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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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Monday, August 15, 2016

On vacation with the sisters

Just so you know I am thinking of you here is an update.

I am at Niagara-on-the-Lake, close to Niagara Falls with my sister Nancy (in the middle 8 years younger than me) and my mom and niece at Nancy's vacation home there. Yesterday my sister Dawn (the one on the other side of Nancy and 2 years younger) and her family came down from Ottawa and Toronto for a visit and this was shot of us together. Really no memo went out about everybody wears stripes.

The only sister missing is the youngest one at home in Winnipeg.

I am not sewing right now (but ordered a large number of patterns online last night thanks to the magic of iPhones and Paypal) but I am doing a lot of sewing planning. I have a real sewing intensive fall planned for myself and about time. Stay tuned on that one.

I will be here until Saturday and then back  home just in time to help Dawn's youngest daughter move into my basement - she is moving to Halifax to take nursing.

I figure you need a word to know where I have been, if in fact you have been wondering.

At the end of the day they can say she sewed and she had lots of family going on and that would be a pretty accurate summary of me.

These periods when you can't get near your sewing machine but are recharging your inner resources with conversations with people you love are excellent for sewing building up the old mojo.

This is a good thing because this fall I am intending on going deep on a few projects and garment types, more chasing the elusive favourite pattern.

Now off I go to teach my niece how to cast on.


Marianne said...

Sounds like a great life...sewing and family. Probably some friends in there as well. What more could we want? Enjoy your time with your sisters; I have several sisters, too, and treasure my visits with them. One coming up in a couple of weeks. We will probably sew something.

SuzieB said...

I LOVE your dress!!! Details please, after you return to real life. And you're all a great looking bunch! Have fun-

Anonymous said...

Hi a lovely holiday for you. With 7 sisters and 2 brothers I know how important it is to keep in contact with each other. I like your dresses too showcasing happy smiles.
Looking forward to warmer weather sewing down here soon. (Sam the Aussie)

Anonymous said...

Aw - I wish I had sisters. I have a brother 10 years my junior, and a step/half sister 21 years younger which is really more like a distant cousin of sorts as we obviously didn't grow up together (nor were even geographically nearby). Glad your having fun!