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The Cafe / Re: Everything on hold....
« on: Today at 15:43:56 »
Sending lots of hugs, Jessie. It should be cooler this week which should help.

I don't really understand all this mysterious Dark Side language but morning all, anyway!

Today... / Re: Sunday 25th June
« on: Yesterday at 18:38:25 »
Glad to see you posting again, Lantana but sorry you aren't feeling great. We've missed you. Things like remembering just how much time has passed without one noticing don't help.  :'( Sorry to hear your son didn't get a look in at the property auction. An ebay auction is bad enough. I can't imagine bidding for property. I do hope a house he likes comes his way soon.

Fun with Fabric / Re: Give me advice on this fabric please
« on: Yesterday at 18:19:42 »
I've sewn loads of things in viscose and never found it difficult to sew. Viscose has a nice drape. It's usually quite a bit softer than cotton.

I agree. Postcode discrimination is not on. They could just post it using Royal Mail.

Today... / Re: Sunday 25th June
« on: Yesterday at 17:49:03 »
My goodness gulls can be noisy!
Had a lovely trip to a group of open gardens not far away (including cake). The owners can be just as interesting as their gardens. In one garden the elderly owner was sitting in his greenhouse under a splendid old grape vine which was fruiting magnificently. He told us he had moved into the house 55 years ago, built the greenhouse 50 years ago and planted the vine 45 years ago!

Today... / Re: Sunday 25th June
« on: Yesterday at 09:17:03 »
Mmm frog plopping That sounds like the kind of sound that should be on slow radio.
Had a lovely afternoon yesterday with DS and his girlfriend. DH made a big impact helping them cut back things in the garden and then we had a bbq.
Today it's either a walk in the hills or a visit to one of those open garden schemes. I favour the latter- tea and cake on proper china!

I've ordered up 3 Butterick patterns in a sale on the main US Butterick site. Even with intenational postage my patterns have cost me about £3 less than they would cost with the 40% reduction on Sewdirect (and they are from the new collection so not on Sewdirect yet). Just been tracking my package on US Postal Service website. The package started in Manhattan then travelled to Kansas City, Chicago, Detroit then Heathrow. It seems to be on its way from Heathrow now so it might arrive on Tuesday or Wednesday. Makes me think of 'pattern miles' but even if I had bought these in the UK I guess they would have been well travelled as they are US companies.

The Cafe / Re: Anyone else know of this ?
« on: Yesterday at 09:10:49 »
There are some marvellously inventive iseas here about how to deal with larger spools. Altbough I have a gadget somewhere for using cones of overlocker threads on ordinary machines I usually fill a bobbin or two from thre cone and use these. Both my recent machines have horizontal spol holders and have detachable veryucal ones for twin needles.

Embroidery Machines / Re: Sewing + Embroidery machine
« on: June 24, 2017, 10:44:43 AM »
I agree. Sleep masks,  even ordinary ones, are so useful if you are staying somewhere where the curtains don't have blackout lining and/or the place is floodlit outside at night (like my MiL's flat). DH says it's like sleeping with the Lone Ranger! A fancy one would be nice.

Today... / Re: Saturday 24th June
« on: June 24, 2017, 07:51:12 AM »
Have a lovely holiday, jp and enjoy your hols stitchalot. Althoigh it's cooler and damper we are off to help DS with his garden today. Well DH is the gardener. I'll just offer managerial advice.

Today... / Re: Friday 23rd June
« on: June 23, 2017, 21:07:05 PM »
Goodness what a turn out, Brenda. A sad occasion but fantastic that so many people thought so much of him.

Today... / Re: Friday 23rd June
« on: June 23, 2017, 08:17:46 AM »
Work day for me today. Glad of cooler weather as trains are so unpleasant when it's hot. Hope a good day is had by all.

Today... / Re: Thursday 22nd June
« on: June 22, 2017, 20:17:50 PM »
Back from my trip to Windermere. All the trains behaved and we had a lovely day. Now my feet are sore from walking.

I remember a family holiday in Scarborough many, many years ago - loved it!

Today... / Re: Thursday 22nd June
« on: June 22, 2017, 10:04:24 AM »
Having a day trip to Windermere by train. One train was cancelled and the one I'm on  now is late! So it might be a rather short visit to Windermere.  :S

The Cafe / Re: The Rant Thread
« on: June 21, 2017, 19:23:14 PM »
Don't use your combine when any politicians happen to be running through the field...  :devil: :devil:

The Cafe / Re: The Rant Thread
« on: June 21, 2017, 18:25:10 PM »
I'd swap animal noises for leaf blower noises any day!

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