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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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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Flypaper thoughts another homebody edition


  • My middle son texted me and noted that this has been a great time for people to rediscover hobbies
  • It is actually a time that has reminded me that my whole life is already about hobbies
  • What is fading for me was whatever I ever did that was not a hobby
  • You could say that we have gone pretty seamlessly into stay at home mode
  • I have learned a few things
  • And have wondered a few things while I have been homebound
  • I have been making stock
  • So much easier than figuring out grocery delivery
  • Actual saved vegetable peel stock like they say you should 
  • Never was desperate enough to do it before
  • You know it's pretty good
  • Discovered my husband is quite the sewist
  • He personally made over 100 masks
  • I have been stalking Ravelry looking for patterns
  • Just in case I am issued another lifetime or two
  • To do all that knitting
  • Learned to knit with my left hand to be faster
  • Since I am not sure about that second lifetime issue
  • Really is faster
  • Tell me
  • Why do all crochet patterns call for synthetic yarn?
  • Yarns no knitter would use
  • Same patterns would be so much nicer in natural fiber yarn
  • I have been sewing from my shelves
  • Of course
  • When I was away my niece's boyfriend who is also my son-in-law's nephew
  • Moved my sewing room to a different level of the house
  • On the request of my husband who wants to renovate the basement
  • They figured this out via text when I wasn't pay attention
  • Note to self
  • Have you ever had your entire sewing room, fabric, and supplies 
  • Reorganized by an electrician?
  • He put things in logical l order
  • Colour coded my threads
  • Neatly folded all my fabric by type
  • Really disorienting
  • Going to take time to get things back to where they should be 
  • I had everything organized by emotion
  • Things like mending 
  • Out of sight of course
  • The projects I would like make next in the middle of the current project
  • To maximize my distraction
  • Glamorous projects in full view in case I start to be a glamorous person
  • Stuff stuffed in drawers when I am on a roll
  • Too inspired for neatness
  • Vintage patterns bought because I once sewed the originals 30 years ago
  • I had things organized by hope
  • Does this make sense to you?
  • I have many things that I will never use 
  • But I am soothed by the illusion I might
  • Like that metal EAZI welt pocket gadget
  • Been meaning to try that out since I was sewing vintage 
  • When it was current style
  • I have gone out and looked at the buds in the branches
  • And appreciated the swagger of the neighbourhood cats
  • And pleased dogs wondering why they are getting extra walks these days
  • I am finding things in my own house and my own self
  • I didn't know I had
  • Or had forgotten
  • But remembered who I am and where I come from