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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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Friday, June 24, 2016

Flypaper thoughts early summer edition

  • When someone shouts "Do it Babsie, do it."
  • Maybe you shouldn't listen
  • Particularly if the shoutee is four
  • And you are on a trampoline
  • You should probably never crochet anything with orange in it
  • Children are like transplants
  • You start them in the house under wraps
  • When they get bigger you might move them to bigger pots
  • And eventually a few hours out on the deck to get them used to the outdoors
  • Then you plant them outside and watch them from the window
  • You share the harvest
  • Can you believe a person can be this profound with her feet up on a beach ball?
  • Surprise party for the youngest tomorrow
  • He is too busy to read this blog
  • Good thing
  • I have been working on food all week 
  • I made six quarts of pickled carrots
  • Why?
  • Girl friend wants to borrow my cutting out table for Beer Pong
  • Not sure what that is but suspect it will be a first for that table
  • I have noted that whenever any one has to go to a costume party they shop my closet
  • I bet those minimalist folks who dress like French woman can't say that
  • When they tell you not to grease the angel food pan because the cake won't rise
  • They are right
  • Big news in politics right now
  • All I will say is that I watch the news these days on my laptop with earphones
  • Some presumptive nominee's voice scares the dog
  • Nothing and no one is allowed to scare the dog
  • Do you think I can make blue jello look like water?
  • How much do vegans eat?
  • Do vegans eat blue jello?
  • I think I have figured that one out myself
  • Never be someone who says "at my age'
  • Don't even think it
  • Except
  • On trampolines


Elle said...

That four-year-old needs a camera.

badmomgoodmom said...

King's Hawaiian Bakery in Torrance, CA makes a Paradise cake.

They frost it to customer specifications. I've seen this transparent blue frosting that resembles water. They do that when someone wants an island theme cake, with an island in the middle of a sea. It looks like water.

Click the link to see pictures of the transparent frosting. (But, alas, not in blue.)

Kathie said...

OH, "Babsie" I just love your flypaper thoughts posts...well, I love all your posts, but the flypaper ones alway make me laugh out loud. Thanks for your posts... Thanks a LOT.

Anonymous said...

Love this! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Too bad Canadian dogs aren't election decision makers.

Hope the trampoline memory/injury heals soon.

Hard to believe that blue jello has any natural ingredients but have to say that my home grown vegan doesn't eat gelatin.


Anonymous said...

Sorry, but nope. Vegans do not eat gelatin (sourced from animal body parts).

Marie-Noëlle Lafosse said...

And not all French women dress minimalist. I am not anyway😂😂😂

Sally King said...

When I see the words 'Flypaper Thoughts'. I start smiling...and I haven't even read it. And I've never been wrong. Thanks again.

LinB said...

Gelatin is derived from animal bones and scrap meat, so I'm a-thinking that vegetarians of any stripe should stay far away from it. Ditto anything called "aspic," as that is just another word for gelatin.

I've seen Jello ads for snacks that embed salad greens and Swedish fish candies in blue gelatin, to imitate an aquarium. That has been a decade or more ago, though.