sister winter

“Sister Winter”
by Sufjan Stevens

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¬†Oh my friends I’ve
Begun to worry right
Where I should be grateful
I should be satisfied

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Oh my heart I
Would clap and dance in place
With my friends I have so
Much pleasure to embrace

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But my heart is
Returned to sister winter
But my heart is
As cold as ice

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Oh my thoughts I
Return to summer time
When I kissed your ankle
I kissed you through the night

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All my gifts I gave everything to you
Your strange imagination
You threw it all away

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Now my heart is
Returned to sister winter
Now my heart is
As cold as ice

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All my friends, I’ve
Returned to sister winter
All my friends, I
Apologise, apologise

336

Holy motherload

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These wooden hangers were being thrown out by a neighbor.
They’ll be perfect for photo shoots of garments.

Oleana

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Well, hello, gorgeous.

I was recently invited to a trunk show at
Chalet in the Woods,
a lovely destination boutique in Gig Harbor.

This vibrant cardigan was on display,
as well as other designs from the Spring 2015 collection by
Oleana,
a textile company based in Norway.

Thank you to Naomi and Laura of Chalet in the Woods,
whose warmth and generosity made me feel at home,
and gave me a new direction.

What inspires me about this garment:
1. The colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2. I want to make a housecoat.
3. It’s a gorgeous take on Scandinavian tradition, but it also does something bold and new.

An unexpected gift

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Are these not adorable?

Made in Sweden,
by Bengt & Lotta.

Found them at Chalet in the Woods,
in Gig Harbor, WA.

Clever idea from trove boutique

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It’s a cufflink holder!