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In the wardrobe / Re: Poppy skirt Simplicity 8128
« on: Today at 08:59:01 »
@Silver Rose , I ran out of hangers with clips, but I was too lazy to go back and sew loops in.  So, I used the spring clips I use instead of pins sometimes, and clipped the skirt to the bottom of the hanger.  It worked well.


Today... One thread per day / Re: Tuesday 22nd June
« on: Today at 08:56:09 »
Good morning all! 

We have bright sunshine here, but not sure how warm it is, as I haven't been outside yet.

Fingers crossed the double bed will be gone shortly.  We brought it downstairs as we had a lot of interest from FB, but after 3 no-shows, it is going to someone DD knows.

Gardening and pattern sticking together yesterday.  I found 4 printed off patterns, and only 2 have anything on them to identify what they are.  I'm just finishing the Burda Trench coat (remember that?), then onto a Seamwork pattern, and the last I have no idea...

If it's warm enough, I'll do a bit of gardening - the wind and rain made a big mess.

After that, make the phone calls I didn't make yesterday... :|

Kind thoughts for those of you feeling low, and in poor spirits

 :grouphug: :hug: :grouphug:


Hi, I'm new... / Re: Hello from beautiful Kent UK
« on: Today at 07:05:20 »
Hello there @Cazlyn and welcome to TSP!

Help and encouragement in abundance here, and so many talented sewers and great enablers! Most of us have doubts about what we make, but with every project we get better and learn new techniques.

Look forward to seeing some of your projects.


Bridal / Re: My Wedding Dress
« on: Yesterday at 12:51:30 »
@charlotte , that is so beautiful... :loveit:


In the wardrobe / Re: Poppy skirt Simplicity 8128
« on: Yesterday at 11:47:41 »
Good to see you are making progress @Silver Rose .  It's no fun sewing if you are in pain.


Morning all!  Grey and cool here again, but washing is now out and fingers firmly crossed.  I didn't peg out yesterday, because it looked like it might rain all day - it didn't, so, I'm hoping the same happens today.

Very busy weekend, and I'm likely to be busy, busy, busy for the next couple of weeks as the carpet man is due to start laying the new carpet.  I now need to get my skates on and look for some new armchairs.  I've been looking for weeks, but some companies have 3 month delivery dates, so I'm looking for someone who has stock ready to deliver.  :rolleyes:

Yesterday was a marathon.  I had a three point plan for tidying the sewing room, but that went out of the window, and I just went for it.  Over 8 hours it took.  My bones are now screaming, but, I have a nice tidy sewing room/office.  OH came in to take the hoover downstairs, and made a remark that went 'I thought you were having a clear out, it looks the same' - he just escaped with his life.  Sometimes his 'humour' goes right over my head...  :rolleyes:

Expecting the carpet man this morning, so if I go out to put topsoil on the front garden, I won't miss him.  I'm desperate for this carpet, the house has been a WIP for so long, I've forgotten what it's like to be tidy.

Hope you all have a settled and peaceful day

 :grouphug: :hug: :grouphug:


Today... One thread per day / Re: Sunday 20th June
« on: June 20, 2021, 11:06:59 AM »
Well, the long forecast rain eventually arrived in buckets, but mercifully during the night.  For once I slept soundly, and didn't hear a thing!  So, no garden watering today :)

Out for a pub meal with DD and family.  Lovely meal, but the chair was so hard it made my back hurt.  The children were beautifully behaved, apart from Theo knocking his Apple juice all over the table... :rolleyes:  It felt a bit more normal - apart from having to wear masks when we moved - which is fine by me...

I didn't wear the new skirt after all - OH's lengthy silence was enough for it to go back in the wardrobe... :laughing: :laughing:

I got my boxes for the new shelf unit yesterday too, so I may spend an hour or so filling them.  :laughing: :dance: :laughing:

Have a peaceful Sunday everyone, especially friends with troubles

 :grouphug: :hug: :grouphug:


Today... One thread per day / Re: Saturday 19th June
« on: June 19, 2021, 09:15:12 AM »
Grey and cold here, but the promised rain hasn't happened.

I've been looking at armchairs on t'internet, since I woke at stoopid o'clock worrying that I hadn't yet got any...

I started tidying a few bags of fabric yesterday, and came across a little beauty I'd forgotten about - so I made a skirt.  Just enough fabric left to make a top too!

Just going to change the bed, bathe and wash my hair, although I doubt I'll put washing in, it's looking decidedly dodgy weatherwise.

Shopping later, then up to DD's for Early Fathers Day.

Kindest thoughts to all of you who may need a little comfort

 :grouphug: :hug: :grouphug:


Today... One thread per day / Re: Friday 18th June
« on: June 18, 2021, 08:56:45 AM »
Good morning all!  The weather here remains dry, but is cloudy and cool this morning.  It's been threatening rain for a couple of days, but not materialised, so, I'll be out with the hose this shortly.

I worked really hard to get the sewing room straight yesterday, but there is still a lot to do.

Still no luck with armchairs, I'm getting terribly bored now.

I did get a result with the PPal pmt taken for something I hadn't signed up for though.  :dance:

Going to make an effort to ring friends later - I've been neglectful...

Thinking about all our friends who are struggling with health and other problems, particularly @Greybird  :hug:

 :grouphug: :hug: :grouphug:


Today... One thread per day / Re: Friday's Birthday
« on: June 18, 2021, 07:23:26 AM »
Very Many Happy Returns of the Day @DementedFairy !

Hope you have a Wonderful Day!!! :toast:

:toast: :cake: :flower:

Hi, I'm new... / Re: Hello, I am new here.
« on: June 17, 2021, 20:24:49 PM »
A big welcome from me too!

Hope you get an answer to your question very soon!


Dolls and Toys / Re: Stegosaurus
« on: June 17, 2021, 20:10:18 PM »
That's a cracking Stegosaurus @Ploskin.  I'm sure it is dearly loved!


Today... One thread per day / Re: Thursday 17th June
« on: June 17, 2021, 08:55:18 AM »
Cooler this morning, but although it was threatening rain all day yesterday, it didn't materialise, and I'm glad I got the hose out.

I'm wondering if my energy levels have been improved by a couple of good nights' sleep?

Nearly finished the boxes - good job too, the paint stinks, and has given me a headache.  Problem is, now I'll have to put them back and sort out the stuff that goes in them... :S

Shelf unit didn't turn up, that means it could arrive today, again, that means more sorting out...

A bit of paperwork to do this morning, but then, sorting out to be done. :S

Also continuing the Great Armchair Hunt.  I have found one company which keeps stock though, and I can get delivery in a couple of days.


Hi, I'm new... / Re: Hello from sunny California!
« on: June 16, 2021, 10:05:50 AM »
A big welcome from me @dolldocdavis !

Look forward to hearing (and seeing), your projects!


Patterns Discussion / Re: Vogue 1387 Rebecca Taylor View A
« on: June 16, 2021, 10:03:19 AM »
I failed miserably to find fabric to make another of these tops.  Two pieces were big enough for the main pieces, but not the yoke, and the other two were too big to cut into for a top.

I think I'll stick with my first choice, which I abandoned because of the huge issues with the grain (or lack of).

I can't sew until tomorrow as I'm painting, so I'll use the time to have a think.


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