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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, November 2, 2014

This one is for my commentors

I really enjoy your comments so much. 

I am grateful to those of you who take the time to comment, in fact what you write is the best part of this blog. I know I should do a better job of responding, but honestly sometimes finding the time to blog is hard enough. However if you are waiting for an answer to your comment from me and not getting it, say in an emergency situation like a pattern alteration, email me direct. That's a good idea.

That said there have been a few comments lately that I need to give good feedback on.

First Jodie, love hearing from you so much, and this is where I get my interfacing. They ship to the US, Canada and elsewhere and IMO the quality of fusible interfacing they offer is its own food group. Just can't compare. The fusible is not in those annoying little bubbles and the base fabric, which comes pre-shrunk, is very high quality. You will never use anything else.

Next Kay I want to thank you for putting me onto the Dapper Doggie crocheted dog coat. I am working on it now with periodic success and you should know this project is what is currently standing between me and a nervous breakdown while I am confined to barracks this weekend.

I can actually understand, in most places, what the instructions mean which is not the case in most crochet patterns. I was watching the Blentchley Circle which is about female code breakers and I personally think it would take a team like that to figure out what most crochet patterns are trying tp get you to do.

Thank you to you both and to all my wonderful commentators


Juliet said...

Glad you're enjoying the Bletchley Circle (first series or second?). I'm so worried that they wont make a third (youngest actress interviewed recently on TV and was doing lots of other things AND the interviewer was more interested in her stage work).
When you get the time would you list the Corian cleaning tip that was most successful as I have a Franke sink which might respond to the same treatment.
Now rest and heal with patience...

Jodie said...

Barb - had a crazy/busy weekend (apparently I'm a retriever!) and just had a minute between classes to check my blog reader. Thanks for the link - will put an order in soon. Fingers crossed the hubs will get a dress shirt (either complete or in progress) for Christmas. Hope the foot is doing better and you'll get into the silver shoes soon. Got to run, next class coming in,

margk said...

I don't usually comment on blogs, but I will now make more of an effort. :)
I totally agree about the interfacing you use - I have it shipped to Australia and I doubt I will ever use anything else again.

Summer Flies said...

Barbara, I've got to say that yours is the only blog with no photos I will read. When you write so well with interesting stuff and great insights you don't need pictures!