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Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: Autumn / Winter 3-piece Sewalong
« on: October 21, 2021, 08:48:07 AM »
Actually @Bumblebuncher overlock is the ideal stitching for fleece. It squishes the seams down so they aren't unruly, looks great and is done in a flash.

The Haberdashery / Re: spring action scissors
« on: October 20, 2021, 19:31:32 PM »
@annierose mine are over 30 years old. Love them to bits. Not as nice of a handle but so nice to the hands. I was having carpal tunnel problems back then. It's nice to have them open back up for you. I have little Fiskar snips that do the same thing.

Sewing Machines / Re: New overlocker
« on: October 20, 2021, 19:25:23 PM »
I know this has moved on, since it started, but I settled on a Bernina L450, I I bought my overlocker, this summer. Sturdy, relatively quiet, straightforward to thread and rarely needs much in the way of adjustment.
@Ouryve it was the L450 or L460 that I used in that class last year. Sweet machine.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Monday Monday
« on: October 19, 2021, 01:28:48 AM »
I'll be wandering over to the rant thread. :perfect10:  Maybe some of the profanity I want to scream will have deflated by the time I get there. Yes, spoke to both the pharmacy and my doctor's staff again today. Good times.... :scream:

Sewing Machines / Re: New overlocker
« on: October 19, 2021, 00:59:12 AM »
Last spring just before all the covid fun and games got started I took a Bernina overlocker lab class from the Bernina Academy. It was one of the national educators for Bernina. Very posh, fancy workbook, limited seating, hands on assistance, lots of samples made, great snacks. Free too.  :perfect10: I've never been a fan of Bernina but I left that 3 ½ hour class absolutely smitten by the Bernina overlocker. They're overbudget for me but well worth saving up for.

Oh no!  I wonder what  I was selling all those years.  :scream:

Dreams. You were selling dreams.

The Haberdashery / Re: Overcooked the thread storage
« on: October 14, 2021, 21:45:29 PM »
Fancy rack.  0_0 Looks very useful. I avoid racks here. With multiple cats and living in a desert during a drought I have an overabundance of cat fur and dust as well as sunlight here. None of these are thread spool friendly.  :thinking:

BTW,  my overlocker has been sitting out for 3 years now. Unused, uncovered. Poor thing. Middle of the living room, not near any sunlight, just gloomy room light. It is threaded. Three of the spools are crumbling.  :headbang: The fourth is a different type of plastic and seems fine. They have never been exposed to direct sunlight. This makes me glad I don't use racks.

My bigger cones are in plastic shoe boxes with a raised lid so they are extra tall. Exactly the right height for the cones. Those are in an armoire.

Fun with Fabric / Re: It started with a sample swatch ...
« on: October 13, 2021, 12:07:31 PM »

I am also planning on making sure my hair matches the final colour choice ...

..That answers my question.  :devil: I was going to ask what color your hair was but that doesn't seem to matter. Instead, which flatters your skin tone?

I'm also secretly hoping you'll tart this up with way too much blush. I'm thinking all your colors should be intense.

BTW,  definitely the teal or one of the cobalt. Turquoise is a bit flat, especially with the gold and silver dresses. Teal is just that much richer, more intense.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Tuesday 12th October
« on: October 12, 2021, 18:44:43 PM »
Ladies, with Digital Voice you'll need a BBU, battery backup unit, or your phone will be dead if your electricity goes out. Mine is a Voip line, same thing, different name. Very annoying.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Tuesday 12th October
« on: October 12, 2021, 08:53:31 AM »
Getting ready to head to bed now, somewhat early for me. Not quite one AM here. Will be giving the now (almost) horizontal tree a good look in the morning and clearing away what I safely can. Hoping to hear from our friend in the morning.

Trees came down all over town. Some were blocking roadways.

I hope today is uneventful.  :thumbsup:

Have a better day than me Peeps.  :grouphug:

Today... One thread per day / Re: Monday 11th October
« on: October 12, 2021, 08:46:01 AM »
Thank you all.  :grouphug: It died down before dark so I went out for a look-see.  :S  Four inch diameter roots snapped just below ground level. The root ball, the very base of the 24 inch diameter trunk ripped apart. It was just a few feet inside the fence in an area where the house is about 16 feet inside the fence. Some how it came down mostly between the two. It is mostly resting on it's crown, a little bit on the fence and one of the upper branches is resting on the edge of the roof. It did not hit hard, the tile roof appears undamaged, at least what I can see with all the foliage. I was in the room and there was no bang, no shuddering of the walls and no clanking of the roofing tiles. We have a call in to a friend who can probably handle it for us. If he can come Wednesday it would be great. Thursday is our twice yearly Community Cleanup and we can pile it at the curb except the root ball can't be over 12 inches. I don't know. I'll figure it out tomorrow.

There are 7 more of the same trees out there. I'm a little concerned now. Will likely need an arborist out to inspect them and the ash trees. I don't want any more surprises out there.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Monday 11th October
« on: October 12, 2021, 00:45:39 AM »
Where are all those hugs? I need some. Sitting here shaking. We are having extremely high wind gusts today. A little while ago it was scary, very loud, trees twisting and turning. Then a weird horrible sound. I went to the patio. One of our Carolina Cherry Laurel trees was uprooted. It's resting on a fence and the roof. Too windy and scary to go out for a better look as I'd need to walk beneath all of it's sister trees. Including the Modesto Ash that lost a limb on Friday.

Embroidery Machines / Re: Bobbin thread is coming up
« on: October 11, 2021, 07:25:10 AM »
If you have extra of any fabric you've successfully embroidered on previously hoop some up and see what happens with it. Do the exact set up you are using here, design,  stabilizer etc. That should sort out if it's the fabric, machine or operator. Esme has some good questions to check on.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Friday 8th and its the end
« on: October 08, 2021, 22:03:29 PM »
I'm back too! Fresh from a visit to my doctor whose first words were "long time no see ".  :thumbsup:  Second sentence was asking if I'd like my flu shot today so that is done and dusted. The Covid-19 booster from Moderna is not yet available which is fine. I would never do both the same day anyway.

He's ordered a prescription antifungal for the "thing" on my arm. Blood work, the standard stuff plus several vitamin levels, A1c due to the weirdness and c-reactive protein whis is inflammation levels. He's also ordered a full blood glucose monitoring kit.

I've been told to eat more often and eat small amounts of fruit multiple times per day to keep the blood sugar even. Seems anything resembling intermittent fasting doesn't agree with my body.

Now a nice snack/light meal to go with my lightheadedness. Then a nice afternoon nap.

PS. Lots of rain last night. Beautiful today, some high clouds and the air is wonderful.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Friday 8th and its the end
« on: October 08, 2021, 10:45:45 AM »
Greetings. We are forecast for rain today!  Not exciting for you lot but we get about 10 ½ inches a year and it might have been March we last had any. Of course if it does I'll be stripping pomegranates off the tree as rain will force them to split open. Unfortunately most are not ripe yet. We'll see.

Meanwhile, today I have a live, in person doctor's appointment with my primary.  :thumbsup: I haven't seen the man since before Covid-19. Unfortunately I need him to actually look at something and maybe check my blood sugar.  The ringworm  :x I got from the cute little kitten is healing but now I have what almost looks like a burn scar on my arm that's almost 2 cm in diameter. My clean eating, absolutely no added sugars and a few other things does seem to be mostly wonderful up until the end of my 2nd round of whole30. Day 28 I started having hypoglycemic episodes. I think. Hence the visit to the doc. They've improved but I think I need to be checking it at home. Such fun.

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