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It really isn't lots of work Anne.  If your community allows chickens, they will have a limit on how many per residence anyway.  And probably not allow roosters.  They get a bad rap for crowing.   :P

I am very rural, so we have...err.....uhm....6  ;D.   And 25 hens.  I think.  Last time I counted.  Which was maybe a month ago   :grinning:

And for those of us in most cities it's illegal :'(. Plus I think my cats would terrorize them at every opportunity. I was surprised we can't have them, as this in an ag area- Middle California- and I can hear legal roosters from just outside the city every morning. e-v-e-r-y morning. I thought 2 or 3, just for the eggs, I know I couldn't kill and eat them, even though chicken is a staple in our kitchen.
Marylea, it might be easier for everyone if you keep all your questions about this pattern on one thread, then it would be a handy reference for the future. Maybe the Mods can combine these if it's OK with you?

Wendy, it's McCalls 6995. Marylea started a thread with some lining problems and mentioned it there. This is what the sleeve looks like on the McCalls site. Click for a big version. Lisa, you posted while I was writing. Great minds and all that!

Marylea, if you take a good look at the instructions, I believe you'll find that you don't fold the cuff up at the seam line. It sounds like that is what you are doing.  On a garment like this you fold back about half an inch or more to form the cuff, as in the photo I posted. If you do that it should be fine. Hope this helps.
Fashion, Style & Wardrobe / Re: Jacket lining trouble with sleeves now
« Last post by Lisa on Today at 06:21:08 AM »
Can you tell us the pattern brand and number? Someone might have the same pattern and can then help you figure out the problem.

Is this McCalls 6995?  If so, I can merge this thread with your earlier thread...and maybe move it to the Individual Projects thread?

Let me know, please. :)

Chatter / Re: The Fall Porch (Spring Garden in S. Hemis.)
« Last post by judic on Today at 06:18:56 AM »
Just barely 50's here, and down to 30 overnight. That's cold for this early.

Laurie,  Lots of {{{Hugs}}} and prayers from all your forum 'biddies'. Let your DH now we're rooting for him.  I understand your wish to be able to take him for the treatments, but also the need for you to keep up with the work on your desk. Sometimes, work is the thing that helps you keep your sanity.  Sure hope they get thigs straightened out, and check with the doctor about a double dose.

Jan, sometimes it just isn't the day to do Joann's.

DH and I will go to BB&B tomorrow - like it or not. Our electric 'kettle' died. We need the kettle to heat the water for his tea, my cafe mocha. Using the microwave kettle isn't working very well. I just hope they have a good selection and supply. Our last kettle was a Cuisinart and I thought it would last longer.  It will make the trip a bit easier when we stop at Mimi's for an early lunch. Super place for breakfast or lunch.
Chatter / Re: Christmas Gifts
« Last post by datcat23 on Today at 05:56:47 AM »
I finished the other two sets last night, while my daughter and I binge whatched some GBBO on netflix. 

Patchwork stars by Dani, on Flickr

Patchwork stars by Dani, on Flickr

I need to pull everything out, and just check what else needs doing.  But I am on the home run I think.
Fashion, Style & Wardrobe / Re: Jacket lining trouble with sleeves now
« Last post by WendyW on Today at 05:38:57 AM »
Can you tell us the pattern brand and number? Someone might have the same pattern and can then help you figure out the problem.
Food/Recipes/Health / Re: Opinions on the Instant Pot
« Last post by shams on Today at 04:55:28 AM »
TWO of my friends who buy lots of beans from Rancho Gordo have the same favorite bean. (That would be Margy <ahem> and Diane E, who writes the "Best Patterns of..." article every year for PR.)

Their favorite is the Royal Corona. I made the Royal Corona once and didn't love it as much as they do, but it was very good and very huge - kind of like the potato of the bean realm.

Chatter / Re: Cats
« Last post by Garden Girl on Today at 03:24:15 AM »
Lynda! I am so sorry to hear of your family's loss of your husband's sister. In situations like this, the loss is always bittersweet. We morn the loss for ourselves and rejoice that they are now with God and any pain or discomfort they were experiencing is now over.

Hugs to all of you, and prayers as well.

Thank you for the lovely picture of your cats.
Food/Recipes/Health / Re: Opinions on the Instant Pot
« Last post by Debbie S on Today at 03:09:07 AM »
Yes, I know I need to expand my horizons.....but the mayacoba are sooooooo wonderful.
Fashion, Style & Wardrobe / Jacket lining trouble with sleeves now
« Last post by marylea on Today at 02:53:15 AM »
The lining fits good now but I cannot attach the sleeve lining without showing on the right side of the fabric.  Pattern instructions are as follows.
attaching the cuff- On outside, pin cuff to lower edge of sleeve, matching symbols and square to seem. Baste, Stitch, Trim, Press seem toward sleeve. (I have done this.)
Next is attaching the sleeve lining this is my problem:
Pattern reads: turn in 5/8" on lower edge of sleeve lining; press. Slip stitch pressed edge over seam. 
Evidently I am not understanding this because the lining shows as part of the turned up cuff.
Any help would be appreciated.
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