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Sad to say our lovely Alfie is no more. Yesterday he was waiting for us to arrive at the Vet's to say goodbye, then went quickly without any vet intervention. He was completely adorable, very affectionate, full of fun and mischief and very fluffy indeed. We are so fortunate to have had his companionship for eight years - he will most definitely be missed. :'(

I am so sorry! He is adorable!


In the 90s, I adored Anthing Laura Ashley. I had loads of curtains, bed linens, etc. In their fabrics.

Recently, though I don’t think it has been as good.

Your Favourite Suppliers / Re: Looking for Merino knit fabric
« on: March 17, 2020, 16:04:11 PM »
I bought some from just before Christmas. If you search for “Isabella” it should come up. I think they still have some.

In the wardrobe / Re: Lurking M&S
« on: March 15, 2020, 11:27:24 AM »
I wouldn’t give house room to either but if I had to choose, it would be the first one.

In the wardrobe / Re: StyleArc Daisy top
« on: March 15, 2020, 11:23:32 AM »
Very pretty! 😍😍😍

Patterns Discussion / Re: Pamela's Patterns
« on: March 14, 2020, 20:04:16 PM »
I don't think she has a UK distributor, but you can get pdf versions.

Thank you! I don’t know why I didn’t think of that. 😳

Patterns Discussion / Re: Pamela's Patterns
« on: March 14, 2020, 18:16:03 PM »
Does anyone know where I can buy Pamela’s Patterns tee shirt pattern in the U.K.? I have read the fit is excellent.

Block of the Month 2020 / Re: March's BOM
« on: March 13, 2020, 08:30:46 AM »
A very, very dark whatever colour fabric actually makes excellent background or border fabric for something with a lot of that particular colour in it ...

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this dark sludgy green border (Stonehenge range of fabrics) was the perfect choice for a border for The Village

That is really lovely! Is it part quilted and part appliquéd?

Has anyone heard anything about the Croft Mill site?   I wanted to access their latest online catalogue, but Norton blocked me. Tried to contact CM by messaging from FaceBook, but that was inaccessible, so was going direct via the web page address.   

I do hope it's just a hiccup in the system.

I'll try again tomorrow and phone during office hours if necessary.

Can you clear cookies and try a different browser?

Your Favourite Suppliers / Re: Dutch online supplier
« on: March 12, 2020, 20:35:22 PM »
The viscose linen washes nicely and dries with surprisingly little creasing..... if you need any further encouragement to buy!

I have been eyeing the viscose linen 😀. It looks lovely!

I need to look through my patterns to see what I can make and then I will buy some. I really like that web site!

Is this it (attached)?

Sometimes the pattern companies reuse pattern numbers so I thought it might help to post it.


Vintage Machines / Re: Reminiscing! Singer Merritt 187
« on: March 04, 2020, 13:30:46 PM »
I had 257 or 367, bought about 1970 and I donated it to Tools for Africa about 10 years ago. I remember threading it up was really fiddly and it so heavy.

Yes, the one I had weighed a ton, too.

I have read that hundreds of vintage machines were given to poorer countries so women could start businesses and make an income.

In Glasgow I recall seeing a clothing shop on a corner of two streets. It had big windows on both sides and all you could see in the windows were vintage sewing machines, all black Singers, I believe.

In the wardrobe / Re: The Rushcutter hack
« on: March 04, 2020, 13:27:44 PM »
That is really lovely @snoozi soozi - beautiful fabric, too!

Sewing Machines / Re: Time for an upgrade
« on: March 04, 2020, 13:26:17 PM »
@Sewbee I am a Brother devotee It was @Iminei who posted about the atelier

Oops! Sorry @Lowena.

In the wardrobe / Re: I love lace.... continued
« on: March 03, 2020, 19:17:06 PM »
Another gorgeous lace dress. Absolutely beautiful!

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