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SwanDiamondRose: making

My computer Pink was 9 years old. I think one of the first generation of Mac titanium PowerBook G4 laptops. Bought in 2001, when I still lived in NYC. Pink had lost her spacebar a few years ago and I built a new one with a little bubble of plastic and some clear tape. Yup. Then her hard drive blew, and I bought her a new one, flew her across the country to have her software re-installed by my computer-saver-hero friend Henry and flew her back. And she bravely trundled on and on. But this week- fizt! Game over. I was really sad as I wrapped her up in a pair of my pale grey vintage Levis cords, she never needed a special carrying case, she was no princess, and put her in my knapsack for her final trip. Henry cleared out Pink’s memory in her last hour of life, and was obviously extremely horrified by her unkempt appearance! He even took photos. Pink was a proud little warrior, and had the battle scars. So funny to have such a messed up machine help me make such pretty pictures.

So say hello to Petit Four, like the desserts, and like the 4 sides that a computer has, and also like a particular Roman battle formation. She’s my new MacBook Pro. And on we go…

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i knew it would happen, real pain from sewing too much that i have to take seriously. so i did! and had a seriously incredible lavender epsom salt bath. i had NO idea it would make me feel so amazing. i feel human again. my neck, wrists, fingers, shoulders are better. even my hips from sitting too much and lower spine feel great. yey!

i read up on epsom salts, aka magnesium sulfate and did you know they make sound in the ocean travel more slowly. that’s a beautiful little scientific fact i think. i’d like to be moving slowly in the ocean.

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View large and luminous here.

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presently experimenting with new magnetic closures for spring bags. presently very frustrated. seriously considering velcro! items coming soon…

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I have resisted buying an iPhone. But broke my cell phone on my recent trip here. Now I can’t close it?! Hard to deny the fact, that an iPhone would allow me to reload sales if I am out and about. Damn. The analog me, keeps getting fainter.

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your modem is not your sewing machine pedal. so stop stepping on it with your fancy shoes!

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i’m fully in love with sock garter nostalgia….


these guys are too funny.

and love the mix of old & new in today’s versions…


old & new, quirky & sexy too.

and just a heads up that my SWANclothing sock garter Valentine’s sale is ending. i’ll run it until Monday night EST. thanks to everyone who has dropped by!

{a quick link back to my main SWANclothing sock garters entry.}

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i love the mitten scan thing. and she sure does make nice mittens! hi mom!

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ok so my furniture hasn’t arrived. but i traveled with my sewing machine of course. a suitcase full of cables, powerbars, 2 hard drives, laptop, speakers, awesome cds by Jim, tripod, scanner, cameras. 3 bags of sock garter elastic [i’m here for you people]. wow. and 1 change of clothes.

so the SWANclothing sewing hint #1 for sewing in the big city, with no furniture, is- don’t wear tight jeans while using your sewing machine sitting on the floor. yup. challenging.

xo

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