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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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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Flypaper thoughts why am I still up edition

  • Flew in a few days ago
  • Busy week
  • Sewing my brains out
  • Pre-shrinking fabric
  • Thinking of the Quilt show I went to
  • My apologies to the person whose book
  • I am pretty sure I signed Happy Birthday
  • Written more birthday cards than signed books in my time
  • While I was gone
  • My husband decided to air dry all clothes from now on
  • Except it was raining
  • I came home to socks on my dining room chairs and pants hanging on the knobs
  • Funny thing I was thinking I was due for some redecorating
  • Inspired by my 90 year old mother's redoing of her bedroom
  • The draped laundry look was not what I was planning
  • Took Daisy to the vet/physio today
  • Who thinks her sore back is because a weak core
  • Too many babies and her stomach hangs loose
  • We have to work on her plank
  • My dog has to do downward dog
  • I looked down at my own stomach and decided we share the same belly
  • So tonight I did Daisy's workout
  • It's actually pretty tough
  • And not just the modifying for two legs instead of four
  • Plus I don't need a liver treat to lean forward
  • I'm serious I am going on her program
  • For the price I might as well
  • Got interviewed on the radio about sewing today
  • The host thought the subject was a bit frivolous
  • This from a man who had just finished a segment on a black bear walking around Truro
  • In about a week I am going to do about five days on the blog on the new Jalie releases
  • I have been working on these in secret
  • Except I just told you
  • My sister is doing the 12 step Korean beauty routine
  • Twice a day
  • That's 24 steps a day
  • That's 756 steps a month
  • Need a fitbit for that
  • And I thought a four step button hole was slow
  • Going to make maternity leggings for my DIL tomorrow
  • Am considering trying them on myself
  • Wondering about the fit and if they would be comfortable
  • After all I have only been on the Daisy workout program for one day
  • Can't expect miracles yet
  • But after 756 steps who knows
  • I will be mad if it works
  • Me the smart aleck with the Nivea
  • Doing lateral leg raises with a dog


Anonymous said...

I hope you will be sharing your Daisy workout - possibly with newly sewn leggings for you - Daisy can work out in the buff.


Pat Gottshalk said...

Looking forward to the new pattern info. I have not strayed from the big four companies and am hoping to make a leap. The taping together thing is a hurdle. Do you have a stash of fabric? If so, how do you manage it?

Jill H said...

Then again, the Greeks were on to something. Working out in the buff can be comfortable, at least, with good underwear/bra. If it's just you and the husband, who cares?

Judith Newman said...

I heard the radio interview - I agree Bob Murphy was somewhat condescending but I thought you did a good job. Too bad for him that he doesn't understand that more and more of us women are sewing and taking it seriously and getting damn good at it!
Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Ditto what Judith said.

Connie said...

please visit St. Pete Florida next year! I would love to meet you! I'm always laughing when you're on Clothes Making Mavens! Cheers, Connie