- New York city is not in Tennessee.
- In TN that middle-aged woman likely has her hair coloured and that baby is her third grandchild.
- In Manhattan that middle-aged woman is letting her hair go grey and that's her first child in her stroller.
- In Tennessee they have big trucks.
- In NYC they have big sidewalks.
- Knees are to bodies what zippers are to garments.
- Not the same warranty.
- In Tennessee they say to me "don't get in a rush."
- In NYC I walk faster to keep up.
- Why did I forget to buy buttons?
- My daughter hired a doula for help with her breastfeeding.
- The baby now nurses standing up.
- Looks odd works great.
- New York is about a lot of small. Small spaces, small shops, small room between people.
- It's not anonymous, it's close.
- They don't tell you that.
- It's sort of comforting.
- I heard frogs outside my window in Tennessee.
- I swear.
- On the phone Miss Scarlett said to me "Babs I am going to go to your house as soon as I can."
- That's why I came home.
- I love New York.
- I love Tennessee.
- I live in Nova Scotia.
- This is my home.
- I was born on the prairies.
- You never know.
- You just never know.
- Anytime I walk into a fabric store I am no longer a traveller.
- These are my people.
- This is the home I carry with me.
- 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
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Flypaper thoughts, some from the road
Posted by Barbara at 9:07 PM