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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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Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Monday

My father-in-law passed quietly yesterday morning. We will be staying here for a bit and then heading off to Florida.

Easter dinner went ahead as planned and it was very nice. We toasted a man who loved family dinners.

We all got together at my daughter's with extra tables brought over etc. However I got a frantic call around lunch because she didn't have enough matching tables cloths.

Well remember the white shirt project?

I quickly serged around a vast amount of pique and some seersucker and ran it over. Perfect. Of course I had my eagle eye on that table the whole meal and whipped everything back into the washing machine the minute I got home.

This is my life. No matter what is going on, every family emergency somehow ends up with me behind a sewing machine.

On a side note I invited my ex husband and his partner to join us. Figured family is family. It worked out very well, turned out they have a lot in common with my other step daughter. I also discovered that ex's girlfriend is a great photographer and I had her take pictures of my dress for the blog - I will post those soon. I believe reconciliation is part of the theme, and you know it's a relief.

Off to take my son's girlfriend to the airport this morning so she can go back to work in NYC. Last night she gave me some beautiful yarn to thank me for having her. This one's a keeper.

Have a good week, talk soon.


LisaB said...

I'm sorry to hear of your father-in-law's passing. At the same time, there is much to be thankful for in your post...reconciliation, common interests, a keeper of a girlfriend, white fabric to the rescue, etc. Time spent with family can be a wonderful thing.

Jane M said...

Sounds like a good day of happier memories and opportunities to share kindness. Good to hear that the "tablecloths" seem to have made it through unscathed.

Connie said...

You've had a sunshine and shadows kind of week. I'm sorry to hear of your father-in-law's death.

I had to laugh, however, at your description of watching your shirts/tablecloths for spills.

SEWN said...

So sorry for your loss.