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Our Poppypoodlepuppy has gone to her hairdressers - I hope she isn't too naughty!  She really messes about when we try to brush her, so how the groomer manages to clip her I have no idea!  She does seem to love her bath, last night she was getting very excited watching the water run in, but then the hairdryer sends her absolutely loopy! 
So we are having a peaceful cup of tea or two before we walk down the road to collect her, then probably a lazy day before t'other half's hairdresser comes to cut his hair.  Me, I have to cut my own...

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Today... / Re: Sunday 25th June
« on: Yesterday at 10:50:55 »
Still just meandering around t'internetworld here, it's no wonder I'm so fat  :| Must do something... maybe finish yesterday's stripey jacket, just the pockets and hem to do, and I now have some wondertape to try to help coverstitching the hem.  I usually just fold-as-I-go, which results in odd bits missing the stitching when it's a shaped/curved hem, so annoying.

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Fun with Fabric / Re: I need some whatsitcalled fabric...
« on: June 24, 2017, 17:04:38 PM »
... and the stripey one ( https://www.thetextilecentre.co.uk/products/100-cotton-striped-print-sports-jersey?variant=21114149316 ) nearly finished too.  The only place the stripes didn't match up is on the front, everywhere else, the back sortaprincessline seams, the side seams, they all match, but not the front, of course not!

And yes, that is an unmade bed in the background  :|  :P

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The Cafe / Re: Anyone else know of this ?
« on: June 24, 2017, 13:05:12 PM »
I've been using a separate metal stand behind my machine with a vertical pin and a long arm that you loop the thread through before it goes to the machine. Originally I bought it to use with large bobbins that didn't fit on my horizontal pin, but I feel I get better thread tension etc, so use it all the time now.
I bought one of those recently to try with my embroidery machine - but I've not actually used it yet.

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The Cafe / Re: Anyone else know of this ?
« on: June 24, 2017, 13:03:47 PM »
Having just got the overlocker out, I find the cross-wound big cones of thread unwind clockwise...

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Embroidery Machines / Re: Sewing + Embroidery machine
« on: June 24, 2017, 10:48:51 AM »

 I'm particularly partial to embroidery on denim.

Now there's a thought...
I must finish the jacket I'm making and get some (slightly different to normal) denim cut out and do some embroidery on it - it's a stretchy fabric (as are all fabrics I use!) and it's just a little odd, but should be ok for trousers or maybe 3/4 length, not sure which yet.

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Today... / Re: Saturday 24th June
« on: June 24, 2017, 10:42:01 AM »
Suppose I'd better get off my fat a**e and do something today.  The sun's out, so the conservatory is too hot for sewing, so that means bringing machines and all the associated paraphernalia into the living room - can I be bothered?

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The Cafe / Re: Anyone else know of this ?
« on: June 23, 2017, 21:10:16 PM »
Just to add another interesting fact, or possibly not a fact - I read recently that you should make sure that the cross wound spools unwind anti-clockwise.  Has anyone else heard of this??

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Fun with Fabric / Re: I need some whatsitcalled fabric...
« on: June 23, 2017, 13:50:24 PM »
I've finished the blue, it was meant to be a casual jacket, but it looks a bit smarter than I hoped - is that a bad thing?
This was the https://www.thetextilecentre.co.uk/collections/jersey/products/polycotton-plain-darkish-denim-sports-jersey?variant=25430648648
It face of it was actually surprisingly slippery to sew with right sides together, I had to be careful even with the overlocker, and it's one of those fabrics that doesn't press, so lots of top-stitching along the seams. 
I have also just discovered the joys of kam snaps  0_0

I cut the stripey fabric at the same time for the same pattern, so that next.  What I didn't think about was the stripes - they will NOT match, it's a "design feature"  :P

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No piccy, Imi - I think you may need some lessons from Aunty Fran  :P  ;)

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Today... / Re: Friday 23rd June
« on: June 23, 2017, 11:13:39 AM »
That's better. it's raining properly now.  Sorry, Poppypuppydog, I know it's actually cool enough for a walk today, but you'd get awfully wet in this.

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Today... / Re: Friday 23rd June
« on: June 23, 2017, 10:30:04 AM »
Come on rain, if you're gonna rain, then at least have the decency to do it properly so the grass greens up a bit.

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The Cafe / Re: I married a magpie
« on: June 22, 2017, 21:37:26 PM »
My Mum and Dad were of a generation where you kept anything that might come in handy.  Not really rubbish as such though, but it was an absolute nightmare clearing out their house when Mum died last year, aged almost 96.  Four bedrooms, with all the cupboards full of stuff, mostly too old fashioned to be of any use to anyone now.  They also had a big garden, and the number of empty flower pots - well, you could have set up a garden centre with them.

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Today... / Re: Thursday 22nd June
« on: June 22, 2017, 08:09:37 AM »
A bit cloudy this morning, but it's still warm here, no rain yet - the grass could really do with some now.  I may have to try some sewing today if it doesn't get too hot.

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The Cafe / Re: The Rant Thread
« on: June 21, 2017, 12:52:15 PM »
...and here's me not cut the grass this morning because our only near neighbour works nights sometimes and I can see down the road that her bedroom curtains are closed.   :angel:

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