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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, October 5, 2011

I will be back soon

It's been a busy last three days - here is what has happened in that time frame around here:

  • Miss Scarlett has a new sister, Heidi, born this morning. Great delivery, perfect baby.
  • I slept over to take care of Miss S. Went into her room this morning "Hi Babs, you are wearing jammies, cool."
  • My middle son is now in NYC and loving it.
  •  2.5 hour plane ride.
  • My youngest son has had a job offer in Newfoundland. 
  • 1.5 hour plane ride.
  • My sister was hospitalized with a serious heart issue - turned out not to be that, more tests.
  • Tech person at school moved my online midterm out of my section by mistake. They then moved the final back in instead by mistake.
  • 45 students wrote a test on material I haven't taught them.
  • 45 students assuring me they studied for weeks and would have got 100% on the right test and would like me to take that into account.
  • My kitchen cupboards are in and I have no idea how to use the storage space I have been waiting 20 years for.
  • My mom fell out of bed and really hurt herself. Still cheerful as hell as per usual though.
  • I made significant progress on my corduroy jacket - ran down to the sewing room when I could for stress relief.
  • Made a substantial contribution to the financial stability of Fabricmart as I felt I needed further stress relief.
  • Little Heidi is perfect. Just perfect.


Janine said...

Life wasn`t meant to be easy ( whoever coined that phrase must have had a hard life !) congrats on the new baby. - actually I just looked up that it was George Bernard Shaw who coined that phrase ( from the Oxford Dictionary of quotations. )

KC said...

Congratulations on the new baby, the happy sons and (I hope) to you on having students who can tell the difference between what they have studied and what they haven't. (If they didn't notice it was the wrong test, my condolences!). Best wishes to your sister and mother, and happy sewing to you!

shams said...

Yes, congrats on the baby! We'll be here when your life settles down and you come back. :)

Bunny said...

What a crazy three days! Congratulations on Miss Heidi! Such a blessing.

I am dizzy from reading it all and can just imagine how you must feel. I hope your roller coaster slows down soon but you know you've been brought to the top with the birth of your little angel.

LinB said...

Congratulations on new granddaughter! Prayers and sympathy for relatives' health issues. Enjoy as much of this glorious autumn as you can.