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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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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Flypaper thoughts

  • Where did my week go?
  • Oh now I remember, I spent it with Wolf Blitzer.
  • More or less worn out with the US election.
  • And I was only an observer. 
  • Big reality check for a lot of folks.
  • Generally a good thing.
  • Also dealing with November student melt-down.
  • Pajamas in class and late night emails.
  • "Do I put quotation marks around quotations?"
  • "Do you want research for this research paper?"
  • "I am failing your course but I love it. Do you think I should study?"
  • Sometimes there is too much instant in instant messaging.
  • Trying to find a dress pattern for my mother.
  • 85 and she wants something new to wear when she tutors at the elementary school.
  • Don't quite make patterns for that kind of old lady.
  • She will kill me for the old part.
  • Have two jackets to show you.
  • Maybe tomorrow.
  • On a roll.
  • Off to NYC next week.
  • Have solved problem of how to carry home fabric.
  • Am only going to buy silk or very expensive - that should restrict volume.
  • Making a list of how much I need for my new TNTs
  • Tend to get carried away.
  • Last time bought 5 yards for one Chanel jacket.
  • 60"
  • Linton tweed
  • And I am a real Chanel drop-out.
  • Make me an offer.
  • How did Christmas end up being next month?
  • Am I going to be ready?
  • For what year?
  • Forward.


Anonymous said...

I've missed your posts! But then I remembered: she's got a few men in her life that are occupying her!
Like you, I can't believe how much I've "observed" that southern election... including CBC's coverage and today's responses!

As per usual, thanks for the smiles and chuckles! I love your solution to fabric and flying!


Karin said...

The quality goal is how I am restricting my stash, too. I have little space and a lot of cheap, bargain fabric. I don't need any more really. I need nice stuff. No more cheap fabric for my stash.

a little sewing said...

Barbara have a wonderful time in New York - I love your shopping strategy!

Mary said...

Just a thought on a dress for your mother: Vogue 8847. Not the border print version, but the plain one. My elderly mother wore a version of this dress for years (nothing new under the sun--she had a pattern just like this in the early 1960's). Your mom could wear it belted or not. Classic lines, comfortable.

Have fun in NYC.

LinB said...

Have a lovely visit in NYC. Hope that our presidential race ended the way you hoped. (I, myself, am delighted at what transpired. I spent my time with another network, though.) As to your students' questions, I hope you answered that yes, research is required for a research paper; and, yes, you think he/she should study.

Pattyskypants said...

Too weird: the title of my blog on this date is "Flypaper and other special thoughts." And here is your blog, on this date, with the same most unusual word in the title.