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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, September 16, 2011

Flypaper night

You know, like put it up there and see what sticks?

One of my favourite things to read in other blogs are the random stuff lists. They really give you some sense of who you are reading.

Since tomorrow is Miss Scarlett's birthday, tonight is all about putting the hooded sweater I have been inexpertly knitting together and getting the zipper in. No sewing. It has been a frantic week and at the end of it, here's what's sticking:

  • Fake leather is a lot easier to sew than I thought it would be. 
  • I hate ripping out anyway.
  • My husband does an amazing Cookie Monster voice.
  • I picked up the costume this afternoon. 
  • I should never go anywhere without a camera.
  • Whose dumb idea was it for me to do a double course load this fall to have the winter off?
  • Oh me.
  • Every spring my mother-in-law calls in from the country to tell us when she sees the first robin.
  • Next month she is moving into an apartment block near me in the city.
  • I have a yard.
  • My daughter's boyfriend from grade nine is in one of my classes.
  • He is now bald.
  • My sister is the only licensed deaf female fork lift operator in Canada.
  • 47 different variations of BMV pattern sales must mean that some new Vogues will be out soon.
  • Please.
  • I need to sew jackets.
  • I need to start my Christmas sewing.
  • I want to make something I don't need.
  • Have you ever shared a bed with a man who snores and a fox terrier who paces?
  • Do you want to?
  • My son gave me the "Human Manure Composting Handbook" to read.
  • This is not a joke.
  • Page two is more interesting than page one.
  • Page three is pictures.
  • Might not get to page four.
  • No pattern proof reader job offers have come in yet.
  • I am pretty surprised about that.
  • Ordered real leather once.
  • The bullet hole at the top got me.
  • I have my own skin don't need anyone else's.
  • Except as an accessory.
  • I want to buy Miss Scarlett Mr. Roger's dvds.
  • Tomorrow an invisible zipper in the leatherette.
  • Hope I am not too excited to sleep.


Jodie said...

OMG! Man alive you have lots going on in your brain today. Hope the sweater gets done and the party goes well. Hang in and enjoy your weekend!

Debbie Cook said...

If I ever get to Canada again or if you come to Florida, we HAVE to meet! Your warped sense of humor is just like mine, but yours comes out so much better in writing. Love this list!!

Barbara said...

Bad news Debbie, I am in St. Augustine for April and May of next year. Why do you think I am over-working it now? Yes we need to meet up, that's for sure.

valerie carisella said...

All I have to say, Thank you so much for your blog! ~Valerie

Patty said...

Like you my thoughts tend to jump around.....loved your list! Thanks for the smile today ;-)

petunia said...

"No pattern proof reader job offers have come in yet."

I think you might offer this service to Pattern Review. You could do Vogue, someone else McCalls, etc. After a certain amount of time, the types of things needing editing could be counted and compared to find the most problematic for sewists. When that info is public, the job offers may come pouring in for you :)