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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, June 3, 2014

Flypaper thoughts


  • Why are there tanning salons in Florida?'
  • We don't have in ground sprinkler systems in Nova Scotia
  • To the world in general
  • Is there a common sense app we can put on that phone?
  • This is what getting older is about
  • You move back on the stage and do a lot of work in support roles
  • This is precisely why this time of your life is when you have to be the main person being good to yourself
  • Like this?
  • It's how I am explaining that big orange bag and the bronze clutch I bought at the outlets
  • Good policy
  • You know in the chorus you can wear what ever shoes you want
  • My step-daughter and baby have been here for the week
  • Smiley baby, really nice mother
  • I could be a professional baby walker
  • Love those strollers
  • We have one more week here
  • You will never guess
  • My husband went out and bought an RV to leave here and come back to
  • You think you are surprised
  • I was marking papers at the time
  • I think my input was along the lines of "Uh uh"
  • Then we marched through about ten of them and I said I liked the ones with the most windows
  • This is a man who doesn't sit outside if he sees one bug
  • Of course we are not talking my dad's canvas tent and the Coleman stove
  • This unit has couches and a washer and dryer
  • Speaking of babies
  • They are the solution
  • To my knitting angst
  • And most other things
  • Rather than spending a solid month knitting a sweater that turns out to be for Lowly worm
  • I am going to practice my skills on mini projects until I figure out how not to mess this up
  • Babies wear small stuff
  • I am a genius
  • Better late than never
  • New fabric policy
  • Apart from pants fabric that has to be boring to allow the bottom half to be a non issue
  • I am going to buy fabric from now on only if it makes me smile
  • Look out
  • Going to end up with something perfect to match a giant orange purse
  • Miss Daisy is letting her feisty side out
  • Going to get her a vest that says "Bunny patrol"
  • Great to see
  • Unless you are a bunny
  • Vacations are busy