kate5kiwis: sew crazee


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

sew crazee

it's started:
Mnearly6's quilt!!!!!
on my 1950's vintage singer. it sews forwards. it sews backwards. it's sew crazee. it needs rethreading every few seams cos the bobbin is a *insert unmentionable expletive here* and the machine probably needs a wee service. but i love it.

thankfully, the dahling kids've been solving all the mysteries.

oh, and the best part of the day is that Hubby brought me home Victoria and Who Loves Who The Most and Why Does Love Do This To Me? for my iCrazy.
so now i'm crooning like a drunken sailor again, and offering a PRIZE for the first NON-GOOGLE GUESS at Which 80's Band Wrote them..... no asking hubby ok, Birthday Girl.
it's all about the *ms* music today lol.

and while you're racking your vintage memories, you can sing along with me....
yeah, yeah, yeah, YEAH!!!!!


Blogger Jen and family said...

Good on M5
lovely looking sewing machine although I know it would drive me crazy

bless your sweet hubby

The Dance Exponents

7:40 PM  
Blogger Hay:o) said...

Lol well done Jen....I couldn't have one anyway had.no.idea, but Mr Music of course knew. He said funny you should mention that, at the league on the weekend he was sat next to some tosser...er...guy, who decided to ring Jordan Luck in the middle of the game and talk REALLY loudly so everyone would know it. Pity he wasn't near me, cause I have no idea who Jordan Luck is, so that would of dented his ego.
What a lovely hubby as ever, you hit the jackpot! Hay xxxx

9:08 PM  
Blogger Hay:o) said...

one???? I meant WON. I have ocd leanings too ;o)

9:13 PM  
Blogger Nikki (Mother of the Devil Child) said...

Awww I lurrrve Jordan Luck. He's mates with my uncle and I made him sign a paper napkin for me when they went out to dinner one night... my uncle brought it home and he'd written a whole *BIG* note. So cool. No idea what happened to that tho... :S Rats.

And wanted to say that your machine! La machine à coudre! C'est magnifique! C'est tres jolie! Je l'adore!

P.S. I share the french obsession, can ya tell?

9:50 PM  
Blogger Antipodeesse said...

Aaah, the lovely Jordan and his husky voice! I remember him well!

12:38 AM  
Blogger Rach said...

never mind the music, I'm sew crazy too with the quilt that needs to be done five days before yours!!!!!
love the applique

9:01 AM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

i've been w-a-i-t-i-n-g and w-i-s-h-i-n-g for you to win something...
yippee zippee
check your email chick X

yeah i am as useless as you, i can sing along with *anything*, but it really slacks me off when EVERY SINGLE SONG hubby says (after the first half a bar) "That's *song name* by *artist* in *year*" ... i hate That Game.

hey, can you ask your hubby if andrew fagin of The Mockers fame ripped off some of the dance exponents stuff... i coulda swear that some of those songs i was listening to last night came straight from his mouth...

OMG you got a *note*?????
oh la la!!!!!
loved your francais, i am still wondering what *lol* is en francais, maybe la belle antipo knows???

the gorgeous debbie and i (both of whom are *always late* wherever we go) play this game: as we're leaving home, either of us sends a text saying GAME ON and see who can be the first arrival....
so, *game on*
happy sewing (i'm having the weekend off cos we're off to whanga WOOT WOOT so you have rather a large head start)

9:18 AM  
Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

Wow, what a neat sewing machine! How did you acquire it?

9:41 AM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

mmmmm, i acquired it from my great uncle's H-U-G-E stash (he went through The Depression, and so consequently he hoarded everything, just in case someone needed it. jolly good thing too, tons of his bits'n'pieces have come in rather handy) about fifteen years ago, and i initially *scorned* it, and *stored* it in the back of the garage for about ten years, cos we lived in The Big Smoke, and i'd do all my sewing on my mum's sewing machine (which i had made all my teenage creations on and it has a great feel about it lol)... but when we moved to The Sunny Bay five years ago, mum's sewing machine was a couple of hundred kilometres too far away... so i unearthed The Old Singer, and since then i have sewn EVERYTHING on it.

it's a great little machine, just kinda frustrating in its limitations, but i am loathe to replace it with something nippy and zippy, because of its history, you know?
phew, that was rather an epic. but you know me, there's always a l-o-n-g story attached to everything!!!

11:05 AM  
Blogger Hay:o) said...

Hey :o). Mr music say...Andrew Fagin is a *insert nasty word* idiot, who is so into himself he wouldn't consider singing anyone elses songs (het met him in the UK along with some guy from something called Hello Sailor).

1:56 PM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

oh dear. now i'm thinking that Mista Moozic and i are *not* kindred spirits, cos i fell head-over-heels with the Very St*ned Andrew Fagin when The Mockers played at a lunchtime concert at high school when i was fourteen. he was at least twenty-four, and lived on a boat, called *kate* lol. just jokes about the boat's name, but he really did live on a boat. so romantic.
and i stayed head-over-heels in love with him until i met Hubby the following year, at which point i transferred all my affections.

now, pardon my Name Dropping Tossing, but:
get THIS:
hubby's mum's second cousin
is Graham Brazier the lead singer from Hello Sailor
(yep, GB's mum is Hubby's Aunt Chris, who still owns her bookshop in Dominion Road... halfway down Dominion Road nope that wasn't Hello Sailor, it was The Mutton Birds. googled it.)
but i've never met Cousin Graham. neither have i phoned him from a league match. actually, i've never been to a league match X

2:37 PM  
Blogger Hay:o) said...

Lol that's him, Graham Brazier. He told me that but me wasn't listening ;o). Oh I have no idea what you are all talking about, I grew up in the hip hop revolution baby!

3:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had the same machine until Hubby bought me a new one (it was my Granny's)! It's a Singer Featherweight and worth a mint - seriously. Take it in for a tune up when you've a moment and hang on to her. :)

Lookit that. Zillions of miles apart and we have the same machine. :)

6:09 PM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

lol sarahmouse
that's becos you'n'i are kindred sew-its, 'cept your aprons are sexier than mine.
actually, i never wear an apron, just wipe my hands on my jeans... or a stray kiddo who happens to be wand'ring past... X

6:15 PM  
Blogger Abigail said...

was it the exponents? i think so! and thank you so much aunty for the wonderful, wonderful beads they are GORGEOUS and i have been beading all hours of the day :)
thank you thank you thank you!!!

9:38 PM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

*shrieks* abby!!!!!!!
i am SO glad that sara managed to get the package to you, R14 and i had a blast choosing all the bits'n'pieces especially for you dahling girl.
wishing you many days full of sparkles and sharing the love.
all our luff,
woozie and Your Favourite Auntie lol X

8:09 AM  
Anonymous jen said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your jewels

I knew as soon as you said Victoria
I listened to this band when I was a teenager

9:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember Dootie - it's the Singer, not the song.
Sometimes your blog has me in stitches!
Hoot, hoot.

6:26 PM  
Blogger Nic said...

ooh, i have a vintage singer too, except maybe not quite as--er--vintage as yours. i love those ten tons of metal!

2:41 PM  
Blogger BeachMama said...

I love your vintage Singer. And the quilt, so gorgeous :).

2:20 PM  

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