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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, May 13, 2011

Up to date

Blogger has been down for while and I am just catching up.

Yesterday I woke up early with the odd and not very familiar session that I had a fox terrier's tail up my right nostril

Yup, I was right. That's what it was.

After that start the obvious thing to do next was to get up and make a batch of Okra and hot pepper pickles:

The man at the local hardware store says they have had a real run on canning jars. Makes sense to me. Or there may be other Nova Scotians in town. We absolutely can't get over the great produce, here. Sad really when a grown person calls his wife into the kitchen to say "look at all the juice in this lemon! Can you believe it?"  I suspect we will be coming back this way.

Of course we are the same couple who are amazed that everyone doesn't have their laundry out on the line. Where we come from people would kill for drying weather like this.

I am having a great time. Even the golf is going well. I am keeping myself motivated by the thought I will have to make more clothes for this. Can't you see me in a skort?

Back to sewing.

I have decided to transfer my first set of Simplicity pants pattern alterations to a new pattern, this one with a higher waistline and considerably more design ease, 3 1/2" at the hip. I should have it all cut out tonight and then there is no stopping me.

Stay tuned.


Bunny said...

The okra pickles are gorgeous, definitely deserving of a blue ribbon!

Have you tried pickled watermelon rind? It's my absolute favorite and nothing beats it with a tuna sandwich.

KC said...

I'm really enjoying your Nova Scotian take on the strange world that is Florida! And I think you'd look just fine in a skort.

Anonymous said...

I adore home canning! Glad to find another enthusiast. :)

Debbie Cook said...

If we hung our clothes outside to dry here, they'd be moldy before they were dry. ;-)