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Today... One thread per day / Re: Tuesday 26th January2021
« on: Yesterday at 10:32:37 »
Well it is a so so day, pasty blue sky and a bit of frost left.  Got my body warmer on though, it still felt a bit cool.

I must admit I don't envy movers, I moved when I got married, with just a car full of stuff and the rest just gradually came.  If I had to pack up and move now I wouldn't know where to start, easier to sit put and let someone else have the hassle if I fall off the perch.  If they want the money they are going to have to work for it   :devil:

Oh dear @TartanPaint  another machine coming, you seem to have got the affliction of one is never enough where sewing machines are concerned.  Go on, you know you want to, what have you got coming?

What about any of these @TartanPaint :

I've got the Creative single thread stand for my Gutermann 120 threads (works on any machine with the right hole), the table, which I can't use because I use a Sew Steady and I've got my eye on the magnetic seam guide.  The tote and the rest I don't need.  The plastic spool rack, no idea how that works.

Bernina feet are different to any other foot I have seen @TartanPaint , and if you have a use, they will produce a foot and charge you a minimum of £30 to over a £100.  If you wanted to use the box for other feet you would have to take the inserts out and make your own.  I'm sad but not that sad.

I think I'll stick to the dinky ones for my Pfaffs although I wish they'd stop producing the odd ones in plastic like the invisible zipper foot and felling foot.

So yes you could use for other feet but a bit expensive if you have to start messing to suit.

89 smackaroonies!  :scream:

Say it quick @Puzzler doesn't sound as much.  Bernina certainly know how to take you to the cleaner. 

Adding Zing & Bling / Re: Laptop wrist rest.
« on: January 25, 2021, 14:52:23 PM »
The fill I used was the little plastic beads they use to make some stuffed toys.  I got them at a local craft store.  They allow it to conform to my hands. I imagine you could do this on a larger scale to add a knee cushion under your lap desk.

I could @Sara-S  but I'm more than likely to buy all the stuff to do it and then never do it.  Other than on my knee, I can't wear it, can I?   ;)

I like this @Kenora good job I never saw before or I would have wanted it.

I still can't  figure out what the recessed dip on the left hand door is, other than to put a bobbin in.

What I like is the video where all these feet miraculously walk into the box.

Adding Zing & Bling / Re: Laptop wrist rest.
« on: January 25, 2021, 13:03:48 PM »
I hope it works for you @Sara-S  my laptop cooler died over the weekend as the dingy broke into the USB.  They no longer sell the one I had, which was super comfortable on your knee.  New one came, looked like the old one but was more for a hard table.    Bought another off Amazon,  which had a 'comfortable Neoprene backing'.  Unfortunately not enough for me so I am going to have to do some thinking on what I could hook/tie onto the bottom to improve my comfort, either that or get used to it.

Sewing Machines / Re: Best sewing machine for bag making
« on: January 25, 2021, 10:28:17 AM »
When I bought my Husqvarna Mega Quilter, that had been used for fabric bag making.  First time I unscrewed the plate, I'd never seen that much fluff  packed down. So yes the Janome HD9 or similar if you can get a cheap industrial.  Leather might be a bit different even the shoe repair shop I went to refused to repair my leather handbag, said I needed one used for making horse saddlery.  He'd got an old Singer.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Monday 25th January
« on: January 25, 2021, 10:18:36 AM »
Well white over but frost so now the sun is shining and a nice blue sky.  Oh the memories, setting off to work at 8 and not getting home while 6, depending on traffic.  I do remember one occasion  sliding  in the snow and nearly finishing up in the Co-op's front window, well probably not, they have bollards in place so that would have spoiled my car's pretty face.  Another when I got home but couldn't get the car to get any grip in the snow going up the drive, I finished up having to fetch DH to do it.

Anyway nearly fond memories I hated winters and cold mornings.  Only thing with retirement is that you know you have got old :scream:

So ironing later on, followed by hair wash in the afternoon and then some sewing I hope.  Boring but good for me, nobody saying they want it in ten minutes client coming in. 

They should have had cot sides up @Celia, they must have known he was restless to be out.

I am happy to pay you via Paypal if you wish, perhaps you would let me know.

Many thanks.

I'll PM you @Elnnina

I don't think this one does @Iminei can't really see anything that would clip on.

Sewing Machines / Re: Lidl sewing machine £69
« on: January 24, 2021, 15:02:42 PM »
Is it this one:

They are offering a 3 year guarantee so they must have every confidence in it.  Also it has quite a lot of stitches for a low cost machine.

Probably won't be as heavy as your other machine, a German brand.

I didn't realise until I looked at the invoice that there are different ones for different machines, probably due to the size of bobbins or are some feet larger?  Anyway since I no longer have the machine this is going.  I was never really impressed with it, especially when I have now seen the lovely black case on Quilt Direct, which costs considerably more so glad I didn't see it before.

So I am looking for £20 including postage

The first one I received I had to sent back as there was a piece off the doors.  The second one has been okay but the left door never seemed to sit properly shut.  I discovered today that if you push the middle separating piece slightly it shuts.

 I think it was designed to look to look pretty and too much lightweight plastic is never a good thing.  The only thing I did buy when I bought was an extra bracket for the feet, which are adjustable.

I'm not trying to put you off, just to be aware.  Maybe I'm highly critical as Pfaff have nice little slots for your feet included with the machines.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Sunday 24th January
« on: January 24, 2021, 11:04:49 AM »
Junk @Lachica that looks very useful junk, our is ugly and definitely not useful  unless you want to weigh something really heavy, but at least the pig weighing machine went very early on.  Sometimes I wish the the scrap men would descend and take the lot.  He told me not to moan about it, and I didn't still don't really and that was over 40 years ago.

I love this last picture, looks very attractive with the spiky branches covered in snow. <3

Today... One thread per day / Re: Sunday 24th January
« on: January 24, 2021, 09:44:37 AM »
Well I don't know whether I am envious or not.  We were white over with frost but just about gone now, although DH will be pleased he hates snow with a vengeance.

So it it is Sunday and my day off :laughing: :laughing:  Kitty howling at me, not sure  what it means, hungry, got plenty just likes the kibble of the others, or wants to go out but wants to be persuaded or the treadmill and too early for that as the jump leads are only half loaded.

That is a great photo @Lachica .  What is that structure that looks like a bridge, and the little house and then more to the left further down near the whirly girly.  Oh and if the first piece is the conservatory roof covered in snow, try and get it off, snow is flipping heavy en masse.

Sorry @Bjay that sky looks like there is so much more to come. <3

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