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Happy Birthday

Sewing Spaces and Furniture / Re: Sewing room in new house
« on: Yesterday at 16:41:20 »
Thank you for that  :D
I feel sooo much better for a quick nosey around someone else's sewing room  :perfect10:

@Iminei i have made the obligatory phone call to DD2 who says she feels fine.  I am a bit concerned to be honest as I have been trying, to no avail, to get my blood tested for a rise in my thyroid levels.  The surgery are blocking me at all turns as I was signed off the hospital  the week before first lockdown and not seen anybody since.  I was told then to have 6 monthly blood tests and not had a single one!
I sent an email off explaining, but they are just ignoring it, so it seems I will have to waste a Doctors time and make a full on appointment to get it done!
It seems they are not bothered that I could get worse if there is a problem and end up in hospital.  As long as they follow the rules and don't give blood tests without a particular bit of paper, peoples health is the least of their worries  :rant:

Sewing Spaces and Furniture / Re: Sewing room in new house
« on: Yesterday at 12:02:04 »
@SewRuthieSews It may not seem exciting to you but some of us lead very sad sack lives and need to be nosey!

Hi, I'm new... / Re: Hello Peeps!!
« on: Yesterday at 12:00:12 »
Hello and welcome.  I had to reduce my stable of machines when we moved to a smaller house, but loved looking at the mechanics of them and getting any that had seized up and running and looking their best.

I used to donate my scraps to the primary school I worked at, as well as using them for embellishment on panto costumes.  When we moved I downsized all my fabric to just what I would be likely to use and have only just started to acquire scraps again, they are moving into a drawer that was previously full of larger amounts.  Glad to see some ideas on how to use them, especially the knits as I have only recently started using them.

Good morning
I had a lovely day at DD2's graduation yesterday  :D I get on really well with ex hubby's current wife and we had a great time at lunch ( just a few little digs at DD2 for the cancelled wedding as we were both wearing 'wedding' clothes)  :laughing:
The weather held out until after the ceremony when the wind and rain hit, but it was all good.  Got home at half 5, quick trip to Morrisons to stock up and then home for a night of rest.
Then woke up this morning feeling awful. Sick and errr, you know, and a banging head ache.  Can't be food related as too much time has passed since I have eaten.  Of course I have done the obligatory test but that LFT says no, so guess its just a bug.  Had to ring in work sick for the first time and feel really guilty.
I really hate doing that. 
So today I am back to the sitting around in PJ's feeling sorry for myself and making best friends with the toilet (too much information? My apologies)
Hope you are having more fun than me out there and have a lovely day

Today... One thread per day / Re: FrFrFrFriday 22nd October
« on: October 22, 2021, 07:53:47 AM »
Even earlier start today, off to DD2's graduation.  Lunch with the ex and his wife followed by the event itself, and wearing the not wedding jacket so that is a bonus lol
Weather is quite bright out there this morning so I am keeping my fingers crossed it will stay that way as will be getting the train into Ipswich.
Have a lovely day everybody

Today... One thread per day / Re: Friday's birthday greetings
« on: October 22, 2021, 07:51:01 AM »
Happy Birthday

A Good Yarn / Re: Beaded Lace Wedding Shawl
« on: October 21, 2021, 19:14:41 PM »
Gorgeous  <3

Today... One thread per day / Re: Thursday 21st October 2021
« on: October 21, 2021, 19:12:39 PM »

Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: Autumn / Winter 3-piece Sewalong
« on: October 21, 2021, 18:33:48 PM »
@toileandtrouble I have both! The white cones I have, which would be the colour in the inside of the dressing gowns, are ordinary thread.
I have to say that I very much doubt my overlocker would deal with the 6 layers of fleeces that I put through my sewing machine!

Technical Help / Re: Vogue V1610 -SB Kimono
« on: October 21, 2021, 10:16:26 AM »
So beautiful  :loveit:

Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: Autumn / Winter 3-piece Sewalong
« on: October 21, 2021, 09:50:43 AM »
@Renegade Sewist  I did think it through lol Overlocking does squish down but also makes the seams harder against the skin.  As the dressing gowns are for the littlies I decided to go with comfort over looks.  Maybe it is just my overlocker but it always makes the seams feel scratchy to me.  The blanket stitch has left it all nice and cosy looking and feeling.  I did read somewhere a recommendation to use blanket stitch not an overlocker (admittedly only the one but hey ho  :laughing: )

Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: Autumn / Winter 3-piece Sewalong
« on: October 21, 2021, 08:44:10 AM »
I got started on the first dressing gown yesterday.  I didn't want to overlock as that seemed a bit over the top for fleece, didn't want to do straight stitch as that doesn't look very pretty.  In the end I settled for blanket stitch, which takes three times longer, uses up three times as much thread, but does look much better  :thumbsup:
So it has arms and a hood and a body, it is all sewn together, I even remembered to put in belt loops  :o
All that is left is to put the contrast trim on around the edge, pockets, hem and make the belt and I have one finished. I showed DH and he said it looks like a dressing gown, so that is a good start.
I decided I wanted to put their names on the pockets (new machine has an alphabet so I thought why not) but couldn't find the booklet to see how to do it, had a play, think I sorted it out, but may leave that detail until afterI find where I hid the stupid thing.

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