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Today... One thread per day / Re: Tuesday 7th December
« on: Yesterday at 11:22:04 »
Good morning all
I was incredibly tired yesterday, probably a combination of work, kids parties and sadness about Paul all catching up with me.  I went to bed at 11, which is really early for me, and then couldn't get to sleep anyway.  Theo seemed to realise I wasn't myself and lay next to me all night  :love: :meow:
Got up this morning to find that DH has again taken things out of the dishwasher and left them out to dry, this time on pot stands by the kettle  :headbang: I have left a very large, sarcastic note for him with arrows pointing to a tea towel and the items left out to dry!
I will be attempting cutting out PJ #2  today, then DH has his booster at 4.00 after which we shall pop down the pub for burger and beer night.
Have a lovely day everyone... no more oochies and illness until after Christmas please  :grouphug:
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Having recently bought the Pfaff Ambition 630 I can safely say that I have none of the issues that may be seen in older models.  Although I don't do the darkside bits, I did feel the need for a larger harpspace (large amounts of skirt to push through) and the extension table is huge too!  I am in love with the IDT, my old machine is a Bernina and not only was the walking foot clunky, it kept falling apart if anything too big was put under it :rant:
It has also gone through many layers of fleece lately with little effort!
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Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: Autumn / Winter 3-piece Sewalong
« on: December 06, 2021, 21:20:31 PM »
I have completed one pair of pyjamas and two dressing gowns  :thumb:
Tomorrow I will be attacking the second pair of PJ's.  I will hope to get pics tomorrow when all is done.
I do, however, seem to have a ridiculous amount of fabric left over so I am hoping to get an addendum onto the whole project (with DD1's approval).
The fabric I used for eldest grandson PJ's leaves enough for DD1 to get a pair of PJ shorts and a top (I hope).  Youngest grandsons fabric should leave enough for PJ bottoms for SIL, and the left over fleece will make SIL a very natty dinosaur hoodie I am hoping  :laughing: SI will absolutely hate it but be forced to put it on for Xmas Eve to keep the boys happy  :D
It will, of course, give me my greatest Xmas pressie as I love nothing more than using my mother in law privileges to annoy him :laughing:
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In the wardrobe / Re: 1970s disco wear suggestions please
« on: December 04, 2021, 18:52:52 PM »
I suddenly remember knitting myself a Starsky and Hutch style cardigan! Also, being terribly pleased with making an a line skirt when the midi look came in at the end half of the decade?
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Today... One thread per day / Re: Saturday 4th December
« on: December 04, 2021, 11:19:39 AM »
The sky is bright blue here, although it is obviously on the chilly side.
Back to work tonight and probably wouldn't feel like it if BFF hadn't turned up yesterday to take me for a little jaunt to a brewery somewhere for a (very) small Christmas Fayre thing.  It is lovely when people realise that sometimes I just need a break from DH  :(
Today I will just hang around the house a bit, I did manage to start pyjamas last week so that is something! I may have little go at them again today.  They are a very quick make as it is overlocker time.  I seem to have ordered way too much fabric so DD1 and SIL may be getting a pair of dino PJ bottoms each to  match their sons  :laughing:
Have a lovely day all
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In the wardrobe / Re: 1970s disco wear suggestions please
« on: December 03, 2021, 21:30:39 PM »
Bishop sleeves were popular too and appear to have made a recent comeback! But all I can think of is tank tops and pointy collar shirts with flared trousers  :laughing:  Oooooh and short sleeve jumpers over bishop sleeves and and and cheesecloth!
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In the wardrobe / Re: 1970s disco wear suggestions please
« on: December 03, 2021, 19:20:59 PM »
You could get an old pair of trousers and do a godet in the bottom of the leg to make the flares.  I recall doing that with tartan for the Bay City Rollers moment of my life, but was certainly a 'thing' without it costing a fortune to do.
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Today... One thread per day / Re: Thursday's TSP birthday wishes
« on: December 02, 2021, 11:49:26 AM »
Happy birthday Kitten, have a lovely day
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Today... One thread per day / Re: Thursday 2nd December
« on: December 02, 2021, 11:48:17 AM »
I managed to sleep ok last night, I woke up a couple of times to find Theo nicely lodged up against me  :hug:
I now have Dali balanced on my knee as I type, I think they miss Paul as much as I do and we are all getting comfort from each other any way we can.  DH is an emotional wreck, his brain injury means he really can't cope with the unexpected and is relying on me, as usual. 
Today I really need me time.  The boys pyjamas have been left and left, and I need to get them at least started by the weekend or I am in trouble with plans made etc, so a concerted effort to get up them stairs will take place today.
Thank you all for your support, I really do appreciate it  <3
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Alterations Advice Please / Re: PJ Problemo
« on: December 01, 2021, 11:51:01 AM »
@Iminei If you are in your local Tesco it may be worth trying.  They are all one big company and I have taken things back to stores that don't stock the item. They are very good on returns unlike some other shops and you may hit lucky
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Today... One thread per day / Re: Wednesday 1st December🎄
« on: December 01, 2021, 11:45:04 AM »
And life goes on.
Phoned the Mother and got her shopping list, just need to get ours done and we will head off to the big Tesco in the next town to get the supplies for all of us, then delivery hers.
Then I am sure we will just sit here watching tv for the evening, nothing else going on.
Have a lovely day everyone
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Do we have any pilots out there? Does anyone know how much it would cost to hire a plane?
Asking for a friend  ;)
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Access All Accessories / Re: Pale blue leather bags
« on: November 29, 2021, 11:01:31 AM »
Beautiful  :love:
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Courses & Classes / Re: Craftsy membership offer
« on: November 28, 2021, 12:20:52 PM »
@Sewingsue i might be tempted if had another renewal for that amount.  I have to say I think the newer classes I have seen advertised have been like so many other things nowadays…….basic, dumbed down and not for me.  And I find it annoying to have to go through so much dross before finding anything advanced or interesting.  Of course I could be doing it wrong!   :thinking: :rolleyes:
You have hit the nail on the head there! Every time you look for inspiration on a new challenge you get inundated with beginners hints.  Even if you google advanced sewing techniques you end up with nothing but learners techniques.
If you are looking for something in particular you may as well search on you tube as it is more likely to be there than somewhere like Craftsy
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I saw this & I thought you may be interested! / Re: Prisoners of war quilt
« on: November 28, 2021, 10:35:33 AM »
What a beautiful way to remember them
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