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Messages - jintie

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Today... / Re: Sunday 18th August
« on: August 18, 2019, 12:29:17 PM »
Ottobre autumn magazine pictures are online. The outlines and colours are a useful guide to making an autumn wardrobe, although the colours don't suit me.

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In the wardrobe / Re: The Makers Atelier
« on: August 16, 2019, 15:45:46 PM »
Just ordered the book myself....

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In the wardrobe / Re: A total epiphany
« on: August 15, 2019, 20:18:40 PM »
I always use my machine- lower the feed dogs, put the button under the zigzag foot,  then hand crank it across, to change the machine setting to the right width. Then away you go, for each button.
Then hand sew in the loose ends.

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Hi, I'm new... / Re: Hello Bonjour Gday
« on: August 15, 2019, 15:06:40 PM »
Hi

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In the wardrobe / Re: The Makers Atelier
« on: August 15, 2019, 06:45:29 AM »
Nevis5, good point. I have a classic wool coat bought over 20 years ago, and hardly worn. And a quilted coat that I wear all the time when it's cold. And a navy raincoat. And no social life!

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In the wardrobe / Re: The Makers Atelier
« on: August 15, 2019, 06:25:59 AM »
They sent me an email today with autumn wardrobe suggestions- that coat looks lovely. I love wardrobing books.

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Today... / Re: Monday 12th August
« on: August 12, 2019, 10:34:30 AM »
Manuela, hope you are polishing up your plan B.

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Today... / Re: Saturday 10th August ....
« on: August 10, 2019, 07:42:11 AM »
Cold windy and rainy - so it's balloon fest weather, right? DGS (2 last Thur) decided I needed help with lunch as I was busy sewing on mum's button. He got off his chair, and started feeding me salad.

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Today... / Re: Thursday 8th August
« on: August 08, 2019, 15:22:13 PM »
Manuela, glad to hear things are improving.
I went to a cashmere shop in Elgin to splurge my money (looking for a sleeveless cashmere) but decided that a £100 was a bit much. Then I found it in a charity shop (unworn) in Inverness for £1. Amazing.
Off to Inverness airport soon- if my steak and chips here in Weatherspoons ever turns up- this is third of their pubs I have been to in the last month, and they are definitely going downhill.

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Today... / Re: Thursday 8th August
« on: August 08, 2019, 12:52:11 PM »
Rain rain rain here in NE Scot- we nearly got washed away yesterday at Lochindorb. But lovely trip looking at Pictish stones in Portmahomack and Nigg.

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Tutorials / Re: Different foot for lycra/spandex
« on: August 05, 2019, 13:14:13 PM »
Try your usual foot out on scraps. I just use a small zlgzag on anythibg stretchy.

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Today... / Re: Monday, August 5th - a very quiet day
« on: August 05, 2019, 06:23:47 AM »
Good to hear you are on the mend Manuela. I am flying to Inverness today. City life is getting me down.

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Today... / Re: Saturday 3rd August
« on: August 03, 2019, 14:54:04 PM »
My wee DGS test drove a parsnip and coconut icelolly last week- don't think they will catch on!

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Today... / Re: Saturday 3rd August
« on: August 03, 2019, 09:25:22 AM »
Also, I often wonder what havoc dye causes in the ecosystem when it is flushed away.

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Today... / Re: Saturday 3rd August
« on: August 03, 2019, 09:18:22 AM »
Manuela, you would like it here- cool and overcast, but then it hots up. I bought a lot of linen to make summer clothes, but it is too hot for anything but thin cotton shirts.

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