There are days when solitude, for someone my age, is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall.

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Scheme machine

Hi folks,

Today I’m going to be chatting about a model which I picked up recently, but has instantly found a place in virtually (possibly even “exactly”) every crew I’ve made since painting her up: Cassandra.  525 more words


Exploring My Library - Colette (#WIT Month)

As it’s Women in Translation Month, I thought it might be a nice idea to share a part of my library which features works from someone who qualifies; and there are lots of candidates but I’m going for an author who was probably one of the earliest translated women I read, and is still among my favourites – Colette. 651 more words


To celebrate the Monthly Stitch’s third birthday I decided to make three lovely summer tops. The first up is the  Sorbetto top. I really love the simplicity of it and I think it’s both professional yet refreshing. 181 more words

Blouses, Tops, Sweaters & So On

Puck this..

I am making a quick (I hope) shirt  – the Sorbetto Tank Top from Colette.  It’s 2 simple pieces, darts, a box pleat and a bias tape edge.   122 more words

Learning Not To Write

“My goal has not been reached; but I am practicing. I don’t yet know when I shall succeed in learning not to write; the obsession, the obligation are half a century old. 61 more words


Coco's First Tooth

My little girl is growing up! Colette cut her first tooth on August 9th, 2016 at 6 months and 6 days. I just looked back at my notes and found that her big sister, Noelle, cut her first tooth on February 9th, 2015 – when she was 6 months and 6 days. 25 more words