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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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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A day off

I am sure going to miss the luxury of daily posting when I go back to the real life, although I am going to keep it up as much as I can, and am taking some time today to catch up on things.

Like my job, marking, and teaching.

Like making my mango and papaya chutney, (recipe somewhere on this site) that I made last year. Recipients asked me to bring them home some more. Requests for my recipes or for dishes "just like mom made it" are not all that frequent in my life and not to be ignored. In fact all three of my children are much better cooks than I am.

I also decided to take some of the Florida sunshine home with me by using the line here to pre-treat fabric, including a humungous life-time supply of RPL I got from Fabricmart:

Of course what I wasn't counting on was all the sand still left in the washing machine.

I have also finished my latest Sacha shirt, which I just love. I love that the sleeves are set-in, fit well. and require almost zero easing to fit. I love that the fit on is slim enough to wear tucked in with a skirt if I want. I love that this pattern came with the darts in the right position.

I will make some buttonholes here but probably wait until I am home to get some grey buttons, or some black triangles if I can find them. The only local source here is Hobby Lobby and they don't have all that much in buttons.

I might pin it closed and have a shot taken tonight, love this shirt.


sewingkm said...

Now that's a clothesline any sewist can appreciate!

Ladyslipper said...

Your clothesline picture makes me feel so much better about the fact that the doors on my fabric closet won't close because there is too much fabric bursting out :-)

Love your new blouse.


marysews said...

Well, you let us know when you're coming back down. I might be able to catch up with you yet.

Mary said...

How many yards is that on the line? I love your blouse-black triangles sounds good.