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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sloppy josephine T in action and flea market finds

continuing what seems to be a developing obsession with knits, may i present the sloppy josephine T from papercut patterns? i loved this pattern.  it went together in less than an hour.  and who doesn’t love a super-cute t-shirt that … Continue reading

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weekend sewing studio: in which no actual sewing happened, but an FO debuted

i’ve been having a serious handsewing phase lately, which is shocking. usually handsewing = area 51 in my house. but something about the weather and the easy laziness of watching project runway and crime show reruns (there’s a mix for … Continue reading

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wonky log cabin “roses”: fashion fabric WIP, or destined for the scrap bag?

i’ve been hugely intoxicated by the brilliant colors and deceptively simple shapes of the prabal gurung for target collection. this piece in particular struck out to me – for its ease of wearing, and for how easy it would be … Continue reading

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