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Today... / Re: Tuesday 12th November
« on: November 12, 2019, 06:35:20 AM »
@Francesca Hubby works shifts and with this type of shift transfer he would get in and go straight to bed for 3 hours max. Then he will keep busy all day and aim to go to bed around 10 or 11.

Today... / Re: Sunday, November 10th
« on: November 10, 2019, 21:19:40 PM »
 On another board I'm part of we do an Ornament swap (using any form of fabric, thread or wool). This little chappy is on his way to Australia tomorrow. I hope he doesn't melt  :P

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That is a fascinating article and I had no idea that’s how it happened. I was 5 when this happened and I remember seeing images of it on tv but no idea what it meant until years later.

I’ve had look through the large number of swaps my US forum does and other ones include a table runner swap and a pin cushion swap - this would be good for lightsiders as well!

They also do a ‘virtual quilt along weekend’ once a month fri-mon (could be sew along on here to include more people) which is basically just a chatting thread where people talk about the project they are currently doing and post updates and pics etc as the weekend goes on.

Fabric orientation? I honestly can’t see anything from the pics....

I think once joined down the middle with white sashing it will look are you planning on quilting it? I find that the hardest decision to make! I still can’t decide what to do for a simple runner 😳


Depending on timing with my holiday, yes

Probably not as I’m not up to date on this years ones. But never say never!




No - I like to know what I am making!

I’m excited as I currently do many of these on my US forum (they do most of them monthly) but I can’t do it often as postage is so prohibitive.

Today... / Re: Sunday 3rd November
« on: November 05, 2019, 06:23:34 AM »

I am so pleased! I would have said to take it before food if I had known he was doing differently. It slows the system down ready to receive food. Hopefully a week or so of being very careful with plain foods and he will start to heal and feel better  <3

Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / Re: Quick table runner
« on: November 04, 2019, 19:18:32 PM »
Why are your fishies not in their lil dishies and all over the floor instead?

Haha! I have you know several tiny fish on a piece of elastic all joined to one stick is one of the best toys invented... it is an acceptable stand in when there are no mice or birds to be caught and fetched in..ll  -<

Today... / Re: Sunday 3rd November
« on: November 04, 2019, 06:36:10 AM »
@Catllar  it could well be that his body is going to need stronger medication to work but it won’t do any harm. My sister has chrohns and she has to control hers with strong steroids when she gets a flare up (to do the same job as my Imodium!)

Her consultant explained it like this: During a flare up (whatever the cause) your gut is working much faster than it should be and is trying to get rid of everything as it is inflamed/damaged. Even after the initial problem has gone your gut has got itself into a ‘habit’ of working like this and your body is so exhausted it can’t self regulate (like an over tired child). The longer the flare up the more damaged the gut. The medication helps your body to self regulate so it can begin healing itself again. The muscles in the gut need to slow down so the body can begin to absorb something from the food.

I found this analogy helpful as before I would not take medication and just try to power through as I didn’t want to rely on medication. However I now know the signs and take something as soon as it starts and it doesn’t generally escalate. I’ve found that I have less episodes overall as well.

I think he definitely needs to see the doctors (like my sister he may need to have steroids on hand). The sports drinks will just give him a little energy as at the moment he must be exhausted as he won’t be absorbing anything from his food.

Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / Re: Recover, Renovate
« on: November 04, 2019, 06:22:36 AM »
@supergran @Lilian

That is exactly it. You can get it more cheaply than that if you wait for offers (I bought mine when Sewing Quarter did one of their 20% off days). You can literally iron your bondawebbed pieces onto the mat - they don’t stick and the glue stays on the piece - scientific magic haha.

I use mine by putting the layout diagram under my mat (it is clear) and fusing all my pieces down as if my mat is my background fabric - this allows you to do all the overlaps etc. If you do a piece in the wrong order, no problem as they peel off the mat. Once you have done all of those you can lift the entire piece off in one go and fuse it to your background fabric as normal.

I don’t do any appliqué blocks bigger than A3 so that mat is plenty big enough for me but I know they do much larger ones as well.

Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / Re: Quick table runner
« on: November 03, 2019, 21:25:20 PM »
No claw sharpening as he knows better than that! He just has to investigate anything I am doing that doesn’t involve him...

Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / Re: Where is Everyone?
« on: November 03, 2019, 19:19:44 PM »
I've been sewing like mad trying to get all my Christmas projects/gifts done. I'd see.your teddy bear Lowena

Today... / Re: Sunday 3rd November
« on: November 03, 2019, 19:09:26 PM »
@catlar I have similar issues to your hubby. My main issue is gluten and to a lesser extent the nightshade family (although I.can have them cooked).

What I have found is that once I hit a bad spell (like he be at the moment) it doesn't matter how sensible I am with my diet alone.I need medication to get back on track. I assume he is taking the maximum amount of immodium he can? I find that taking this, having sports drinks for.few days (eg gatorade) to replace the salts and sugars I am losing and having very bland food such as rice gets me back on track. Then I can return to my normal diet

Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / Quick table runner
« on: November 03, 2019, 19:00:42 PM »
 My sister 'ordered' a Christmas table runner for her in-laws and I needed to do something quick - especially as it needed to be 1.8m long! It uses Winter Manor fabric from Moda which I.really like for a subtle Christmas feel. I just need to quilt (once I have decided how!), back and self bind in more Winter Manor fabric.

While I had it laid out to measure to double check my piecing in inches converted to the request in cm correctly, my helpful cat decided to check it all...

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