I feel bad about not posting recently. Since I got back from Tennessee last week things have been mega busy. Work has hit the mid-term marking tsunami and Mr. Rascal went in to have bladder stones removed (very successful) that long-standing issue is now done. More importantly my DD is pregnant with her second child. Unfortunately despite a good later pregnancy and great delivery last time, her first trimester is again really difficult. As result I am doubling up on grandmother support and bring Miss Scarlett over here as much as I can so she can rest. I have also shelved other projects to get going on some requested pj's for my DD.
Which I do enjoy, and I have discovered Scarlett loves my sewing room. She talks a lot and her big line is "Downstairs, sewing" which means she walks around my sewing room throwing around old patterns and moving the scraps in my scrap box. She also sits on my lap and watches the machine work and says "Wow, wow" every time the needle goes up and down. Of course we are not working on seams that are longer than 2 1/2" but I feel she has real potential.
So I will be back, probably over the weekend. Time in my sewing room is like plugging this energizer bunny into the power supply.
And you know what I mean.
- 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