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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, August 5, 2011

Pictures of the North

In the event that you don't make it to the Bay of Deception yourself (in the literal and geographical sense at least) I thought I would share some pictures my husband brought back from his trip there. This is probably as close as I will get to that spot personally. There is only one building I am seeing here and my suspicion is that it is not a fabric store, so that lets me out.

In case too that there are not many caribou in your neck of the woods I thought I would share shots of those too:

And of the lovely northern flowers that you don't see in the big picture but remind me as always that the real story is in the details. Sort of the buttonholes of life (my god I am deep):

On the sewing front the first of my BMV pattern packages arrived today and in it was this pattern which I am incredibly excited about:

This pattern, which I figured would be a great addition to my comfortable sloppy wardrobe, is far much more. It has the totally most nutso instructions I have ever read. This is world class making-things-so-much-harder-than-they-have-to-be stuff.

Now tomorrow I should be making real progress on my son's shirts, but I am sorely tempted to get into this one and provide a running commentary of total construction madness.

We will see.


Ladyslipper said...

Not only do I enjoy your sewing, I enjoy your sense of humor. So if a woman you never met can weigh in, ditch your son's shirts for the time being and give us a running commentary on the new pattern.

Debbie Cook said...

"The buttonholes of life..."

Bwahahaha! Snort!!

Bunny said...

Love the humor you interject into your writing. It makes coming to your blog always a great visit. I say get on the funky top too!

Kathy said...

Please do! I can't wait to read your running commentary, it's bound to be very entertaining as are all your blogs.