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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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Monday, August 18, 2014

Flypaper thoughts mid August

  • Wall to wall family visits this month
  • Love the company, wish some of this happened in mid winter
  • Seeing more of the dishwasher than the sewing machine
  • Have resorted to delegating some of the food prep to a two and four year old
  • Results as expected
  • I think trees have souls
  • At least the ones in my front yard
  • Every night I take Daisy out in the yard and pat the moss patch on the one in front of the window
  • It knows
  • I know it does
  • The shirts are taking off
  • Have orders for five more for various men in the family
  • Who would have guessed?
  • In life you are never caught up
  • Figure that out and you have a lot figured out
  • Am making a list of most worn and most wish I had garments for this season
  • So far my eye shade that blocks out the various little device lights in my bedroom is #1
  • Silk tops not so much
  • Do you know that potato flowers are the colour of the skins of potatoes?
  • File that one away
  • I have plants in the front yard with purple flowers
  • Don't ask
  • Need to go to New York and buy fabric
  • Every once in a while you run across someone who doesn't know anything about a subject
  • But wants to explain it to you anyway
  • Little Billy looks exactly like his grandfather Billy
  • That's pretty nice
  • Kind of a life bonus
  • In the fall I will have time to sit in my sewing room and make seams
  • But then I will miss them all


Jilly Be said...

I love this post! :D

Mel said...

They make a product called Dimmies that are stickers that will cover all the little lights that they insist on putting on every product these days. They make various kinds that either dim the light or block it completely. Work great on all the light pollution in the house.

Anonymous said...

The purple flowers on your potato plants will yield some nice reds--Pontiac or Norland, whatever you planted. Amazing that the tiny flowers are connected to those wily tubers!