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Embroidery and Embellishment / Re: Christmas Eve doings
« on: December 24, 2020, 16:20:06 PM »
Not exactly my design I saw a picture of something like it in Bude castle so did my version of it

Embroidery and Embellishment / Christmas Eve doings
« on: December 24, 2020, 15:46:13 PM »
Made this today one of a pair for the conservatory sofa

A mix of appliqué, FME, hand embroidery and machine stitching

Quite pleased with it will probably do the other one similar but not identical over the holidays  :)

I bought Christmas fabric today so I might have to join in  :thinking:

Sewing Machines / Re: Our Sewing Machines
« on: September 06, 2020, 11:42:47 AM »
I could only vote once as well, I have six machines, all domestic, four of which are my favourite brand which I would recommend every time.

Vintage Machines / Re: It would be rude not to
« on: August 22, 2020, 20:29:03 PM »
It's serial number says it's a 27K and was made between January and June 1908, it's a common one methinks as it was 'the woman's faithful friend the world over'  0_0

It also has vibrating shuttle technology (the machine I learnt to sew on had one of those  0_0 and I remembered how to thread it)

I love reading all these things from a very different era, I am glad I rescued it and I will use it, just because I can, the stitch from my sample is lovely, it might only do lockstitch, but sometimes that is all you need. Obviously only when I am not in a hurry, as it is an experience to be savoured. I love the sound of a hand crank.

Can you tell I am very very happy with it  :D

(also DH can't complain because in this house I have my very own, all mine, sewing space  :ninja: )

Vintage Machines / Re: It would be rude not to
« on: August 22, 2020, 20:07:02 PM »
It works, sews beautifully actually has extra feet too.
Needs a clean and oil then it will be good to go  :D

There’s instructions with it which state
“ the following instructions are worded so that they may be easily understood by everyone”

Do you think that’s aimed at the ‘little woman?’  :laughing:

The book is for a 27k & 28k so it’s probably one of them I’m going to look up the number to find out more

Vintage Machines / It would be rude not to
« on: August 22, 2020, 18:53:21 PM »
Someone in the village has ‘an old singer hand crank sewing machine free to anyone that collects’  on the village Facebook page, so I’m on my way to collect it, no idea if it works or what state it’s in but I’ll have fun finding out  :D

Sewing Professionally / Re: How I Made a Waistcoat Larger
« on: August 14, 2020, 11:44:09 AM »
That’s a great job well done the customer should be very happy with that Sandra

I have done many alterations and repairs for self family friends and ‘customers’ it’s one of my favourite things to do especially a good challenge but most all don’t have a clue what’s involved and as for getting paid what it’s worth that would be a rare thing indeed!

The nice comments are indicative of being very clever and creative which is great but the downside is such talent is also considered just something you can do and not recognised as a gift and certainly not paid accordingly

But it’s a great thing to do, the satisfaction when it works is wonderful

Welcome Lounge and Information / Re: Emoji suggestion
« on: July 29, 2020, 11:44:55 AM »
Oh I've cried with laughter so many times, most often with my sister as we share a weird sense of humour our collective kids just roll their eyes  :rolleyes: and comfort each other for having such weird mums  0_0

Amazing, good luck Imi, it's an exciting (and scary) adventure - I wish you every success because it's what you deserve  :toast:

Courses & Classes / Re: Bluprint (was Craftsy) to close
« on: July 02, 2020, 20:43:27 PM »
Same here @Helen M

Courses & Classes / Re: Bluprint (was Craftsy) to close
« on: July 02, 2020, 07:35:07 AM »
I received an email saying I could keep using all my classes so happy with that for now
Will possibly look into ways of downloading it sometime because it will probably happen again  :rolleyes:

Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / Re: Aaaaggghh!!!
« on: June 30, 2020, 08:51:17 AM »
I couldn’t listen to that even if I were a quilter  :S  :x

 :fish: :fish: :fish:

Overlockers & Coverstitchers / Re: My overlocker cover
« on: June 19, 2020, 08:54:18 AM »
I need to make a cover for mine, hate the flimsy plastic thing  :\ I also need to make a mat for it because it moves about when I use it  :S as for a threadcatcher I need one the whole length of the desk my machines sit on, or better still one that goes all around the room  0_0

Hi, I'm new... / Re: Newbie saying hi
« on: May 27, 2020, 11:50:13 AM »
Welcome to TSP!

I love 40's 50's style, sadly I am not the shape to wear either  :S

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