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Jan 23, 2013

National Pie Day + MPB's THIRD Birthday!




OMG, can it really be National Pie Day again already?  It seems like only yesterday!



But of course, today isn't only National Pie Day.  As many of you know, January 23rd is also the birthday of this blog.  Three years old, can you believe it?  Good-bye diapers, hello Mommy's little helper!



As expected, countless celebrities have been sending their good wishes including...

Geraldine!



Vicki Lester!



The surviving cast members of Columbia Pictures' "Ladies of the Chorus."



And all my friends at Réjuvénique. 





Readers, while Michael and I will be celebrating at home today as the weather has suddenly turned Arctic, that doesn't mean you can't go out and paint the town red in your corner of the world.

But before you do, I hope you'll leave a comment saying what you'd like to see more of as Male Pattern Boldness slowly tiptoes towards tweendom.

More photo shoots?

More sew-alongs?

More giveaways?

More videos?

More sewing machines?

Or simply, more pie?

Have a great day, everybody, and thanks for being part of the MPB community.  I couldn't do it without you!



66 comments:

  1. Wow, that was a scary little snippet of film.

    Just keep doing the things that make you feel good and we'll all follow along.

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  2. I think that you already post a good mix of stuff. I'm never quite sure what I'm going to get when I read and I like it that way. You could perhaps add some knitting :-)

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  3. Happy blogiversary! I agree with Karla - you have a great mix of stuff, and it never gets dull. I come here for sewing tips, personal stories, and to ogle vintage sewing machines. thanks for blogging!

    jess

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  4. National Pie Day? Are you sure it's not Halloween!
    Rejuvenique® "4 easy payments of only $49.75
    Has beauty always been only 4 easy payments away? Just askin'.
    Anyway, Peter, found the blog just last year and enjoy it immensely. You have a knack for helping us layfolk better understand the craft. The bonus here is your charm, grace and wit and let's not forget cousin Cathy and her very expert modeling abilities without which some of your creations would never grace the streets of NYC. Happy Birthday MPB from Cali.

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  5. Happy Birthday MPB!!! More pie! You and Cathy should try your hand at baking. But watch your figures.

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  6. Up until a minute ago I would have said I loved every kind of pie. Now, all I ask is that you never, ever feature tuna pie on your blog again. It scared me more than Rejuvenique.

    Happy 3rd blog birthday to you, I hope you love writing it as much as we do reading it. Many happy returns!

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  7. Congratulation MPB! I wish for us all many and many years of MPB! The blog is perfect the way it is!

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  8. 3 years and never a dull post ! I only discovered MPB recently, but I think it's all what a blog should be. Fun but with a personal point of view on , well.... many, many, things actually.
    Well done !

    Does it sound voyeuristic to say I wouldn't mind seeing more of Michael ?
    I love seeing bits of New York too, flee market and fabric shops and all.

    Keep up the good work!
    E.

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    1. ;-)

      loved how you model your linen border print shirt .
      The peek views of you doing your own things in the back ground of Peter's photos are always an eye catcher too !
      More photo bombing from you this year ?

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  9. Peter,

    Happy, happy, happy!!!

    Please, more of whatever MPB actually is (a "sewing/group therapy/vintage exploration/home for wayward former models/Rejuvinique for the masses" site).

    As for pie, only black bottom will do for me.

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  10. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Keep up the great work...but there is always room for more pie!

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  11. I'm really enjoying MPB, congrats on three years and thanks for all your efforts. I vote for another Sew-Along. I missed the previous ones, but have been going back to review them, and hope to master a perfect men's shirt one day. It would be fun to participate on a sew-along in real time.

    Linda Evans, of Dynasty fame, used to do the infomercial for Réjuvénique. Truly terrifying. It must not have worked, because she went on to have some unfortunate plastic surgery.

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  12. Three years !! old, I honestly thought that MPB had been going for a lot longer as its so well put together.
    Last year I personally enjoyed the series on cathys swim wear, I loved seeing the evolution from pattern to photoshoot especially as it was a vintage item.
    Oh and also the toile de jouy jeans,which inspired me to start looking at my sewing machine again with renewed interest.
    So I would say I'd love more Photo shoots with MBP styling panache,and I truly love the cocktail of sewing, family, and philosophy that was MPB last year,so I certainly would not turn down the chance to make it a double this year.
    Thank you for all your hard work, and for giving so much to us all out here in the blogasphere.
    kindest regards, and happy 3rd Birthday.

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  13. Halleluyear!

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  14. HAPPY 3rd birthday to MPB!!! I think you've got the perfect mix of conversation posts, vintage style and sewing! I love all your posts!

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  15. More everything! (Seinfeld)
    seriously, love the photo shoots, sewalongs, etc And I'm always fascinated when you talk about vintage Singers and how you fix them up... I would love to hear/see more details about the Featherweights. I'd love to own one, one day, but I could use some schooling on how to care for one.

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    1. This page has free featherweight user manuals (as well as more detailed repair manuals) you can download. It's pretty much everything you'd need to know:

      http://thefeatherweight221factory.com/page7.php

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    2. Thanks Peter :) Happy Bloggiversary!

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  16. More of the same. You are wonderful as is.

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  17. Congrats on your blogaversary! Here's to many more.

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  18. Happy Birthday! More pie. More on vintage sewing machines (all brands, & how to care and/or basic repairs - I would never have known what to do if I had just bought a machine like your recent purchase). Sewing techniques. And more pie.

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  19. Happy Birthday. Some days you make me smile when I'm grumpy and other days you make me think about things I haven't explored snd I always enjoy what you have to say.

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  20. As we say in the Sandlands, "Elf Mabrouk!" (a thousand congratulations). Like so many above, I enjoy the mix you have, and as (don't hate me, MPB-ers) even as a non-sewer, there's more than enough to keep me riveted...

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  21. Elaine (nobody you know)January 23, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    Happy Birthday!! Love the blog, but Cathy's photo shoots and the sew-alongs are my absolute favorites. Oh, and dime store psychology, too.

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  22. Happy Blogday. I just want more of the same. I always enjoy your posts. I couldn't suggest anything that you don't already do.

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  23. What? Is it March 14 already, oh wrong pi. Happy Birthday MPB, keep these interesting topics going! I still wonder how you find time to sew, shop, create, do research, and write articles. Maybe a Ré*time*énique to get more hours per day?

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    1. I love the 3.14 reference!

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  24. Happy anniversary!

    Please, more pictures of your sewing projects and sewing techniques for the beginning sewist.

    And, if you must, more sewing machines. Sewing machine reviews and sewing machine maintenance are well covered on other sites. And seeing your little white 221 just makes me jealous.

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  25. I'd like to see Cathy's baby. We need shots of the happy mother. Happy blogoversary. I'm happy to read whatever you put up here. Your sewing inspires me and I always like to see what your take on menswear is. I enjoy Cathy's exploits and really like it when you talk about garments from wonderful old films. You make me smile every day. I'd probably still read your blog if you only wrote about doing your laundry!

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  26. Happy Blogday Peter! Suggestions? How about...ummm.....well.......

    Nope. Can't think of a thing I would change :) Oh wait, the dreaded word verification. But I understand......

    Carry on.....

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  27. I always love to read about your trash and flea market finds, since I am a dedicated trawler of street treasure myself. Other favourites: glimpses of New York life, late night sewing machine purchases, and "name that pattern". Watching you work on a project from conception to modelling is always fascinating (such as the harem outfit last year, although sadly that was stopped in its tracks by the wrath of a hurricane). And Cathy. More Cathy, and showing off baby Simplicity please, could she manage that? Congrats on a great, great blog and I wish MPB many happy returns.

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  28. Happy, happy birthday!

    I say keep doing more of the same (although photo shoots are my favorite - especially when the chihuahuas are involved). Don't change a thing - you are perfect just the way you are!

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  29. Of course I'd never say no to more photos of both you and Cathy, especially in things you've sewn. What I'd love is another men's sew-along. I'm not sure of what since you've done all the basic men's garments, I guess another shirt one because I'd love to make one for my boyfriend and it would motivate me. Maybe a pajama party sew-along?

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  30. Oh, yay, happy birthday, MPD! And how serendipitous that you share the date with such a lovely holiday!

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  31. Congratulations. Here it is about minus 40 celsius near Montreal. Staying in is the way to go. Love your blog. Have neen trawling through older sewing mags (even Potuugese Burdas). On UFO's, I am adding gussets to my Empire dresses, so I am more comfortable. For me it's always fitting issues. Can you do something on that? Love all about doggies!!!!!!!!!! And your humour. Cathie, in Quebec.

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  32. Full of pizza and birthday cake from a party as it is also a grandson's birthday today. Happy 3rd birthday-I enjoy the blog. It's sort of like that box of chocolates quote... and that's ok with me.

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  33. A good read is hard to come by. I am amazed regularly that you write so well about my own interests. I appreciate what you do and how you do. I thank you for the three years. I think I have been here nearly that long, and hope for more.

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  34. just more of whatever you want to talk about with updates on Michael and the doggies, please...

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  35. Congratulations! I have been reading MPB almost from the start and have enjoyed every bit of it. Thanks for the good times. I hope there will be many more years to come.

    Can't think of a thing I would change or add unless it's a few more gratuitous chihuahua shots!

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  36. More of everything, I love it all. When I am sitting at my computer, laughing, my daughter yells, "are you reading that sewing blog again?" Thanks for something to look forward to at the end of the day. Congrats on a great three years.

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  37. Congratulations on the blogaversary! I can't think of anything I'd like. Maybe a men's wear sewalong that I could participate in for my sweetie. He deserves some sewing love.

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  38. Hey, congrats! I have to say, I'm pretty happy reading along with whatever old thing you post. :)

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  39. Happy birthday MPB!

    The blog is perfect - no need to change a thing. Just keep posting please.

    Spud from Downunder (where it's 36degC/98degF)

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  40. I'd like to see more of Cathy! If you would have Cathy on video lip syncing to any 50's song, that would be even better! :)

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  41. I thought Pi(e) day was March 14?

    I'd personally like more ... well - MORE!
    I love reading your blog and recommend it to many of my friends!

    Happy blogiversary

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  42. I love a good sewalong but it's got to be a great sewalong because it's you. However, because it's you, it won't be anything but a great sewalong.
    Happy blogaversary.
    Mmm pie...

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  43. Love your sewalongs! Would love to see a few more simple sewalongs thrown in for the less advanced stitchers who read your wonderful blog!! Love the vintage too and would love to see more 60's vintage!
    Congrats!!!!

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  44. I'll ave more pie. Can never be too much pie.

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  45. Happy Birthday MPB. I found your blog last August and have read it every day since. It's darn near perfect. Don't change a thing, please. I love the content and the layout. I'd like to see Simplicity and more of Michael. Hey, Michael! Please keep on blogging, Peter. You are an artist.

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  46. Happy blog-iversary! I love all your blog posts, but I'd have to say my favorites are the garments-in-progress and the fashion photo shoots.

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  47. Happy, happy anniversary! Your writing, your sewing ambitions, Cathy: all inspiring. How to improve on perfection?

    However...I do think Cathy needs to be seen back in London. Just sayin'.

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  48. Hey happy anniversary. I have just fairly recently discovered sewing blogs, and have read yours for the last couple of months. Watching your video yesterday it was fascinating to hear your voice!

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  49. Congratulations on three years, and thanks for being a bright spot in my day! I love all the elements of your blog: your wit and humor, inspiration for both beginning and more mature sewers, thoughtful content that generates so much interesting conversation, excellent writing, and vintage eye candy. I'm pretty sure my coworkers are sick of hearing me talk about your blog, but I can't help sharing it. I look forward to whatever you post.

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  50. Congratulations!!! Many, many more. Okay, so did anyone bake you a sewing machine pie -- or cake?

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  51. Happiest Third Year Anniversary, Peter! It seems like only yesterday -- tempus really does fugit.

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  52. I was LOL at the video...... why do I think bionic woman and the fembots during the whole thing?

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  53. Happy Birthday and many more....please !!

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  54. thanks for share.

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