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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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Friday, November 1, 2013

Flypaper thoughts Friday edition

  • When your husband says, "you should sew this weekend" you have to wonder.
  • Little bossy lately?
  • Too long a story about the meeting at work?
  • A clever man's rephrasing of slow down kiddo.
  • I'll take it.
  • Working on sleeves this weekend for my last Burdastyle seminar of the year 
  • Interesting conversation with an old sewing buddy
  • He said "I don't so much want to wear it as figure out how to make it"
  • Some of that in us all
  • New glasses again, now a pink, clear, purple and blue
  • I love accessories and these count
  • Those discount boys send things out fast
  • Did ten bags of leaves this week
  • About 10%
  • I love trees
  • Had a room built on the side of the house at an angle to go around a tree
  • The only one I can climb
  • Or could
  • Folks sit in the living room and say "Is it me or is your hallway crooked?"
  • I tell them about the tree
  • What I don't say is that the Chinese say if you cut down a tree someone dies
  • That's what someone told my mother
  • I am taking no chances
  • What do you think of the new Vogues?
  • I am speechless
  • Used it all up at the meeting
  • They got a case of the depressions down at BMV?
  • Even for Hallowe'en it wasn't funny
  • May do a review just for sport
  • That Stylearc is looking better by the minute
  • I got hit with the domestics last weekend and made four pans of lasagne for the freezer
  • How long does that stuff keep in the freezer?
  • Ate it all week and now don't want to see it again for another decade
  • Come by and I will give you some
  • I will meet you on the curb
  • Went trick or treating with the girls and family last night
  • At one house the man asked if he could borrow my witch's hat to wear to work
  • He is a church organist
  • Not sure what denomination
  • Left it with him
  • Played dentist with the girls when I sat them today
  • Miss Scarlett looked at my molars and said "when I grow up I am going to get a gold tooth too."
  • We both like to accessorize
  • Never too young to start
  • "At the front"
  • Maybe wrong about that


Judith said...

Love reading your Flypaper Thoughts at the end of a long week ~ not overly impressed with the latest Vogues ... J

jules said...

You make my day with your clever wit and humor

Karen in VA said...

Love your flypaper thoughts...thanks for the giggle at the end of a long week...

Mary said...

ah, the Vogues. Some good designs and some crap. Overlaid with a layer of yes, depression. I heard that on eof the computer guys does the photography, and ?styling.