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@Sandra  Well done you!  Has it given you any clue?  Who wore the strange hat?  Now you can forget about it.  I have downloaded December but have still to tackle November, it has been a health themed month for us and DH has just had a fall, so I am on errand duty. Facebook comments seem to be on the line of 'don't be mean to Deborah'
I am brooding on ideas for a centrepiece, it certainly won't be that!  I might join up the ghastly bits and make a wrap around for my waste bin for sewing. It should remind me to look twice before I leap. 
Hope everyone on here is well. I'm not doing much but look in occasionally.

Adding Zing & Bling / Re: Questions from a Machine Embroidery Virgin.
« on: December 02, 2019, 08:17:37 AM »
@Ohsewsimple  I imagine sheer means see through, like the edge of the snow. If it is on a dark background some will show between the stitching and  it will give the right effect of light falling on the curve

Today... / Re: Saturday 23rd November
« on: November 23, 2019, 11:53:07 AM »
@Iminei  So sorry, I can't come but I'd love to.  I think I have a flu type virus, they have shut a local school because of an outbreak. Send us pictures instead.

Today... / Re: Wednesday 20th November 2019
« on: November 20, 2019, 14:46:05 PM »
@Kenora  That's easy, just pick the colours!

Today... / Re: Wednesday 20th November 2019
« on: November 20, 2019, 13:22:51 PM »
I started planning my new kitchen by listing all the things I didn't like about the old one. e.g. sink under the window so it was difficult to wash the glass, electric hob, not enough sockets, drawers too shallow for some bits and pieces etc.
My joiner was amazing and cut panels to block in the wonky gaps at the side of some worktops (wonky old house).  He also fitted extra shelves in some cupboards, fitted a unit around the electricity box.

Hi, I'm new... / Re: So glad to be here
« on: November 19, 2019, 18:53:34 PM »
If you sew for others, I would keep a rag bag of offcuts from shortening things.  Then you can test stitches on a similar fabric before you tackle the real stuff.

Today... / Re: C'mon Shake a leg peeps ... Sunday the 17th November
« on: November 17, 2019, 22:07:04 PM »
Boots don't have it on their website, there seems to be some sort of kaolin mixture available elsewhere.  Don't they sell it in France? Hope you find something soon.

Dolls and Toys / Re: 18in boy doll clothes
« on: November 17, 2019, 05:18:15 AM »

Tech Know How / Re: Access Difficulty
« on: November 16, 2019, 13:05:53 PM »
Getting the  message 'not secure'  certificate ran out yesterday.

Hi, I'm new... / Re: So glad to be here
« on: November 15, 2019, 05:39:00 AM »
Unless it is a transparent fabric you can get away with any colour, but if I use it for a seam I change the  colour  of the left needle least in case a tiny bit shows on the right side.  I like to use toning colours if I can, but sometimes in an emergency I go with what I have in the loopers,

I'm not sewing mine together, but I have pasted the little pictures of the blocks onto one sheet and yes, that is one ugly picture. (The way the pieces link, it can't be anything else)
 Looks like it will be about 3' by 2' so I am planning something a bit nicer as a  centrepiece.  The flowers and leaves can stay!.

And just found this:

What type of quilt will we be making in 2020?
Every year, the style of the Murder Mystery Quilt is slightly different.  In 2020, it's an ombre quilt, in which separate blocks intersect to create larger designs in the quilt using a gradient of color that gives movement and magic to the finished design.  We will use a combination of traditional piecing, applique and a limited amount of foundation paper piecing to sew the blocks; each month, the block style varies, so it's never too much of one thing, and you get to try new techniques as the year goes on!  The finished quilt measures 72" x 60" with optional borders.  It's just lovely, and we can't wait to sew it with you!

Join our hero, Kitty, in Ancient Egypt!
Kitty Campbell is saddled with a social media intern at a museum in Amsterdam when she gets a call from an unlikely source, with an unexpected request: look into the mysterious death of an archaeologist on the road to Cairo.  The catch? The victim died inside a cargo van, locked from the outside, and carrying ancient artifacts from the tombs of Luxor.  Kitty is drawn into a mystery fueled by a web of lies--and it's her expertise in prehistoric plants, her skills as a lockpicker, and her unique understanding of the human heart that will help her catch the killer.
Egypt, a Land of Jewels and Mystery
Kitty, an exceptional archaeologist and sometime lock picker, can never resist a puzzle.  When a body is discovered on the other side of a padlock with no explanation, it's just that obsession that allows her to see what the authorities miss to solve a mystery that deepens faster than the night falls over the pyramids.  Through the story and the quilt, you'll follow along and investigate the mystery alongside her! Experience history, wild scenic beauty, and a range of memorable characters while sewing alongside a community of smart, witty, friendly and warm quilters like you!

Fun with Fabric / Re: My Christmas present to me
« on: November 08, 2019, 12:56:54 PM »
What or Who is Millerain ?????
It is waxed cotton for rainwear, I think.

Lovely, but not for me either thanks.  I shall go with what I have. Don't like it enough to spend more. (I meant I don't like the project enough to lay out more money)

Publications / Re: A couple of new to me magazines
« on: November 06, 2019, 21:06:07 PM »
Thank you @UttaRetch

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