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Messages - Lachica

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@Ploshkin @Lilian rather than a stand alone embroidery machine, you could look at one with a removable embroidery module. Mine is the Pfaff Creative 3 (lots of other makes are available). The embroidery module is easy to clip on.

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In the wardrobe / Re: Deer & Doe Miranda dress
« on: Yesterday at 18:23:12 »
Lovely! It's great to get compliments on our makes.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Todays Twins Birthday
« on: Yesterday at 15:03:42 »
Happy biking birthday @Mick  :VV: and Bonne anniversaire  @Catllar fingers crossed for your return home with Mr C tomorrow.  :VV:

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@Iminei not hand embroidery, I can't remember where the design came from, it might be a built-in one on my machine or I may have bought it from Urban Threads many years ago. I'm in awe of the beautiful mitred corners on many of these, I was going to try it but my binding fabric was only just big enough to get straight binding & Celia will already have noticed the hand stitched ends. It's just occurred to me I could have cut down the square to make it fit  :rolleyes:

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Happy anniversary @Nevis5 and MrN. Sunny here but I have a stinking cold. Thanks DGD! LF test negative, I tested just in case. I was due to go to DD2 today to help out with bedtime. SIL has 2 nights away on business and bedtime can be quite fraught. I just felt too grotty to drive 90 mins each way. I'll probably go tomorrow afternoon if I feel better. DH has attempted to glue the plaster slab back in place in the bedroom, it's jacked in position & we'll see if it stays put tomorrow when we remove the supports. If it doesn't I suppose I'll have to build up layers of plaster which will take ages. I really wish I'd left that plaster alone, though it would probably have fallen off at some point.

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Thank you @Kitten for the beautiful mugrugs! Yes, two!! How lucky am I? Beautifully made with mitred binding. One day I'll learn how to do that. Also...the phantom of old Dorsetshire has been busy...very lovely, many thanks.   [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]    [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]    [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]    [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Are we not up and at em yet? Tuesday
« on: September 21, 2021, 15:59:41 PM »
Started clearing our bedroom for decorating. The carpet was ordered with the spare bedroom carpet & is in the fitter's warehouse so I need to get a move on. DH has the floor up to fit downlights Inthe room below and some extra power points as we've been running on flying leads for ...ummm...16 years :scream: Anyway, I picked out a bit of blown plaster above the window (reveal) and the crack ran all the way across the width of the window. Result: the whole top window reveal plaster has come off, in 3 large pieces. DH reckons we'll try glueing it back on. This is an 8' wide window. DH did tell me to leave it alone. Wish I had  :facepalm:

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Are we not up and at em yet? Tuesday
« on: September 21, 2021, 15:49:08 PM »
Aww @justpottering  :hug: you've been through such a lot.

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I've got a second one :D and I have a suspicion about the sender......you know who you are....thank you!

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Wakey Wakey ... its a New week Monday 20th
« on: September 20, 2021, 14:33:50 PM »
Just made tayberry jam to use up the berries that had been lurking in the freezer. We don't often eat jam (still have some from 2017) but couldn't think what else to do with them.  Curtains washed, a bit of cleaning done. Off to the shops shortly then I want to cut out the butterfly French Terry which slipped quietly through the letterbox yesterday & is on the line now. My squishy parcel cane this morning & has been put somewhere safe - hope I can remember where on Wednesday :rolleyes:

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Patterns Discussion / Re: Independent pattern companies
« on: September 20, 2021, 14:25:48 PM »
I did make a 'jumpsuit' a la Anneka Rice, probably in the early 80's. I remember buying the fabric & pattern in John Lewis. It was before I knew about altering patterns & I was a standard 12. When I finished it I couldn't sit down in it, the colour didn't suit me so it went in the bin. I later found out I have a long torso. Or short legs. Either way, I agree with @Nevis5,  not going there again.

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Mine's arrived! Thank you someone in Kent.

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Patterns Discussion / Re: Independent pattern companies
« on: September 20, 2021, 10:38:18 AM »
Not just you @Gernella. I have a sneaky suspicion that the baggy patterns are just lazy draughting. I'm average height & on the chubby side but baggy stuff swamps me & makes me feel dowdy. Each to their own though.

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Patterns Discussion / Re: McCalls 8121
« on: September 20, 2021, 10:35:10 AM »
Sounds lovely. You've reminded me I have the Style Arc Ziggi printed out. Really should give it a go.

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Bridal / Re: My Wedding Dress
« on: September 20, 2021, 10:33:11 AM »
That's absolutely stunning. You look beautiful & should be very proud of yourself.

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