Wednesday, February 27, 2008

And the beat goes on........

Remember that song by Sonny & Cher? You might be wondering why I seem to have titles relating to songs lately. Well, Stephen is presently recording/converting some of our old 33 Lps into music files/cds. No, I do not own any Sonny and Cher, but really .... who hasn't heard of the duo? lol

For those of you much too young to remember this form of music recording, well there it is, a vinyl record - 33 Lps. For the curious ones, it's Iggy Pop - Blah, Blah, Blah. Gotta love the title of that album!

One thing I've become aware, as I get older I lose track of time. When asked when a particular song was recorded, I'm usually off by more then a decade! lol Iggy Pop - 1986! Has it really been that long? The Buzzcocks, 1979! I would have probably been able to date that one by less then a decade. Only because I can associate it with a time frame, my boyfriend at the time was Lyndon. I was a closet punk in my early twenties! lol I guess I still am! ;o)

It's neat to be listening to old vinyls! Some, I had forgotten what the "hit song" was. It certainly brings back old memories! Right now I'm listening to Kate Bush - The Kick Inside, circa 1977!

While we're on the subject of "olden days" allow me to show you my ironing board. Thanks Libby for organizing a challenge!

Meet my Old Friend! This ironing board must be old. Unfortunately, I have no clue as to the date it was produced. It's completely made of wood! Metal nuts and bolts hold the pieces together.

A friend of mine, Lori, gave it to me. She had bought a home in Baie D'Urfe in the mid 90's and found this in her basement. She had no use for it, so it went home with me. I love it!

I use layers of Warm & Natural and 2 yards of fabric for the cover. I've changed the cover a few times. All I do is look in my stash for suitable fabric and voila, a new cover!

Notice the floor, it's coming apart! It was suppose to be an industrial floor. So much for that! It's not like I do wild and crazy things in my sewing room! I mean, I just roll from one sewing machine to another and at times, to my lap top. Strangely, the traffic area is fine! We'll be renovating this summer! I cannot wait to plan the layout!

I have another ironing board given to me by my mother. It belonged to my Grandmother and was probably purchased in the early 1950's. It's a standard size and quite sturdy! I don't use it much as I like my Old Friend better!

Thank you for taking the time to visit with me! I hope you are all having a wonderful day! It's still snowing here and has been since yesterday morning. Strangely, very little accumulation, 4 inches so far!

15 comments:

Libby said...

I love listening to music on vinyl . . we still have a pretty good collection. The trouble can be getting a replacement needle for the turntable *yikes* Love your ironing board - thanks for playing *s*

Carin said...

That is a cool ironing board!

Beth said...

I have an idea for your floor. I was at my TNT meeting and the speaker had a photo slide show. Her room had square tile, black and white so she could lay large quilts down to square up. I thought that was pretty cool.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

The BUZZCOCKS?????????? And you've never heard of TIM MCGRAW???? LOL!!!!! You crack me up girlfriend.

Julia said...

We must be about the same age. I see you have a Fleetwood Mac album laying in that pile. That was one of my sister's favorite bands. I seen this show on t.v. about vinyl records, they said it is still the best way to the true sound of live music.
I love your ironing board!

Pam said...

In my sewing room in Jim's old turntable stereo system and our old record collection. Jim has quite the stack of Fleetwood Mac - he saw them in concert. I was more a 70's Rock Chick. Steppenwolf and T-Rex - 3 Dog Night and the like. The turntable still works and we will pull out the old vinyl every so often. My oh my where do the time go???

Guðrún said...

My vinyls are in a box and I don´t have a player :( I love your ironing board.

gwen said...

Your ironing board looks very interesting! And old like the vinyl or am I off by a few decades here? LOL
About stitchery, I use a thin batting and I stitch with a hoop.
I think your embroidery looks wonderful, tiny regular stitches just perfect. Take care.

Wendy said...

My youngest daughter is really into collecting vinyls, she plays them on her new turntable.

I love the wooden ironing board, how primitive.

Kim said...

love your music tastes :)
We have Cyd Vicious and Nancy as pets- 2 orange tabbys
As for Sonny and Cher , does it count that I got Chrissie Hynde and UB40 singing I got you babe loaded in my ipod....
Enjoy your weeekend :)

julieQ said...

Neat old ironing board! I have some of those old albums, love them!

Greenmare said...

Am I looking at this correctly? is your ironing board tilted?
I have some truly cool lp's that have pictures on them, color pictures! Someday they are going to get framed for wall art.

Sweet P said...

I remember vinyl records. My DS (who is now 24) collects them.

Your ironing board is truly unique. I like it.

Susan said...

Interesting! Almost all my memories, from 1966 on, are linked to whatever Neil Diamond song was popular at the time. The song comes on and I'm back then! LOL! Shilo was playing when we were driving down to the church to get married. Sweet Caroline played while I waited for letters from Vietnam. Song Sung Blue was on when I was on a bus with 25 Navajo 6th graders, looking for Shakey's Pizza.

I still love to listen to Neil!

catsatararat said...

I have hundreds of old vinyls and I have hung on to them through the years that my last "record player" was not working. But just last month I got some old speakers and did a little tinkering, and now I look forward to a wonderful trip down more than 40years of music when the renovations are over and I can get everything set up permanently. YAY!!

And - I remember jamming my fingers in my mother's old wooden ironing board LOL those folding wooden joints HURT!

Thanks for the memories - Loved it all

Cheryl in Oz

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...