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Morning all, warm and sunny here.
NHS texted that my Covid test was negative, so whatever I've got isn't Covid. Hurrah.

This is a good thing as the house we were supposed to be buying the seller withdrew yesterday and we'll need to find somewhere else instead.

Probably no sewing today!

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Tuesday 15th June
« on: Yesterday at 13:03:07 »
I had something which seemed to be a really bad cold, (or maybe I've suddenly developed Hayfever at 50 having never suffered before) which then turned into a barking cough after several days in bed.
So this morning OH and I went to the local walk in centre to get tested for Covid and now have to stay home until we get the results.
We had a pick of appointment times and only saw one other person there who was not staff. So they don't seem very busy!

Hoping it is just a cold and upper respiratory tract infection and not covid.

Anyway been feeling rough and not made much progress on my sewing projects as keep going back to bed.

It is a glorious day here, so might get out to sit in the garden.
The flowers are out in force and it looks lovely.


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Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: Fun with Foliage - 1st to 31st May
« on: June 11, 2021, 13:34:48 PM »
And the winner is @cakeymcdoodle - Congratulations!

Please let me or @Iminei know if you would prefer a winners badge or a sew on patch.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Friday 11th June
« on: June 11, 2021, 07:55:41 AM »
Overcast here but warm.
OH's car is getting a new windscreen today as it developed a nasty crack.
I'm going to carry on working on my pink Pjs.

Hang in there @Diane, thinking of you.

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House Beautiful / Re: Sewing Room layouts
« on: June 10, 2021, 08:33:57 AM »
Here's a picture of the window area

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House Beautiful / Sewing Room layouts
« on: June 10, 2021, 08:01:54 AM »
I love having a sewing room, and in the new house we hope to be buying I will have a lovely big room.
It has sloping ceilings in part of the room, and a big built in wardrobe which we will be using for our out of season / smart clothing.
I will have some fabric storage in another room and space in the full height end of the room for some bookcases.

There's then space in the part of the room with the window and the sloping ceilings for tables, desks, ironing board, shorter cabinets and etc.
I'll start with repurposing stuff I already have and gradually improve it.

So ideas please of the most useful things to have in this space.
my current plan just has stuff round the walls in a U shape, with the ironing board put up in front of the radiator.
The available space is about 2.5m(side walls one with radiator)  by 3.5m (window wall) and only full height by the window.

I like enough space for 3 sewing machines (sewing machine, overlocker, coverhem) on the table, and it'd be nice to have space to cut out as well. For sewing I'd be sitting, but for cutting out standing, which I guess pushes the cutting table (if I had one - I don't now) either into the centre of the room or up underneath the window.
I have various bookcases, cupboards, tables, risers and other stuff which might/might not make the move depending on what might be useful (second hand/argos/ikea cheapies)

I'm open to ideas!

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Wednesday 9th June
« on: June 09, 2021, 10:25:32 AM »
Warm and sunny here.
OH is vacuuming the inside of the cars, in between chatting with the neighbours as he's a nice sociable chap.
I have put some laundry on, have some chicken to marinade and other jobs.
Slightly distracted by the patterns @Kad sent me in the post, but MUST DO JOBS first.

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Hello folks the Fun with Foliage voting is now open. I'm feeling generous and you all get 3 votes, use them wisely!

Voting for 'Fun with Foliage'

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Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: Fun with Foliage - 1st to 31st May
« on: June 08, 2021, 11:03:47 AM »
Hello folks the Fun with Foliage voting is now open. I'm feeling generous and you all get 3 votes, use them wisely!

Voting for 'Fun with Foliage'

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Early hours of Monday June7th....
« on: June 07, 2021, 08:40:48 AM »
Morning folks. Been away for the weekend which was lovely, back now to laundry, paperwork and making sure I set up the voting thread for the Fun with Foliage contest!

Lovely sunshine here today though there was rain Sunday afternoon so we chanced it and didn't water the pots Sunday evening.

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Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: Fun with Foliage - 1st to 31st May
« on: June 07, 2021, 08:36:02 AM »
@Iminei yes it is, I was away for the weekend, but back now and will organise today.
Apologies for the delay folks.

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Hi Kad,

I would be interested in several of these, have sent you a PM.

Thanks Ruthie

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Warm and sunny here.
We are off out tonight to have a steak dinner and live music evening (all socially distanced of course). So really looking forward to that.
Tomorrow the scouts have a summer fayre in the park, so will try to support that, and hopefully get on the local history talk.

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Current Projects / Re: Bee themed table runner and placemats
« on: June 04, 2021, 22:16:23 PM »
Lovely!

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In the wardrobe / Re: Mish mash
« on: June 04, 2021, 22:14:04 PM »
Lovely top, had to laugh at Boyes being a department store.

I buy Moon thread in my local Boyes, and once got some elephant themed batik fabric, which is a lovely cotton.
One day it shall be PJs

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