Colette's Duo and Le Toutounier

The name and image of Michel came to torment her. She harbored against her dead husband a grudge which often distracted her from her variable, capricious and ill-controlled grief.”—”Le Toutounier” by Colette…

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Winged It and Won

This isn’t the best picture for showing off my latest Myrtle, but our main furnace (We have a second to heat a 1970’s addition to our 1880’s farm house) died Friday night and it’s a bit too chilly for a sleeveless dress even for a little while and I didn’t want to go out and get cold without being able to come in and get warm. 167 more words

This & That - February Edition

I’m a big detective novel reader. But every once in a while I try to stretch myself. And my kids are good enough readers now, that I’ve started to involve them in this. 267 more words

It's all about the fabric

My friend Candice got married yesterday in a beautiful ceremony – and almost as important – in a beautiful dress. It was really stunning. Later in the evening as the reception really got swinging she changed into something special. 880 more words

Dresses & Skirts

Super 130s Classic Pants

I’m beyond thrilled with the outcome from my second Couture Sewing School class.

I’ve grappled with pants a few times since I started sewing, and whilst I managed to achieve a good crotch curve fit on my own, it was getting the legs right that really proved elusive. 723 more words

Finished Projects

Paris Intense / Paris Intenso

Paris does not really need description. My vocabulary list does not have words to describe the city’s beauty and vibe.

Paris with a local, I tell you… It is intense… 1,454 more words


Colette under Different Titles & a 1951 Anthology of Six Novels

Have you ever discovered  a “new” book by a favorite author?  And then it turns out you have already read it—under a different title?

That was the case with one of the books in… 677 more words