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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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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Flypaper thoughts Sunday night

  • Kids went out last night for Halloween
  • Lion, the witch, and the wardrobe 
  • The four year old was not too happy being a wardrobe
  • Hard to explain irony to someone who wanted to be a princess
  • Next year it will be sparkles all the way
  • I like food that tastes like where it came from
  • Beets, dirt
  • Trout, rivers
  • Chocolate, the check out aisle
  • Cut the 2.5 inches off the right side of the shirt twice
  • This was not as instructed
  • In case you are wondering
  • New right front has pattern running across rather than up and down
  • Like the rest of the shirt
  • Even I can't pretend this is a design feature
  • More like a stupid me feature
  • Moving on
  • Sewing is excellent for developing great moving on life skills
  • You get lots of practice
  • Just so you know I don't care what Caitlin Jenner thinks
  • About anything
  • Nail polish does not make the woman
  • Moving on skills do
  • Taking care of people does
  • Speaking of which
  • Children have no idea how much we love them
  • Probably be terrified if they did
  • Do you know rather than hemming a knit skirt you can just cut it twice as long
  • And fold it up
  • Fold becomes the hem
  • Maybe I should post pictures
  • I really appreciate the blog comments
  • Better than the blog
  • My mom calls me to discuss 
  • Not much beats a laugh with a girlfriend or a kiss from a dog
  • Anyone out there having trouble meditating?
  • Really feel I should be able to do it
  • How do you let your thoughts float by like clouds?
  • When your thoughts are things like " did I already cut off that 2.5 inches from the right front?"
  • Or not
  • Do you know a friend of my son's once decided against a proposal when on vacation
  • Mailed the ring back to his mom in a sock
  • She got his refund
  • Ms. Jenner you taking this in?
  • Get back to me on the meditating
  • I am being left behind on this one