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Accessories Rule

July 2, 2015
Accessories Rule

  This is gonna be quick.  It’s hot, I’m busy, and you probably have better things to do!  So, here’s the rundown.   The rayon top from Goodwill is layered over a loose tank dress from H&M.  The flip flops are ancient, the bracelets have been collected over the past 35 years, the embroidered...

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My Parents

June 18, 2015
My Parents

She would always point her finger at him and say, “Don’t you die before me!” as if that settled it.  After all, he did everything for her, handling all the bills and business, organizing their lives neatly and logically.  She was able to increasingly immerse herself in pleasant, quiet activities.  After raising five children,...

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New York Review

June 7, 2015
New York Review

Well, it finally happened.  After talking about it for over a year, Dross into Gold and Style Crone met up in New York!!  It couldn’t have been at a better time, just what the doctor ordered.  I loved having a reason to sew, a deadline to meet, and the prospect of FUN!!   I...

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Champagne, Anyone?

May 21, 2015
Champagne, Anyone?

Pop the cork, celebrate a new beginning, and put your red cups up!  Hopefully there’s time to start again, to celebrate another opportunity to GROW!!!  Transformation is not for the faint of heart.  Just ask my mom, who at 92 is trying to make sense of a life without her husband of 68 years,...

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It’s Okay

January 11, 2015
It’s Okay

Some days you can’t smile, but you’re still okay.  Some days a pose seems ridiculous so a no-pose is fine. Some days you wanna make something but your brain can’t wrap around numbers and measurements so you just start cutting and sewing.  That can actually turn out okay too. It’s okay to say yes...

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To Everything a Season

November 27, 2014
To Everything a Season

This picture was taken almost a year ago.  Once again there’s snow on the banks of his beloved river; it’s a little early this year, arriving on Thanksgiving.  I’ve watched it through all the seasons, at times bursting forth with new growth and activity, and at other times quiet and serene as the water moves...

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