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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, June 2, 2012

Flypaper thoughts back at the homestead

  • First off good time at the pre-op. 
  • Everyone was so nice to me, really outstanding. 
  • Next time you drive by a hospital look up.
  • All that goes on in there is people trying to help other people out, strangers mostly. 
  • Those are big buildings.
  • Not really a bad species after all you know.
  • Husband arrives with fabric covered motorcycle in a trailer tomorrow.
  • Have had numerous conversations about whether or not Mr. Rascal has had enough fluids and how often the convey is stopping to let him pee.
  • I can fax you a full report.
  • Nurse today wanted to make sure I understood I couldn't be "intimate" until 6 weeks post-op.
  • Not sure she understands what intimacy looks like around here.
  • The tree trunk was disappeared from the living room before I came home.
  • There is a waist high pile of slipcovers in front of the washing machine.
  • Not sure it was like that when I left town.
  • More twigs than I remember under the couch, too.
  • My son has a new girlfriend, a hot yoga instructor.
  • As opposed to a yoga instructor who is hot.
  • I think I have that right.
  • New girl friend is vegetarian. 
  • Lots of spouted beans left on the counter by now vegetarian son.
  • How is it possible I want every new StyleArc pattern?
  • Got a promise that the back yard grass will be cut before, not during, or after, today's next door wedding.
  • Starlings are lying low or maybe just resting for later.
  • Nice to sleep in my own bed after all.
  • Son drops that he has heard you can grind up the bark of trees to make flour to make nutritious bread.
  • Nah.
  • Nah.
  • Birdie is avoiding eye contact.
  • Wish dogs could talk.
  • Don't we all.
  • Forgot that tons of rain also means that this city is lush and dark green in the spring.
  • Yes I have gone from summer to spring.
  • Am going to try to execute patternless maxi this weekend.
  • Hope to make it look like I used a pattern.
  • Drawing a blank on how to do that.
  • Will try.
  • To do that.
  • And laundry.


NancyDaQ said...

I'm glad to hear that you are recovering nicely. Thanks for the kind words about hospitals and their staffs. My DH is a nurse, so we have lots of medical friends. The vast majority are wonderful people, and they work very hard to help people.

marysews said...

Get well soon! If you mean a maxi skirt, here are some instructions (I've been meaning to add pictures since forever): http://www.andsewitis.net/projects/skirts.shtml

Mary said...

welcome home Barbara. Settle in and enjoy being in your own nest.

Jody said...

I typically just lurk on your blog and smile to myself at your comments on family and life. I just turned 40 and I love hearing your insights on life and style and what to take seriously and what to not take so seriously. I hope all will be well with you and your procedure.
I laughed out loud at your observations regarding your son and his new girlfriend and the state of the house. Life is such and adventure!

Bunny said...

Glad you are home safe and sound. I can just see that fabric wrapped motorcycle now! Hope your surgery is a quick and easy recovery.

Sue said...

Please take care of yourself. Hope you can ignore the housework and enjoy sewing!

velosewer said...

Take care of yourself.

Janine said...

I think the nurse forgot to tell you as well as not being intimate for 6 weeks ( although that can be officially made longer if you wish - smile ) house work is banned for at least 6 months ! No lifting anything heavier than a pattern or pins or a couple of yards of fabric.