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I am a mother, a 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 book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge was published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon


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Friday, November 15, 2013

Flypaper thoughts again

  • Got a flu shot two weeks ago
  • Went in for a chocolate bar and got a vaccine because they were free
  • Got the real flu right now
  • You get what you pay for
  • Beats me why every single person in Nova Scotia doesn't emigrate every November
  • Grey sky, cold weather, grey rain
  • The clothes in the stores are grey too
  • Fought back
  • Went out in the sleet and bought a palm tree and brought it home
  • I can see it down the hall from my bed
  • It is green
  • I love my students
  • What ever happens between being 20 and funny and wearing sequinned Ugg boots and being a middle-aged person who gets crabby at meetings and wears grey has to stop 
  • Stop right now
  • Never wonder where that girl went
  • Do you know you can make jam in a bread maker if it has jam cycle?
  • No word of a lie
  • Stole it back from my daughter's garage where it was on its way out
  • Bit runny but no work at all
  • Perfect for making jam from a death bed
  • Latest version of the Barb pants fit perfectly
  • How good is it that a pattern with your name on it fits
  • After you add 2" to the waistband
  • Wonder if the university would let me teach sewing classes after hours
  • We could set up the bread maker too
  • On the jam cycle
  • If I don't pass this on who will?
  • If a woman has enough hobbies she never wonders where that girl went
  • That's the point


Karen in VA said...

Hope you feel better soon!!!!

Anonymous said...

Proving once again that you are twice as funny as most people even when running on half your cylinders. Well not exactly running-- Elle

Angela said...

I hope you get well soon too:) Love your attitude.

Helen said...

love you. no, really. love andthanks!

SewRuthie said...

I was thinking about a flu jab..... maybe not? If I get it on a Friday maybe I can be ill over the weekend and not miss any work?

Mary said...

You caught me reading this wearing a grey t-shirt and a grey knit jacket. Does it count that my slippers could pass for short, ugly uggs?

Hope you feel better soon.

sewingkm said...

Sorry you had a reaction to the flu shot. I'm 65, dye my hair auburn (my original color) and refuse to wear gray clothes because they make me look sad and washed out. I say wear your best pure, clear colors and enjoy the compliments you'll receive! The cobalt blue dress you made was dynamite!


Unknown said...

Waaay too funny...I laughed out loud reading it!!! YES...dark funeral colors have got to go!!!

Janet said...

Thank you for your thoughts. The creative life gives me energy. Sewing or jam making. I love my students too. Greatest job in the world.

Bunny said...

Got my flu shot with a pneumonia shot a few weeks ago. I ran a 102ยบ fever for two days and ached like a 95 year old. Third day I was back to normal. The shot worked. You and I won't get the flu. We've already had it. ;)

Cleverclogs said...

Get well soon and don't throw out all the grey. (I really like my hair now I'm adding a bit of blue rinse).

Anonymous said...

I think the part of us that is always a girl at heart makes us great grandmothers. Hang on to it Barb.