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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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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