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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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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Family first and then flypaper thoughts

Before I go any further with updates, my daughter and her girls were in the paper at home today re her sewing business, not to promote but...

BTW I have been offered an early retirement from the purchasing department since the $127.00 rick rack binge (yeah but wait till she sees it - this girl has to start understanding that stashing way more than you need is a vital part of the sewing life) but I understand there is an opening in the sewing-on-binding department.


Now here's what's sticking in my brain today:

  • My mother has finished her "who to call when I die" list, with phone numbers and back-ups to kids if somebody is in Florida.
  • Where did we get someone this cheerful about everything?
  • And I mean everything.
  • I would really like to see a female anchor on the news whose upper lip still moved.
  • Speaking of which, one thing I noticed about the South was that whenever you make eye contact with someone their mouth immediately goes into a smile mode.
  • This is not the case in every part of the world.
  • I am fighting my sweet tooth.
  • Seems like about time.
  • I would kill for a butter tart about now.
  • There is no-fat cottage cheese in the fridge.
  • In the middle of the ER my mother turned to me and said "You know I am on Linkedin."
  • Put her status as looking for opportunities.
  • What are they doing to the English language?
  • My mom's washer has three knobs "Status", "Modifiers" and "Options"
  • What ever happened to "On-Off", "Hot-Cold" and "Normal-Delicate?"
  • I think this might be part of a bigger problem.
  • Where's that man who brings me cherry pie?
  • In Tennessee packing three sewing machines and a bale of yarn around a motorcycle, that's where.
  • We will meet up Monday in Florida.
  • In Winnipeg you are pretty sure you are not in Florida.
  • I'll discuss the third sewing machine later.
  • My niece who has been in Guatemala is coming to see my mom next week.
  • She has been having cold outdoor showers for 9 months.
  • She was happy there.
  • She didn't miss butter tarts.
  • Why didn't I pack my serger?
  • I could have fit it into my canning pot.
  • I am definitely going to get right on that Chanel jacket as soon as I see it again.
  • I need to sew.
  • I love my mom.
  • What a piece of work.


gwensews said...

What a great article about your daughter. My goodness, she is a carbon copy of you!

Mary said...

You brought a smile to my cloudy Sunday.