big box, like Barnes and Noble, etc.)  and other booksellers (even Wal-Mart, etc) around the country!  If you would like an autographed copy of his book (personalized to you or yours) order yours here:  http://bit.ly/2nI6Rj6

    

 

Who Broke the Vase? Quilt

The Who Broke the Vase? quilt is finally finished and beautifully quilted by my buddy Janice Jamison. The kit will be available for pre-orders by the end of this week (I’m just waiting for a final [brand new] back ordered fabric to be shipped)!  I’ll post here and on Facebook as soon as the quilt is listed in the Pickle Road Studios online store.  Because I’m not a brick and mortar shop, I’m  limiting the number of kit sales, so first come first served.

Up next, patterns for lots of different Who Broke the Vase? projects . . .

and

Mr. Electric;s newest book (published in October 2017), Who Am I?

LEARNING

Book Binding

I took a bookbinding class with Linda Lum DeBono  at the Printmaking Center of NJ located in Branchburg, New Joisey.

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At the Printmaking Center of New Jersey with quilter/author/fabric designer, Linda Lum DeBono.

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The printmaking design and class studio…

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Bookbinding II class at the Printmaking Center of New Jersey

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Samples of the books I produced in the class…

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Our teacher, Dave DiMarchi of 9 in Hand Press.

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Linda Lum DeBono binding her book

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Printmaking

Quilters Jill Edwards, Brad Pitt, and Meg Cox in the Printmaking on Fabric class at the New Hope- Solebury Community School in wonderful New Hope, Pennsyltucky.   This class is also taught by 9 in Hand Press owner, Dave DiMarchi.

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The New Hope Solebury High School where our classes take place.

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Some of the supplies we use in class

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Our first attempt at printing on paper

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My Ugly Angel experiment on paper and baby wipes…

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My planned layout of cardboard cutouts that I was to print onto fabric

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I dropped the damned apple onto the orange, then the time for clean up began.  Still not finished, but you get the drift.

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Jill Edwards and Meg Cox giving their projects the side-eye.

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MONDO BAG

Cover of the Quiltsmart Mondo Bag pattern!

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A sample of the Mondo Bag I bogarted from Liza Lucy’s studio…

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An inside view (it’s super roomy)

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Here, Quiltsmart owner, Maddie (whom I love love love), gives a tutorial on how to make your own Mondo Bag using her Quiltsmart pattern!

Visit the Glorious Color website to get your complete kit to make your own version of the Mondo Bag

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COMPLETE KIT

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MARK’S OLIVE OIL COOKIE RECIPE

What you need . . .

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon oil
  • 1 teaspoon orange oil
  • 1 teaspoon almond oil
  • 1/2 cup half and half or whole milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon meringue powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon flavored oil such as orange, lemon, almond, or anise, etc. (optional)
  • colored jimmies, colored non-perils, or coarse sanding sugar (optional)
  • warm milk or water

Directions . . .

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. You can mix this by hand but I use my KitchenAid mixer using the dough attachment. In the mixing bowl, mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon and sugar and mix it well.  Next, add olive oil, half and half, the flavored oils, and eggs. Turn on the mixer to a medium setting and mix the ingredients together until the dough forms into a ball and away from the sides of the mixing bowl.
  3. Grab small pieces of dough and roll them into 1″ balls and place them on a parchment paper covered cookie sheet, about an inch apart. They’ll puff up just a tiny bit during baking. Before putting them into the oven flatten their tops a little by gently pressing the top of each ball with the bottom of a drinking glass – just a little. Bake for 9 -10 minutes.
  4. To Make Icing: Blend vanilla, flavored oil (optional), meringue powder, and enough warm milk to the confectioner’s sugar to form a smooth icing.
  5. Dip the cookies into the icing and dry the cookies on a wire cake rack or directly on waxed paper. While the icing is still wet sprinkle them with colored non-perils, jimmies, or coarse sanding sugar.

HOMEMAKERS COUNTRY QUILTERS

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Website: www.homemakerscountryquilters.org

ON MY WAY HOME

My visit with Mother Therese of Jesus

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This is the cloister.  It’s huge.  On the bottom left side of the photo, beyond the trees is the terra cotta roofed mausoleum where the nuns are buried.

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Some of the Carmelites in the cloister ages ago. I am told that there are only 4 cloistered nuns in the compound, the youngest in her 70’s.

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Guess who?  Kinda creepy to me, but many cultures take photos of their deceased loved ones.

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The tomb

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The Grille

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The Turn

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One of the most amazing windows inside the shrine.  Each piece was made in Germany and sent to the United States for this building.

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The Walmart Fat Quarter and now 3rd degree relic

Kidney Mary and Bonnie on the day we visited the National Centre for Padre Pio in Barto, Pennsylvania, where I created a 3rd degree relic brown fat quarter.

This is the wildest book about “Incorruptibles”!  I bought it, read it, then gave it away at some point. Just adding it in case you’re interested or think I’m cra cra . . . or both.  You can also Google “Incorruptibles” fo,r more information

The Incorruptibles: A Study of the Incorruption of the Bodies of Various Catholic Saints and Beati

SPEAKING OF MIRACLES

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Here’s a part of a note I received from North Carolina quilter, Jane Lemley, dated August 18, 2015:

‘. . . Also, wondering if you ended up with my wooden pen that you used to sign 3 issues of your magazine after the meeting.  My friend, Clare, borrowed my pen for you to use.  It wouldn’t matter except that it was my Mom’s and she has passed away.  If not, no worries…maybe it’s on it’s way back to her!

Thanks again for your wonderful program!  May Slow Stitching stay with us always.

Sincerely,
Jane Lemley”

JANE!  I FOUND YOUR PEN in my PROJECTOR CASE!!!  

PLEASE CALL ME at (908)876-1208

IF YOU KNOW JANE, PLEASE LET HER KNOW! 

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Look what else I found in that darn case!  LOL  No kidding…

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I’m going to sew my SUPER FLY on (or else culturally appropriate Mrs. Roper)

CAPE MAY QUILT & FIBER ARTS SHOW

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Historic Cold Spring Village Quilt and Fiber Arts Show

June 24th and 25th.

Historic Cold Spring Village; 720 Route 9; Cape May, NJ

I’ll be speaking there both days.  Mr. Electric will be at the Historic Cold Spring Village Country Store with copies of his book and book readings for the kiddies!

Visit the Historic Cold Spring Village website here: https://hcsv.org/

Both days will feature demonstrations and vendors of quilting, textiles, knitting, crocheting, basket weaving, broom making, wool dyeing, sheep shearing and more!
On Saturday, visitors may vote for their favorite quilts in the Welcome Center at the Viewer’s Choice Quilt Show, and on Sunday continue to enjoy the display and see the winners.  A rare wedding quilt, c. 1714, handmade by Cape May Countian Sarah Spicer, will be on display in the Welcome Center for its annual appearance.
The quilt was restored in 2012 through a grant from the Cape May County Culture and Heritage Commission.
Regional vendors are attending with quilting and sewing fabrics, yarn, baskets, supplies, and equipment to help inspire the creation of an heirloom project.

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NEW BOOKS

Zen Doodle Calm

It’s out in October!

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SENT

Thanks for the laugh, Kathy.

I found out that The Jolly Taxpayer Hotel which was built in 1906 was taken down 7-8 years ago and is now the Jameson House, an office and condo tower that was built in 2011.

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Before and after

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Before

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After

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Oh, and it was never a gay bar LOL

CALL YOUR SHOP

Tell your local shopkeeper that the Auriful’s  BEST SELLING THREAD COLLECTION, THE BASICS COLLECTION, is on sale at Checker.  Have you shop order a few.  If you don’t have one, buy one.  You will not regret it.

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Yes, I sell them in my online store, but I would love it if you supported (or at least tried to support) your local brick and mortar quilt shop!  xoxom

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CATALOGS & MAGAZINES

Uppercase Magazine

The newest Uppercase issue has arrived!  Get yours here 

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Spoonflower Catalog

A catalog? Ask for one here 

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Sew News

I love this magazine!  There is always something I’m interested in (and I don’t sew clothing nor do I consider myself a “sewist”).  Find out about Sew News here 

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SHOWS

Mary Schaefer

This is the Gwen Marston book I referenced this week.

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Catch the show, The Mary Schafer Collection: A Legacy of Quilt History at the Mercer Museum

in Doylestown, Pennsylvania until August 13.

https://www.mercermuseum.org

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SPEAK YOUR WORDS, OWN YOUR TRUTH

and PUSH BACK AGAINST INJUSTICE and BULLYING

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12 Comments on “FACEBOOK LIVE with Mark Lipinski and Mr. Electric, May 21, 2017”

  1. May 23, 2017 at 3:47 PM #

    Love this – but have a question —- on the cookie recipe could you substitute Bailey’s Irish Crème for the milk????? Might add a little kick to the cookies…. Thanks for all you do and put out for us crafters. Hugs

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    • May 23, 2017 at 10:38 PM #

      Why not? I came up with this recipe as an experiment, so try it out on a few! oxoxom

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  2. Karen
    May 23, 2017 at 5:22 PM #

    I have tried to order Mr. Elec. book several times, and after putting all my mailing info in it goes back to first page. What am I doing wrong?

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  3. T. Barritt
    May 23, 2017 at 5:39 PM #

    I feel Mr. E doesn’t get a full face view and enough time to speak his truth and wisdom. Please consider his words when you ask his thoughts…let him finish his thoughts completely. You are so full of enthusiasm and energy I appreciate it is hard to slow down to his timing. Just a thought I had looking at this video today. Love your photos of items talked about. Makes lots more sense to see these follow-ups. Sent with respect and love, TB.

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  4. May 23, 2017 at 5:41 PM #

    You asked about reviving Creative Mojo and I miss the blog. I would download it and listen to it while working out. But I know it can be draining. I also drained my checking account because I would usually buy the book or product your guest were talking about. But love you Mark and Mr. Electric.

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  5. Nancy Farrar
    May 23, 2017 at 9:22 PM #

    Mark, Not being Catholic, I have no idea what the grille and turn are. Would you explain please? Loved the Taxpayer Hotel…….where friends meet😉. I sure understand about the Prednisone. I was on it for 7 months………hope I never have to do that again, but know it is inevitable down the road for me. I’m praying for a new kidney for you. I believe it will happen. From an old dialysis tech, I think you made a good decision to do peritoneal. Hang in there buddy, it will get better. Thanks, Nancy Farrar in Wyoming.

    Sent from my iPad

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    • May 23, 2017 at 10:36 PM #

      Nancy, these LIVE blogs are just casual follow ups to the video. Everything is explained in the video. 🙂 xoxom

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  6. Karen Burney
    May 23, 2017 at 9:30 PM #

    I just emailed Jane Lemley to tell her you found her pen. We so enjoyed your visit to our guild and the workshop the next day! Here’s to your health!

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  7. Sherry Starr
    May 23, 2017 at 9:59 PM #

    Mark, you are such a bad influence! I ordered Uppercase magazine and a book ❤️

    Sent from my iPad

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  8. May 24, 2017 at 11:03 AM #

    Ok Mark, am I crazy (wait don’t answer that) or does Maddie in the bag video remind anyone else of Judy Garland?!! I need another bag like like I need another cat…. but dang that’s cute!!!

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  9. DEINYA MAUTZ
    May 27, 2017 at 7:55 PM #

    First of all, the information on the convent was most interesting–thank you. Now to business: have you seen my newly favorite quilting magazine: TODAY’S QUILTER from the UK? (www.todaysquilter.com) I used to subscribe to subscribe to a number of US magazines, often several at once, but found much repetition in both design and instruction. When I saw Today’s Quilter I was immediately addicted and in order to afford the subscription have cancelled all but one US subscription. thinking of closing that one too. Each issue comes with an additional magazine or other little extra. They have been wonderful in directly helping me acquire all the back issues I could notified on Ebay etc. Now all I need in a large checking account to travel back and forth to visit.

    Meanwhile, I just learned my sister is stage 4 kidney disease along with other associated conditions related to diabetes. does she watch her diet? Nope!!! You and Mr. Electric are in my thoughts a great deal, as you both deal with your search for another kidney. Meanwhile, your continued humor is a welcome relief from the mundane worl.d My best to you both.

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  10. J. O'Neill
    May 31, 2017 at 9:01 PM #

    I always look forward to your newsletters, and enjoy the material and your sense of humor. Wishing praying for your good health.

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