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Today... One thread per day / Re: Sunday, April 5th - Flash Drive Day
« Last post by grannysyb on Yesterday at 10:39:40 »
Been to butchers and stocked up at 9 o'clock , then to allotment to water. Feeling warm already! Need to get on finishing coat as well.
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In the wardrobe / Re: Top stitching thread for denim.
« Last post by dolcevita on Yesterday at 10:38:25 »
I'm not wild about topstitching thread. As @Acorn says, you only get 30m on a reel and if you use it for the bobbin, too, the bobbin needs very frequent refilling.  The main reason I dislike it is because I've never managed to get a decent stitch underneath as well as on top and having the topstitch thread for both top and bottom is horrible to sew with. I could never get the two sides to balance and the same applied with the topstitch thread only used on top.
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In the wardrobe / Re: Top stitching thread for denim.
« Last post by Ellabella on Yesterday at 10:25:24 »
I’ve just ordered 968 in both the upholstery weight and a 250m reel of Sew-all.

I know people use two threads at once but don’t think I’ll have much chance of threading a needle with two threads but will have a go.

Sewmuchmore’s stitch looks good when I gave it a try, now all I’ve got to do is cut the damn thing out.  0_0
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Today... One thread per day / Re: Sunday, April 5th - Flash Drive Day
« Last post by jintie on Yesterday at 10:19:00 »
Bath, quick hoover, combed cat, then shared beans and sausages with him. What next?
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Vintage Machines / Re: Help with 201k singer machine
« Last post by BrendaP on Yesterday at 10:14:41 »
Make sure that the bobbin is in the right way round - the end of teh thread should pull away from you on the left my way of remembering that is class 66 bobbin, thread in the shape of a 6.  Also ensure that the bobbin thread goes under the teeny hook on the side of the bobbin holder so that it too is tensioned.
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Today... One thread per day / Re: Sunday, April 5th - Flash Drive Day
« Last post by Silver Rose on Yesterday at 10:08:34 »
Lovely warm sunshine again, after I've done a few domestic chores I am going to have my coffee in the garden. I refilled the bird feeders yesterday so the birds will be happy. The garden is looking good, lots of buds on the shrub rose and forget-me-nots popping up all over the place. Have a good Sunday.
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Today... One thread per day / Re: Sunday, April 5th - Flash Drive Day
« Last post by BrendaP on Yesterday at 10:03:37 »
Morning ... feeling cold and myeh! Thats all!

Feeling cold!  Are you feverish?   :ninja:  Take care.

Warm and sunny here.  I might sit in the garden for a bit, otherwise much the same as other days. 
I have  :vintage: and  :snip:
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A Good Yarn / Re: Unfinished objects... UFOs
« Last post by Bodgeitandscarper on Yesterday at 09:48:23 »
Last week I unravelled the cardigan I had almost finished from over 4 years ago - I started sewing it together and then realised it wasn't going to fit me.  I don't do hand knitting usually, as it takes me months to knit anything, so it was a bit sad undoing it all, but it will knit up beautifully on the chunky knitting machine, when I get round to it.  I have a Big Plan for it, which involves some other colours too...
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Sunny here, warm, but windy too.  It may be an afternoon for lazing in the hot tub  0_0

Today, I maybe ought to do what I thought about doing yesterday, vacuuming and window cleaning, but there's no point in rushing into these things.  It was more interesting to get my other knitting machine out again.  0_0
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Today... One thread per day / Re: Sunday, April 5th - Flash Drive Day
« Last post by Manuela on Yesterday at 09:17:49 »
@WildAtlanticWay, we have fewer restrictions than most places, due to the conscious attitude of Hong Kongers. SARS is still in our collective memory, so when we were it with the pandemic more than two months ago, we knew what to do and flattened the curve rather dramatically - including basically eradicating the flu this season.
We are now experiencing the second wave of infections, the majority of them imported and of course there are some idiots. That saw more severe restrictions than we had before.
However, doctors offices are all open, many of them open on Sundays now to avoid crowding in the waiting rooms.

@Sewingsue, the numbing stopped working now and I’m on painkillers. I should be ok in a couple of days. The gum infection is mostly gone, in 3 weeks time they’ll check if what they did saves me from surgery.
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