21 April, 2009

What I've been doing today (and last night)

Yesterday Liesl at Disdressed posted about getting the new J Peterman catalogue so with visions of Seinfeld and Elaine's boss Mr. Peterman dancing through my brain, I checked it out and promptly fell in love with this dress
It's not the kind of thing I usually wear, but I love the idea of it. I've been re-reading all my Agatha Christie books as my 'chapter before bed' and I can just picture wearing this dress in one of those stories. Of course I've discovered that the best thing about the Peterman catalogue is the descriptions of the clothes! There's a couple shirts I'd quite like too...

Curse the weak NZ dollar - not to mention I've been told by an equally excited friend here that they don't ship to NZ, only to Australia. Sheesh. So much for the company that adventures around the world and all that guff.

Tonight I got incredibly excited by this post at Sew Mama Sew and cleaned my sewing machine. I blame the music they played in the video, it made it all seem slightly James Bondish 007 sewing machine. Mat came in and danced even, although I noticed in the comments to the post that some people didn't like it (the music, not Mat dancing). Philistines! So I got out the tools and opened up the machine and took out enough lint to stuff a small bunny. My manual says not to oil so I didn't get to do that, but I'm hoping the machine will run a little better now. I think it still needs a professional tune-up though. I feel like I actually DID something tonight, it's a very satisfying feeling.


  1. Oh that dress is gorgeous!

    I'm in Australia so if you ever decide to take the plunge and buy it, you can ship it to me if you want and then when it gets here I'll post it across to you. It will be a well traveled dress with plenty of adventures to tell!



  2. Lovely dress. Don't ya just hate it when they don't ship to NZ? Grrrr.

    I didn't like the music in the cleaning tute either, put me right off. Suppose I have it good though, my hubby used to be (many years ago) a bernina technician. So I can leaving the tweaking of my machine to him :-)

  3. he-he! Your comment at Skinny laMinx gave me a good chuckle - thanks a lot! Great to discover your blog too.

  4. Holly, are you trying to tempt me worse than I already am? Shame on you (and thanks for the offer! I'm trying to be strong but I'll let you know how I go).

    Oh man, a sewing machine technician...why didn't I marry a man with practical skills like that? I suppose he can dig a mean hole - he's an archaeologist too. ;)

    Heather, I was really pleased to see that other bloggers put objects in strange places to photograph them - and feel slightly self-conscious doing it!



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