I am writing a book called Threads of Life to explore the power of sewing and why so many of its stories have been forgotten, so much of its history overlooked. The book's chapters follow some of the themes of the Sewing Matters website in a patchwork of memoir, research and reflection. The first draft is completed and I am now writing the second draft. My hope is that Threads of Life will be an enjoyable and illuminating book which even those with no interest or involvement in sewing will find interesting, moving and entertaining. From time to time I will post up extracts from the book for you to read, to give you an insight into some of its stories in advance of publication. A special thank you to Creative Scotland/Big Lottery Fund for its support with the website, my research and my writing.