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Today... One thread per day / Re: Sunday 25th October
« on: Yesterday at 11:09:19 »
Pearl that is an excellent idea, perhaps I shall start one up as I do have a few favourite recipes to start this off.  Thanks for the idea.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Sunday 25th October
« on: Yesterday at 10:41:09 »
Silver Rose thank you so much, that is definitely one I will try.  A very long time ago (1969) we went to a place called St. Briavels in Wales one September and it was rather an early autumn that year, and we happened to find some new soups just launched by Knorr and Bachelors,  and these were thick and warming vegetable soups, one was called Lincolnshire pea soup, and another had red kidney beans in - oh they were lovely and just right for coming home to after a day out exploring.  Sadly these soups seem to have disappeared over the years.  I also happen to like the little red Aduki beans and I happen to have both these and the larger kidney beans in my cupboard, so they will do just fine.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Sunday 25th October
« on: Yesterday at 10:15:48 »
Silver Rose your soup sounds rather nice, so please what sort of beans are you using? then what else are you putting in your soup.  I am now all for trying out new vegetable recipes as like you I am a vegetarian bordering on being a vegan.
Thanks.

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Hi, I'm new... / Re: Wedding dress
« on: Yesterday at 10:12:47 »
Lovely to hear from you again DF, we have missed you, sorry to read that you have had a few problems, hope you are soon sorted out and an then get back to the things that you like doing.  I agree with you school children and this virus are not mixing well, my grandson was sent home the other week for 14 days isolation, returned to school this week - now how many mire times is this going to happen, at least he is of an age now that he can be left alone, but that is not the case for a lot of secondary age children.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Sat 24 October
« on: Yesterday at 09:48:57 »
Thank you RJR_38 I must say that sounds rather nice, so now to find a can of coconut soup which I have never heard of!  I think it is a pity Lakeland have not given more space to printing recipes suitable in their instruction book, I am still struggling with the amounts to use - I suppose it is a force of habit just making large quantities of soup on the hob, and I am always in danger of over filling the jug, but I am sure I will get used to this over time.  Although the amount of vegetables used in the soup maker are so little they do not take that long to prepare.

Now last evening  it was on its final blitz as Strictly started, so I left it to cool down until after Strictly had finished and also for the jug to cool down before I cleaned it, and that was a bit of a mistake, but a couple of goes on its auto clean programme did the job - so I must make sure in future on Saturday evenings to have supper much earlier.  Gone 9pm is far to late to be messing about cleaning the jug!!!!

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Sat 24 October
« on: October 24, 2020, 21:47:59 PM »
Thanks Nevis 5, I shall try this and see but first will have to get the butternut squash.  I will let you know how I get on.  It really is as easy as they say soup in half an hour, however it still makes me jump when it goes into its first long blitz at 16 minutes, and as yet I haven't left it to its devices and have stayed put in the kitchen.  My upper kitchen cupboards come down to low, so my worktop space left is quite narrow and I am fearful that it might just decide to bounce and thus come off, and I don't have anywhere else I can have this working.  So far we have been pleased with what it has made.  Now I just need to broaden my choices of soup - still getting to now exactly how much I can put in this safely, and it really is a cheats way of having a lunch or supper made in just half and hour.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Sat 24 October
« on: October 24, 2020, 18:17:02 PM »
Nevis5 you mentioned your big bowl of butternut and lentil soup, I presume you made this in the Lakeland soup maker, so please may I ask you for the recipe, and also what setting did you use.  As a rule I am not that keen on butternut squash but I keep on getting raised eyebrows from my daughter, so perhaps having this in a yummy soup will be better.    I must admit I have not ventured into the 'do it yourself' section of this machine, and I have found that just using the smooth section I am finding that I prepare too much and thus cannot put it all in at once - heaven forbid I would be having to wash down the units and the ceiling if I had carried on!!

Oh it has got dark so quickly today, rain all afternoon and I have had to have my main light on all afternoon in order to be able to see what I was sewing.  Luckily I splashed out on a very specific Daylight flourescent type ceiling unit a few years ago and this has two Daylight tubes in and does help a lot, but my ceilings are 9'3" high as it is an old bungalow - unusual to have such high ceiings in a bungalow though.

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LeilaMay  I too would go for The Readers Digest one and also the Fit for Real People.   As Ohsewsimple has said the FFRP book is excellent on all types of fitting and has plenty of diagrams and photos showing clearly what the problem is and how to rectify.  It would be a good idea to also start making toiles out of calico in order not to waste good fabric. If by chance you need more help on say a full bust adjustment, then I would also recommend the DVD called Full Busted by Marta Alto and she goes into so much detail on just how to create the FBA and also uses real people to fit on.  This DVD is like having a one to one tuition with Marta herself as you can stop and start the DVD and follow her exactly. Marta is actually one of the 'Brains' behind the book Fit for Real People and all the other books in that series.

Have fun, shall look forward to see how you get on and do yell for help if you need it.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Sat 24 October
« on: October 24, 2020, 10:23:36 AM »
Sheilago I am so sorry to read that your lovely mother has passed away, she obviously did well raising her family alone for a very long time, now just remember all the good and happy times you had together.  May your mother now rest in eternal peace.

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Wishing you a very happy birthday Lilian, hope you have an enjoyable day.

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My apologies I am rather late to this today, so may I wish you a very happy birthday, hope you have had a wonderful day, and congratulations on reaching 80.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Sunday 18th October
« on: October 18, 2020, 11:24:44 AM »
Thinking of you at this sad time Celia, please remember the good times you had with your friend, this will help you through the dark moments.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Saturday the oops don’t know ok 17th
« on: October 17, 2020, 13:55:17 PM »
Sandra sorry you are felling so grumpy and that you are having a few issues with the new machine.  Whilst I appreciate that you possibly cannot afford to have the faithful old Bernina looked at  currently, I hope you can manage to get this sorted soon, then perhaps that can again become your go to machine and the Janome used occasionally. 

Regarding the thickness of the seams, do you happen to have a wooden meat mallet or a good wooden rolling pin, if you have these are excellent for bashing and flattening thick seams, especially those that cross over and give more trouble.  Try this and see how you get on.  If you do not have either of these things you should be able to pick up a wooden rolling pin in say a £1 shop, other places to look is charity shops.  If you recall Sonatine on here was having trouble with bulkiness when she was making her lovely coat a year or so back now and I recommended a clapper or failing that a wooden rolling pin, and she went and bought the rolling pin and found just how wonderful it was to use and did the job brilliantly.  Good luck.

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Hi, I'm new... / Re: I haven’t even bought a needle yet....
« on: October 16, 2020, 14:41:09 PM »
I am going back to 1964 here, my mother sewed some thick canvas for awnings on an old 1936 Frister Rossman hand crank machine and had no trouble at all.  Then years later my father managed to buy an electric motor and converted that hand crank machine to an electric one - so that is another possibility.

Good luck with whatever you decide to do, and of course look forward to reading about your progress on here.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Tuesday 13th October
« on: October 13, 2020, 20:00:46 PM »
Lovely to see you back Jessie, hope everything continues to go well for you and your family.  Take care and enjoy your sewing

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