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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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Friday, November 5, 2010

Catch up

I have my first white shirt cut and sewn in my head. This weekend I hope to do some real sewing. Lost a few days of sewing time because of the having a job issue and getting my husband out the door to another several, maybe even winter long, stint in TN. He has the kind of job that sometimes takes him away, and it does give me some quality sewing time, but you know I am going to miss him around this house a lot. 

One hour into his absence I had already called him to ask where he had put the new fridge manual. Apparently it beeps when the temperature goes too low (most annoying) and that happens if you ignore the beep that goes on when the door gets left open (not me, sure he did that before he left).  The granddaughter and I were playing lets sort the patterns downstairs and we missed all that.

I am also, in a life that sometimes seems to involve me taking care of so many other people (nothing like teaching first years), miss the one person who makes it his job to take care of me.

Will be back to you when I get some sewing done here.


Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Have fun sewing this week end. I am hoping to get mine done too.

The Simple Romantic said...

I have a travelin' husband too. When we first got married in '78 I was 21 years old, fresh out of college with my first big job. I was so pathetic about his having to leave to work away from home every summer. I'd be all aLOOONE in the evenings! Though I do recall sewing, it didn't fill my life up at the time. I think because I was still waiting for life to happen to me.

After a few summers of that we acquired our first video player. From then on I biked home from work, rented a new video, went home and sewed for hours with the video as company. These days I still enjoy sewing to the sound of t.v. or a podcast or audio book on my ipod, though I don't need them quite so much. I'm also better at just having myself for company. I guess as I get older I have more to think about , and my own stories to tell myself.

And I sure enjoy getting the sewing projects done.