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  • apartment progress: patchwork.

    Last week I gave away my jammed up sewing machine. It unceremoniously ground to a halt a few months ago and though I took it apart and put it back together again three times…

    June 9, 2022 5 Comments
  • make-believe: golden hour.

    Is there such a thing as Covid cravings? As my sense of smell has all but disappeared and my sense of taste seems to grow fainter by the moment, I’m craving bright green salads…

    May 16, 2022 2 Comments
  • make-believe: cherry blossom walk.

    Just a few non-essentials for a carefree walk under the cherry blossoms. Maybe there would even be an extra hour to do a little plein air painting beneath the dancing branches. In make-believe there’s…

    April 26, 2022 4 Comments
  • make your own: braided rag rug.

    Five years since receiving and test-driving a bunch of new bed sheets , we find ourselves with a glut of ripped sheets. It started as a slow wear, a kind of general softening and…

    March 28, 2022 38 Comments
  • apartment progress: yellow.

    It’s the end of January. A mouse that was scurrying around in our wall became a mouse that was scurrying around in our apartment. Now it is a mouse scurrying somewhere in the underbrush…

    January 24, 2022 29 Comments
  • make-believe: parties after dark.

    Someone saw a picture of me yesterday and said it reminded of them of their mom in the 70s, so I’m leaning into the vintage mom look with a make-believe holiday party get-up, complete…

    November 29, 2021 6 Comments
  • small improvements: mending throw pillows.

    We’re in the season of patched up scarecrows and stitched together monsters, and, less spooky, patched throw pillows. I added a new ticking stripe throw pillow to our couch a few weeks ago, which…

    October 14, 2021 9 Comments
  • make your own: canvas tissue box cover.

    I’m not telling you need to make a tissue box cover, just that having one might make your next head cold a little easier to bear. Last week—or was it the week before—the whole…

    October 7, 2021 0 Comments
  • make-believe: a night at the opera.

    A few days ago, on a total whim, a very dear friend and I decided we’d splurge on tickets to the opera. This part of the story is not make believe. Our nose bleed…

    September 30, 2021 8 Comments