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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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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