Posted in July 2013

Block 148: July 15, 2013

  I worry I may have to take a break from Crane-sewing soon. My sewing machine is acting a bit confused lately… my bobbin keeps unthreading/unwinding itself, the tension is more than a little off, and the motor has slowed down to a snail’s pace. Instead of buying something new on Amazon, I feel I … Continue reading

Block 147: July 14, 2013

  Thank goodness I keep writing the date on these Cranes; I actually had no idea what day it was when it woke up or what I was supposed to be working on. Anyway, it’s Sunday. Today’s a new day. It’s the same old world, sadly. Date: July 14, 2013 Crane: 147 Days Spent on … Continue reading

Block 146: July 13, 2013

Sharknado! Date: July 13, 2013 Crane: 146 Days Spent on Project: 146 Location: Apartment, Washington Heights, NYC Person I would have sent it to: Mary J., another one of the Ladies Who Danced at Kenyon, who I consider to have been a cornerstone of my Kenyon experience. Mary was just cool. I always thought she … Continue reading

Block 145: July 12, 2013

  I’d say TGIF, but I’m working today… and tomorrow… and Sunday… and Monday… and then I go into another tech rehearsal process for a week. I seem to remember a time this year when I had more than enough time on my hands, so much time, in fact, that I wished I were busier. … Continue reading

Block 144: July 11, 2013

  Happy birthday to the love of my life! My dog turns FOUR today! Yay! Date: July 11, 2013 Crane: 144 Days Spent on Project: 144 Location: Apartment, Washington Heights, NYC Person I would have sent it to: Jenny L. Jenny is also one of those “important” life path people. She asked me to design … Continue reading

Block 143: July 10, 2013

  Date: July 10, 2013 Crane: 143 Days Spent on Project: 143 Location: Apartment, Washington Heights, NYC Person I would have sent it to: Meredith W. Meredith, along with Eli McC (Crane 127), is one of the special people in my life who helped me develop into a costume designer. As I explained before, I … Continue reading

Block 142: July 9, 2013

  Date: July 9, 2013 Crane: 142 Days Spent on Project: 142 Location: Apartment, Washington Heights, NYC Person I would have sent it to: Maraleen S. My second year at Kenyon, being an RA, we had to train for a week with other students who had been hired as the upperclassmen dorm version of RA’s … Continue reading

Block 141: July 8, 2013

  And today, I made a mistake. I cut one of my outer edges with 1/8″ of seam allowance. Ooops! When I realized this catastrophe, I toyed with throwing this Crane away and re-doing it. But, no, I’m embracing this imperfection. It is what it is. Love your flaws, everyone! Date: July 8, 2013 Crane: … Continue reading

Block 140: July 7, 2013

  I’ve been making these Cranes for 20 weeks now. Date: July 7, 2013 Crane: 140 Days Spent on Project: 140 Location: Apartment, Washington Heights, NYC Person I would have sent it to: Fritz R. That second year at Kenyon will always be the year that I worked as an RA in Norton Hall. There … Continue reading

Block 139: July 6, 2013

  I’ve been up since 3am. Today, I’ve already sewn two pleated cotton skirts. I have to finish making a kimono in the next three hours.  I really want today to end already. Date: July 6, 2013 Crane: 139 Days Spent on Project: 139 Location: Apartment, Washington Heights, NYC Person I would have sent it … Continue reading