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Hi, I'm new... / Re: Hello from sunny California!
« on: Yesterday at 18:35:39 »
Hello @dolldocdavis welcome to TSP.  I'm another who uses vintage Singers for darkside stuff, but more modern machines for clothes and stretchy fabrics.

Time flies when you are enjoying it and crawls at snail's pace when you aren't!  The fact that so many of you are wondering where June is going means that life is getting better now even though some covid restrictions are still with us.  The winter months were very long weren't they?

Terry's off out counting egret nests before they get soaked overnight.  They started early because of today's heat, so I have the rest of the morning to myself.  It's already too warm to think about the pile of ironing so the plan is to get on with sewing  BOOM block.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Tuesday 15th June
« on: June 15, 2021, 20:40:45 PM »
This morning I felt a bit light headed  I think I may have dehydrated overnight it was so warm, but lots of cold drinks and I felt better.  Terry offered to drive me to the outdoor art group, I just sat and chatted most of the time and he went off for a long walk with George.  Feeling back to mormal alfter that and have just finished zoom Pilates and waiting for the potatoes to cook for dinner  (Jersey Royals which were delicious yesterday).

After dinner has been eaten I'll avoid the TV and might even sew up another BOOM block.

Technical Help / Re: The etoile dress-French poetry
« on: June 15, 2021, 09:51:46 AM »
Did you cut the bodice and facings as shown in the video?  the facings are drawn onto the bodice so you cut out the whole bodice and then either trace or cut off the facing from the pattern before cutting them.

There are a couple of things I would have done in a different order to how she showed in the video:

1, Stabilise neckline before sewing darts - just manipulating the fabric to make the darts can be enough to cause some fabrics to stretch out.

2, Join the facing pieces before overlocking the edges - it's neater.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Monday 14th June
« on: June 14, 2021, 20:49:38 PM »
My babies are 44 today- where did that time go? 

I listened to a family history talk on zoom this morning, had a zoom committee meeting this afternoon and then went for short visits to each of the twins after they had finished work for the day; DD2 was working from home but her sister goes around farms all over the county.   They both live in the next village so easy to do a double visit and their gardens were preferable to indoors anyway, but by the time we left DD3 the midges had woken up and were getting hungry :angry:  SIL2 was working in London for the first time for several weeks and SIL3 has to actually go into work in London for the first time in fifteen months!  I wonder if he'll be able to remember how to get there!

@RJR_38  you are the organiser, so you say what we do.

If you choose to put a gallery online somewhere, rather than photos in messages it would then be down to individuals to actively click on the link to see them, so the surprise element could still be there if anyone doesn't want to see what will be coming their way though it would make a bit of extra work for you.

I got my second block finished today.

@fajita   that looks good to me  0_0

First block made and so far so good. 0_0  I think I am going to make each block different depending on how the different fabrics talk to me.

I guess we are not going to post piccies of the blocks until after @RJR_38 has received them all and sent back out again so that it's a surprise when we receive them.

OK so here's my fabric:  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  

I've washed and pressed it and cut it up only to find I didn't order enough, so one of the packages contains another fabric that goes with.

I received two pieces from @Catllar  - one of the lovely multi colour and one with the plainer green.  I will endeavour to include both fabrics in both blocks.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Sunday 13th June
« on: June 13, 2021, 10:07:23 AM »
It's hotting up here too.  Methinks indoors with the sewing machine  :vintage: will be more comfortable than outside so I'm going to make a start on the BOOM blocks - until Mr Ocado disturbs me.

Have a good day whatever you are doing.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Sunday's Birthday
« on: June 13, 2021, 10:02:08 AM »
Happy birthday   :cake: :toast:

@whofilets  Thank you for that reply.   :thumbsup:

That patch will probably be just marginally thicker and the top surgace slightly softer than most craft cottons; much the same maybe as a bit of brushed cotton fabric which I've used in the past without problems.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Friday 11th June
« on: June 11, 2021, 12:42:09 PM »
Another warm and sunny day but more cloud in the sky.

I've spent all morning doing the paperwork for an AGM in October - it has to go into the quarterly journal and deadline is for that is only a couple of days away, but all done now - until next year.

Terry has just gone off for one of his bird counting boat rides around the Medway estuary so I have the rest of the day to myself.  The sewing room is a tip, I really need to give it some attention. :\

Lunch first though.

Forgot to attach the photo  :facepalm:
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I have been auditioning my fabrics with the F8ths received.

@whofilets  you have requested star/space themed fabric for your block.
I have some space/planets printed fabric, but it's a fine viscose jersey.  If I stabilise it with iron-on interfacing will that be acceptable for a fussy cut centre to the block or will the quilt police have a hissy fit and prefer me to stick to conventional woven cottons?

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