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Today... One thread per day / Re: Saturday 15th August
« on: Today at 09:03:27 »
Morning all!

I can’t believe the amount of rain that has fallen over the last two days and last night was horrendous. Poor DH had to get out of bed to sit with the dog again for a couple of hours in the early hours due to the loud thunderstorm. I know there’s lots of serious flooding locally too. According to the forecast, the first day with no rain isn’t until Tuesday so I’m going to have to wait to do my washing this week.

Also, I’ve heard in the grapevine that we have a small local Covid outbreak. So back to staying in for a bit and only essential shopping. To be honest, there’s far too many overseas tourists around for my liking so I’ll be glad when September comes and they go home and the place doesn’t feel mobbed.

I’m going to attempt to replace a zip in DH’s trousers today. I’ve never done that before so it will be quite ‘interesting!’.

Hope the weather is better where you are!  :)

@Ploshkin I don’t envy you living with building work. I hope it doesn’t take too long.  :hug:

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Thursday August 13th
« on: August 13, 2020, 09:44:36 AM »
Morning all!

The rain with thunder and lightening woke me up about 2am and thankfully, the thunder has moved on but it’s still raining. I got soaked cleaning out the chicken coops this morning as it’s like someone’s pouring from a bucket up there. DH had to get up and go downstairs when the thunder started as the dog is terrified and barks loudly and he rarely barks ordinarily. Not sure what time DH returned to bed as I had my ear plugs in and as he’s still asleep, I assume quite late. Poor DH.

Apparently according to the town’s Facebook group, there’s severe flooding on the main road to Cork city which seems astonishing for just a few hours of rain, but it is very heavy rain.  :o

Cleaning is in the cards for today and not sure what else.

Hope it’s cooler today for those of you in the U.K. suffering with the heat.

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Sewing Professionally / Re: How I Made a Waistcoat Larger
« on: August 11, 2020, 10:37:10 AM »
Fabulous. Definitely some sewing wizardry going on there.  <3


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Just a quick update.... my friend contacted the repair centre in Waterford where he diagnosed a damaged motor from watching her video of it trying to sew. Apparently he’s quoted over €250 to fit a new motor assuming he can still get hold of one. She says her machine is about 20 years old.

She only wants to do basic sewing and doesn't want a fancy machine so I’m wondering if it’s worth getting the motor repaired, could something else fail or is that the main expense?

Or would she be better off looking for a refurbished old vintage model?

Any thoughts I could pass on?

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For Sale, Wanted & Free to a good home / Re: Singer 201
« on: August 09, 2020, 11:16:09 AM »
Oo, that’s lovely. Well worth a Very long day out, I’d have thought.

Shame I’m not in the U.K., otherwise I’d be outside your door straight away.  ;)

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Technical Help / Re: Thread problems
« on: August 08, 2020, 10:17:18 AM »
Obviously no expertise here...

My Brother will happily sew anything I bung in but the Juki hates Moon thread and the tension goes AWOL.

The clunking noise though... could it be an oiling/greasing issue?

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Welcome Lounge and Information / Re: Emoji suggestion
« on: August 07, 2020, 09:57:59 AM »
Is it possible to organise them into some kind of order? It always takes me ages to find the smiley face.

So the small ‘smiley’ faces...animals...sewing...birthday related...

I think they’re are too many similar emojis that could easily be culled down to about 3. 

  >< :[ :P -< :o :S :\ >:)



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Today... One thread per day / Re: Friday 7th August
« on: August 07, 2020, 09:49:34 AM »
Morning all!

It rained all night and is misty this morning although it’s starting to clear. I’m not expecting it to be hot but maybe 18° which is fine by me. I don’t like it above about 22°.

I went shopping in Clonakilty yesterday and it wasn’t too busy. About 95% of people wearing masks so that was good to see.

I bought some school joggers for DS and a new pair of shoes ( :scream: €€) so that’s all the uniform bought now, thank goodness.

Cleaning and sorting today and maybe some sewing, we’ll see.

Have a good day wherever you are and fingers and toes crossed @WendyW for your land purchase.

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Happy birthday @Kenora

I hope you have a special day with lots of treats.  :dance: :cake: :drink:

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Vintage Machines / Re: My beautiful Singer 201P
« on: August 06, 2020, 16:46:40 PM »
Just watched your video and doesn't  ‘faffy’ sews beautifully!  :)

I’ve got a 1950’s Brother/Jones machine that needs servicing and a new motor adding but it’s a project and I’m looking forward to getting it working again.  :)


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Today... One thread per day / Re: Thursday 6th August
« on: August 06, 2020, 16:21:50 PM »
@Sheilago 

You're meant to quarantine but no-one seems to be checking. It’s left to the individual to do the right thing...!
There are lots of UK mainland cars around. NI plates are different so they stand out a mile too, but at least we’re on the same island  :)

I think folks who own their holiday homes are mostly quarantining and getting food deliveries but there’s a lot of tourists who are out and about and ignoring quarantine, although one poor couple in a U.K. reg car got verbally abused in a local supermarket car park by some nutter. Daft thing is, they own their holiday home and had completed their 2 weeks quarantine. Apparently, it was mentioned on the local Facebook pages.

There’s a nice small beach not far from us that has a tiny car park. Despite signs clearly stating ‘no camping’, there are several tents and a few vans squeezed in. The locals who walk to the beach have had to avoid it for now.  :(

I can’t understand why anyone would want to go on holiday at the moment as you’re very limited with regards to places to visit or eat.  :S

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Thursday 6th August
« on: August 06, 2020, 08:54:51 AM »
Morning all,

Grey drizzle here....again! We seem to have bypassed the hot weather here, as it’s been mostly wet and cool compared to the U.K. My tomatoes are being very slow to ripen.

Trying to decide if I want to visit Clonakilty today for a shop or not. Haven’t been since January and they have a decent shoe shop where I could get DS’s feet measured for new school shoes. Plus a few other really good shops. Only thing putting me off is that it was a bank holiday on Monday and so everywhere’s very busy but I don’t think it will be much less busy if I leave it ‘till next week as Clon is very popular with the tourists.  :thinking:

Collected some bags of fabric offcuts from my friend on Monday. Planning to offer most of it to my sewing group. It’s mainly curtain fabrics so large offcuts that I think it will be handy for small sewing projects and practising with.

Hope you have a good day wherever you are.  :)

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Sewing Machines / Re: Loosely wound bobbin and needle threader
« on: August 02, 2020, 15:07:06 PM »
I bought a box of ready threaded white bobbins from amazon a while ago because my Singer that I was using back then was sometimes temperamental with bobbin winding. It’s very handy to chuck another bobbin on when you’re doing stuff that doesn’t need matching coloured thread.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pre-Wound-Bobbins-Polyester-Domestic-Machine/dp/B01N03PJ1C/ref=pd_rhf_se_p_img_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=GYHXZ76CRSMQ7Y12649G

They were £20 when I bought them originally. I see there are other sellers offering similar looking items.

@JudyN  I use Gütermann in my top thread and these in my bottom thread on my Juki F-600 and even set on Auto tension, it seems to work ok.

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Hi, I'm new... / Re: Hello from Glasgow
« on: July 28, 2020, 09:00:36 AM »
@TartanPaint

She got it from a woman who was selling up her fabric business.... Riley Blake, Tula Pink, vintage licensed Disney stuff,

 :scream:
Forgive me, I’ve just feinted  :faints:

Can we be friends???  ;)

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Hi, I'm new... / Re: Hello from Glasgow
« on: July 27, 2020, 20:15:35 PM »
Hi William.

Welcome to TSP.

Oo, I now have fabric stash envy. :|


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