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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 I write a monthly humour/sewing column for 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 Amazonhttps://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=barbara+emodi&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Abarbara+emodi

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Friday, October 9, 2015

Sew distracted

My oldest grand-daughter just turned six. She is a smart girl, good at school but lately there have been some reports of daydreaming, that and folding her math assignments into paper fans, but that is another, creative story.

Of course her parents had The Talk and her response was this:

"If it seems as if I am not paying attention and listening it is because I am thinking about sewing."

She has booked me off for two after schools next week because she wants to start on her Christmas projects. She has it in her mind that she wants to make her new aunt a skirt.

I know where this leads.


11 comments:

Laceflower said...

Ha! what a smart girl you`ve got there and ambitious into the bargain!

Elle said...

down the primrose path....

badmomgoodmom said...

Oh, what a delightful child.

You can read this with her:
http://badmomgoodmom.blogspot.com/2009/08/topological-dressmaker.html

Anne in Melbourne said...

probably genetic....

Anonymous said...

I have the EXACT same condition, minus the pleasure of a new aunt.

Ceci

Linda said...

What a beautiful story!

Marianne said...

When I go to a concert the best review rating I can give is 'I didn't think about sewing, not a minute!' Only the best musicians can keep my mind from dreaming up new projects or solving technical issues. Can't blame the kiddo!

Jeanneke said...

Grandma's joy and blessing, this sweet sewing gen-e-ous.

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

Y'know this is a little girl with a great sewing future in front of her!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful occasion! Your instructor was right, the silk really stands out in the photos. Good job on the dresses and congratulations to you and your family. Your hard work, love and dedication shine through in your children.

~A new fan in Cali

SuzieB said...

Judging by the photos, a good time was had by all!
The flower girl's dresses are beautiful & your lovely daughter looks so much like you. Can't wait to see photos of your dress.