2.09.2012

there's a light


this was the early morning sunshine in our wintry tree, the day we left new york.  i thought the light on the branches was breathtaking. 

yeah, well.  it's really hard to write a post about the glory of a boxed-in crack-of-dawn view of a barren january tree blocked by iron bars and dirty snow when the sun is shining directly in your face as you sit poolside in the 80 degree air.  

(besides which, the screen is just so glary in the LA sunshine.  they oughta have an app for that.)

sorry for the absence, we've been unpacking and getting used to the new digs.  california is EVER so much nicer when you swap joints with someone who has a pool, jacuzzi, and sauna.  here's hoping our wee tree and wine refrigerator make up for it. this weekend, i'll be attempting a poolside Real Live Photo Shoot as evidence of the four tons of garments i made before leaving the city, three for the worldwide party that is debi's sew grateful celebration and one of which is an oona does it (!).  but don't hold me to it.  the sun could get in the way.

don't hate me too much, i forgot my adjustable low shank zipper foot in new york.  

29 comments:

  1. I'm incredibly jealous. I would give my left arm to be somewhere that warm right now. Have fun!

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    1. no, your left arm is lovely and needed for your new fancy job!

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  2. Whereabouts are you in LA? I live three hours north of Hollywood, in San Luis Obispo! :)

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    1. right smack dab in it, miss creepy... lemme know if you're in town! i'm going to the colette book signing next weekend in silverlake, fancy a trip?

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    2. I want to, but I think I'm coming to town in a couple of weeks, so I don't know if I can make the trip two weeks in a row... I'll keep you posted though! :) would love to do some fabric shopping with you!

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  3. Hi, West Coast Oona! Enjoy the weather!

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  4. I'm glad you like it so far! and I can't wait to see everything you've made!

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  5. How long are you in LA? I am a little future down in San Diego.

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    1. through spring at least! holler if you come this way :)

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    2. I am glad you understood my iPhone typo.
      I am still trying to figure out if I can manage to go to Sew LA. So, maybe I can see you then.
      Otherwise I probably will be up in LA in April for a Fashion District trip for class.
      Drinks?

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  6. Aw, say hi to LA for me! You know how we keep missing each other? Well, when you go to the Sew LA event we'll kind of cross paths. I used to live 10 minutes away from there and when I moved back east I sold them my cutting board! Last I saw it's sitting near the ironing boards and all that beautiful Mettler thread. So say hi to the table for me ;) And all the wonderful people there too!

    (I must admit though, weather and all, I still am over the moon about being back in New York. Hopefully we meet at some point!)

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    1. Oops I meant cutting table. Cutting board makes it sound like I was chopping veggies for them ;)

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  7. Ah, enjoy the sunshine and have fun settling in! A little screen glare is a small price to pay :o)

    Looking forward to hearing about your LA oonaventures. I'd loooove to visit LA one day. I've always dug the modernist architecture... I wanna see Ennis house (before it dissolves completely), and the High Tower Drive apartment elevator, all those dingbatty apartment blocks.

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  8. Hooray for you and Ruggy! Glad you're poolside soaking up the sunshine!

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  9. there is no such thing as warm weather, swimming pools and saunas.. it's all snow and ice and freeze, with no end.. but i'm so damn happy you're back, that i'm willing to forgive you for all those horrible lies

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  10. I have missed your fabulous posts. Bravo on finding some sunshine and getting yourself settled by the pool!

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  11. OOOOOONA! I have MISSED you! I was just thinking about you today and wondering how it was going in CA! Dude...a sauna?? A pool???? sunshine???? warm weather???? you just need a glass of wine! Can't wait to see the outfits you have in store! xoxoxo

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  12. Pictures! We want pictures! You picked the best possible time to head west! Can't wait to see your new duds!

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  13. Ah! Enjoy California! I just moved back a week ago. Sew LA? Never heard of it but now I will have to google it.

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  14. I'm going to try to vicariously enjoy the sunshine through you. Here in Amsterdam, it's stopped snowing and folks were ice-skating on the canals. Post warm photos! Can't wait to hear about the book signing parties and LA and all that stuffs. (*_*)

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  15. So, you've landed, little bird, after a transcontinental flight! Enjoy the sunshine, you two. Don't misbehave any more than normally.

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  16. Oh, jealous. Looking forward to the photo shoot! :)

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  17. @ Y'ALL: i haz jinxed the weather!!!!

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  18. :singing:

    (Over at the Frankenstein place...)
    There's a light
    (Burning in the fireplace)
    There's a light, light
    In the darkness of everybody's life!

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i thankya truly for taking the time to comment, i love a good conversation-- and hope you know my thanks are always implied, if not always written!