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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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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Flypaper thoughts

  • My last real class of the term today.
  • Now I think I will miss them.
  • New year I am going to make a Chanel jacket.
  • About time.
  • Mainly because someone said it was like wearing a cardigan.
  • I like cardigans.
  • Looks like I am going to be asked to teach more distance courses in the future.
  • This will suit me very well. I can knit while I am online with the headset.
  • Two dogs, one ball in a house while there is rainstorm outside is crazy.
  • There would be no Christmas at all if we left it to the men.
  • Just a turkey and no vegetables.
  • And presents bought at Canadian Tire (just what it sounds like) at 5:00 p.m. Christmas Eve.
  • I can't find Jarbo Garn sock wool anywhere.
  • It is the only yarn bulky and soft enough for fast socks.
  • The one mail order place I tried ran out.
  • Might have to go to Canadian Tire.
  • My last child to move out next month has suddenly started to clean up.
  • A sign he is ready to go.
  • He broke the vacuum.
  • They all are neater in their own places then they were here.
  • Do you send out Christmas cards anymore?
  • A few students have brought me some.
  • Happy holidays written in big careful first year script.
  • I am excited about my bra-making workshop on Saturday.
  • I have made bras before but the teacher is funny.
  • After teaching all term I want to be taught.
  • My husband is going to be home two weeks at Christmas.
  • He can buy the turkey.
  • And walk the dogs.


Bunny said...

It's amazing how one's "sloppy" children run meticulous homes once they are on their own. Mine are no different. Guess they could have been hoarders!

Enjoy your time alone with the pups and the machine.

Jodie said...

Your post was a fun start to my day. You are lucky - I teach until Dec. 23 this year....but Christmas break has us off until Jan. 9th. Feels like a long way to go, though.
Nope, don't send out Christmas cards...I never seem to have the time. Enjoy your workshop,

shams said...

lol. A lot to think about, Barbara! I hope you have some good creative time now that school is over.

Rose said...

I love this post! I think that it shows your creative time already has started. Everything you said is a trueism (Is that a word?). I've experienced them all except one child is messier now (unbelievable!) and one dog and one ball in a rainstorm is crazy. Oh yes, I haven't made a bra yet (maybe next year along with a Chanel jacket).

ACorgiHouse said...

I love random thinking, it spins off so much productive stuff. You can get Jarbo Garn yarns, btw., at www.paradiseyarns.net. They are in Spokane, WA, so who knows what your shipping would be, but there you are. K