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Messages - Lachica

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Minday 26th
« on: Yesterday at 22:58:45 »
Good luck @Bjay

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Tech Know How / Re: Are we having site problems again?
« on: Yesterday at 15:09:20 »
I posted but it disappeared - again. That's happening a lot lately. It's also v slow.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Minday 26th
« on: Yesterday at 13:59:11 »
I still have more stuff to move out of the sewing room but the dining room still has space for more. I have chucked some. I'm waiting for filler to dry, DH has come back from Screwfix with a pull light switch and downlights for the sewing room. Pull switch means we can move the big mirror which will then cover the light switch. DH says we'll prise off the remaining skirting in both rooms & replace with new as it'll be easier than stripping & painting. (When the fitted wardrobes went in 15 years ago we removed skirtings to get them right back to the walls). Now we're rearranging them I'm pleased we had the same range in all bedrooms, my thrifty nature. This is turning into a bigger job than I anticipated.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Sunday 25th July!
« on: July 25, 2021, 13:29:35 PM »
Well DH decided that having 2 rooms refloord at once will be more efficient. So I've started emptying the sewing room & piling it in the dining room. We wrestled the big corner wardrobe out of the spare room yesterday so really I should have started washing walls in there. After I finish my sandwich I won't be able to delay bringing the boxes of fabric down & he'll see exactly how much there is 😬 I'll be ready with reminders of how much wood, metal, boat stuff, plumbing stuff, electrical stuff, power tools, lathe, mill.....wish me luck!

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Saturday the ??? (24th July )
« on: July 24, 2021, 13:54:43 PM »
@Renegade Sewist sad about your kitty. You did your best. I read somewhere that cats & dogs can also catch Covid, causing respiratory symptoms. I hope that's not what the littlun had.

Instead of revamping my sewing room I'm starting on the spare bedroom. DD2 was here with the children last week (her neighbour has upset her complaining about the children being noisy, and her parenting, and lots of other stuff so she doesn't feel she can be in her own home). It became obvious that we need better beds for the children so I bought an IKEA bunk frame. Without measuring first. You've guessed it....the door would open, but it wouldn't have been possible to squeeze into the room. I suggested DH rehang the door on the opposite side, then rewire the light switch but he's not keen, so instead I've bought 2 smaller IKEA beds on marketplace. They should be ok for a couple of years. I've removed the chest of drawers & started washing walls & filling holes. I have 2 weeks until they're back for a week. I doubt I can get new carpet fitted in that time so there will be gaps as the carpet was fitted up to the built-in furniture.

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Just back from a lovely day out with my bf. Walked round the gardens at Cliveden then lunch at hers with scones, jam & cream and candles for DH's birthday. While in the woods at Cliveden my doorbell app rang, but by the time I'd got my phone out, found the app, found my glasses... they'd gone. Later it went again, it was our neighbour saying he'd got our gazebo. There was a freak gust of wind which flipped it over the fence. It was weighed down by a full 12' diameter paddling pool,so it must have been some gust of wind. So much cooler today, what a relief after our very hot 3 days of entertaining 3 under 5s.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Todays Birthday
« on: July 23, 2021, 08:05:35 AM »
Happy birthday to you :toast: :cake:

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Thursday 22nd July
« on: July 22, 2021, 20:47:27 PM »
Hope it all goes smoothly @ScubaGirl and that you enjoy a bit of sewing time when reunited with your machine.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Wednesday 21st July
« on: July 21, 2021, 22:09:41 PM »
Well how annoying, I just posted & it disappeared. Did the same yesterday too  :angry:

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Hi, I'm new... / Re: Another newbie
« on: July 21, 2021, 20:06:52 PM »
Welcome! Is that Hershey of chocolate fame?

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Wednesday 21st July
« on: July 21, 2021, 07:41:26 AM »
Day 3 of having 3 under fives. To the park early, then paddling pool again this afternoon in the garden. Pooped! Although I slept well last night and little one didn't have nightmares, so DD slept better too.

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Gardening this morning, potting stuff on & into the green wall. Some plants don't like being in there at all but the lobelia is loving it & swamping the plants either side. It was too hot after lunch, about 33° in a south facing garden so I retreated to the sewing room for a while until that got too hot. Keeping all windows, curtains & doors closed works to keep upstairs cooler but it's hot up here now. All windows open! Marvellous festival is on at the country park so I've been singing along. Next week we have GS for 3 days as his nursery has INSET and DD doesn't. Thursday will be our usual visit to other DD then  off to Cliveden on Friday. Better do some cleaning tomorrow  :'( No idea when I'll get around to sorting the sewing room.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Todays Birthday
« on: July 17, 2021, 08:14:14 AM »
Happy birthday @Diane  :cake: :toast:

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Measure twice, cut once  :D

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I would trace off the L and M on the same piece of tracing paper, cut the L then you can make a M later. Places where the M markings would be cut off when cutting L will need to be folded out of the way though so you might prefer to trace each size separately. I recommend buying Burda tissue paper, it's a lot stronger than paper tablecloth & easier to handle, transparent enough to trace easily with the pattern flat on a table. I've used paper tablecloth in the past but it kept tearing & I had to blue tak both pattern & paper upright on a big window as couldn't see through it otherwise. Seam allowances should be included on envelope patterns (they're not on patterns from Burda magazine). This will be in the instructions. Looking forward to seeing it completed!

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