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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, July 2, 2012

Flypaper thoughts

  • Speaking of which.
  • Have you ever noticed there is always one fly?
  • In your shower with you, up and down in the kitchen.
  • Until you get the Autochoice catalogue, then it disappears.
  • It went to the bedroom.
  • It's official.
  • They should have stopped Mad Men at season four. 
  • The clothes have gone downhill since they stopped with the Jackie O suits.
  • The accelerator cable gave way on my husband on the way home from the golf course.
  • All he had in the car was dental floss.
  • You got it.
  • He says you really have to double it up and pull on it out the window all the way home.
  • Said it worked great.
  • How do you think I would look in a Jackie O suit?
  • Not like Betty Draper.
  • Finishing socks for my youngest's 4th of July birthday.
  • No son is interested in hearing where he was conceived.
  • Even if it was in the US and isn't that cool.
  • Take it from me.
  • Apron sewing again tomorrow.
  • What's with all the bias binding?
  • Did my tax late today because I thought I was owed.
  • And I have been busy.
  • Added up to me owing them $7,300.
  • In my condition. 
  • Not fair.
  • Turns out they owe me $370.
  • Should have stuck with the math.
  • Never have used that Latin.
  • Hic est Britania.
  • It's never come up.
  • Only numbers I do are 5/8, 45 and 60.
  • You got it.
  • I can also do 115 and 150 but still have 5/8" seam allowances.
  • Never adapted to celsius 30 years ago.
  • 70 and take a sweater just in case.
  • Only semi-multi cultural.
  • I am considering fake fur sleeves on a black wool jacket.
  • Was going to do a vest.
  • Might look like Fred Flinstone.
  • Not Betty Draper.
  • Off to do a shopping list.
  • I feel like a 15 1/2 year old boy.
  • That desperate for wheels.
  • Have something to add to the list.
  • Dental floss.


BetsyV said...

Philosophum non facit barba.*

I hope I remembered that correctly. I loved Latin. I became an accountant. I can almost do Celsius, I'm very good with km, but I can't deal with cm.

(*A beard does not make a philosopher - isn't that hilarious? The things we remember!)

Patty said...

"Only numbers I do are 5/8, 45 and 60."
But of course!

As a dental hygienist married to a dentist, I am full aware of all the positive attributes of dental floss.....you just never know when it will come in handy! LOL

LinB said...

"Non est hic." I think more Alley Oop than Fred Flintstone. And, agreed, no child is interested in hearing about where it was conceived.

KC said...

Never studied Latin, to my great regret. The only Latin I "know" was something my father used to recite. It began, "Hicora dicora dogium, ascendit mus horologium ..." I can't remember the rest.

Oh, well, that and the whole Catholic mass.