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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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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Quick update

This one is just to let you know I am still here and thinking of sewing.

Just after I came home from Florida my 17 year old nephew arrived for the summer. He has one more year to go in high school and had the sensible idea (he is a highly sensible kid) to spend a summer away working so he could adjust to being away from home before he had to adjust to university too.

As someone who sees kids lose it the first term away from home every fall, I think this is a good idea.

He has never worked so we have spent the last week driving around and applying for jobs. He has just been hired as a bus boy at Swiss Chalet and is thrilled. His training sessions start on the weekend and tomorrow he and I are going to go out and eat at another Swiss Chalet location to do some recon. We will also be practising carrying plates lined up on our arms around the living room. We figure that's go to be the tricky part.

My sister did a real good job with this one. Most evenings he and I have been talking about life and giving each other advice. I like having a kid in the house again and I now know more than I did before about soccer.

Other news is that Miss Scarlett is graduating from pre-school today and is being awarded a prize for the best conversationalist.

That's my girl.

My sewing itch is returning. I had better hop to it to get some summer things made before the window of opportunity closes in Nova Scotia. First day I got back from Florida I actually saw someone walking their kid to school with ear muffs on.

Give me strength.

Too bad the garments I have been sewing in my head are not in my closet, or the posts I have been writing in my head are not on this page.

Life's like that.

More later.