Tuesday, 22 December 2009

LastMinute.Com Would Be So Proud


Last week I had a hit of genius. Matt and I have had Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros on high, high, ridiculously high rotation ever since I first discovered this truly addictive tune way back here. I listen to it to go walking. Over and over. I play it when washing up. Over and over. Matt and I sing it in the car. We are totally (well I am) out of tune, but no matter. Even the Doctor digs it.


I am a dedicated follower of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros. There now. I've said it. No rehab for me.

I'm even more totes excited because one of my friends in LA has seen them play a few times over Summer and said they're just as golden in real life. This is good news.

So hence I went, stitching madly on my large piece of remnant linen. I've loved watching Kirsty's red work. So I tried my hand at it. I am getting more and more confident with stitching. Nothing can hold me back peeps! I love the look of red on linen.

However, in the well-loved style of mondegreens, I've mistakenly put what I thought were the lyrics, instead of what are really the lyrics. Let's call that poetic licence. Ahem.

And just as I had started working on making it into - you guessed it - a cush - Matt piped up and said to me, "Oh you know what I would really love for Christmas? A cushion for my chair." I smirked. As only PottyMouthMama knows what's in front of the sewing machine being madly stitched up lastminute.com style.
Dear Blogger, I am seriously about to head butt you. You know why, I don't need to explain, just look at my image. AGAIN!

21 comments:

Cath from chunkychooky said...

I too am a big fan of red and linen via Kirsty and Rummage too I think... I am doing a little embroidery too a few words for a friend for her birthday but I hadn't thought to make it a pillow... I was going to just keep it in the mebroidery hoop so she could hang it up...hmmmmmmmm

Cath from chunkychooky said...

I meant EM broidery of cause

lovely lindsay said...

this. is. beautiful.
you've found your niche. now - time to make one for me.
love, lindsay

Leonie said...

With the photos, I've had a look around and there's nothing obvious. A setting may have been changed somewhere. A work around would be to rotate them once in the opposite direction in your photo editor so that when blogger rotates it it ends up the right way up??? Will have a look at a couple of other things for you and let you know.

Love the emboidery and oh so fantastic that he's actually gonna be able to use it!!

Mama Mogantosh said...

That's beautiful, I love it. And have you seen this?

http://cheandfidel.blogspot.com/2009/12/early-christmas-present.html

Spooooky.

x

Leonie said...

One photo answer is to save as a .png instead of a .jpg. Slightly larger file but apparently doesn't rotate. Might be worth trying, especially since it's so annpying.

Leonie said...

Any chance you camera is a Canon with an Auto rotate feature? If it is and you can turn it off do so. Other comments on the forums indicate saving "without EXIF data" or saving as another file type then back to jpeg. hope something works for you.

Ammie said...

Dear Pottymouth,

I am a big fan of your lovely sideways pictures, but even a bigger fan of your witty prose. Thanks for making my Christmas merry. :)

xoxo

Christina Lowry said...

I only just discovered this band today, via Jodi's blog 'Che and Fidel' and the little film her husband made. Your embroidery is sweet. If Matt does not agree I will send you my address. :)

rachel said...

Perfect giftage! Husbands are a struggle to buy for I find. . .

Like Christina I've just been listening to this song at Jodi's too.

ox

Megan said...

my photos rotate themselves sometime on blogger and i just rotate them in my photo editor 90 degrees one way and then back again so they are back up the right way and that seems to do the job when you reload them the next time - good luck!

Sarah said...

Weird blogger..

How good is that something works out like that - cooewlllll.

HAve a great Christmas time and looking forward to a lot more of Pottymouthmama...

katiecrackernuts said...

I am starting to quite enjoy tilting my head to the right each time I see your posts pop up in Reader. It's like a reflex now.

Tania said...

Ah, not to worry. Before I come over a visiting I rotate my monitor to the right. You are such a last minute gift starlet. Unfortunately I'd have to start stitching back in October to achieve anything as excellent as a SECRET-HOPE-HE-DOESN'T-READ-THIS-BLOG cushion.

trasha said...

Cath? I love 'mebroidery' In fact I think from now on I shall refer to it only as that.

Michelle said...

LOVE this song. LOVE your stitches.

xx

jodi said...

oh yeah we love that song too! Slightly spooky that we posted about it within minutes of each other! we've got good taste x

Home Girl said...

your embroidery is wonderful, wish i could stitch like that! love the romance, hope he takes it everwhere in appreciation

kim at allconsuming said...

Can't.stop.listening.to.that.song.

Oh, and redwork is my current mind-obsession. 2010 is going to be my year of mastering it.

I believe this phrase may feature heavily.

Kirsty said...

Just absolutely LOVE this. xxx

Cindy said...

Did he like it? I bet he did. I love any many that is a lover of the cush. That is special indeed. Perhaps it needs a pocket to hold his beer top collection - not quite so special I suspect