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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 I write a monthly humour/sewing column for 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 Amazonhttps://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=barbara+emodi&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Abarbara+emodi

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Not much sewing going on the next few days

Miss Scarlett, hot sweaty and very cheerful.

Rascal and Scarlett's dog Josie.



Birdie, my son's dog who can't believe he is stuck in the house with us for a whole weekend.


I am in non sewing mode right now. I am alone at home taking care of Miss Scarlett and the three extended family dogs. So far so good, I always did low gear better than high gear.

And I did this all before, quite a while ago.

This is my advice to new grandmothers:

1. There are no bare midriffs on babies anymore, even when it's hot. Everyone wears onesies which have 89 snaps. If you do one of these units up and it should take about 20 minutes, and you have two snaps left over that is because you have forgotten the two snaps under the arms. What do you know, who would have thought of that?

2. If your fox terrier decides it would be a good idea if he jumped into the bath with the baby this is actually not a good idea.

3. Play music at meal times to distract the baby from the fact you only have weird food on hand. "Dead man's bend" by Jan and Dean got us through lunch.

And babies always were great and they still are.

Who's feeding the cat?


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