now i become myself

now i become myself

Music by Tycho

Poem, “Now I Become Myself,” by May Sarton
Sculpture Echo by Jaume Plense
Tunic tank top, self-made and hand-dyed, from Alabama Chanin

090

Now I become myself. It’s taken
Time, many years and places;
I have been dissolved and shaken,
Worn other people’s faces,
Run madly, as if Time were there,
Terribly old,…

View On WordPress

Can any of you tell I’ve started school again? Not even two weeks in and I’ve already…

Can any of you tell I’ve started school again? Not even two weeks in and I’ve already fallen off the “post something every day” wagon. (And not a sewing project touched.) For now, I’ll stall by telling you about two awesome upcoming events.

If any of you are lucky enough to live in this beautiful city of ours called Seattle, or even nearby in the equally and in some ways more lovely city of…

View On WordPress

a little bit of charley harper never hurt anyone

a little bit of charley harper never hurt anyone

081

I spent $5 on FabricWorm to purchase a fat quarter of Charley Harper cotton, enough to make two napkins.

That’s all I wanted.

Just two.

I plan to have a whole set of non-matching but coordinated napkins.

Blue, to go with the new home decor color scheme.

And a dash of mustard yellow to make the blue pop, because even though my decor is going to embrace Seattle’s stormy weather (why fight it?),
w…

View On WordPress

a grown-up lamp, and planning a home

a grown-up lamp, and planning a home

067

Last weekend was the one-year anniversary of moving into our Belltown condo. Since we’ve moved in, we haven’t done any home decor,
partly because we were saving up our Rainy Day fund again
(used it on the down payment),
and partly because I wanted to let the home speak to me for a year and tell me what it wants.

It’s a much quieter home than our old condo.
Our old condo was in so much need of…

View On WordPress

stitching by hand: um, no?

stitching by hand: um, no?

089

And just like that it’s DONE.

Just kidding, I usually post progress photos but for whatever reason on this one my photos went straight from cutting to finished product.

I always debate whether to post progress photos, allowing myself to put something out there in the blogosphere every day, but also boring people with the less-than-exciting posts of my everyday work.

Or whether to only post…

View On WordPress