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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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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Thank you

I want to thank anyone who has taken time to post comments to this blog. I don't usually respond with a comment of my own, unless it is to provide information, maybe I should, but I appreciate hearing from you so much.

Like most of you I do not have many, hardly any, sewing buds in my real life geographical area. And  most of the workplaces I have been in,  saying you sew, well that gets you the kind of looks you would get if you said you were a competitive yodeler, quaint and probably nuts.

So, like many of you do too I am sure, I sit down at my dining room table and write about the one activity that I love more than any other, and when I read a comment back from some other part of the world, saying you know how I feel - well I feel the way I do when I read your blogs if you have them - connected.

We had a busy week here. Miss Scarlett was quite sick, better now thanks, but we spent a day in Emerg getting tests etc. and it was all pretty stressful for the family. I was fairly worn out by the evenings so when I read messages from you, well it gave me a lift.

Thanks for that.


RuthieK said...

I love reading your blog. Please keep writing here. Your posts make me smile, think and then go off and sew myself.

Kathryn said...

I found you via the fabulous Caroline. Loved your essay about sewing and restructuring one's "outside" to match one's "inside." I too have almost no one to talk sewing with. My other love, as yours appears to be, is writing. Again, very solitary. My husband has begun to ask me where I think I'm going to wear all these clothes. Now I'll have an answer for him.