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smurf44

hey I'm new
« on: July 11, 2023, 18:00:33 PM »
Hiya, Im claire and im from Scotland, just outside Glasgow.

I have been sewing for about 10 years, but mostly curtains, blinds, cushions (the easy stuff) and have a seamstress for a mum who was always annoyed I was better with power tools than a sewing machine! I've started to make clothes in the last few months as I have been making more time for it and I am very fussy about what I wear and I am loing it.
I work a lot and have chronic health issues and a big woofer, that mean I dont get the time i'd like to play as much but I've started making some dedicated sewing days and it's brigning me joy.

I have also been knitting for around 4 years and I test knitting patterns as well as knit for friends and am a bit addicted  :loveit:

This place is brill, thanks for having me

Diane

Re: hey I'm new
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2023, 18:09:47 PM »
Hi Claire, welcome to TSP and I look forward to seeing your makes, by the way, we love to see  :pics:
I’m a fabricholic on the road to recovery. Just kidding. I’m on the road to the fabric store.

Janome Memory Craft Horizon 9450QCP, Janome 4300QDC, Overlocker Brother 1034d, Husqvarna Viking Designer Topaz 40

Cazlyn

Re: hey I'm new
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2023, 18:32:27 PM »
Welcome.
Crafting is my happy place

Sheilago

Re: hey I'm new
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2023, 18:46:36 PM »
Welcome Claire @smurf44 . I’m not too far away- just north of Stirling and I’m a knitter too.

 You’ll find lots of help and inspiration here, whatever you decide to try. :D

Curtains and blinds are also not that easy in my experience!

Ouryve

Re: hey I'm new
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2023, 19:05:42 PM »
Hi, again! I, and quite a few of us knit, too. I have a shawl being ignored in favour of less woolly things, at the moment.
Janome M50QDC - "Jane" - Small, cute and hard working. Pfaff Quilt Ambition 630 - "Pfanny" - Pfickle. Bernina L450 - "Bernie" - Very hungry. Bernina 830 Record - "Becky"

realale

Re: hey I'm new
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2023, 19:17:37 PM »
Hello and welcome from me too. You sound like one of us already with all your interests. A proper creative!! As has been said we like pics  0_0
 :pics:
Looking forward to getting to know you.
So many beers, so little time.

Flobear

Re: hey I'm new
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2023, 20:01:46 PM »
We also love Woofers big, small, any breed or Heinz - including cats, parrots, rabbits, fish... whatever you love. Pets fred is here for when you have a mo.

https://thesewingplace.org.uk/index.php/topic,7077.0.html

Don't feel you have to visit all 65 pages  ;)

Proud new owner of Elvistoo !!

charley

Re: hey I'm new
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2023, 20:25:33 PM »
Hello and welcome from me too.

Helen M

Re: hey I'm new
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2023, 20:34:48 PM »
Hello @smurf44 hope you'll enjoy TSP!
Stash Busting 2024 - Goal: 25 metres
So far:  1.5 metres  ------ Donated : 0 metres
Items decluttered: 41

BrendaP

Re: hey I'm new
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2023, 21:05:10 PM »
Hi @smurf44   welcome to TSP

You sew, you knit, you have a  :woof:
We need  :pics:
Brenda.  My machines are: Corona, a 1953 Singer 201K-3, Caroline, a 1940 Singer 201K-3, Thirza, 1949 Singer 221K, Azilia, 1957 Singer 201K-MK2 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.

Lachica

Re: hey I'm new
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2023, 21:06:03 PM »
Welcome Claire. Looking forward to seeing your handiwork!
Mary
2020 stash: not gonna count, not gonna feel guilty.

Greybird

Re: hey I'm new
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2023, 23:02:26 PM »
Hello and welcome!

Silver Rose

Re: hey I'm new
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2023, 06:04:13 AM »
Hello and welcome @smurf44
Still learning

WildAtlanticWay

Re: hey I'm new
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2023, 07:46:30 AM »
Hi @smurf44  welcome to TSP and I look forward to hearing more about all your makes. 👍

Nevis5

Re: hey I'm new
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2023, 07:50:48 AM »
Hello @smurf44  and welcome from me too  :VV: