Thursday, March 24, 2011

if you stitch it , they will come

It has been a sleepy start to spring here in Portland. There is a heaviness hanging- a disbelief that the next season will actually arrive as usual. But in the shop, slow time is sewing time. I have cut into the Italian linens- loose-woven, irregularly dyed, delightful. Some are diaphanous- to be worn over a chemise....when it is warm outside. And it will be, right?

Friday, March 11, 2011


Sometimes it's a lot like painting....when the colors sing!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

what ho, jeeves?

These are all photos from one of many family albums. They are a bit fragile- all mounted on that black, almost cottony paper. My father's side of the family took tons of photos during a certain time period. They were wealthy , they had leisure time and the gracious estate on which to gather with friends. I also have photos of my mother's side of the family - fewer. They are equally as interesting. No one wore fancy clothing. It was life on the farm. I love those photos, too. They will come onto the blog when she no longer has a grip on the album. No rush.
2:47:00 PMby Corey & Co.