Friday, March 2, 2012

’Scuse Me While I Veer Off On A Random Tangent...



As I was saying, I have a new-to-me sewing machine. This came about, not because I was proactive in any way, shape, or form but because Nikki needed some designy-type stuff done. May I suggest, that being presented with a sewing machine that entirely ROCKS, along with a bazillion sewing machine feet and associated gizmos and a swisho case on WHEELS, may be the most excellent swap for services rendered?

As emphatically requested, my new machine is low on superfluous bells and whistles and big on the everything-I-need. Big on ‘workhorse’. It’s weighty. Reliable.

Because the last machine was basically pathetic and couldn’t do any free-wheelin’, sketchy stuff, (you need to be able to lower those feed dogs for that), please do bear with me, while I veer off on my random craft tangent...

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Sing
at the top of your lungs




at a red traffic light
with your window open
and your teenager
in the passenger seat



(Don’t mind me, I’ve been musing over future revenge upon my children).
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At a wedding
the two 90 plus grannies
are congratulated
for attending...




Is that weird?



(The fact that the grannies made it to the wedding was remarked upon in three separate speeches. Both grannies looked lovely – and more importantly, lively).

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Actually, this one is less of a tangent and more a reflection on everyday life.



(as well as an acknowledgement of the trouble I’m in, after the granny speech commentary).

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Hope your weekend is fabulously high on nice tangents, definitively low on controversy.

40 comments:

Greer said...

Aw, bloody bloody, I wish my machine did that...though I suspect it might have something to do with she who is operating the machine as well.

trudi@maudeandme said...

Clever, clever, clever!

clare's craftroom said...

Wow what a machine , I'd be singing too . As for revenge on your teens you have so much to look forward to , it is SO MUCH FUN !

Needled Mom said...

Boy are you having fun!!!!

Amanda Pedro said...

ooo, I just happen to have a new machine that drops it's feed dawgs! Forget the purdy flowers I was thinkin' of.... this "thoughts in thread" could be a new trend!
(apologies for all the slang writing above. I just couldn't hear it in normal english. it needed an accent.)
Now, if you'll excuse me, I just have to forward your post to a friend who will appreciate!
thanks for sharing.

Lola Nova said...

I emphatically endorse the love of a fully punctuated text message ... or - you had me at "Random Tangent"

Spiffy work there lady, and I can vouch for the workhorse machine with feed dog drop capabilities. Though you might be asked to hem more dungarees than you'd care to. You know, now that you can.

Your stitches (and your tangent) have made me smile, a much appreciated detail today. So thanks.

BOB & MABEL said...

Love your work! I'm still rockin' my Pfaff Hobby that my Nan and Pop gave me for my 21st, I'm now 40. Time for an update. I'm liking the look of yours, I don't need anything too fancy. I just want to do some cool "freestylin" stiches!

Fer said...

Well you really can't go wrong with a Bernina!

Michelle said...

You are a star. My machine can drop it's feed dogs, but I am not clever enough for that!

Kylie said...

Oh wow... this is seriously fabulous Mrs... LOVE all of this... the words, the sentiment, the execution... but always, most of all, the commentary :) Kx

p.s. it is an ageist society when even the compliments are backhanders!

Karen said...

Aaah you're so good at that!
I particularly love the first. I CAN NOT tolerate this 'language' that uses 'words' such as thx, CUL8er and of course the much overused LOL.
I also boycott any brand or product with phonetic spelling in the name - no 'kwik' or 'supa' anything for me!

LimeRiot said...

I really love these! They kind of remind me of graffiti art or some awesome poem written on the stall of my favorite local pub :). I'd frame them and hang them on the wall!!

I really need to do more free motion practice. My previous attempts have left me frustrated. I should just put some scrap fabric into my machine and go for it.

Carmel Morris said...

It looks like you're having fun - what a great way to practice!

Nikki said...

Yeeeeeeeer-Haaaaaaaa!

Flaming Nora said...

Brilliant!
I love machine embroidery but life seems to have taken me away from it at the moment. Think it may be time to rectify that!

A Peppermint Penguin said...

I don't think you can veer off. ALL your directions are unexpected and fabulous.

I could not do that in a month of thursdays.

I love the Spot one. but I hope you have extricated yourself by now!

melissa said...

I have enough trouble sewing in a straight line or drawing a recognisable car on paper.

How on earth do you manage to sew a car?? You rock!

gretchenmist . . . {belinda} said...

you are one cool woman! love it!
xx

teddybearswednesday said...

There is nothing more i love than a random tangent from you ( and the last one should be framed)
xo

Dianne said...

Gotta love a tangent - and fully punctuated text messages! (Long live the mighty apostrophe!!!)

Stitched sentences, fabric phrases, machined musings...
very clever, very cool!

Luna Landing said...

Hey, thanks for the comment on my blog - appreciated. And good luck with that doozy of a decision too.
Luna X.
PS Great blog -i"m following :)

june at noon said...

Love that sketchy style! I'd like to do more of the free motion biz some day, but I've got other stuff on the mind right now....

And, just so you know, I always fully punctuate, and correctly spell out, my text messages. :)

Margaret said...

I heard the blog world hates the world awesome but I want to say it anyway AWESOME!! love what you've done, viva the new machine and all that! make more! M

Cinnamon said...

Those are cool! I can't believe you can do that free hand. And I'm taking notes for when my littles are teenagers...sing at top of lungs at red lights. Check. :)

Teje said...

Enjoy and have fun - as you seem to do! How wonderful to have a new sewing machine and to be able to do what ever you just imagine!

silverpebble said...

Your stitched lungs have made my day.

Trudy said...

Love your work.
Want to try this myself, and haven't.
Check out Cathy Cullis' stuff.

Crochetblogger said...

Looks like you're having tons of creative fun with it!!

flowerpress said...

I say why wait till they're teenagers!

Completely inspired as usual!

My Bearded Pigeon said...

this is so awesome!!!

Suse said...

It's not every day one stitches a pair of lungs.

Kirsty said...

umm...YES!

I would like to see a stitched screen print...i really really would.

Jackie @ Fred-and-Cissy said...

I love the joy of your stitching! I've had my Bernina for more than 15 years (and it belonged to the Hawthorn Institute before that, so you really do have a workhorse!), and I'm betting that its never had as much fun as yours has had on this tangent.

michelle said...

Amazing! Totally, totally LOVE those!!!

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heather said...

my hero. you. feed dogs might be the coolest sewing related term i know, bytheway. in the running is stitch in the ditch.... i'll never forget my grandma teaching me that. ova euala. she would have liked myrtle and eunice i am positive.

so yeah. what are you gonna do with all those masterpieces? i want one.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Feed dogs sound sinister , rather Stephen King via Tess Gerritsen , but I do like what you've done together . As long as you have the whip hand ....
And as for embarrassing your teenagers ? It's O.K. You just will .... it's a parent/teen given .

Amanda said...

Awesome and man you and your style...No matter what you do it's always top notch!

Claire Gale said...

OMG i just love what you've done there.....ok, note to self, must try that again myself. wish me luck, though i'm pretty sure it won't turn out anything like yours.....clever clogs:)

ChampagneCrushParty said...

THIS.IS.PRICELESS! you sew girl! LOVE!