Monthly Archives: March 2013

return to camp chanel: wherein i sin, twice

by the end of day two, camp chanel was basically a non-stop marathon for me.  i had big dreams and lots of work to do. and yet i was still shocked when i ran out of thread, probably because i … Continue reading

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return to camp chanel: how to make friends and influence people

answer:  be the crazy lady with the cat on a leash. guess who went to camp today? susan and my fellow inmates kindly invited me to bring a guest to class today for extra company. needless to say, he was … Continue reading

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return to camp chanel: day one

so i am back in baltimore again- on purpose – i almost can’t believe it.  but can i tell you that this year’s camp chanel could not be at a better time?  somewhere after the time shifted – thanks Energy … Continue reading

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a garden interlude: getting back to writing, with help from gayla trail

regular readers may know that my other intense obsession is my garden, which i occasionally like to brag on and post photos of.  admittedly, pretty much the only thing brag-worthy after my first season in it was the fact that … Continue reading

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guys, i FIXED MY OWN MACHINE

well, mostly. peter really fixed it for me, only we realized that we needed a new part. and then i just copied his every move. my beautiful featherweight #2, with the gorgeous quiet motor and the measured throat plate, decided … Continue reading

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WIP report: forgive me, susan khalje, for i have sinned

forgive me, susan, for i have sinned. will this cost me my spot at this month’s camp chanel? for a long time – even before i completed my first jacket – i’ve been stashing this loosely-woven, wool/poly/metallic sorta-boucle i found … Continue reading

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quilting the roses…yellow

i lied, some sewing did get done this weekend.  but not too much!  just enough to fill four little 9×9 sqaures.  i continued making my wonky log cabin “roses” in different scraps (and shades) of yellow silk, using a tiny … Continue reading

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