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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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Saturday, December 24, 2016

2016 pick for best sewer's gift

Browsing an accessory catalogue this morning because I have wrapping to do, major cooking, and the house looks like someone has done nothing but sew and take care of small children in it for two weeks, and I spotted this:

I mean really how cool.

Now off to larger tasks. We are loading up the RV and all going out to my youngest son's tomorrow for dinner and a sleep over, assuming those kids actually will sleep. Bonfire on the beach planned.

Have a very Merry Christmas!


HalifaxFaye said...

Dear Barb,

I hope you and yours have a wonderful sleep out! Family is important no matter the time of year or holiday. And you are right, that accessory is da bomb as they say. Any chance you might bring that catalogue to our next Guild meeting. Would lie to check it out.


Karen Lyon said...

Barbara, beats a swiss army knife any day of the week! Christmas sounds very advenurous ( and slightly less than comfy). Have a wonderful and kid filled Christmas with your family.

Anonymous said...

Where can I find this item?

Anonymous said...

What a lovely beach house - does that water REALLY get warm enough to wade in I wonder? Merry Christmas, with any luck the bonfire will be so exciting that the children will sleep soundly!


Opal said...

I would also like to know where I can get this tool. Thank you and Happy Holidays to you and yours.

Summer Flies said...

Love that tool! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas... bonfire on the beach sound fabulous! Thanks for the great words all year.

Anonymous said...

Yes, me too – that tool. Can you post a link. Tried to find it online but to no avail.
What a beautiful location to spend your Christmas. And with family. A total bonus.
Vancouver Barbara

Barbara said...

I think your best bet for locating that tool would be at a local Bernina dealer.