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Actually  I've been looking at pattern weights on line to use instead of my hammer, laptop battery, spanners and other little items.  I look a bit sad when  they are on the table, so I might try my hand at these sometime in the future.  Just need to buy a couple of pounds of rice.  The ones on line weren't weighty enough and cost around £15 and I'm feeling mean (Dritz have around 4 ounces in each one).  Got lots of fabric for these as I save everything that could be possibly used again.

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Embroidery Machines / Re: Another new toy!
« on: Yesterday at 13:29:15 »
Thank you @Gernella  :)
I'm a jack of all trades but I've never really excelled in anything. And compared to the talents of tsp members, I'm on the bottom rung of the totem pole  :)


Oh @Bill you are certainly not on the bottom rung of the totem pole, don't ever think that.  I've been sewing for over 60 years and I can still roll out an almighty cockup (now and again).

https://www.dryadeducation.co.uk/brother-innov-is-f440e-computerised-embroidery-machine

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Embroidery Machines / Re: Another new toy!
« on: Yesterday at 10:33:03 »
Blimey @Bill you are certainly increasing the stable.  Your talents are endless.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Wednesday 27th October
« on: Yesterday at 10:27:44 »
Bluish sky and breezy so all good, well not breezy a definite wafting everywhere.  Bin collection been and gone and DH has fetched it in along with my bestest neighbour's bin.  He can't do with them stood on the street all day, like some, who are home all day.

If it is Wednesday it must be fish and chips day so there's the treat of the week.  I am more of an eat to live person but these make my insides light up.

Not much planned today other than a ride out, I suspect Clumber Park today, although I can't remember whether it is half term or not, they have events on, which is a nuisance for us (well you get grouchy when you get older). 

I've finished my sewing so waiting for the next lot to roll up plus the pattern.  Might clean the floor, I've got bits all over it.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Tuesday 26th October ( I think)
« on: October 26, 2021, 15:08:41 PM »
@Gernella if you've had indigestion for months it's best to get checked by your GP x
They know @coffeeandcake but when you have Lupus you can have all sorts of inconveniences that come and go.  I had IBS for months but that has disappeared.  As long as everything is the right colour and the blood tests fine I'm not worrying.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Tuesday 26th October ( I think)
« on: October 26, 2021, 10:28:45 AM »
Actually I thought it was Wednesday this morning, I was about to take Mr Trumps pill of choice (3 days a week) when I suddenly realised it was not bin day. Anyway, it is dull but not raining so might be a reasonable day, not that I'm going anywhere.

I had a little spend last night some fabric for a skirt, since I'm putting on weight, not a lot but enough to make a difference at the waistband and I hate tight things.  Another fits fine at the waist but baggy on the hips. I'm not really in an alteration mood either.  This is down to having indigestion for months and being careful what I eat so not eating much at all.  Now with the mint tea it seems to either gone or lying doggo. 

I also got another large spool holder for the back of the  coverstitch, the nice wood one I have is currently at the back of the overlocker.  Not as pretty but as long as it does the job.

I had an email from Landsend last night 80% off so I had a look to find that there was absolutely nothing that I fancied.  Mine was better. :laughing:

 :grouphug:

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Monday 25th October
« on: October 25, 2021, 18:36:22 PM »
We don't have any wallpaper either @Acorn but DH is good at it, (or was) when he lived at home it was all low beams and low ceilings so practically ever piece was different.  He used to tell the tale of one relative, who always used less wallpaper than anyone else.  Until they discovered that anything standing in the way was not moved and she wallpapered round it.

I like the fact that if you paint and you don't like the colour you can do it again, whereas wallpaper is generally expensive so you have to live with it.

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I normally don't have this problem @Helen M I just make sure that if I do stop for some reason, I start with the needles down.  I should have taken my foot right off the pedal, it set off before I wanted it to.

This fabric has always been a beggar.  First time I used it I was getting tunnelling all the time, until I got the right settings.  Trouble is I bought 3 meters for a dressing gown, changed my mind so turning it into tops. The original one is a bit baggy around the neck because I've lost weight.

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Well I had a rude awaking this afternoon with my coverstitcher.  Was doing the neck of my top.  Tried on fabric, was fine, went to the fabric and stitched.  Nasty little gaps. here and there. I have a choice of two culprits, it was the thread, I didn't want to take out of the overlocker so used Gutermann Sew All, two of them in the needles or the fact that I stopped a few time and my foot went down accidentally with the needles raised and once I went back instead of forwards.  Also I had practiced on double thickness and it  was triple.

Anyway I swapped to 120 thread and went round with no problems and carried on to do the hem and sleeve hems.  Fortunately I have ordered some more to be  spread between both machines.

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I've got a Tamerack pattern you can have if you want @Lemon Syllabub .  I never cut it out, just transferred it over.  It was a success, apart from the fabric was more brown than beige, so tried on but never worn because I don't like brown.  If I were honest it was the wrong fabric altogether, too lightweight and a wool mix.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Monday 25th October
« on: October 25, 2021, 10:27:31 AM »
Nice morning and I think a bit warmer.  Got my Mint tea, I'm getting used to it now but it doesn't have the same kick as coffee to your system.

Since today is payday I've paid all my bills that are not done automatically, paid my visa off so  got a clean sheet to start again :laughing:

I hate water appearing @Sandra after my upstairs tap was leaking it was sorted but then a few weeks later the other one decided to leak.  He's not done that one yet but since it's the hot tap, not that fussed, at least I can get the cats bowl filled.  Thank goodness I had isolators fitted, which himself moaned at the expense.  Mind you if I did it I'd have to be thinking righty tighty, leftie loosie at the same time along  with how I replace sewing machine needles.  Yes I am batty. ::bat::
Come to think of it not seen them recently and no bat poo on the window ledges, must be hibernating.

Ironing next and there is not really much so shouldn't take long.  Washee hair later and then sewing. 

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Sunday 24th October
« on: October 24, 2021, 14:16:55 PM »
Now they would hold a lot of things you don't want to use/see for a while @Diane

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The Haberdashery / Gutermann Toldi-lock thread
« on: October 24, 2021, 14:08:38 PM »
I went back last night and bought another 6 reels of this thread from Samuel Taylors, which  I like because you can mix with other colours to lighten or darken.  I've also discovered that the thread is no longer advertised on the Gutermann website and it looks like the replacement is Miniking, which costs twice as much (around £8.45) and you only get 1000m, Toldi-lock 2500.

The postage was more this time, no offers, but still worked out cheaper than anywhere else  I could see. Best fill your boots before it runs out.

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Dolls and Toys / Re: The Well-Dressed Chef
« on: October 24, 2021, 10:41:33 AM »
He's very cute, I've always had a soft spot for a soft toy.  I've got a posh Steiff bear in the sewing room and I was quite nervous when the newbie kitty arrived, I thought he might attack it but he's never touched it, not even a sniff.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Sunday 24th October
« on: October 24, 2021, 10:32:59 AM »
Bright and breezy and the pampas grass is still waving and the yuccas are still in flower.  It was a day of rainbows yesterday, despite having no rain other than a small shower in the front garden but no rain at the back.

I am sleeping well but not dreaming as much but this morning there was one, which was so laughable I still remember.  I was in a rocket preparing to go upwards, putting provisions away in an adjoining 'room'.  Astronauts were all in place ready to roll and I had some extras to store away so went to them and asked that as they were in a hurry to go, did they still want these boxes just dumped anywhere or in alpha. Dumped was the response.

In the real world and Sunday, I need to move Passport upstairs to its winter spot. I would like a walk as well but I will have to wait until kitty goes hunting again, the treadmill has a heart rate  monitor and mine goes up when I'm having to dodge and change lanes because of kitty.

If you go to church say one for all of us.

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