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I am a mother, a new grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My first book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge will be published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon


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Monday, November 24, 2008

Off air and under the snow

I had great sewing and blogging plans for the weekend but Friday night we got dumped on by a winter's worth of snow and my daughter also had a bad weekend where she was very sick. With her husband away I decided to go over to her place and stay for a day and a night to take care of the animals and her. She is much better today and it was nice to be able to help her out. I got the front door that was frozen shut finally open, walked the golden retriever who is less than a year old and thought all the snow was just great, made meals, let her rest and knitted felted mitts that have now since they are home and felted, turned out after many washings and dryings to still be about the size of oven mitts. My husband has gone off to work wearing a pair, told me they are just great and fit perfectly, although I did note his imitation of a gorilla with giant hands dragging on the ground as he went out the door.

I don't have classes today and once I run over what I have to do for tomorrow, it's time to cut out my mom's skirts and plot my plan for the SW SWAP sew along.

Stay tuned.

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