Jennifer Cameron-Smith

"Expect the Unexpected"
@ Tasmania Zoo May 2012
Top Reviewer Ranking: 15
Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (665 of 720)
Location: ACT, Australia
In My Own Words:
I choose to read as much as I can.



Top Reviewer Ranking: 15 - Total Helpful Votes: 665 of 720
Near the Hope by Jennifer Carey
Near the Hope by Jennifer Carey
In 1909, Ruth Adele (Dellie) Standard has to make a choice. Shes torn between a promise she made to her mother to leave Barbados, and her loyalty to her younger brothers and sisters. Dellie is torn between the unknown  the promise of a better life in America, and the known - the hard work associated with the sugar cane crop. Dellie, already unsettled by her mothers death and the fact that her boyfriend Pendril Stoute is planning to go to sea, has a horrifying encounter with the master of the sugar plantation on which her family are tenants. Dellie , hoping to find employment as a seamstress, packs her sewing basket and follows her sister Lillian to Brooklyn, New York… Read more
All I Know: A memoir of love, loss and life by Mary Coustas
In this memoir, Mary Coustas takes us on a journey through three significant deaths that have shaped her life. This memoir incorporates Marys memories of those who died and celebrates the lives of those who have been part of her lifes journey so far.

But loss has driven me to find answers in what remains, to airlift myself to a place that serves me better than helplessness and misery. To reach out. This is my love letter to what lives on beyond the devastation.

Marys journey is at times heartbreaking, but it is also filled with observation, gentle humour and is ultimately uplifting. While losses are acknowledged and remembered, the future holds its own… Read more
Patchwork, Please!: Colorful Zakka Projects to Sti&hellip by Ayumi Takahashi
Zakka, which translates to many things, refers to objects that improve your home, life or appearance. This book contains nineteen small patchwork projects, things that can be made from scraps of fabric - those tempting, gorgeous small pieces of fabric that have too much potential to discard - and assorted fat quarters. I was drawn to the book by the cute pincushions on the cover, but there are at least four other projects Id like to make.

In a very helpful, cheerful chapter on tools and materials, the author advises that only a basic sewing machine is required. All you really need is a machine that can do straight stitch with an adjustable stitch length, and a zigzag… Read more