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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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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Just so much to say (and no surprise there)

My head has been buzzing all week with white shirts and I have been inspired and motivated by your comments.

I had intended to start addressing some of those last night but my dear husband went over to help my son-in-law fix his garage door and we ended up spending the evening in the ER. Six stitches in one hand and a bruised and cut knuckle on the other. His hands are now bandaged up like a boxer's, but no real harm done. You got to watch those garage door springs apparently. They, well, spring.

So what I am going to do over this weekend is do some subject specific mini posts on various issues as I warm up to starting the first white shirt Monday, November 31st. As there will be other projects that intercede the end date for this whole thing is indefinite. Any one of the points of this for me is to see what the rest of you are doing.

That will be my inspiration.

I want to remind those of you who sew but don't blog (probably a very productive approach, based on my own experience...) to tell us what is going on in the comments section here and if you want to email me some pictures to post.


Jane M said...

Barbara, I'm not sure if I will be participating in the white shirt/blouse sew along, although I do have a wrap blouse muslin that I'm eager to get to tackle again. Just thought I'd share this great layout on pages 40-41 of the August catalog for Lafayette 148, one of my favorite design inspirations. Wonderful collar, sleeve and cuff variations.


Lori said...

Sorry to hear about your husband's hand, hope they are not hurting too badly today.