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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, May 7, 2018


My sister the librarian has just left this morning, she and her husband were in town for her MIL's memorial, which was beautiful, and she reminded me of something important about books.

Although I have a link to Amazon at the top of this page to my book this is not the only place to buy it. Recommend it to libraries she said, purchase it at a local bookstore, or investigate other online sellers too.

Good point. 

There are of course too many booksellers to list here but a quick search of retailers, storefront and virtual, in your own community and country might be worth doing too.

Now off to do some cutting now my company is gone and thinking over this evening's post on the one hand stitch no sewer should use.

Been waiting a while to talk about that one.


Nancy Morris said...

I ordered the book last night! I wish I are right, it would have been better to order it from my local bookstore.

Cactusneedle said...

I ordered your book also yesterday. Although I have been sewing all my life (I just turned 70) I am looking forward to picking up more tips and tricks. It's so fun to learn new stuff!

kim nath said...

Congratulations on the book! I can't wait to get mine!

Carol said...

I just bought the book. Congratulations!

Marie Donnelly said...

I ordered it from Amazon a few days ago; however, I will recommend it to my local library. Love your blog. Thank you for taking the time to share you experiences and your flypaper thoughts. Always inspiring.

Jan said...

I ordered it months ago and just received my Amazon notice that it will be here next week. Yay! Now to camp out at the mailbox. ��

Anonymous said...

Bought from a local online bookseller in Australia I've never heard of before 2 minutes ago.can do books, great price and they have alot of other tempting titles. Oh dear I signed up for their newsletter

Lydia March said...

I ordered your book last night & before I went to bed I got a notice that it was shipped. Should be here in a couple of days. I can't wait! Looking forward to receiving it and having your help. So excited for you! Thanks Lydia