Apr 30, 2013
Apr 29, 2013
Apr 28, 2013
Apr 26, 2013
Friends, I know I said no more eyeglass photos this month, but I did want to share this shot of me in a dimly lit restaurant earlier this week, using my new reading glasses to read a menu for the very first time (I ordered the duck sausage). Life transitions!
Apr 25, 2013
Apr 24, 2013
Apr 23, 2013
Readers, I've never asked you this, but do you ever have feelings about the state of my sofa? Just wondering.
Apr 22, 2013
Apr 20, 2013
Apr 19, 2013
Apr 18, 2013
Readers, thank you so much for your many comments yesterday regarding my Warby Parker sunglass selections.
I'm not sure if you've ever seen these vintage 80's Commes des Garcons frames I own. I found them years ago at the flea market for cheap and if nothing else, they always get a laugh from Michael. But they are different.
Apr 17, 2013
Friends, for my birthday I thought I would treat myself to new sunglasses: my old ones are shot and you know how much I enjoy sunglasses!
Apr 16, 2013
Having taken a hiatus for a couple of weeks, readers, it is time to start sewing again!
There are two garments I want to complete this week: long white linen pants and a butter-colored (or is it Parkay?) cotton short-sleeve shirt.
Apr 14, 2013
Apr 13, 2013
Apr 12, 2013
Apr 11, 2013
Apr 10, 2013
I am not a parent of teenage girls. In fact, I am not a parent at all -- unless you count two chihuahuas.
But I find myself wondering if all the brouhaha over teens dressing too sexy -- and it's always the girls we're talking about, never the boys -- isn't misplaced. Perhaps it's an expression of our larger anxiety about how female sexuality is used in the media to sell us stuff, though anyone with even the most cursory knowledge of advertising history knows this is nothing new.
Apr 8, 2013
Apr 7, 2013
Friends, yesterday we talked about how some people convert old sewing machine and sewing tables into everything from lamps to tractors (no joke). Some of you were big supporters of this kind of repurposing, while others were against the idea.
Apr 6, 2013
As a child of the late Sixties and early Seventies, I am no stranger to the recycled and the repurposed, readers.
Back then it seemed like everybody owned a pair of candlesticks made from old textile spools, or a beat-up aluminum milk can/vase, or an antique wagon wheel mounted on the wall of the family room (alongside a macrame hanging, no doubt). I guess these objects would have been destined for the landfill, so why not find another use for them?
Labels: sewing machines
Apr 5, 2013
Apr 4, 2013
Apr 2, 2013
Friends, if I've learned anything in my half-century of life, it's that it's good to have a backup plan. Things don't always happen the way you expect, and if you've "put all your eggs in one basket" as they say, then what are you going to do?
Apr 1, 2013
Readers, there are so many mysteries in the universe: Do dogs go to heaven? What really happened to Jimmy Hoffa? Will we ever see a sequel to Imitation of Life?