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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, April 12, 2012

Sunshine award

I feel badly about this because Karin nominated me some time ago and I didn't get myself together enough to respond. I really appreciated her recognition and love her blog.

Now I am on vacation and have time to start catching up, and now the Chanel jacket is on the hanger, here goes:

Favorite color: Red, always was always will be.

Favorite animal: Dogs of course, terriers in particular despite the fact they are lovable only to their owners - terriers have personality and are chipper till the day they die. I have had Airedales and we thought that a Wire Haired Fox Terrier because it would be smaller, would be easier to handle - in fact Rascal is sort of a terrier concentrate.

Favorite number: Evens, I always am happier when I have an even birthday. Just found out that one of my sons feels the same way. Must be a gene.

Favorite non-alcoholic drink: Iced tea, I like sweetened but know I shouldn't so I order unsweetened. Some places do a light sweetened that is perfect and you have to remember which places those are. You can't get it in Canada.

Getting or giving presents:  My children and husband give me great thoughtful gifts every year, don't know how they do it, and I more or less spend all year trying to think of things for birthdays and Christmas. As my children get older they appreciate hand made most - I am currently into socks and sweaters, I sew for myself, knit for them and for my granddaughters. Currently I am knitting my son's roommate in NYC lucky socks.

Favorite pattern: Right now I am making a lot of Stylearc which appear to be drafted for me.

Favorite day of the week: Thursday. This is a hold over from childhood, you know the weekend is coming up but not one part of it is used yet. I wasn't a big fan of having to sit in a school desk.

Favorite flower: Violets. The only plant I don't kill. They seem to thrive for me under total neglect.

Favorite celebrity role model:  Don't think of celebrities much but the one I really admire is Michelle Obama. I am sure she never planned on this challenging future but handles it well. No one would ever see her as anything but her own woman which I admire. That's tough to do.

Now I am challenged to think of blogs that have not been picked, but a few I enjoy for a lift are:




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