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Today... / Monday 10th February
« on: February 10, 2020, 07:41:15 AM »
Morning all!

I haven't been around much recently. Seriously busy at work, but then, what's new? The only bit of sewing I have done is the BOM for February.

Weather is forecast to be warm here for the time of year, reaching 20 C, apparently. These unnatural temperatures unsettle me - Who says there is no climate change?

Anyways, off to get dressed and face the world, hope you all have a lovely day, doing whatever you do!

Today... / Tuesday 21st January
« on: January 21, 2020, 05:27:57 AM »
Good morning all! Raining here - has been for 24 hours. Cold and wet and miserable. Just a few kms up the mountain from here quite a lot of snow, which we really arent used to in these parts!

Hope you all have a lovely day


Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / How do I quilt it?
« on: January 19, 2020, 11:27:24 AM »
Much as the title says...I am linking to my quilt top in a different thread and wondered what the gurus of quilt would suggest. I had though of stitch in the ditch, cos that I can do, but it hardly stretches me and I like to learn something new in every quilt if possible. The only thing is that with such "busy" blocks, I am not really sure what would work.
I would be happy to have some tutorials or ideas shoved my way...purlease, pretty please,9144.0.html

Lisa x

Today... / Thursday 16th January
« on: January 16, 2020, 05:39:06 AM »
Good morning to all, busy day today for me. The weather is supposed to be clear but cold and expected to get colder over the next four or five days...possible snow

Hope you all have a good day today, all I can say is "roll on the weekend - I have had enough of this week!"

Current Projects / Lap quilt for a young friend
« on: January 13, 2020, 20:57:40 PM »
Hi Ladies! I have been a bit quiet recently but not entirely idle. This is a belated Christmas gift for a young friend of my son’s. The blocks are finished and I am just trying to decide the position of the blocks. The fabric underneath is the one I am going to use for the sashing.

Today... / Wednesday, January 8th
« on: January 08, 2020, 05:53:22 AM »
Morning folks...back to work for me today. *grumble, grumble, grumble*

Hope you all have a good one, here the weather is supposed to be cold but sunny, which means a frozen start for me. God I hate winter!

Today... / January 2nd 2020
« on: January 02, 2020, 07:10:28 AM »
Good morning to all!

Cold this morning but promises sun. Still to dark to check!
Back to work this morning - off to the hospital with mother for a check up on her eye this afternoon. Looks like a busy day.

Hope it is a good one for the rest of you


Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / Antique quilts
« on: November 16, 2019, 12:36:19 PM »
this quilt has been in my family for over 100 years. I thought you might like to see it, it is very special to me. It was made by my great grandmother

I am working on a quilt for eldest daughter, it’s a double and a big project for me. I have the top finished but cannot make up my mind what I want to do with the underneath. What I do know is that I don’t want it to be plain. She and her partner have three cats and this block is called “cat’s cradle”. I know it isn’t perfect, but I am dead proud of myself as it looks the part. It is 11 inches square.  I think it will feature in the centre of the back.

My birthday is coming up, and my mother has asked what I would like. I have a 24 x 6 inch which I use a lot. I have heard that the 6.5 inch square ruler is great, and also that the 2.5 inch is good. Which ones do you all have and which ones would you not be without?

Hi, I'm new... / Hello from Sunny Spain!
« on: August 19, 2019, 14:48:30 PM »
Hello to everyone! I am so pleased to have found this forum! I was a member of the old TSF and missed it so much when it disappeared! I imagine not many of you will remember me, as I did no post often, but so many of your names are familiar from TSF. I learned a great deal from many of you!
 I have not been sewing much over the last four years due to work commitments - looooong story, but such is life, but I think that I will now be able to devote a bit more time to my beloved hobby. I am not very good, a newbie really, but I do enjoy sewing. I love quilting, but am also trying hard to learn more about dressmaking.

As for the rest of what makes me tick; I love cooking, and experimenting with different styles of cuisine, I am married to a long suffering Mr. Man, who puts up with the trail of pins and thread that surrounds me, and I have three children, the older two, girl and boy, are all grown up, and the youngest girl, is 12 and now about to start secondary school. I love animals and we have one dog, chihuahua, Pocket, who is eight and two cats, one is in my avatar, that is Domino, and Bobbie, who is a recent rescue, an ENORMOUS Maine Coone.

So, I look forward to being here and sharing in this lovely forum. By the way, I have baked an enormous chocolate cake, would anyone like a piece?  0_0

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