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Fun with Fabric / Re: Sewing Neoprene
« on: Today at 11:54:31 »
No idea really but there are some YouTube videos if you can stand the blather.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Tuesday 11th May
« on: Today at 10:05:51 »
Same as yesterday really so that could mean anything.  I think I'm resigned to a poor summer, which for me is no bad thing.  I was dreaming again and woke up later wheezing, I'm beginning to wonder if the dreams I forget are what's making me asthmatic. Funny really because not that long ago, I was sock on all night.

I've taken a closer look at Mr Morrisons new offers, and they suck.  Trouble is, in this area they have the biggest car park and I've never been a  Tesco lady.  It just might make it easier to go to Aldi though, especially when I can sit in the car park and keep an eye on those two blokes stood nattering at a gate looking over the countryside.

Well the early potatoes are growing well, still covered up a night. but should be a good crop. 

Job for today, empty the cat poo lockers, green bin day tomorrow, again, time is marked by the bin day :S

Today... One thread per day / Re: Monday 10th May
« on: Yesterday at 18:48:35 »

I just checked my emails and one from a name I vaguely recognised had a photo of a girl showing me her bottom! It was swiftly deleted. Did someone post on here that they received something similar?

Mine was from a dodgy email address @Silver Rose  I got the front of her, she must have turned around when she got to me.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Monday 10th May
« on: Yesterday at 10:20:37 »
Breezy with dodgy clouds in the distance, I hope they stay away.

Had a funny email this morning this lady wanted to meet me and sent me a photo, with not much on.  I've passed her onto the 'Phishing' place, give them a thrill and just in case, blocked her, or maybe him.  Last night Malwarebytes also picked up two encroachments and dealt with them. 

I bought a new phone last night, old one, while it was fine for what I use it for, was a Windows OS not android and most stuff now is android.  So I bought a case for it off Amazon.  It was only £14.99 but I didn't want to bring up to £20, then I noticed it said free delivery, even though coming from the US and sold by Amazon.  Went through payment fine,  delivery added on and then deleted.  Very odd.

I hope your mum will be okay @Sandra it does sound a bit like a water infection but not nice though when you are far away and can't help.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Sunday 9th May
« on: May 09, 2021, 11:02:31 AM »
Well after the grey rainy day of yesterday it is glorious today so I'm not complaining.  I might do some unpicking, to make a pillow case larger for fat pillows, is it  Oxford pillows they call them, fed up fighting to push DH's pillow in.  I have a Panda pillow so only a 3/4 size so that's okay really.

I think I'm being haunted.  I have a Surface Go, which I use purely for reading, playing and cruising.  Doesn't have a big drive so nothing really gets saved other than to the micro drive added.  It started a few weeks ago, all of a sudden old photos started popping up, the ones scanned from my mother's old tin box.  None are on it, they are ones on my laptop, but one in particular keeps blasting in my face.  It looks like a big group street photo, taken inside and I think from around Coronation time.  Each time it pops up I've started scanning to see who I remember.  A few dads aren't on so probably working and my brother isn't on so probably in a pram somewhere.  Just seems so weird that they are always the old ones and in particular MS seems to like this one.  Especially when I looked, I couldn't find it on my laptop.

They don't do street photos now do they, people don't seem as joined up now. :(


Today... One thread per day / Re: Hernibs Husband Robert.....
« on: May 09, 2021, 10:32:36 AM »

Vintage Machines / Re: Janome 605 - any info out there?
« on: May 08, 2021, 16:03:03 PM »
They changed from New Home to Janome branding around the 1990's @TomDrew .  Excellent machines, sturdy as well although with all there is always the odd lemon.  There's one advertised on Ebay at the moment for £150.  Probably very few stitches.  If you go on the Janome website you just might find a manual.

Just had a brief look at one for sale and it has 24 cams so does have more stitches.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Saturday 8th May
« on: May 08, 2021, 09:57:59 AM »
Well I suppose they need rain somewhere. First load of washing in, I can't remember whether I actually started the washer, which has happened before.  Kitty Siamese is howling, wants to go out but doesn't like rain so second best is treadmill and not a treadmill day for me so just glares and whines at me.  I wish I had his energy, interspersed with an hours cradle nap, that I could do.

@Sandra is again putting us all to shame.  I was thinking about her yesterday, I'd done a line of machining on the facing behind a zip and then when I tried it I had got it that flipping close I couldn't do the zip up, which was daft really you wouldn't even have seen it.  I bet @Sandra wouldn't have done that says I whose only claim to fame is being ace with a my posh ripper.

Clothspot had some really sumptuous tweed on in last night's fabric update, but at over £30 a meter I think I will stick with another lot I have my eye on at £23 whether I really need it is another matter.

I bought a new umbrella last year, I've still not used it.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Friday 7th May
« on: May 07, 2021, 15:08:40 PM »
I've had another look at this @Diane

I’ve been up since 7am, I’ve done all my housework, upstairs and downstairs, two loads of washing done and out drying.

Glitch doing it the usual way but result just the same: :faints:

Takes me two days for that :laughing:

Today... One thread per day / Re: Friday 7th May
« on: May 07, 2021, 10:37:27 AM »

I could imagine feeling under-appreciated and put-upon.


Probably so right @Sandra

Today... One thread per day / Re: Friday 7th May
« on: May 07, 2021, 10:00:24 AM »
Same as yesterday really, blue sky with lots of clouds some a darker colour in the distance and a bit of wind.

My hand was tingling this morning, so of course Dr Google first thing.  Probably, been laid on the rest of it in the night. Doesn't usually last as long as this though.

Cats are odd creatures when it comes to food. Mr Morrison didn't come with the right one last week, same brand but cheaper and had salmon and tuna in, which young kitty does not normally like, old lady will only eat chicken so I buy hers from Amazon in bulk.  So thought better use the cheaper one, well the little beggar wolfed the whole lot down like he was starving.  Gipped a bit on the tuna but it went.  Now Morrisons have none, so had to go to fleabay and got 40 packs.  If it was just a minor blip at least I have found a source for it, lady in the next village does fostering for a rescue so it can go there.

There was an odd advert on FB yesterday @Sandra they wanted a machinist £9.80 per hour and then went through all what they wanted her to do and it was lots.  I don't  think I would have lasted a morning, too slow.  At least when you are your own boss you can down tools when you like and say no. 

Patterns Discussion / Re: Butterick summer patterns
« on: May 06, 2021, 10:07:47 AM »
There's a big discussion on this on patternreview as apparently several of those patterns aren't 'new' but reissues of Palmer Pletch patterns from McCalls. McCalls are going for a younger demograph and so are shifting some patterns over to Butterick.

Thank you @realale I was looking at B6850, which I have and did think to myself, I could have sworn that was a Palmer Pleitch.  I quite fancied it but then decided I didn't like the neck it would have to change and maybe it might make my hips look big.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Thursday 6th May
« on: May 06, 2021, 10:03:05 AM »
Same as yesterday really blue sky, clouds, some a bit grey in the distance so I suppose the potential for slattery showers. Coffee here so after that going voting, have my two pennorth.

Well all clear at the vets yesterday, had to sit first and describe how I thought she was diabetic, lots of notes first then Milly went in on her own.  Apparently no other bodily signs. Gave me a syringe and tube to scoop up next time I find a yellow sticky pool, which is definitely not me, and charged me £37.  A relief really, especially when she said that she was in excellent health for her age.

I've always quite fancied a motor home @Bodgeitandscarper I like static caravans put wouldn't like the idea of towing a caravan so a motor home is the best of both worlds.  My brother had one when he went to Spain for the winters and it was lovely inside, but of course he had to drive there whereas now he fly's.

I know what you mean about professional decorators @sewingj , they make it easy but is it the same. I was looking at my bit of handiwork on the landing from the bottom of the stairs this morning.  Sun was on it and it looked fabulous.  It is also very high and I think even I know that working from a cobbled platform, one end balancing on an ottoman might be a bit risky for me next time.   But I do enjoy doing it, especially when the colour you have chosen turns out to be the right choice.

Have a profitable day.

Sewing Spaces and Furniture / Re: Height?
« on: May 05, 2021, 17:26:43 PM »
My proposed cutting out table is 36inches.  I think I might find it difficult to work at that height with a sewing machine, I'm on and off all the time and the current chair (taken home when I retired from work), is worn out on the front seat area, I'm only short so I think I might have trouble but then if you are much taller should be fine (I've got short legs as well).  Nice table though.

Current Projects / Re: Quilting table...
« on: May 05, 2021, 15:37:55 PM »
That is quite natty @Efemera

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