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Today... One thread per day / Re: Saturday the ??? (24th July )
« on: July 24, 2021, 18:49:21 PM »
Yesterday  evening I received the strangest phoned call around 5.30pm from someone I do not know, and she asked for me by name and then said your husband has been involved in a car accident with her and her husband in our village.  She carried on a bit and then said you do not know what I am talking about and I certainly did not.  However she then went on to try and explain exactly what had happened, mentioning a few places and none of it seemed to make much sense.  Then she mentioned the Butcher, who had come out of his shop and was laughing at what had gone on, his CCTV had captured everything very clearly. This lady and her husband had been taken home by a stranger and their car was taken to a garage in the village – still no sign of  my husband, but I was told he is perfectly alright.

Well at the top of our village where there are  few shops there is also places to park so the cars are either facing or backing on to the shops..  My husband had come along the main road, and was going to turn in to park so he too could go to the butchers, only this other car decided it was coming out of the parking area into the main road and was not stopping, hit our car on the side, damaging the wing, and two doors and then bounced off our car into yet another parked car, causing a fair amount of damage as well.

This morning my husband went up to the butchers and saw the CCTV of exactly what had happened, and apparently the driver of the car which hit our car and the other one had also been in claiming that my husband had taken the corner too fast.  Apparently on the CCTV it is very clear that he was not going fast.

Since then we have received phone calls from Insurance people, one wanting us to use them, will come and collect our car and leave us with a courtesy car, and then the other company who were the people the driver of the other car used saying that their client had admitted full liability.  Well this man is going to have a hefty bill two expensive luxury cars and then his own.

I must admit I have heard of strangers, sometimes Police turning up at someone’s door saying there had been an accident, but I have never heard of it being dealt with by the people who caused the accident – and I have to say getting a call like that was rather bewildering to say the least.

So we wait and see what is going to happen, luckily our car is still driveable, my husband is not at all hurt – he has been lucky, and we will just have to go through with all this inconvenience until it is all sorted out.  Good job we do not have any plans to go away or go anywhere.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Todays Birthday
« on: July 23, 2021, 10:29:51 AM »
Wishing you a very happy birthday, hope you have an enjoyable day.

Sewing Machines / Re: Thinking of new Bernina machine!
« on: July 22, 2021, 15:10:49 PM »
How lovely, now just enjoy the playing and getting to know your new machine.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Wednesday 21st July
« on: July 21, 2021, 16:29:21 PM »
Did anyone else see Flog it early evening yesterday, I only just caught a little of this, and it was the second half and Philip Serrell was valuing a really old Victorian Sewing Machine – I had never seen one like this before and the owner said he had a museum of sewing machines somewhere up in the North West of England – maybe Bolton?????  Well this machine then went for far more than the estimate which was good.  Now this evening on BBC1 there is Repair Shop at 8pm and the write up says they are going to be dealing with a rusty vintage/antique treadle sewing machine.  Guess who will be glued to this.  Annoyingly all the different ways of recording this programme are not working at the moment and it is so annoying.  Just a fortnight ago I  managed to secure a wooden top and a lid for my cast iron pretty base, and both the base and the table top need a little attention, so I am hoping I might pick up a few tips on how to do this.  I have been waiting for some warm dry sunny days so that I can take these out into the garden to work on, but of course it is far too hot for this at the moment  - my thinking was if it was dry and warm but not too hot, that by washing down the cast iron base it would dry quickly without going rusty.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Wednesday 21st July
« on: July 21, 2021, 16:26:18 PM »
So sorry to read this Jessie, just hope that you just have a mild dose, get better soon.

The Show Must Go On / Re: Mary Poppins Costume - Project Log
« on: July 18, 2021, 10:58:29 AM »
Oh well done Dani, that is so typically Mary Poppins.  I particularly love the back look on the jacket, that is beautiful and so neat. I do hope that Bookweek or whatever you call it over there goes well and that she enjoys wearing her special costume.

Excellent news Twopence, and now fingers tightly crossed that everything goes forward as planned and that you can have a proper sewing room - that has to be the priority - right????

Jessie, well done on finishing this dress, now wear it with pride this afternoon and enjoy Theo's party.  With this heat your legs will soon be a lovely bronze.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Todays Birthday
« on: July 17, 2021, 10:41:45 AM »
Wishing you a very happy birthday Diane, have a wonderful day doing whatever you choose.

Sewing Spaces and Furniture / Re: Finally - my new sewing room
« on: July 15, 2021, 15:17:13 PM »
That looks lovely and of course the machine has priority over everything else.  Doesn't it look different now you have some colour on the walls.  Hope you have fun organising where everything is going to go.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Tuesday 13th July
« on: July 13, 2021, 10:56:58 AM »
Cazlyn - lucky you I just love Malvern, there is something rather special about the bluey/mauve hills.  We have stayed a coupe of times at The Cottage in the Wood, which is set really high up in the hills more Malvern Wells way, and the last time we were there we had a terrific thunder storm, and it really was loud as it echoed against the hills behind the hotel, but oh the views were just something else.  Go and have a lovely time there.

Ohsewsimple so glad that you managed to see your grandsons again despite the tiredness of playing with them all the time.

Sewing Machines / Re: Thinking of new Bernina machine!
« on: July 11, 2021, 11:09:44 AM »
Bumblebuncher thank you and I am so glad that I was able to help you.  Yes buying a new machine is quite an eye opener.  How lucky that you found that booklet on line, and I do hope that you are able to make a decision on what machine you are going to have.

Just as a matter of interest when Bernina brought out the new 830 that costs the earth, I saw this on a dining table along with its embroidery unit in a shop and it took up the whole table - yes it is nice to have that huge harp area if you really are into quilting etc. in a big way, but otherwise it is huge.

Incidentially whlst I bought my Artista200 from a shop, the person who had part exchanged this was buying the new 830 at the time as apparently she always had to have the newest machine - I was very lucky indeed.

Are you going up to see Steve at Kings Lynn?  I gather he is extremely helpful and so is his staff.  By the way he is a member of TSP and is known as Machine Steve.

Current Projects / Re: Just finished and starting to like it!
« on: July 11, 2021, 10:59:59 AM »
Rubywishes that is beautiful, love the colours and I am impressed with the edges and mitres, and the actual quilting - and I am not really a quilter - just a dabble now and then.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Today's Birthday
« on: July 11, 2021, 10:54:38 AM »
Wishing you a very happy birthday WildAtlanticWay, have a wonderful day especially at that lovely place.  Sounds like you had lots of fun kayaking, at least the weather was kind to you.

Today... One thread per day / Re: 10th July
« on: July 10, 2021, 16:23:35 PM »
Well done Ploshkin, now carefully does it with getting your sewing furniture up those beautiful stairs.  You have mentioned a cabinet, does your one have the side caddy that pulls out for another machine or overlocker to be used on.  Now earlier cabinets you had to get down on the floor and unscrew something that this caddy had so it could be removed totally and thus would make the cabinet a lot lighter to carry,  Later model have this so the caddy pulls completely out.  Just be careful of yourself as well, cos I know you will be spending many an hour up there sewing away.

Go and have fun - can we come and have a party!!!!!!!

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