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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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Monday, May 21, 2012

Flypaper thoughts

Monday, monday.

  • There is a reason only eight year olds should attempt tricks on their bike.
  • I love sewing cotton, everything is easy. 
  • Cotton makes you feel like a great sewer. 
  • Velvet makes you feel like a lousy sewer.
  • Sew cotton.
  • If you can still swing a golf club it's not broken.
  • Making mango and papaya chutney today and or tomorrow.
  • I see couples who take deck chairs down to the beach and set up and watch the waves in the evenings and hold hands and drink wine.
  • Very nice.
  • My husband throws the ball for Mr. R every night at the beach and I pick up the poop.
  • Also nice.
  • Only a week and a half more here.
  • Then back to family.
  • Very nice.
  • Going back full time this year, so many students.
  • Then starting the long ramp to retirement with more online, less classroom.
  • Going to start converting the wardrobe to more casual.
  • Look out.
  • Linen sleepwear sounds great Bunny.
  • All those linen dress projects are about to become jammies. 
  • Great idea.
  • Saw a house painted robin egg's blue with dark red trim.
  • Actually what I really saw was a dark red skirt with a blue blouse.
  • That was some ditch.
  • The red wool is at home, I need to buy blue for the blouse.
  • Cotton, but smooth cotton.
  • If I can get the fender off the back of my bike I can still ride it.
  • Off I go.


annie said...

If you want that surgery you'd better stay off that bike. Can't imagine trying to recover while wearing some kind of cast...Keep us posted on the pj project.

LinB said...

Are you going to live? I'm sorry about your bicycle, and that you were injured. Prettiest house I ever saw was a little cottage on Emerson Street in Beloit, Wisconsin: it was painted pale pink, with white trim, a black roof, and a shiny black front door. Bright brass metals on outside lighting and the mailbox on the porch. Liriope and small lilies planted around the foundation, so it seemed to float atop the handkerchief-sized lawn.

Mary said...

oops! My opinion is that sports related injuries are honorable and commendable. Especially for those of us "of a certain age". But do be careful. I hope your bike is okay.

Retirement wardrobes, and the sewing of such, are so fun but I miss dresses. I have started wearing my simple dresses for dinner a few times per week.

Laurel Shimer (The Simple Romantic) said...

Wide legged linen pants, which I sew with an elastic waistband, serve me in their first life as regular pants. Then as they begin to wear out, they become lounging around the house pants. I'm happy to have adapted a pants pattern that flatters the hips that go along with my rectangular shape, and those linen pants are just perfect for that.

Lounging pants yes, but I never think in terms of p.j.'s. It's nighties for me, still.

velosewer said...

When I flew off my bike last week, I was concerned about a: broken collar bone (avoided) b: gearing broken (avoided). So as long as you can heal, all is well. Gravel rash is so not attractive.
Take care of yourself.