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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 I write a monthly humour/sewing column for 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 Amazonhttps://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=barbara+emodi&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Abarbara+emodi

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Flypaper thoughts

It has been a busy week. 

Anyone who teaches will know what I mean when I say the marks have to be in the end of next week. 

Some sewing happening, more on that tomorrow, but first flypaper thoughts.


  • "Can I have a one week extension so I can get my apartment ready for my first cat?"
  • "Sorry this is late but I am writing this with a bucket beside me. I have had food poisoning, same as Bethany, and I lost the power cord to my laptop, and I had to stand in my friend's wedding last weekend, and we had car trouble."
  • Was this multiple choice?
  • And who is Bethany?
  • I could have called Syria.
  • Am I the only one who took one look at that mustache and put two and two together?
  • This we should have known.
  • I took Miss Scarlett's measurements yesterday.
  • 21" chest.
  • 21" waist.
  • 21" hips.
  • Centre back to hem for a dress.
  • 21"
  • I think I can remember this.
  • Quit my radio commentator gig today.
  • Too many Magic skirts cut out.
  • Something had to give.
  • Wasn't going to be my sewing.
  • Nothing is free in this country. Except healthcare and shipping from Canadian Footwear in Winnipeg.
  • Love those guys. Good shoes if you are a walker.
  • Anyone need a man who is great at starting home renovation projects?
  • Baseboards in my lifetime.
  • Anniversary tomorrow.
  • Wouldn't trade him in for a million finish carpenters.
  • Not tomorrow.
  • Not ever.
  • Speaking of which:


A good man is hard to find.

4 comments:

marysews said...

I have one of those. Oh, that was the short version. I have a dog and a husband who gives me rides on his motorcycle.

Happy Anniversary!

Judith said...

Happy Anniversary! I tick of 27 years in a few weeks - scary. Love the list of excuses. Just so glad I only teach little Year 1er's and these excuses don't reach my ears. Mind you, I do hear plenty of other tidbits during the day...

annie said...

Happy anniversary!

Jodie said...

Happy Anniversary!
I feel your pain (about marks). Teach jr. high/high school Home Ec - my eyes just about glow red and I grow horns the middle of June. And then I have 5 kitchens to clean...sigh....Of course now I'm starting to get geared up for back to school.
Hang in there and enjoy your magic skirts!