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Today... One thread per day / Re: Wednesday 30th September
« on: Yesterday at 14:55:48 »
@Iminei chuck out sweaters and fleeces get reused for cat beds.  When there's another one to get rid of the old one gets thrown away. 
Despite cosy, fleece padded boxes, Clarence is currently sleeping in the hat and glove box which isn't anywhere big enough to fit his considerable bulk.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Wednesday 30th September
« on: Yesterday at 12:43:20 »
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I've just finished DD's first tunic from Art Gallery jersey.  Was very disappointed in the quality of the fabric - it's generally praised to the skies by bloggers etc but for the price I thought it was pretty overrated.  Oh well. The tunic looks nice and at least I've done with the stuff for now.
Interesting @Nevis5 When I first got my overlocker (5 years?) I bought 3 lengths of cotton jersey and made 3 long sleeved tops from the same pattern.  2 of the fabrics were Art Gallery the other was a fairly cheap piece from My Fabrics.
They all got an equal amount of wear.  The 2 made from Art Gallery fabrics have been consigned to the farming drawer for about 2 years now.  The one from the much cheaper fabric still looks good, is still in the tidy drawer and still gets worn frequently.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Wednesday 30th September
« on: Yesterday at 10:48:24 »
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Been out early doors and cleaned Morrisons out of the only cat food Mei is eating at the moment 
@Iminei my cats have been Whiskas eaters for 13 years and have turned their noses up at anything else.  It has become increasingly difficult to get it in tins now and I will not pay double the price for half the quantity in silly little pouches.  They would need at least 6 a day!  I Havd, found that  they will eat co op salmon tins in jelly but not the other flavours in the mixed packs.  Using Morrisons online shopping for the first time I tried a couple of tins and they both devour it like piranhas.  Must be jelly, if it's gravy they won't go within a metre of it.  Its less than half the price of Whiskas!

The rain is chucking down here, I've just been standing in it at the top of the hill waiting for an access code for Government Gateway  :S. It will be indoor stuff today.  I bought some nice, seedy bread flour yesterday so may feel moved to make a loaf.
Happy anniversary Mr and Mrs @Stitches and have a good day everyone.


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I can hand sew neatly but I dont think I could hand stitch a long seam as straight as I could machine it.

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Overlockers & Coverstitchers / Re: Chain stitch on coverlocker
« on: September 27, 2020, 15:15:14 PM »
I've read that it is useful for basting or toiles because you can just pull a thread to undo it.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Sunday 27th September
« on: September 27, 2020, 09:37:43 AM »
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reorganisation of pins
That's on a level with stuffing baked beans!  :)

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Sunday 27th September
« on: September 27, 2020, 08:07:03 AM »
Good morning.  I've been out briefly, to block up a beehive I'm moving later, and its jolly cold and frosty.  I did notice a gorgeous clump of shaggy ink caps (fungi) in the field.  I'm not too sure what I'm going to do today, I spent a large part of yesterday pickling and dehydrating - it's that time of year.  I've cut out a t shirt so I might whizz that up later to help satisfy the sewing itch.
Have a good day everyone.

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Hi, I'm new... / Re: Sewing in Sheffield
« on: September 26, 2020, 13:43:50 PM »
..... and another welcome.  It sounds as if you don't need to be tempted or misled  :)

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Current Projects / Re: quilt
« on: September 26, 2020, 13:39:22 PM »
That's looking good.  If you're putting sashing between the blocks you will have some leeway to even out bits that are not quite right - you can do a lot with a bit of judicious pulling and pushing.  If something just won't play nicely you can ususlly just undo the end of a seam and restitch it a little bit bigger or smaller.

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Ooh, if I get time I'll make one for lambing next year.  It will need to coordinate with my green wellies.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Saturday 26th September
« on: September 26, 2020, 06:45:48 AM »
Good morning @Stitches and everyone else when they emerge.
It's dark out there but I cant hear any wind and rain.
I'm looking forward to pizza and chocolate cheesecake tonight.  Our neighbours are cooking and delivering to raise money for charity.  I think they've got a pizza oven and haven't been able to use it for any social gatherings.  So, no cooking tonight. :)

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Friday 25th
« on: September 25, 2020, 13:50:17 PM »
@Lowena it must be the band of rain (and hail) that was with us for 24 hours.  Thank you for taking your turn  :)  Its bright and sunny here today but a very chilly wind.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Thursday 24th September 2020
« on: September 25, 2020, 09:12:49 AM »
I would certainly give that house room and I don't generally go in for old furniture.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Thursday 24th September 2020
« on: September 24, 2020, 15:57:34 PM »
I can see again now.  Our power has been off since 9.30 am ( we were forewarned) Its been such a dreadful day outside.  We often need lights on indoors normally but with much of the light blocked by scaffold staging we need them all the time at the moment.  It has been so dark in the house all day but I did manage to make some soup.  I wanted to make some soda bread too but discovered that with no power the gas oven can't be lit.  I should have done flat bread on the griddle but I didn't think of that.
I had a nice little parcel from Lamazi fabrics - a couple of lengths of cotton jersey, ond was a remnant.  I'm fed up with not sewing anything but should be able to manage a couple of t shirts in my cramped corner.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Wednesday's double TSP birthday wishes
« on: September 24, 2020, 08:03:55 AM »
Late again.  I hope you both had a good day  :toast:

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