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Sewing Environment / Re: September Challenge - Sewing Room Luxury!
« Last post by spookietoo on Today at 08:19:33 PM »
Ann - Nice and clean and organized - good job!!
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Site News and Announcements / Re: Pop-up ads on SG?
« Last post by spookietoo on Today at 08:14:40 PM »
Another thing to watch for is what time an .exe file or something similar downloaded itself. I found a particularly obnoxious piece of malware this way once as it downloaded at 3:22 am on a work night.

 A) I really don't download hardly anything and
 B) I was certain I would not have been on my computer at that time.

Took me an hour or so to find a solution on the net, another hour or so to apply the instructions for removal and an additional hour or more to answer the most ignorant, repetitive, "get a real job you obnoxious computer slime bully", tricky  questions regarding as to why I did not want Vonage nosing around on my computer at all times and demanding that I utilize all of their browser options exclusively! If you answered a question "yes" instead of "no" (because the question was phrased to purposely cause you to answer incorrectly) - it kicked you all the way back to the beginning of the obnoxious questions. I contacted Vonage to let them know what was going on, they assured me they had nothing to do with it and that they had NO interest in finding out who did - I felt confident it was bought and paid for by Vonage.  Six months later Vonage trashed my computer again - permanently - there was no fix.

If I were you, I'd also invest in some really kick-butt malware/spyware protection as you are now very likely and unfortunately, set in someone's sites.

Good Luck!
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Site News and Announcements / Re: Pop-up ads on SG?
« Last post by Pina on Today at 07:51:27 PM »
One thing that might work.  Go through your list of installed programs, ie. use your "install/uninstall" function to look at the list of everything installed on your computer.  If something seems wierd, especially if it was installed the same date and time as another program you installed, or it was installed at about the time the popups started getting obvious, uninstall it.  That might fix you.  K

Very good suggestion !  ;)

Some programs are very difficult to uninstall,there is information online how to uninstall those stubborn unwanted programs successfully.If you own a Microsoft PC,I like to suggest to visit Microsoft and read through their suggestions first.  ;)
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Chatter / Re: 10 Ways to Ruin Your Sewing
« Last post by theresa in tucson on Today at 07:50:50 PM »
In the past week I've worn two different garments that I've been less than satisfied with and gotten compliments on both.  To me they were not hits but wearable but the observers who complimented me thought otherwise.  Yes, I'm picky and can readily identify the flaws in each garment but they were attractive, fit me well and flattered my aging figure.  I still struggle with fit and sometimes have complete "wadders" but not so many as before.  The 10th one on the Colette list, about your true measurements was the hardest one to overcome but once I did, everything else fell in line, although I still need a refresher reminder with the tape every now and then to keep me honest.
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Chatter / Re: 10 Ways to Ruin Your Sewing
« Last post by Pina on Today at 07:38:49 PM »
Many artists leave a flaw on purpose to show that they are not perfect.

As they created intricate geometric patterns out of thousands of tiny beads,Native American women would intentionally string a wrong-colored bead into an otherwise perfect pattern. This was called the spirit bead. The spirit bead was placed in an otherwise flawless piece of art as an act of humility, a way of recognizing the inherent imperfection of humans. Presuming that a human could create something perfect would be an affront to the true perfection of the gods.


The author of "A Primer: The Art of Native American Beadwork,"says that every piece of beadwork must contain a spirit bead,as attempting to create an object of total perfection has always been considered bad luck. Ojibwa tradition also states that the Great Spirit can only transcend a piece of art through this flaw, and thus the misplaced spirit bead provides a break through which God can enter.Link

I try to do the best I can and accept that my skills are limited.I know perfectionists,they don't want to start anything,unless they know it's something they can do very well.Or they sit in a tidy and spotless house because they don't want to make a mess in their house.

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Sewing Environment / Re: September Challenge - Sewing Room Luxury!
« Last post by Ann on Today at 07:30:54 PM »
I am not doing a lot of drastic changes in the sewing room. I am cleaning up the mess and doing some organization. I have three dresses and a vest to make before the end of October so I want everything neat and tidy when I start the marathon sewing spree. I may be away for a week in September and I am helping DH run for mayor in our small community. I also start work on Tuesday and we have to see DH's oncologist Sept. 22.

With all that out, I decided to start cleaning yesterday. I started at my sewing machine area.

Before



It is an easy area to clean up and I did it in record time. I put things away, dusted, and swept the floor.

After



I need to buy two more containers for my embroidery thread. You will see that later on.

Today I cleaned up the messiest part by far. Pictures will follow tomorrow. I am going to finish up some more and sew for a couple of hours this afternoon.

Ann
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Site News and Announcements / Re: Pop-up ads on SG?
« Last post by karent on Today at 07:22:27 PM »
One thing that might work.  Go through your list of installed programs, ie. use your "install/uninstall" function to look at the list of everything installed on your computer.  If something seems wierd, especially if it was installed the same date and time as another program you installed, or it was installed at about the time the popups started getting obvious, uninstall it.  That might fix you.  K
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Heirloom and Hand Sewing / Re: Knitting IV
« Last post by karent on Today at 07:16:47 PM »
I've been doing a bit more knitting than usual this summer, particularly since I found a Sunday morning knitting group that I'm enjoying.  I have a sweater on the needles, and have finished a cowl, a couple of Christmas present scarves, and have another scarf in the works.  The scarf that got me going was one I actually made a couple of months ago, during a medical mission trip to Honduras.  It's the only one I have managed to photograph decently so far, I've mostly been home in the evenings lately, and the light isn't too great.  Will try to get some of the others photo'ed this weekend.  In the meantime, this is what finally became known to our group as The Honduras Scarf.  I actually wrote a bit of a blog post about it here.  K

Well, that should be a photo, rather than a photo address.  I'll see if I can fix it.  K
HA!  I did it!   :applause2:
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Sue, I think you might have some good luck with that jacket altering your hairstyle a little.  In the picture at least, your hair makes a triangle, and it's just the right width that the triangle sort of visually continues down to your hips.  Perhaps with that jacket, wearing your hair up or back will create a different look as well.  No altering and no expense!
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Sewing Environment / Re: September Challenge - Sewing Room Luxury!
« Last post by ejvc on Today at 07:12:00 PM »
Doesn't the guy who runs the shop in Homer post here sometimes?

I'm going to try to make at least one nice thing as well as clean the area. I have the simplicity 2679 pattern for sewing room accessories.  Somewhere.
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