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Thanks, Bessie, for comparison. I have the SB tonic pattern. Your comments make me want to sew it up.
Perhaps Bootstrap purchased the patterns from the Russian company and tweaking them.  The US history is filled with tweakers, some one starts something, invention, machine, concept.  It is improved upon by the next person and then the next and the next and the next.  End result is that we all benefit.  I do have instructions for my patterns; they are working on translating and if you are in a hurry, just ask.  They will be happy to oblige you.----Denise
Chatter / Re: Stylish Shoes for Young Arthritic Feet
« Last post by blue mooney on Yesterday at 11:52:54 PM »
I used to get custom made shoes in Taiwan and they were not that expensive. Is that an option for you?
Chatter / Re: Stylish Shoes for Young Arthritic Feet
« Last post by Meg on Yesterday at 11:25:38 PM »
Shannonfax, no, I can get along without orthotics in the Danskos.  The clogs, which I wear all fall, winter, and spring, seem to have the correct platform for my feet, thankfully.  In the summer, I can wear some of the sandals but only if I switch styles day to day, and wear the orthotic-laden sneakers.  It's tough having picky feet, isn't it.
Fashion, Style & Wardrobe / Re: Summer 2014 6PAC (May-July) sew-along
« Last post by Karendee on Yesterday at 10:24:38 PM »
I am enjoying all the goodies shown on this post.

maryPat,  our hats are gorgeous.i know the leaves  are handmade, but are the flowers? If so, they are amazingly beautiful!!!!

Fashion, Style & Wardrobe / Re: 2014 Stash Busting Challenge
« Last post by PosyP on Yesterday at 10:01:25 PM »
I can finally report that I have managed to move another 1.5m out of my stash and into a new blouse for myself.  It has been ages since I  have had anything to report and I know that some extra fabric came home with me from the Loch Lomond quilt show ::) - oh well, but it was sooo pretty!  Now to finally get around to working on my pattern blocks so I can make up some more blouses, I hope.
Chatter / Re: Decluttering4
« Last post by Ann on Yesterday at 09:54:31 PM »
The microwave box full of fabric is gone. When I got to the thrift shop, I didn't have to ring the buzzer and heist the box 5 ft up into the door. A nice lady was there as the thrift shop's box truck was unloading and she took my box out of the car and put it in the building. Happy it is gone.

Chatter / Re: Quote of the Day
« Last post by PosyP on Yesterday at 09:50:34 PM »
'Keep moving, and nobody will notice'

My Mum to my teenage self after making a 4 panel skirt, that I decided didn't need 5/8" seams so I stitched them at 3/8" and then wondered why the waistband didn't fit ::),  so I put in a couple of pleats on either side  to make it fit together... 

Still use the phrase today ;D, Even though my sewing is much improved these days and I am a paid professional   :thumbsup:
Quilting / Re: Need help identifying this quilt pattern
« Last post by SuziQz on Yesterday at 09:50:28 PM »
How odd that I don't see a picture.  The link worked, though.  It's a great pattern, but I've never seen it before. 
Helen, I thought exactly the same. When I went to John Lewis' fabric department during my first trip to the UK a number of years ago, I was thrilled about some of the fabrics I found there. This time, not at all - I only found one fabric I actually liked (a cotton orchid print) ... At the same time Mr Manuela had a field day in the kitchen section, and I got quite some inspirations looking around in the ladies wear section.
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