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In the wardrobe / Re: Summer Jacket and skirt
« on: Today at 09:58:05 »
That is very nice indeed.  I do love a good lining!

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I don't generally take any notice of the rules that say certain colours don't go together, but black and navy is a combination I'm not comfortable with (although I'd have no hesitation for a family party!)

I have ordered the blue skirt, it's due tomorrow.  Forgive the very clumsy mock-up picture, but here it is:
 
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Of course I am nowhere near the size of the skirt model, but it gives the general idea...

I have also found my much-loved blue suede court shoes, but as I last wore them in 1990 they're probably not going to work (feet-wise).  They're also not the very dark navy - but if they fit without hurting I can overlook that.

Now, handbag...

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Thanks - that occurred to me in the night while I was trying to picture it in various ways!  I've also just discovered that the invitation says Smart-Formal (eek!) so dressy it has to be.

I have found a skirt that looks as though it would go with the bird top, and as it's already made I have time to order it with next day delivery and return it if the blue is wrong.  It probably will be, but if it's right it would be so easy!  If that fails, it's the black skirt.

So, first job:  get skirt ordered.  Second job, ferret around in the bottom of various wardrobes checking exactly what shoes I own.  Last time I did that I found a perfect pair for the event in question, with no memory whatsoever of buying them.  You never know!

I do at least have a smart coat (grey).

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In the wardrobe / Re: Heeelllllllppppp!!!!! Advice needed.
« on: Yesterday at 20:10:51 »
@BrendaP @Goth Gardiner @Holly Berry et al I know you're right about the other colours, but rust/beige/brown of any sort are really not my colours.  I will have a good look at it in the daylight tomorrow to see if any of the colours could work for me, but I'm not hopeful.

@toileandtrouble Thanks - I hadn't thought of Marisota.  (Looking now they have the most gorgeous kitten heels that would definitely lead me to a sprained ankle at best...)

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In the wardrobe / Heeelllllllppppp!!!!! Advice needed.
« on: Yesterday at 19:36:53 »
I am going to a Do.  You may have picked up on the fact that I don't generally do dressy.

On the plus side, I have my birds top - this one:



However, it is blue, and my only posh skirt is black.  I clearly need to either buy some dressy blue trousers, or buy/make a skirt.

The biggest problem is the matching up of navy blues.  The top is not as dark as it appears in the picture, and I can't imagine how I could possibly get a match buying online - and that's the only option.  I have no time to get samples, because The Do is a fortnight tomorrow.

So.  Has anyone got any ideas about how to match them?  I can't imagine a patterned fabric that would go with the top, but if anyone has any thoughts I'd love you forever.

Maybe I should leave the birds top and make a top to go with my black skirt.  I could probably do that from stash.  I do love my black skirt (black smooth crepey stuff, flowy with sparkly bits), but I really want to wear my prize-winning birds top.   -<

Either way, I'm going to need shoes.  Online again.  EEE fit, with small heels that I won't fall off (not kitten heels, much as I would love them.  I would break an ankle.)

Oh dear.

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Today... / Re: Monday 18th March
« on: Yesterday at 16:19:53 »
I cleaned the fridge :angel:
So did I, but not willingly...

I knocked a pot of cream off a shelf in the fridge, and it split and spilt all over the top of the freezer door (below the fridge), so into all the creases of that rubber seal thing, and round the sides onto the floor.  As I was getting to the end of cleaning that up I noticed that there was a milk carton leaking on one of the shelves.  That was even worse, because in order to get at the bottom of the fridge underneath the crisper drawer I had to dismantle most of the rest of the fridge (the drawer doesn't pull right out because the fridge door can't open to 180 degrees).

You really wanted to know all that, didn't you...  :P

I'm now drinking coffee and pinning triangles together.

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Today... / Re: Saturday 16th March
« on: Yesterday at 16:11:31 »
Morrisons will do that here!  I believe the Co-op does as well.  I'm not sure how far out they deliver, so probably not to us, but certainly to people who have gone in on the bus from a few miles out or walked.

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Fun with Fabric / Re: Need a name
« on: March 17, 2019, 18:53:35 PM »
Yes - binca!  I knew as soon as I'd posted that it had another name.

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Fun with Fabric / Re: Need a name
« on: March 17, 2019, 18:33:35 PM »
When it's finer it's aida, but I don't know whether the larger stuff is the same.

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Fun with Fabric / Re: Recycled...
« on: March 17, 2019, 17:51:17 PM »
They are really gorgeous Effie.   :loveit:

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Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: We have winners...
« on: March 17, 2019, 10:06:57 AM »
Well done!  As Imi says, it was very hard to choose - any one of the entries would have been a worthy winner.  Those that won, especially so, of course!

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Today... / Re: Sunny Sunday 17th March
« on: March 17, 2019, 09:14:50 AM »
@snoozi soozi - here's a birthday cake for Sooki.

(I'm really hoping she's a dog...  ;) )


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Today... / Re: Saturday 16th March
« on: March 16, 2019, 19:35:00 PM »
Same here, pretty much.  If I go to the supermarket myself I have to allow 2 hours for it.  If I have a home delivery it takes little longer than writing a shopping list to prepare it, and 5 minutes when the stuff arrives.

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Today... / Re: Saturday 16th March
« on: March 16, 2019, 17:35:25 PM »
Morrisons started deliveries around here a few months ago.  In September Ocado will be ditching Waitrose and delivering M&S.

Yes - Morrisons stick pretty much to rather more occupied areas than ours.  I think they started with the midlands, but still didn't get out to the edges.  I live in hope that M&S will deliver here, but I will still be astonished if they do!

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Today... / Re: Saturday 16th March
« on: March 16, 2019, 14:54:16 PM »
Ditto M&S and Morrisons.  Asda are the only people who deliver here (well T***o do, but I'd rather starve) and I can't get everything from Asda.

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