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SWAP 2015 / Re: SWAP 2015 Discussion
« Last post by kbenco on Yesterday at 10:06:35 AM »
Cherrylane, how horrible, but at least your cat has one life left  ;D.
Looking forward to seeing the SWAPS. Mine is unlikely to finish due to a sudden rash of employees taking sick days - flu! I am hoping for some local good health so I can stay home and sew the lucky last item.
Critiques / Re: Critique: Knit Dress
« Last post by aslipperysloper on Yesterday at 09:53:34 AM »
That link looks interesting, thank you. I've never really considered a peplum top, but it sounds like something to try.  :)
I'm going to make an effort to get back into this, maybe not until after the weekend though. Even if it's to cut out a couple of tops and do some minor alterations to RTW garments it will be a big help. Life and family have made sewing (I need calm!!) difficult for the past few weeks.
SWAP 2015 / Re: SWAP 2015 Discussion
« Last post by Cherylanne on Yesterday at 08:09:57 AM »
Back from holidays,  landed in a big storm Monday with category 2 cyclone winds  (135KM per hour) and huge swells that sweep aways the beach.... We have not had power,  mobile coverage,  or internet for four days.  Our old cat just turned up wet and dazed after going missing in the storm on  Tuesday night and has surely used up all his lives.  I am so happy to have electricity (hot shower) and think I may be able to sew a TWIST in the time remaining.    Good luck to all on completing their SWAP :)

Chatter / Re: End of an era: Sewing Workshop SF is closing its doors
« Last post by Lisanne on Yesterday at 07:58:35 AM »
What an impressive roster of people have been associated with this name.
Happily there are still people successfully combining haberdashery-and-teaching locations.
I too would like to try the 20 min rule as I am really bad at doing anything if I don't feel I have great chunks of time, which of course I rarely do. 
 My main problem is not being able to leave things out or at least not in a mess as I sew in the back of my main living room, I don't have to put machines away but it is all the other things including the ironing board that I have problems with, I think I might try to consider different options.
I hope to cut out a styke arc dress next so I think today my job will be to wash and prepare the fabric etc
Chatter / Re: End of an era: Sewing Workshop SF is closing its doors
« Last post by Elona on Yesterday at 06:19:01 AM »
I certainly enjoyed the classes I took there.  The personalized pants-fitting session saved my sanity!

Too bad they're closing, for the place was such a wonderful resource for so many, many years.  Perhaps that is part of the issue, though:  At some point, people might just want to retire.
Chatter / Re: Spring/Fall Porch (depending on location)
« Last post by Debbie S on Yesterday at 04:26:26 AM »
Laurie H, you should be proud of your pottery.  My grandparents lived in Woodstock Vt and we regularly visited them; I have several cherished pottery pieces from a shop in that area.  Off the subject of pottery, may I ask which patterns you used for the women's hats and Mitchell's duffel bag.  I have searched for rain hats (unsuccessfully, I must say) similar to those and my young grandson would love a duffel bag like Mitchell's, except I would have to use fabric depicting Air Force planes, since DS, his Dad, is a pilot.
Food/Recipes/Health / Pain Management/Alternative Medicine
« Last post by Pina on Yesterday at 04:13:43 AM »
OT....I couldn't find a pain management/alternative medicine topic.   ;)

This afternoon I couldn't move my right thumb without pain,(my thumb was stiff and hurt even without trying to use it). For a while I thought an over the counter pain reliever,( Aspirin),might dull the pain a bit. I don't like to take pills for aches and pains unless I think I have to and waited a while,the pain got worse.

Last year I bought Always Native Joint & Muscle Comfort Organic Infusion at a walk-in shop in WA and put a small amount on my thumb. Always Native Joint & Muscle Comfort product description and reviews. Always Native Joint & Muscle Comfort Organic Infusion eliminated the pain in my thumb before dinner. Has anyone else used Always Native Joint & Muscle Comfort Organic Infusion ?
Chatter / Re: Spring/Fall Porch (depending on location)
« Last post by ljh on Yesterday at 04:08:06 AM »
Laurie, your mugs may not be perfect, but I really like them.  I'm sure they're better than I could do. 

I did finish getting the shade cloth up yesterday, and today I've been catching up on various things, including the thrill(?) of a trip to Costco.

Tomorrow the guys from the termite company come to treat the infested area in the house.  I'll be glad to have that done.  If it doesn't take too long I might go to a weaver's estate sale.  If not, well, I guess I won't.  I suspect it won't be a huge loss as I rarely find a lot of yarns I really want-but hope springs eternal and you never know.

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