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In the wardrobe / Re: New Look 6107
« Last post by Gernella on Today at 18:54:09 »
That looks very nice @Gernella and I think your choice of fabric works very well.

Actually @coffeeandcake it was not as I remembered when buying and I'm still not sure.  It probably would not have got worn other than DH said he liked it.  It doesn't look too bad in the picture, in reality it's very bright and in your face. If I don't like something you can guarantee he will.
Today... One thread per day / Re: Friday 7th August
« Last post by Lachica on Today at 18:35:12 »
Woo hoo! We have flooring! And stair/landing carpet. Only 3 months late. It reached 38° and humid, awful for the 3 floor fitters  Now trying to rain. I got all the washing done & dry, the last duvet still on the line, we got the tent dry & folded away, all the camping gear stowed. It's still very hot but I'm sitting in the garden watching a squirrel. I know they're rats with cute tails but I do like to see them leaping around in the trees.
Sewing Machines / Re: Embroidery machines?
« Last post by Acorn on Today at 18:30:16 »
I can only answer for Husqvarna Viking, but here goes.

1.  Mine has a usb drive that downloads stuff from my laptop and gets taken to the machine and plugged into it.
2.  Not unless you want to make your own designs (I don't) and then it's more of a discipline in its own right rather than graphics - as far as I can tell!
3.  Not a new Husqvarna, no.
Block of the Month 2020 / Re: July's BOM
« Last post by wrenkins on Today at 18:11:53 »
:laughing:@Bjay as I was making coffee earlier I was looking sidey ways at my giant chopping board.  8) It's a wee bit too heavy to swing round the kitchen so....
Block of the Month 2020 / Re: Augusts BOM
« Last post by Flobear on Today at 18:07:39 »
I've nearly finished the Maple Leaf - it's a right old slog, especially in this heat. I have the appointment with chiropractor on Tuesday  :[

The Pfaff foot control is still not working properly and the chap didn't return the power cable so I had to half-inch the one off the radio. I shall be Having Words   :S
Today... One thread per day / Re: Friday 7th August
« Last post by Celia on Today at 18:06:22 »
Well it’s hot 32 degrees was 36 no sun but very humid, don’t like it. 20 degrees and sun is about my ideal especially if we can have low humidity.

 I can’t sunbathe anyway as both my parents had nasty skin cancers so apparently I am high risk, I had a couple of bits removed years ago one on my ear and another on my neck both fine but I got told off very strongly because of my parents, they wouldn’t listen when I said they both loved to sit it the sun all day and I don’t but you know doctors they know best.
Sewing Machines / Embroidery machines?
« Last post by Surest1tch on Today at 18:05:10 »
I've just come into £500 I didn't expect and believe it or not I don't really know what to do with it soooo after seeing some of the fabulous things you do with them my thoughts are going to an embroidery machine, something I said I'd never buy 🤗. Can anyone help answer the following questions please?

1) do they have to be hooked up to a computer?
2) will I have to start learning graphics?
3) is £500 enough to get a decent one with?

I have used an industrial one but I only used to have to tell it what I wanted it to do, a techy bloke used to do the graphics for me. I don't think with everything I've got going on I could focus on learning graphics and I'm not sure I could be bothered to be honest.
Well-spotted @Lilian! I didn't notice that  :S
Block of the Month 2020 / Re: July's BOM
« Last post by Lilian on Today at 17:07:58 »
I use a piece of chipboard from my watercolour painting days. It is 1cm thick and 14 x18 inches, covered with several layers of old flannelette sheeting.  Works perfectly  :)
It says this is the size range:

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