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A Good Yarn / Re: New project fair isle
« on: January 22, 2022, 16:09:30 PM »
All this just sounds like algebra to me.  Actually on my clear-out yesterday I found a small folder with knitting patterns I haven't sent to the charity shop before.  One looks like a cardigan I saw on Landsend and thought I like that but it's too long.  This is just right.

That jumper is fabulous @Celia even normal knitting, it would be well out my ballpark.  I lost the plot with one or more colours before, now :rolleyes:

Overlockers & Coverstitchers / Re: Janome Finesse 234
« on: January 22, 2022, 09:56:21 AM »
I'd say you can't really go wrong with a Janome, whatever the age @K.H.

Sewing Spaces and Furniture / Re: Overlocker home
« on: January 20, 2022, 19:02:20 PM »

This is the bag and the price is £375 so I think I might pass, mine lives under a brushed cotton sheet.
  Oh Gloria @Celia  :o

I've had a really crap afternoon.  It was the easy bit, under the table on two machines.  Just started and DH wanted some printing doing, if I could!  Desktop is aging, slow, thinks a lot, printer not much better but it's a colour laser so I want to keep as long as possible. 30 minutes later it was ready although I had managed to do a double side print, which it's not supposed to do.

By the time I'd hauled everything out I was ready for mint tea.  I really wanted to take a picture of the chaos but the upstairs camera had a flat battery.  I've rid myself of three baskets.  One thing I couldn't part with is a skirt I made when I had a 25" waist, how could I :boohoo:  If it had fitted it was still good enough to wear.

I've outed a box of black and white overlocker threads, which I think are Frister Rossman  threads including some white that are  rather large, I wasn't paying attention. Also some Gutermann Toldilock in a pale green and cornflower blue (one which I have used).  I think there are three of each so I'm just keeping one of each.  When I've got some pictures I'll put them up in the relevant section, postage only.  Lots of scraps gone as well, the blue Ikea bag in the front porch is full.

I'll try to find homes for the baskets but then I can start sewing again, I can't do anything more until the game of Pickfords starts and the man of the house needs a bit of brainwashing before then.

In my head I've decided how it can be done.  Easy in your head, isn't it :laughing:

Sewing Spaces and Furniture / Re: Overlocker home
« on: January 20, 2022, 16:05:22 PM »
I've got bags for both my overlocker and coverstitch @Celia it makes them much easier to move downstairs if need be and you have some handles easier to hold.  If they are in bags you don't have to lift them onto a shelf just push in a corner (hide) out of the way until you want them.  At the moment my coverstitch is still out but I've put the bag on top and zipped the sides up so kitty paws don't decide to play.

Embroidery Machines / Re: Craving an embroidery machine
« on: January 18, 2022, 18:09:46 PM »
As my mother used to say @annieeg , best be hung for a sheep than a lamb.  I've always followed her advice.  <3 Love the colour as well, very pretty..

In the wardrobe / Re: Clothing and wardrobe organisation/sorting out
« on: January 16, 2022, 11:11:12 AM »
I spend most of my time in skirt and top, mostly denim skirts, as I have the same problem as @Celia a cat that goes outside, comes in at the moment with wet paws and puts them all over me, which generally do fade into the denim.  I don't wear trousers, never have done since around the 70's, when I practically lived in them in my 'spare' time, which was actually working with DH, who had around 3 acres of strawberries to manage in his and my spare time.   After that stint I said I said I'd neve wear them again, plus DH doesn't like them and I'm a shortie, best on long legs not short squatty ones.

I sometimes wish I was more adventurous but it is so easy to just change a skirt if we are going out.  I've dresses I rarely wear unless it is an 'occasion' in which case the Spanx comes out, although last time I had that on, it had got loose.  In general, most of the places we went in pre Covid times were for casual wear.  The only thing I really spent money on was nice shoes (comfortable ones).  Other than underwear/tights, I've made the rest including the jackets.

I did a cull when I put summer stuff away, including odd items that were fine but I'd gone off the colour.  But at least I'm not like my sister, who does carry a bit of weight but lives in trousers of different varieties and shirts, regardless of the occasion, causing DH to question whether she ever gets dressed up.

I'd just bought one cheap on Ebay, but it's still worked out cheaper because of free delivery.

Actual sewing stuff I'm not too bad on @Ann I cut down a bit on fabric buying last year but I did make quite a bit and some of the old stuff is ready for the rag bag.  I do go a bit mad with thread sometimes but I think I might have reached full in that department.

I think I'd got into the habit of keeping stuff because it just might come in handy in the future. Very bad move :S  worse still I've stuffed it out of sight, even worse move.

This is going to take time, so I'd better concentrate on the things I can do myself.

I've had an absolutely rubbish afternoon. The mobile phone I promised disappeared, in a safe place, one of the cameras I couldn't find the bits and pieces for it and the other couldn't find the very thick manual.  The the little Asus netbook I was getting rid of refused to co-operate on the updates.  Last time I'd had it out I'd reinstalled but probably got fed up and left it.

By the time I'd finished I'd got rid of a bit of paper, shredded other paper, put the camera boxes in a safe place, everything else in the junk bin.  I found the phone, on top of lining storage, found a charger that fits but it has refused to come on.

I can't believe how much junk I have accumulated, why the heck didn't I get rid once I'd moved on to something else. :headbang:

Came downstairs to see Omicron variants happening and got very grumpy with myself.  DH has been outside all afternoon cutting branches out the way to get to Christmas tree and now he's making my dinner.  He's a lovely man <3
He was going to a funeral in the village of one of his old girlfriends, I think he forgot, and I've only just thought about it.

The idea is to get rid of the table with desktop pc on, which is the longest, and put the other one in its place @mudcat  The original plan was to get rid of both and use a small pc workstation we have downstairs.  Then I though easier to keep and decide later than to get rid of and realise I needed it.

They are too wide to go through the door (built in situ), so the other end of the room needs to be cleared on one side, the smaller one shunted forward to leave room for the other to come out.  Shunt that back to the far wall end and demolish the longer one in the room.  There was originally a piece that joined the two together but I took that off years ago.  I can tell you that even that little piece is flipping heavy and now I'm 12 years older :S

Well I've found a home for the cameras and the mobile phone if I can find the box (probably downstairs in a drawer), going to Northern Siamese  Rescue for their April charity stall.  She might take the other bits as well even if no box. 

Long way to go yet before I get to the demolition job and I've not brought that up yet.

Today was the start of the 'hard stuff' accumulated over 30 years and stuffed away.  I did the  bottom of the drawers to the desk yesterday.  Today was pulling it out from under the desk and emptying the corner which had all sorts hidden out of sight.

In around 20 minutes I was surrounded by that much junk I thought it would never end, including 6 150watt bulbs.  I think I wanted 1 and 6 came off Ebay.  I've left them under, DH will freak out at 150 watt. I found two old cameras from around 2006, an old Nokia phone that I can't remember buying, two camera bags, one quite nice as well.  Loads of old software, three pc keyboards, two the same, 15inch monitor. :facepalm: 

When we had the kitchen retiled I bought a collapsible crate to pile things in and put in the dining room.  I've filled that with the stuff I want to keep, ready to put in my Bernina overlocker box, it's a big one. I need a larger box for recycling as well, it's full now.

I'm nowhere near finished but at least it won't frighten my when I go back in tomorrow. Date is  wrong on pictures because I had the battery out of one of the cameras and it's gone back to the date it was brought out.

Hi, I'm new... / Re: Sweden calling...
« on: January 11, 2022, 18:07:13 PM »
Wow that's a quantum leap from nothing to the Juki DX7 and an overlocker @DrMike I'm going to watch your progress with interest and probably envy.

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