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His funeral will take place on Tuesday.

Thinking of you @hernibs   <3
Today will be hard, but the pain will begin to ease a little now.

Hello @Seaview   welcome to TSP

My grandparents lived on the Wiltshire/Somerset border so I have lots of nostalgic memories but I have no idea of what the housing market is like.  We detoured through Colerne (Wiltshire) a couple of years ago.  I knew where I was walking around the old village but we got very lost trying to get back onto the main road towards Bath!

It's something to do with the camera/phone knowing which way around it was when the photo was taken.

I know that very often if I just take a photo, send it to my laptop it will display the right way around - Apple Mac laptop talking to Apple iPhone photo - but if I then try to upload that photo as is it appears sideways on TSP (and far too big).  If I take it into my photo editing software and then export it again to the desktop, usually after resizing, and then upload to TSP it appears the right way around.  Presumably the exporting process resets the orientation.

@Wayfarer   Is this a Brother walking foot to suit the machine or is it a generic one?

Today... One thread per day / Re: Monday 10th May
« on: Yesterday at 09:26:25 »
@Sandra, what a worry.  Water infections in older people can cause a lot of confusion, but often all it needs is a course of antibiotics.  At least she's on the radar now.

It looks as though it's set to be another nice day weatherwise - hopefully it will stay that way into the late afernoon; it's GS's 14th birthday so we'll be fitting in a quick garden visit between school and cricket practice.  Nothing else scheduled so hopefully I'll get a bit more fabric cut out.

Have a good day everyone.

Out of curiosity, how many of you quiltaholics learnt your enviable skills through college/university/training?

As Imi said, I suspect very few!

I had a couple of years sewing at school - a hymn book cover entirely sewn by hand and it was expected to last until you left school, followed by the cookery apron which was all rectangles.  After that we learned to do hand smocking I made a nightdress with smocking at the yoke  - again all rectangles - the other options were a skirt (hideous) or a baby dress/romper (no babies on the family).  After that we used a proper paper pattern to make a shirt with collar and stand, and placket and cuffs on the sleeves.

After that I dropped sewing and continued with art - a grammar school so not much emphasis on the practical subjects.  I continued to make myself a few garments; at the time it was definitely cheaper to make than to buy!  The best thing was a 'school uniform summer dress'.  It was the regulation sky blue and we were allowed to have white collar, cuffs, belt or other trim - so I had white smocking at the yoke, a skinny 'spaghetti strap' white belt (to stop it looking like a maternity dress!) and 2" wide piping around the hem!  It was noticed by the head mistress, but I took great delight in telling her that I'd made it myself using the skills learned in class!

 All the rest has been self taught.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Sunday 9th May
« on: May 09, 2021, 13:00:33 PM »
Cloudy but dry here and reasonably warm - comfortable putting two loads of washing on the line wearing short sleeve tee, jeans and I've got some summer sandals on the first time this year.

I've finished making the dress I should have completed yesterday - I made a major error in using stretch fabric for a wovens pattern.   I've made the pattern before but with cotton lawn and just assumed the fit would be OK.  :|  There was some satisfaction in chopping a huge amount off the side seams, and I also took out the (neatly inserted) zip and took a tiny bit off the CB seam so it's now a pull over the head style.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Hernibs Husband Robert.....
« on: May 09, 2021, 12:36:13 PM »
I'm so sorry to hear this news, you have both been in my thoughts quite a bit recently.

Just take each day as it comes, time will be the big healer. Remember the good times and remember to look after yourself.   :grouphug:  :flower:

Today... One thread per day / Re: Saturday 8th May
« on: May 08, 2021, 10:17:44 AM »
Grey and wet here too, but it's needed.  I'm expecting a very soggy one man and his dog to arrive home any time now.

I need to edit tomorrow's Ocado order  and then I'll get on with the summer dress I cut out yesterday.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Saturday 8th May
« on: May 08, 2021, 10:15:10 AM »
and i need to sort out all my loose change, i can barely close the zip on my purse, looks like i need to start a 20p pot as that’s all i seem to collect lately.

Towards the end of his life when my dad was becoming unable to cope with money he had several large jars for loose change.  Each shop he went into (there weren'y many fortunately) he would offer a note and just accept whatever coins he was given in change.  At home he had several jars, one for each type of coin.  When he moved into a care home I tidied up those pots - and I handed each of my three daghters £200 in £1 coins and I had a stash of car park change which lasted for about three years. I just took a handful every couple of weeks.  The 1p and 2p coins I gave to the air ambulance - at the time my friend's husband used to collect the contents of their collecting boxes from pubs and shops in the area.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Saturday 8th May
« on: May 08, 2021, 10:06:27 AM »

My hand is sore and achy today probably after yesterday's physio which quite frankly is a pain in the proverbial as it will limit my activities for today but as I was reminded by the therapist yesterday, it's only been two weeks!

So has "the proverbial" moved from its usual position to the end of your arm? :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / Re: A Boom
« on: May 08, 2021, 10:01:01 AM »
@BrendaP that's why I suggested having extra of whatever fabric you send out. Sometimes you get a clunker. You ask for light colors and someone decides it would be better with black.  ><. Or you need a few more blocks for a better "story".

I agree, but also having some extra fabric will help pull them all together - sashing, cornerstones, setting triangles, border, binding or wherever it fits into your design.

Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / Re: A Boom
« on: May 08, 2021, 09:57:26 AM »
@RJR_38    If there is no further interest another option would be to make two blocks for each person - and maybe specify both the same or both different.

Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / Re: A Boom
« on: May 07, 2021, 16:10:11 PM »
I'm interested.  It's a variation of a friendship quilt, providing a starter fabric will help make everything work together.

Some years ago - can't remember if it was with TSP or with its predecessor summer 2015 with TSP - I did a block exchange and ended up making a nice lap quilt.

It would probably need somewhere between 8-12 people taking part to each get a decent number of blocks to work with.

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