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The Cafe / Re: The Rant Thread
« on: Yesterday at 15:05:29 »
Do be careful with taping, you do need permission from people involved, as it can impact their privacy. But notes are be fine. But make sure you keep them. Behaviour that is threatening or bullying is definitely seen in a dim light by HR especially if you tell them. The emotions illicited are more important than his intention in my experience.

In the wardrobe / Re: Changing needles
« on: January 17, 2018, 18:33:33 PM »
I was always told ‘as often as you change your pants’ 8-12 hours but when the quality drops it’s time to change, or check you have the right needle...

I bought some Klasse needles... they’ve done fine but now I have Schmetz and Gross Beckert (sp) for my next project... I’m hoping they will feel great

Today... / Re: Tues 16th (wet again)
« on: January 16, 2018, 14:06:08 PM »
Dodged getting rained on once... but the weather seems to be getting ‘exotic’ in a cold and haily kind of way.

Still had a bit of a result over the last couple of days... so it’s not all weather...

Vintage Machines / Re: Singer 401G
« on: January 16, 2018, 14:03:07 PM »
That doesn’t look good!

I was surprised anyone had bothered the motor in it... the motor on them is pretty inaccessible being all internal.

Glad you OH is good with electrics!

Good luck!

Today... / Tues 16th (wet again)
« on: January 16, 2018, 07:46:02 AM »
Late start today!

Looks like I’m in for a fun day... I forgot my razor... my other jumper has a hole and ladder not under the arm.... at the shoulder.... and it’s still raining in East Yorks! I predict I will get wet at least 3 times today.... and still no sewing:)

Today... / Re: Monday 15th January
« on: January 15, 2018, 22:23:41 PM »
It was windy and I lost my umbrella a while back... normally British weather is so changeable that it doesn’t fuss me much... but today very consistent weather!

Acorn.... I will not be showering tonight I feel I have had enough water for one day ;)

Today... / Re: Monday 15th January
« on: January 15, 2018, 20:44:54 PM »
Long day today-
Got soaked- got a bus- got soaked- got a train- got soaked- got to the office - took a colleague to lunch- got soaked- had some good meetings, choose my new job, waited for PC updates- got soaked.... food and bed stage now...

There’s been a bit of a running theme today and it wasn’t sewing...

Vintage Machines / Re: Singer 401G
« on: January 14, 2018, 21:50:47 PM »
Fab! I’m glad you’re slowly recovering it from the grunge!

I hope it’s a lovely sew for you!

I saw this & I thought you may be interested! / Re: Pfaff 30 Soton
« on: January 14, 2018, 21:46:51 PM »
Not guilty or close enough!

The Cafe / Re: Where is The Dark Side?
« on: January 13, 2018, 22:37:13 PM »
Looks like it’s still there... (must be at least one light sider left somewhere)

Try this:,12.0.html

Vintage Machines / Re: Singer 401G
« on: January 13, 2018, 21:32:43 PM »
How’s it going?

Is the grunge coming out ok?

I saw this & I thought you may be interested! / Re: 29k? in sittingbourne
« on: January 13, 2018, 21:31:35 PM »
Seems to have evaporated now...

Still a fun auction to see even if it was completely safe from us!

Vintage Machines / Re: Singer 401G
« on: January 12, 2018, 12:22:02 PM »
Baby wipes they’re amazing on grunge!

They shift it off metal like nothing else :)

And freshen your machine too...

The Cafe / Re: No diary/sewing plan
« on: January 12, 2018, 12:07:10 PM »
No hope of planning here!

I’m currently supposed to be mending stuff, probably offloading a couple of machines maybe 3.

And cooking working and feeding kids... if I get time for sewing then it’s a bonus...

Vintage Machines / Re: Singer 401G
« on: January 12, 2018, 12:02:23 PM »
I was just thinking you could get a bit of felt and cut it to the right shape. As long as it’s absorbent and stops the oil leaking you should be fine:)

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