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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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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Good news story

If you have been reading me for a while you know that my dear step-daughter has had a complicated pregnancy, following in fact a long tough road to get there.

Well, yesterday morning she delivered a perfect baby boy, a month early but absolutely healthy and wonderful.

Her water broke after dessert at my house on Sunday night and she went right into the hospital. The thing was her husband was away, nearly all the way across the country and had to get home as soon as he could.

Fortunately Westjet got him right on a flight and even held a connection 30 minutes for him, making up the time in the air.

During the flight of course, when you can't use your cell phone, our son-in-law had no idea what was going on at home.

Cut to our girl in the labour room.

Her cell phone rang and when she answered a very polite male voice asked her "You don't know who I am but I am the pilot on your husband's plane. We just wanted to know how you are doing."

Not sure what she said but they made it, just in time.

Thank you Westjet.