I got a very nice email from Vogue last week asking if they could put up some of my pictures on their facebook page ( I think you might have to be a friend to see it).
I was pretty pleased to be contacted by them. In my heart consider this an incremental step towards my Dream Job which would be pattern instruction copy editor. You know someone who would say "if you had worked a long day and really should be doing the dishes but were sewing instead wouldn't it be less frustrating to do step 14 as step 3 instead?"
I will wait for that call.
Do you have a dream job?
My husband would like to have a cooking show.
But I am not sure what kind of market there is for a cook who throws utensils, won't talk while he is cooking, and serves a meal and then goes to lie down for a few minutes before he comes to the table because he is so emotionally exhausted by the whole process. And usually won't take one bite until someone else says "It's fantastic". To which he always says "You just saying that. It could be better."
I had a student once who more than anything else in the world wanted to be an instruction writer for put-it-together-yourself BBQs.
What's your dream job?
- 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