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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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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Flypaper thoughts

  • A pause in the sewing this week
  • My MIL fell and broke her hip one night
  • A new hip and then an air ambulance home
  • All is well
  • Hasn't had any pain meds at all since day two
  • They sure keep their cool that side of the family
  • My side makes up for it
  • Feeling like I should be sewing more
  • Wonder if other sewing bloggers feel that pressure?
  • Nothing to show
  • Wonder if that's why other bloggers sometimes vanish?
  • Not me
  • If there is no sewing going on there still is thinking
  • Have enough flypaper thoughts to fill a book
  • For instance
  • Do you ever notice how ugly pelicans are up close?
  • And how amazingly elegant and beautiful they are when they all glide in formation?
  • Takes my breath away how wonderful they look in the sky
  • Maybe we are all like that
  • Maybe we are only at our best when we are in our element
  • Maybe the job should not be trying to look or be our best but to find that element?
  • Take off to where we were meant to be
  • Might take some time
  • Miss Daisy is coming along so great
  • Getting her dog back
  • Hope we are her element
  • Going to a Willie Nelson concert tonight in the amphitheatre
  • Husband and I can't remember the last time we went to a concert
  • This may be indicative of our age or lack of pre-existing coolness
  • Of course Mr. Nelson is 82
  • So tonight may not count in coolness points
  • The Lowly worm sweater is now for me
  • Turns out the sleeves are even narrower than the body
  • Fits me fine although the right length (the only right part) for my 6'4" son
  • Christmas after next is the one when he gets a sweater
  • Are there people who buy their kids' presents?
  • Mine probably wish I was one of those people
  • Have been told 50 pairs of socks is enough for any two feet
  • I needed a sweater


Graca said...

Umm, going to a Willie Nelson concert does make you cool. Hope you and the Mr have a good time!

Jeanneke said...

Best element of this update is the one about finding one's element.


Judi Pinkham said...

I like when you post about sewing. I like reading your flypaper thoughts. I like when you write about visiting your son in NYC. Right now I especially like hearing about Miss Daisy. It certainly would not be a good thing if you vanished!!!

Anonymous said...

Ria said,
good to se you back.
sorry to hear about MIL's mishap.

Laceflower said...

Oh dear, sorry about your MIL, falling is such a worry with the very elderly. Glad Miss Daisy is finding her groove. Enjoy Mr. Nelson and don't forget to take a lighter to wave.

SewRuthie said...

I love your posts. They always make me laugh. Its been a tough day. Thank you.

Gernella said...

First time I have seen your blog. You really must label your posts out better. It has taken me AGES to scroll through old posts to find every little scrap about Daisy the star. I'm happy now