Archive for January, 2011

Modern Home Goods

January 24, 2011

My inspiration collage:

When I was just a knitter and a blog reader I stumbled across the nifties made in a previous round of this swap. Modern Home Goods. It made me want to sew. it made me want to hoard all the beautiful scraps of the beautiful fabrics. It mae me crave adorable patchwork-and-linen sewing accessories. I feel like one of the big kids to have been let into this round. My partner is about to get washed in color and Russian Dolls.


Such beauty, such kindness

January 17, 2011

Part of my haul from the Modern Stash Quilting Bee. Shitdamn, I’m a lucky woman.

Real new beginnings

January 16, 2011

I find it odd to turn away from a photo-heavy posting habit in favor of only words. My camera is packed in a box because I am moving. On new years day my partner and I split. I feel so many things but relief and freedom seem to be highest on the list. I’m heartbroken that I’m not greeted by my marshmallow of a pitbull every time I turn my key. I’m basking in the fresh feeling of my old life.

My life, it turns out, fits in a SRO or Single Room Occupancy unit. It’s the sort of place my 14-year-old self dreamed of finding in my future hipurban life. In those days I was a brainy country kid discovering The Beats and Bob Dylan. I imagined torrid love affairs and art and endless cups of coffee and big ideas that could change the world. I craved intellectual conversations with my fellow globetrotting starving poets.

There’s a little less romance in the poverty for me now, but I’m largely the same dreamer. I love my little room. I love the quiet and the independence and the satisfaction of simple living. I even love the “bring your own tp” policy in the communal bathrooms. I’m about to be reunited with my books, my camera, and my sewing machine. Then, the real fun begins.