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Today... One thread per day / Re: Sunday 29th November
« on: Yesterday at 14:49:32 »
So glad you didn’t put your wife outside @Mr Twingo  :laughing:  Sorry, it’s just the way I read it! 

Another bright and mostly sunny day.  Have edited my Morrison’s order and also managed to get an Ocado slot for tomorrow!  Made the most of that and ordered some bits to make up a hamper for mum for Xmas.  Also ordered my grandson a personalised book for Xmas.  So only a couple of bits to go.  Yay!  However DH has informed me he’s ordered something for me.  :thinking:  Thought we weren’t doing that!  So I guess I’ll have to rack my brains for him. 

Lentil curry and onion bhajis out of the freezer.  @KayK you aren’t alone. I’m heartily sick of cooking and so are my friends.  A couple of times I have got DH to do the veg etc.  I have cooked dinner every day since the start of the first lockdown.  My brain is fried and I feel like a robot set to do repetitive tasks every day.  I just keep telling myself it could be worse.  I could be working! 

This afternoon will be....????

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Saturday 28th November
« on: November 28, 2020, 17:39:18 PM »
@Ohsewsimple Thanks for JP's recipe.  I've got it saved now.  I'm wondering if I can make it with gluten free flour for DD2. 

We had a brisk walk and it's now getting dark so lights on and curtains drawn.

I don’t see why not @twopence.  It’s only plain flour and it’s all squashed in the tin.  :)
Recipe makes 12 pieces but for some reason there were only 10 pieces that made it to the freezer :rolleyes:

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Saturday 28th November
« on: November 28, 2020, 14:24:58 PM »
@twopence its on here
https://thesewingplace.org.uk/index.php/topic,2475.msg35145.html#msg35145

Well FaceTime with DS was amusing.  Little one, just over a year old, kept dropping his lunch on the floor and laughing.  Of course he realised he had an audience with us watching.  Then he decided to try and bite his 3 yr old brother.  That’s never a good idea and can only end badly.   :rolleyes:

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Saturday 28th November
« on: November 28, 2020, 12:01:35 PM »
Sorry folks but it is a beautiful day here.  Gentle breeze, sunshine and 12 degrees.  Probably won’t last but it’s nice to see the sun. 

Changed the bed, sheets in the wash, another lot of washing on the line.  Hopefully FaceTime with DS  and grandsons this afternoon.  He tried this morning but we weren’t up!   :)

Not sure what to do with the rest of the day.  Finished my Xmas project yesterday. 

@Silver Rose we've recorded the Icelandic thriller so hope it’s ok. 

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Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: November Cardigan Sewalong
« on: November 27, 2020, 19:21:27 PM »
Ooh like that fabric @Goth Gardiner

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Sewing Machines / Re: Grinding noise
« on: November 27, 2020, 19:02:40 PM »
Top loading bobbin machines don’t need oiling.  Those with a separate bobbin case do need oiling. 
One waytobe sure is check the manual.  If it doesn’t mention oiling it doesn’t need it so don’t because you could ruin it! 

@annieeg i hope it isn’t the bearings!   That often shows it hasn’t been serviced regularly and the bearings haven’t been greased.  The only way to find out is get it in for a service.  They’ll soon tell you!  :)

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Friday 27th November 2020
« on: November 27, 2020, 12:35:44 PM »
Chilly and dull but no frost here. 

This morning  I have cleaned the shower, made justpottering's Xmas crumbles, ordered several cards for Xmas and birthday.  Being naughty tonight and having scampi so that will ramp up my calories/slimming world syns. 

This afternoon may be spent in the sewing room. 

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Thursday 26th November
« on: November 26, 2020, 18:59:52 PM »
Well, that's our few days away cancelled - why are we Tier 3?  It must be all the cabbages and cauliflowers in all the fields spreading it around  :S

Just been watching a doctor from Southampton talking about it.  It’s not just the numbers of cases but various factors have been taken into consideration, including the state of the ICU in hospitals and the rate of infection which is different to the actual numbers.  Only to be expected. 

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Thursday 26th November
« on: November 26, 2020, 14:55:37 PM »
That is a nuisance Nevis5 about your overlocker, why couldn't they have had a quick look at this weeks ago and ordered in the necessary parts then, then when it became your overlocker's turn to be dealt with they could have got on with it.

Unfortunately it doesn’t really work like that @Elnnina.  There is usually a procedure they work to.   
They may spot something that is pretty obvious but until they strip the machine down and check there is no knowing what they may find. 

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Patterns Discussion / Re: ISO Men/Women outdoor aprons
« on: November 26, 2020, 11:54:37 AM »
They look great Jessie.  Little bit different too. 

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Thursday 26th November
« on: November 26, 2020, 11:50:51 AM »
Morning  all.  Started sunny but that soon disappeared. 
Housework this morning.  Veggie sausage casserole from freezer for dinner.  Easy peasy.

@Celia when I make anything I cut it up and freeze it using greaseproof paper in the boxes so I can get out just what we need.  No excuse to eat the lot!   :)  I also search out some lower calorie cakes etc.  Swiss roll is good as it doesn’t have loads of fat in.  You can substitute sugar with sweeteners etc.  Granted most are horrible but I use Sukrin Gold which is lovely.  Expensive but it has been a great help. 

Today will be finishing off my embroidery project hopefully.  Then I might have to do some cooking for Xmas although I have no interest in it at all. 

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Fun with Fabric / Re: Fleece
« on: November 26, 2020, 11:35:18 AM »
Oh @Iminei. I told you I'd help you. We just need to find you some fabric that doesn't irritate your lil leggies.

Maybe something cotton?   I can’t wear polyester on my legs.  It makes them burn.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Wednesday 25th November
« on: November 25, 2020, 10:56:12 AM »
Damp and miserable her but not cold. 
Been for a walk this morning round the village.  Only saw a couple of people so that was good. 

Early coffee this morning.  Dinner will be pasta bake with homemade tomato sauce from the freezer, tuna, veg and yummy mozzarella.  Quick and easy leaving me time for other things. 

So do I do some cooking for Xmas or sew? :thinking:  My old SE embroidery machine worked like a dream yesterday with the metallic thread.  So will continue with that rather than the Diamond. 

It would appear that the virus is going to take a break from infecting folks then.  :headbang:
Well we won’t be seeing our grandkids.  One we haven’t seen for a year.  And his mother won’t use video for some reason.  Always has to phone when he’s gone to bed and talk to her dad.  I finally got him to make her do it so he could talk to his grandson.  Very weird!   

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Tuesday 24th November
« on: November 24, 2020, 12:48:17 PM »
Morning all.  Sun keeps trying to make an appearance but it’s quite chilly. 

Been to mum's to take some groceries.  Stopped for a chat in the garden.  But there’s not a lot to say as neither of us has done anything worth mentioning. 

Will be finishing off the tee shirt in a bit.  And then doing some embroidery.  Have got my old Husqvarna SE out as the Diamond seemed to be playing up.  I’ve had to get the instruction book out as well.   :faints:   

@Iminei we get a lot of power cuts here, every winter without fail.  I won’t have candles in the house as I’ve known a few people lose their homes to them.  We use battery and rechargeable lanterns.  Have had a wind up one too.    We have about 3 different ones.  Our first go to is our phones for the torch light to find the others.  And then the cordless phone is swapped for an old fashioned one that is always within easy reach in the garage. 

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A Good Yarn / Re: Latest knit Cashmere lace scarf
« on: November 24, 2020, 12:26:20 PM »
Lovely work.  I’d have had to undo it a few times.   :)
Isn’t it nice when you can use up bits that have been hanging round for years?   Satisfying!   And always feels like it’s free. 

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