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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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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Birthday suit

Busy day today, took the day off but have spent most of it on the phone to extended family, good thing.

Did get to do one project though and that was to turn some marinating-at-the-bottom-of-the-Rubbermaid cotton terry/velour knit into a sewing/blogging top to go with my leggings. Taken in my basement because on short notice that's where I found a spot to steady my camera on remote. Not the world's best picture but does the job today. Sorry about the spots on the knees, also did a bit of cleaning today.

Very nice birthday. My husband who has been working out of town, and was due back tomorrow night,  called to say he had arranged for someone to take over and he is coming back to take me out for supper. Nice talks with all my kids and my surfer/student son called to say that for my birthday, since he is a poor student, he isn't giving me anything but taking something away - he got his hair cut. Since he has been walking around with his hair looking like an eagle had made some sort of random nest up there, I am pleased.

Back to sewing - I really like this pattern and am happy with my day.


Rose said...

What a nice birthday suit! My birthday is today also though not the same year I'm sure! I did a bit of cleaning today also in between the family calls. Hope you enjoyed the supper with hubbie!

Barbara said...

Thanks Rose and happy birthday to you too!