Monday, April 25, 2011

Tuesday Tune

Beth Orton. Amazing.
She has the most beautiful voice. Never fails to give me goosebumps.
This song if off her first record Trailer Park and I think it is one of her best.
Enjoy! xo


....I am about to totally dork out. You have been warned.
I love my sewing machines. I currently own two - my work horse Singer that my dad gave me when I was in my late teens and my Brother Select-O-Matic that I inherited from my mom. I learned how to sew on it. It is a gorgeous blue beast from the early 60's and this machine has some serious chrome. It reminds me of an old car.

It is in serious need of a tune up though and has been out of service for a while. But it is my first love and started my fascination with vintage machines.
This weekend I bought myself a stunning vintage Necchi. All black and chrome.

I can't wait for it to get here! It is super heavy duty and will sew upholstery and leather which is a necessity for me right now.
And then later that day the Mister was riding his bike home and passed a free (yes! free!) sewing machine in a cabinet. It is another Singer and is very 70's, blingin' gold and sparkly.

He thought it would be great even if only the cabinet was usable. But after cleaning it up and oiling the bits and pieces it seems to work. Something is off though - it makes a strange noise - so I am going to send it to the shop with the other vintage machine.
I looked up a manual on line and it does some pretty cool things. There are these little discs that fit in the upper part of the machine, under the spool holder. From what I understand different discs make the machine embroider different patterns. Fancy! And also cheesy. I am not sure it is something I would ever use but its still a cool idea. You can also regulate the pressure on the presser foot which is super handy and not all machines have that capability.
Okay, dork out over.
What do you get all stoked about?

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Day

The sun is shining! It is amazing what a little sun on your face can do to improve your mood. I was needing some sun so badly. We spent most of the day outside today and now are just chilling out a bit before dinner.

We have been baking hot cross buns, dying Easter eggs (someone had been excited about Easter for about two months!) and making plans for dinner tomorrow - we will be having my family and in-laws over. Grace actually invited everyone over! In my family we will take any excuse to get together for a nice meal, especially if it involves ham.
Hope you all have a lovely long weekend! xo

Monday, April 18, 2011

Tuesday Tune

I love The Clash. In fact, I have loved them from the first moment I heard them. I was in my dad's car. He put London Calling on the tape deck and something in their music just hooked me. They appealed to my rebellious, anti-establishment teenage self in a way no other band did. It didn't hurt that Joe Strummer was kinda cute too.

So I guess this is my homage to The Clash.

My favourite Clash song...

Friday, April 15, 2011

Words Of Wisdom

Enjoy the little things in life, for someday you will realize they were the big things.

I don't know who said this but it really resonated with me this morning.
I am off to the library with my girl today and then we are going to have a little lunch date. Sushi I think. That girl can eat so much sushi. Especially if it has tobiko on it.
Hope you get out into the sunshine when it makes one of its brief appearances! (The weather here has been crazy! Snowing one minute, sunny the next, then hailing....You get the idea.) Have a sweet day! xo

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tuesday Tune

This is the raddest song. Every time I hear it I am 14 again....

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tuesday Tunes

I have decided to do music post every Tuesday. I love music and it has been a constant throughout my life. There is always music playing in my house and it is a very eclectic mix. Let me know what you think of this - I have seen it done on other blogs and thought it would be fun to try out. I think I will just put on some of my favourite songs and see where it goes from there!
My very first Tuesday Tune is going to be something I listened to earlier this evening. I love this song....