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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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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Families, helmets, knitting and toy soldiers

Update from the vacation.

My wonderful, funny, smart, interesting stepdaughter and her sweetheart have arrived for a week. (This is what you risk when you come stay with me and I am taking pictures).

They live in England and both work for a booming business that makes and sells toy soldiers and things to enact historical battles. It took me a while to get my head around the fact that there is such a huge market for this, but then again you folks out there are fascinated by interfacing. I rest my case.

 We are having a lot of fun.

I have also discovered that Kristen has started to knit. This is a baby blanket she is making for a friend, her first ever project out of Rowan wool/cotton. I am going to show her to cast off.

I have also been knitting and here are the latest socks. Please note how the pattern matches identically on each sock. This was a total accident and no one was more surprised than me.

We are off this morning to go shopping. Kristen would like some sock wool and for me to teach her sock knitting and I have decided I need to update my accessories. I hate clothes shopping but man do I love shopping for accessories.

I shared this thought with my spouse who went out and made this addition to my accessory wardrobe:

I am not sure we are totally on the same page on this one. But off we go.


Debbie Cook said...

Hahaha - fascinated by interfacing.

Love your new hat. I have 4 of them in my garage.

shams said...

lol. You are having too much fun with your family. :D

KC said...

You are so funny! I'm dying here.

No, really, my verification word is "dying".