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Dec 31, 2013

PETER SINGS -- New Year's Wishes from MPB!



Friends, I've decided to skip the usual end-of-year reviews and leave you instead with a simple holiday song, sung in a simple holiday house coat.

Have a Happy New Year, everybody, and thank you for all the kindness and warmth you've shared with me this year!



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87 comments:

  1. that was LOVELY. you sing so divinely. thank you for all the humor and inspiration in 2013. i'm new to the site and sewing, but i read and enjoy every post.

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  2. Fabulous - you have an amazing voice!

    Happy New Year to you both

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  3. Lovely! Happy New Year to you and yours. Thank you for a fantastic year.

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  4. That was so enjoyable I've listened to it twice. Happy New Year Peter!

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  5. Love it! Happy New Year/ Bonne Année to your both.

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  6. Bravo! I totally enjoyed that, Happy New Year to you both!

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  7. Lovely song, sung lovely! Thank you for the day brightener and the informative entertaining posts this year. Best wishes for everything great in 2014!!

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  8. Thank you! A very happy new year to you both!

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  9. Now that made me smile! Loved following your blog this year. Happy New Year Peter!

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  10. That was so enjoyable - you have a lovely singing voice, Peter.

    Your blog is an absolute joy in so many ways - educational, insightful, funny and entertaining. Thank you for sharing your projects, adventures, tips and insights. I look forward to them every day.

    A very Happy New Year to you, Michael, Willy, Freddie and the MPB staff.

    Spud.

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  11. Happy New Year and all the best in 2014

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  12. OK, you always post interesting stuff, but this takes the cake :) I love it! Happy New Year!

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  13. Very nice - Happy New Year to you both!

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  14. So very glad I clicked a second time today!!
    Thank you Gentlemen, and same to you.

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  15. Peter: You have a lovely way of singing - and the piano playing was excellent! Aren't you two talented?!

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  16. Thank you for the music...and the wishes. You're both beautifully talented.
    I really love the robe you made for your mother. It takes me back. I made one very similar to that when that fabric was first in style. I love the shape, the cut and the fabric. Sorry she didn't like it. I wonder if you could dye it one amazing colour so that she would like it.
    Love your blog. Thanks and Happy New Year to you too.

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  17. Is there anything you can't do? And Michael, what a sport; he's a keeper. Thank you so much for all the time and effort you put into your blog, Happy New Year.

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  18. Thanks for the great big smile today (and all year long). Happy New Year to you both!

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  19. Thanks, this song has never been sung better. Or the singer so attractively attired!

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  20. absolutely fabulous, you've made my evening! Happy New Year to you both, wishing you lots of lovely things for 2014!

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  21. Thank you for the great song and that fabulous housecoat! I think you should raffle it off to one of your devoted fans :-)

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  22. You have made my evening, thanks Peter for the blog and all your MANY talents. Lovely voice. Happy New Yera to you both.

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  23. Fabulous! Now I know how New Yorkers spend New Year's Eve!

    Happy New Year to you both :)

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  24. That was wonderful! Thank you so much for the New Year wishes. Happy 2014 to you both. :)

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  25. Bravo! Love the robe and the sentiment. Happy New Year!

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  26. Priceless, Thank you, I lift a glass to you both, cheers
    Happy New Year.

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  27. That was wonderful, thank you! Happy New Year to you two, too!

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  28. Best wishes to both of you for the coming year.

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  29. And you can sing, too! (What are the chances of you and Oona working up a duet?) I continue to be amazed by your sewing talents and can't wait to read what you'll sew next. Happy New Year to you and Michael.

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  30. Thank you!! All the best to Michael and you, too!

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  31. Happy Year Year to you all too! That was really charming:) Your delivery is very Fred Astaire, could totally picture you singing a Fine Romance This Is.

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  32. DANG! boy, you can sing! And that piano! Loved it. Round of applause. What a spectacular treat! :)

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  33. The housecoat suits you. The real questions are, 1. What is Cathy doing New Year's Eve, and 2., please tell me that's Michael's studio and you have not managed to fit a piano into your apartment along with the chihuahua treadmill and numerous sewing machines?
    Happy New Year to you both, to Willy and Freddy, and to Housecoat-less Sonja.

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  34. You guys are the best!!!!! Looking forward to more fun and creativity in 2014.

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  35. Thanks, love and kisses to you both!
    -Sandra

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  36. Gelukkig nieuwjaar

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  37. Happy New Year Peter, that was totally sweet, and it was wonderful to hear Michael. Hope you and he and your little dogs have a wonderful New Year!

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  38. Fabulous!!! Love your rendition of that song. Happy New Years!!

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  39. Love the music video! Happy New Year!

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  40. That was fabulous! I love your blog!! Happy New Year to you and Michael!

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  41. That was great! Michael did a lovely job playing and you sing quite well. Thank you for that bit of fun!

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  42. You and Michael are wonderful together-- that is the perfect New Year's song!! Happy New Year to you both!

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  43. i'm spending New Year's Eve with you two and the pups. thanks for a great year. and i love the house coat (on either one of you).

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  44. That was charming and adorable! Thanks for all you do, and have a wonderful new year!

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  45. Happy New Year Peter to you and Michael. It was so great that you sang in that robe. Hilarious.

    May 2014 be a year of good health, happy times and more sewing adventures.

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  46. Happy New Year from my family to yours! Love your singing! Wishing you the best for 2014!

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  47. WOW - you guys are fantastic! You've made me start the new year off with a laugh. Please tell me you've done this before and that you didn't go out and get a piano just for us. Happy New Year!

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  48. This is by far my favourite post thru' out 2013!
    Happy New Year to the both of you

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  49. Is there no end to your list of talents? Happy New Year to you both. So looking forward to more of your wonderful creations and posts in 2014 x

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  50. What a great touch of off-off-off-off-Broadway for those of us far-far-far from New York. Thanks Peter and Michael. Best wishes for you and all your fans. Peace, love, and groovy robes for everyone.

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  51. Happy New Year to you all in New York - love the housecoat!
    Nx

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  52. Thank you Peter and Michael, that was beautiful. Happy New Year!

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  53. This was adorable and sweet! Thank you so much and HAPPY NEW YEAR, PETER!
    I'm a newbie and detected recently your blog. I own a very old "Singer-Treadle" (about 100 years old i guess ?). It's a heirloom from my grandparents. Now I try to check it out and hope I can handle with it, because I would like to sew "patchwork jeans" and to change my old bluejeans into "new designer jeans"...hahahaha...

    Later I will tell more....

    Happy New Year 2014

    Matthias
    (from Germany)

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  54. Bravo! Happy New Year to you, Michael and the pups!

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  55. Thanks Peter, that has already made my year! Hope you are going to wear this coat regularly from now on? ;-)

    Happy new year to you and Micheal!

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  56. Happy New Year to you and Michael!

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  57. Happy New Year, Peter and Michael. Thank you for the wonderful rendition of a beautiful song (beautifully done by the way). Like many I feel like I have grown to know y'all from following your fab blog this past year. If my hubby (also named Peter) and I get up that way to visit our son who is living in Brooklyn I would love to actually meet y'all. Maybe take a trip to Mood Fabrics and see what that's all about. Wishing you a happy and healthy 2014.

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  58. You are the sweetest man.
    Happy New Year from Blighty.

    love
    Jean x

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  59. That was wonderful! Happy New Year to you both x

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  60. Ally - Design Rewind FashionsJanuary 1, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    This is absolutely wonderful! I had the biggest smile on my face. What a surprise to your readers. Thank you for sharing your voice with us! Happy New Year to you the two of you. May 2014 be full of happiness of love!

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  61. Thanks guys! I loved it. Happy New Year to you both.

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  62. Wonderful performance from both of you. I absolutely loved it. Thank you so much to both of you for taking the time to perform this for us all. It was fantastic, I loved it and it made my day. Happy new year to both of you. May it be your greatest year by far. Lots of love, all the way from Australia

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  63. Happy New Year Peter and Michael
    That was a wonderful way to start New Year's Day. I truly enjoyed it.
    I hope you all have a fabulous 2014. I look forward to reading your blog every day, it's a bright spot in my day.
    Hugs to one and all.
    Sandi
    (and licks from Willow and Squeak)

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  64. Thank you so much for the lovely song, Peter and Michael. You are both so talented!

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  65. You both need to write a musical. I love your voice and warmth. Happy New Year to you both. High five doggie paws to your little guys from our pack.

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  66. Happy New Year Peter and Michael!!!

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  67. I think yours might be my favourite version of that song ever! Thanks for all the joy you bring to the world. Happy New Year!

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  68. Thank you Peter for the great way to start off the New Year and for all the joy along the way. Happy New Year to you and Michael and may you continue to inspire us.

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  69. Happy new year Peter and Michael! Lovely video and a great way to start the year! Thank you so much for this present to all of us readers! This is the best blog in the Blogosphere! :D

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  70. Bravo! That was just s'wonderful...s'marvelous! Happy New Year 2014!

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  71. I've only recently begun to follow your blog because of your sewing and vintage sewing machine information, but I had no idea your talents also extended into singing! Really enjoyed your voice and Michael's piano playing. Happy New Year to both of you.

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  72. Man, I love you two.

    Wonderful performance!

    And a very happy New Year to you both!

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  73. Thanks for the treat and best wishes to you and Michael for 2014.

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  74. That was the BEST NY greeting I've had! I so enjoy your blog, thanks for being here!

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  75. Bonne Année Peter and Michael. It was a real treat to hear you sing.

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  76. Bravo!! Nicely done Peter and Michael. I've always loved that song.

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  77. Thank you so much Peter and Michael! Happy new year to you both. May all your dreams come true.

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  78. That was awesome! Really put a smile on my face!

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  79. Fabulous, particularly as performed in the housecoat!! You are the best!!

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  80. Awesome!!! Thank you for always making me smile!

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  81. Okay, I got to this one a few days late, but that was simply inspired. I love how you took your mother's rejected house robe and built a show around it. Happy 2014!

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  82. My phone isn't allowing me to scroll after a short visit to this site (about 5 seconds), and Laura Mae's site as well (coincidence???). Refreshing doesn't help, and I can't comment.

    So, after days of frustration I am on an actual computer and able to comment. [end rant]

    From the swing and sway of "THAT robe!!!", before the first note was sung, you and Michael had me.

    MPB is the town hall, smart lounge behind an unmarked door, and clearinghouse for creative characters. Each year the organic growth in sewing and social commentary delights and captivates, and one can only await the unscripted path MPB takes in 2014.

    For keeps,

    Testosterone

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  83. Just got around to listening -- beautiful! :) Happy New Year indeed.

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