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Fun with Fabric / Re: Fun with ... bike inner tyres?!?
« on: Yesterday at 21:23:15 »
Here's my inner tube sewing...

Oooh, that's clever innit?  But no, I won't be trying it, far too fiddly for me, I have no patience.  :P

Today... / Re: Thursday 17th August
« on: Yesterday at 18:15:09 »
Haha, like the cardboard box idea!  We need Poppy's crate for in the car, so don't think a cardboard box would be strong enough!  She still has a fabric crate in the kitchen which is now far too small for her (she can't even stand up in it), but she always sleeps in it, often half hanging out of it.

A bit of a 'do' / Re: By hand or Coverstitch
« on: Yesterday at 16:55:18 »
Coverstitch for jersey - in my opinion anyway  :)

Today... / Re: Thursday 17th August
« on: Yesterday at 16:53:29 »
A busy doing nothing day today.  Raining to start the day, then it cleared up and the builder arrived, a short sharp (or even very heavy!) shower at lunchtime, and now a lovely afternoon.  The Puppydog has a new crate for the car -it's 48" long by 32" wide and high, good job we have a VW Caddy Maxi - it'd never fit in an ordinary car!  A new crate meant spending a while this morning finding a comfy waterproof mat to put in it and a vetbed fleece for on top.  The crate may have come cheap from a friend, but the mat and fleece soon bumped up the cost!  She'd better not grow very much more, that's the XXL crate!

Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: WINNER of the Japanese Sewalong is...
« on: August 16, 2017, 19:20:46 PM »
Well done everyone!  :D

Welcome to The Dark Side / Re: FOQ Booty
« on: August 16, 2017, 13:20:30 PM »
I can see your middle pic, but not the first and last ones!

Thanks for that linky, following that also got me to this free bag pattern -

Today... / Wednesday 16th August 2017
« on: August 16, 2017, 08:26:05 AM »
Hello people, another lovely sunny start here today.  Our builder will be doing the very first bit of actual building today, the concrete footings should be going in  :D

Today... / Re: Tuesday 15th August
« on: August 15, 2017, 11:54:30 AM »
Another nice day here, so pleased we moved from rainy windy Blackpool, we do seem to get much better weather.  The builder is getting on, but can't get a concrete delivery until tomorrow, so not starting the footings today.  He is still filling up the cistern that will now be under the extension - it was a 6ft diameter circular underground construction for rain water, quite common in these 'ere parts we're told.  Lots of barrow-loads of lean-mix concrete to fill it!  We may head out later to look at carpets/floor tiles/vinyl or whatever, although we're a long way off needing any yet, but I like to plan ahead.  I can't decide what flooring to have for the kitchen, I really like the white wood look vinyl, but I'm not at all convinced it's tough enough for a kitchen that will also be a walkway from the front door to the lounge and the rest of the house.  It may have to be tiles.

The Cafe / Re: What did you do in a previous life?
« on: August 14, 2017, 20:32:04 PM »
I completely forgot to mention that whilst working at school, I also worked at the local dry ski slope as Duty Manager and as a Ski Instructor for around 12 years.  With that and the school office, I often worked 60 hours a week, and 7 days a week.  I stopped most of the hours at the ski slope before I went and did a HNC in computing, mainly because at that point we had the school computer network installed and nobody else had a clue about computers.  Multi talented - or rather jack-of-all-trades.  -<

The Cafe / Re: Coincidences...I had a few
« on: August 14, 2017, 20:25:37 PM »
On one of many ski buses in Banff, Canada, and there was the speech therapist lady who visited the school I worked at - although we'd chatted at work we never knew we both skied.

Today... / Re: Monday 14th August
« on: August 14, 2017, 18:44:27 PM »
Warm here, although a bit cloudy on and off.  The builder has finished digging the trenches for foundations, and the building inspector has inspected them, so actual building may start soon.  I'm now trying to plan the new kitchen, and having a problem with finding a built-in double oven housing unit low enough to fit as our ceilings slope down at the sides.  I'm not going to get custom made units - B&Q will do me fine, but they don't make a unit the right size.  I may have found one on t'interweb, if I can remember where...

The Cafe / Re: Idiosyncrasies
« on: August 13, 2017, 21:35:06 PM »
I am a newspaper snob.  I've bought stuff (old toy sewing machines generally) from ebay that's been packed with a certain tabloid, and I refuse to even use it to light the fire - straight in the recycling bin it goes!

And on the curtain front, as soon as the lights go on, the curtains or blinds have to be shut, not that there's anyone nearby to see in, we are surrounded by fields - but you never know  :S

The Cafe / Re: Dreams and regrets?
« on: August 13, 2017, 20:28:47 PM »
Regrets - I don't really regret the choices I've made through my life, they seemed the right choices at the time although not every choice worked out well.
As for dreams, the recent ones, like earning enough money to live on, and finding a lovely man, have been fulfilled, I am so lucky to be living the dream now  :)

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