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Today... / Re: Friday, 13 September
« on: September 13, 2019, 16:41:45 PM »
We had a black cat run across the road in front of us today and DH thinks it’s lucky so he was planning to buy a lottery ticket. Lol.  ;)

Today... / Re: Sunday 8th September
« on: September 09, 2019, 14:24:30 PM »
I don’t think you should ban any books just because they don’t fit the modern narrative.
They also offer an important reflection of the times they were written in and are extremely useful as a teaching device, (in my humble opinion, not being a school teacher). 

Today... / Re: Monday Sept 9th
« on: September 09, 2019, 08:29:48 AM »
Sorry to hear about your poor puss @Lisalou1965
It’s such a hard decision to let them go.  :'(

I’m hoping to make a start on my trial version of the mug rug today. Fingers crossed it goes well so I can make the proper one look half decent.   :P

Today... / Re: Sunday 8th September
« on: September 09, 2019, 08:20:32 AM »
I bought my son box sets of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five, The Secret Seven and the Classic Mystery series when he was younger. In fact, we were sorting through his bookcase (and floor!) over the summer and have donated all of these plus several other young readers to his school library. 2 shopping bags full.
The Headmistress was very grateful as they don’t have many books that aren’t looking decidedly tatty.

Today... / Sunday 8th September
« on: September 08, 2019, 08:15:45 AM »
Morning all,

Bright fresh morning here on the Atlantic Way.

It’s the West Cork Food Festival this week with lots of food related events taking place culminating in the big Foodie Street Festival next Sunday. Each of the main towns taking part host their own street festival but Skibbereen is probably the biggest one. Never miss it!  :drink: :toast:

Hope the weather’s good where you are and that you enjoy a peaceful day.

Today... / Re: The first of a thousand birthdays
« on: September 05, 2019, 09:50:03 AM »
Happy Birthday @Kittensposies  :cake: :toast:
Hope you have a lovely day.

Ok, I’m in. <panics...> :ninja:

Today... / Re: Tuesday 3rd September
« on: September 03, 2019, 09:32:06 AM »
There's still time to enter the Darksides Autumn Equinox Mug Rug Swap and you dont have to be a Dedicated Darksider either .. any technique can be used to give someone a warm glow as they drink their morning?evening cuppa!!!

I hadn’t seen this (too intimidated by my lack of skill to venture over to the Dark Side  :|) so thank you for posting it here. That link looks really interesting so I’ll nip back and read it later when I get back home.
Must say, I do feel tempted to give it a try.  :P

Today... / Tuesday 3rd September
« on: September 03, 2019, 08:08:59 AM »
Wet, wet, wet!
It’s a miserable misty wet start here and is going to stay that way so after meeting my ladies this morning and selling my excess eggs, I’ll focus on sorting and tidying a bit more.

Yesterday, I finally received my Style Arc patterns that I bought from Oz weeks ago when they were on special offer. Very exciting and I can’t wait to get started on some new projects.

Hope everyone has a great day wherever you are.

Patterns Discussion / Vintage Patterns
« on: August 23, 2019, 17:40:28 PM »
I saw this on a Facebook post and it made me giggle.  ;)

Would they get away with saying this nowadays?  :devil:

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Publications / Charity shop find
« on: August 20, 2019, 19:53:13 PM »
I bought a sewing book today for €3 in the charity shop. I picked it up to look at the vintage illustrations.

I can’t seem to post a photo of it but it’s the same edition as this one and in good condition.

Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: We have a winner...
« on: August 17, 2019, 09:07:11 AM »
Congratulations Efemera. Well done on your deserving win.  :)

What an interesting and varied lot of entries there were. It’s great for someone like me to see all the amazing creations that site members make. Very inspiring indeed!

Fun with Fabric / Re: Fabric finds
« on: August 14, 2019, 08:11:15 AM »
@RJR_38  What a wonderful find.
Do you know if any of them sell online via a website or Facebook? I love the bold African prints but can’t get them over here.

In the wardrobe / Re: Riding Habit
« on: August 05, 2019, 14:24:27 PM »
That’s a brilliant piece of corsetry.  :loveit:
Well done on persevering to get to your finished article. Looks very authentic and I guess it’s probably pretty uncomfortable to wear for any length of time. You can certainly understand why fashion had to evolve.


Wow, what a talented lot you are!
They are all so beautifully made and without any understanding of what’s involved  :ninja:  I voted according to what appealed to me the most.

They are all winners in reality.  :loveit:

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