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Hi, I'm new... / Re: hiya, new to the area
« on: Today at 13:05:54 »
Hi @whofilets and welcome to TSP.  :cake: :drink: Good luck with the stashdown.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Tuesday 20th April
« on: Yesterday at 07:43:18 »
You are not alone @Lemon Syllabub. Many of us have become so accustomed to our own four walls that to shift out of that safe place is daunting and, to some, extremely frightening, i.e. those who suffer from social anxiety.

I have a Zoom meeting to attend this morning for work. I am half expecting the guy who is supposed to speak to me about window options to rock up in the middle of it unannounced. He was asked to contact me first to arrange a convenient time so hoping he complies.

I might order a kitchen sink and taps later. Skip being collected today and a new one delivered. Exciting stuff.  ;)

Yesterday I joined my local GP surgery. I was registered at another one which is close to where I lived when I was in my rented property. I haven’t been too impressed with them and kept hearing/reading rave reviews of this local surgery. Even the building inspector who, as it happens, used to own a house on my road brought it up in conversation. From building regs to GP surgeries. Not exactly related but a handy tip.

In sewing news, I have been sewing up toiles in different sizes/cup sizes for the Itch to Stitch Seychelles top. Might start a thread about it in the appropriate section.

Have good days, all and hugs to those who are feeling down.  :grouphug:

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Monday 19th April
« on: April 19, 2021, 16:06:31 PM »
This is what part of my kitchen looks like now, @sewingj

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A Good Yarn / Re: The chemist shop made from felt
« on: April 19, 2021, 13:42:23 PM »
Oh my, I want a banana room now!

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I wonder how many patterns were bought by TSPers - enough for additional group discount? I resisted this time.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Wot No Saturday thread ????
« on: April 17, 2021, 14:01:20 PM »
 :hug: @Sara-S

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Friday 16th April
« on: April 17, 2021, 09:43:34 AM »

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Saturdays Birthday
« on: April 17, 2021, 09:35:03 AM »
🥳 Happy Birthday, @CraftyIrish  :cake: :flower:

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Thursday 15th April
« on: April 15, 2021, 18:37:38 PM »
 :hug: @hernibs.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Today's Birthday
« on: April 14, 2021, 09:07:28 AM »
Happy Birthday!  :drink: :cake: :flower:

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House Beautiful / Re: Polycotton voile?
« on: April 13, 2021, 12:09:10 PM »
That looks promising. Thank you.

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House Beautiful / Re: Polycotton voile?
« on: April 12, 2021, 14:06:28 PM »
I hadn't thought about linen. Despite the discount I would need about £70 worth as it's a very wide upstairs bedroom window - more than I intended to spend. I have curtains already and wanted something sheer underneath to diffuse the afternoon sunlight in summer. The curtain fabric was only about £9 a metre.

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House Beautiful / Polycotton voile?
« on: April 12, 2021, 12:59:16 PM »
Several times over the years I've made sheer curtains using a fabric that John Lewis used to sell for this purpose. They also sold ready-mades in this fabric. They discontinued it years ago and I can't seem to find anything else similar. The content was 67% poly and 33% cotton - just enough to make it look and feel less synthetic. It washed beautifully and I did wash the curtains frequently. All I can find now after combing multiple sites is polyester, polyester and more polyester.

This was the stuff. It says to check in-store but I've done that in the past and it was a no go. As I said it has been years since JL had it in stock. https://www.johnlewis.com/john-lewis-partners-dijon-muslin-extra-wide-unheaded-voile-fabric-ecru-w300cm/p231535032

Any thoughts?

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Monday 12th April
« on: April 12, 2021, 12:51:08 PM »
Ive decided to return some ikea cushions I bought last month .. They arrived after BH monday and some ... the rectangular ones @Puzzler are great, the square alternatives, however are pathetic, very, very loosely filled and they havent plumped up further since receiving them so Back they go!

I concur on the square pads. Ikea used to do very good quality ones. The pads they now sell are rubbish. The filling has disintegrated so the cushions are pretty much flat. I will never buy them again.

I've had Dunelm pads in the past. They weren't much better. I'm wondering if I will have to make my own cushion-inners.

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In the wardrobe / Re: Wardrobe By Me Men's Fleece Jacket
« on: April 11, 2021, 18:43:28 PM »
Adobe is on my Mac but I haven’t downloaded it to my Windows 10. I thought it would be surplus to requirements.

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