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Today... One thread per day / Re: Todays Birthday
« on: July 23, 2021, 15:22:09 PM »
Thank you all for your good wishes on my birthday.  We’ve just returned from a lovely lunch at a local pub and will do nothing for the rest of the day

Today... One thread per day / Re: Todays Birthday
« on: July 17, 2021, 12:29:49 PM »
Happy Birthday @Diane with lots of  :toast: and  :cake:

Today... One thread per day / Re: Today's Birthday
« on: July 11, 2021, 12:16:27 PM »
Happy Birthday with lots of  :toast: & :cake:

Sewing Machines / Re: Thinking of new Bernina machine!
« on: July 11, 2021, 12:10:47 PM »
I too have the Bernina Accessories booklet and have found it very useful, also Bogod are very helpful if one phones them.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Thursday the 8th
« on: July 08, 2021, 09:16:40 AM »
Woke up at about 3a.m. to find five fire engines lined up in the road.  Being curious nosey I went out to see what was happening.  There had been a fire in one of the houses and fortunately no one was hurt but it had caused a lot of damage.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Ok I will then, 7th July
« on: July 07, 2021, 15:39:05 PM »
We decided to go to Faversham today as there's a fabric shop there I hadn't visited and then find somewhere for lunch.  We found that a lot of the shops do not open on Wednesdays including the fabric shop so a wasted journey.  it then started raining so back to the car to head for home but OH suggested a pub we had visited before so we stopped there and had a good lunch.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Thursday 1st July
« on: July 02, 2021, 12:01:11 PM »
We were in Liverpool in 2015 when the three Queens, Mary, Elizabeth, and Victoria came into the Mersey to celebrate Cunard's 75th anniversary.  It was a wonderful sight and over a million people turned out to watch them.

The Haberdashery / Re: Machine needles!
« on: June 29, 2021, 16:17:20 PM »
I've never heard of a problem with Janome needles although I 've been told that Singer needles only fit Singers of any age but all other needles can be used with Singers.  I always use Schmetz as they make needles for Bernina as well as some other makes of machines.

The Haberdashery / Re: Scissor sharpening
« on: June 22, 2021, 19:36:15 PM »
I ordered a pair of scissors and received them next day and they were very securely packed.  I will definitely use them for sharpening.

Hi, I'm new... / Re: Hello from beautiful Kent UK
« on: June 22, 2021, 11:06:12 AM »
@Cazlyn    Welcome to another from Kent, I can never remember if I'm a Maid of Kent or a Kentish Maid.  This is one of the friendliest sites and you will find plenty of help and advice from other members. :hug:

That is very sad news as I have bought a lot of fabric from them in the past.  I believe there is another fabric shop on the outskirts of Canterbury but I can't remember the name or what the address is.

The Haberdashery / Re: Hemostats
« on: June 06, 2021, 13:40:22 PM »
OH asked what I was looking for and he said he had one in his fishing boxes so I don’t need to buy one.  He’s cleaning it up for me as it hasn’t been used since before lockdown.

The Haberdashery / Hemostats
« on: June 05, 2021, 15:56:22 PM »
Help please - after looking at Kenneth King's tutorial on invisible zips I've decided I need a hemostat but can anyone recommend the best one for sewing as there seem to be so many on the market.

In the wardrobe / Re: Fabric shop
« on: May 06, 2021, 13:48:55 PM »
I agree with Brenda P, Kent is a desert with the possible exception of the Haberdashery Shop in Ramsgate.  I used to be a bit wary of on line shopping but I always ask for samples and I haven't bought anything duff yet.  Birmingham is good for fabric of all types both shops and market stalls.  I can recommend both Barry's and Fancy Silks, and Guthrie & Ghani are only a short bus ride from the Bull Ring.

There used to be a Fabric Warehouse in Maidstone but it only sold curtaining and, if you ever go to Liverpool, there is Calico Laine on the Wirral.

In the wardrobe / Re: rotary cutter
« on: May 06, 2021, 13:37:35 PM »
I nearly always use scissors as I find a rotary cutter difficult to use.

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