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Today... One thread per day / Re: Todays Birthday
« on: Yesterday at 08:43:32 »
Many happy returns  :toast:

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... and sorry for the delay but this is my beautiful mug rug from @Stitchalot
I've never had any desire for an embroidery machine but if I was thinking about it this would have decided me.
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@BrendaP it is French knitting and each one surprisingly needed 2 metres!

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Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: Autumn / Winter 3-piece Sewalong
« on: September 22, 2021, 15:31:17 PM »
As I did no sewing for a year while building works were ongoing but still managed to acquire fabric I have several bits that need using.  I will have a rummage and decide on 3 things to make.

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A Good Yarn / Re: SEPTEMBER SOCK KNIT ALONG
« on: September 22, 2021, 09:40:42 AM »
@Flobear you can't garden when it's dark!  A bit of knitting every evening when you're not at the theatre ..... You'll soon have some socks.

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Big thankyou to Stitchalot for my beautiful mug rug.  You will all have to wait until tomorrow for a picture when I'm back home and have the wherewithal to post a picture .......... watch this space!

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Are we not up and at em yet? Tuesday
« on: September 21, 2021, 20:44:40 PM »
Evenin' all.  Although our destination is Ingleton we have stopped for the night in Lancaster.  I'm not a city person but am really taken with the place.  we had a lovely walk along part of the Lancaster Canal towpath and stopped at a canalside pub for something to eat on the way back.  We sat outside and it was so peaceful you wouldn't have known you were close to the city centre.  A great place for gongoozling.  I've just had a rare glass of wine in the hotel bar so I'm now feeling sleepy.
Goodnight all.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Are we not up and at em yet? Tuesday
« on: September 21, 2021, 09:33:33 AM »
@WildAtlanticWay  if Fat Betty was fat she most likely had a heart attack.  Sometimes the comb is a bit purply colour prior to that.  I really don't think chickens mind about a dead one.  They're fine so long as something hasn't spooked them.  I once had one dead on the perch.  She hadn't fallen off because she'd gone forward and her beak was up against the
 side of the shed.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Are we not up and at em yet? Tuesday
« on: September 21, 2021, 08:01:48 AM »
Good morning.  Have breakfasted and tead and am heading out on my morning rounds.  It's dry and chillyish but looks like another beautiful autumn day in prospect.
We're off to the Yorkshire  Dales this morning for a couple of nights.  DH has bought some tractor wheels and we're going to collect them and have an extra day there.
Have a good day everyone.

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Bridal / Re: My Wedding Dress
« on: September 20, 2021, 11:27:26 AM »
I'm speechless @charlotte .  Just beautiful.  Thankyou for giving us a sneak preview.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Wakey Wakey ... its a New week Monday 20th
« on: September 20, 2021, 08:47:41 AM »
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. I've just been given a few pairs of jeans to patch the crutch  :x area
What is wrong with people?  If your jeans get to that state it's time to buy replacements!   I think you should charge the price of a new pair of jeans for doing that job @Sandra

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Wakey Wakey ... its a New week Monday 20th
« on: September 20, 2021, 07:41:35 AM »
Good morning, I'm up and st 'em.  (Well, slowly waking up with a cup of tea)
It's grey out there just now but hopefully it will be sunny again.   I will carry on tidying up in the garden while the opportunity is there.
Have a good day everyone.


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Today... One thread per day / Re: Sunday 19th September
« on: September 19, 2021, 21:38:51 PM »
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.What on earth is going on when people deem a meal as simple and down to earth as beans on toast needs to be snobbed up with a side of lettuce?   

You've just brought back a memory @Bill which is a strange coincidence as I was talking to my neighbour this afternoon about my misspent youth travelling throughout the UK in a VW camper.   On one trip I had a roast beef Sunday lunch in a Highland hotel.  It came with a leaf of iceberg lettuce floating in the gravy, the lettuce being topped with a blob of coleslaw!

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A Good Yarn / Re: SEPTEMBER SOCK KNIT ALONG
« on: September 19, 2021, 13:45:11 PM »
@b15erk I gave up knitting toe up socks after a few tries because I never seemed to get the foot length right even though you would have thought it would be easier to get the foot length right starting from that end.  You only really know once you've done the heel.
It's much easier to try it on when you are doing top down and if you do mess up with the foot length there is only the decrease rows of the toe to undo.
I had thought that toe up was the holy grail of sock knitting but now I just stick with what works for me.

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