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Chatter / Re: The Winter Fireside (S. Hemisphere-The Summer Gazebo
« Last post by LyndaC on Yesterday at 08:06:45 PM »
Pina, I am sorrry so many bad things are going on in your life.  Sometimes it does seem that Satan is enjoying free reign, but he is still under God's control.
Patterns and Instructions / Re: Style Arc Patterns 7
« Last post by marciae on Yesterday at 08:04:44 PM »
Received my patterns Friday - creative cate - lola - sammi - and the free fern woven top.  Inside the fern is a label!!  It also has a bust dart.  I've not pulled it out and traced yet.  Did the Sammi first.  Anyone else get the free top??
Chatter / Re: The Winter Fireside (S. Hemisphere-The Summer Gazebo
« Last post by SuziQz on Yesterday at 08:02:52 PM »
Laurie, sometimes I guess you should just stay in bed.   ::)

Linda, I hope your hip feels better today.

Lynda, I'm gad that you enjoyed your play date.   ;D

Pina, I'm sorry to hear that your DS has been to ill.  I'm sure you would rather have seen the wedding in person. 
Site News and Announcements / Re: Sandbox IV
« Last post by Lisa on Yesterday at 07:53:38 PM »
Hi Lynn!

Since you have your images in Dropbox, you can use a direct link to that site to show your pictures in your post.  Like this:

You'll find directions on how to do that "here."  You want method #2 in that post. 

Because that image is a bit large, I also added a "display size" parameter.  This makes the original picture show at a smaller size, but allows people who want to see the larger version to click on the image and get the larger version.  Clicking again goes back to the smaller version.  (We always like to be able to see details up close, so I love access to larger photos!)  You'll find details about how to add that display size coding "here."

BTW, that "clicking to see the larger size, re-clicking to get display size again" doesn't work in "Preview" mode.  You'll only get the display size there.  The "click-to-see-larger" only works once you've posted.

Give it a try here, and we can help if you have any trouble. ;) ;D


SWAP 2015 / Re: SWAP 2015 Discussion
« Last post by warpjr1965 on Yesterday at 06:59:17 PM »
Busy, busy, busy.  No sewing done since last weekend, and I am not really in the mood today.  Once I pull out the sweater I think I'll be OK to finish that up today.

Bought the faux shearling for the jacket, and now that I see it and review the line drawings for the pattern I am far less intimidated by it.  iPhone is full of pictures, so I have to download some before I can post any here.
Patterns and Instructions / Re: Peggy Sagers' Silhouette Patterns 5
« Last post by daisy on Yesterday at 06:31:16 PM »
Way to go Karleene!

That's just how it's supposed to work!

How do you like that DVD?  I have every one of hers and really was wondering if I need this one or not.  I'd rather spend my money on fabric but if you think it's worth it, I would consider it.  I keep thinking that I know everything she says already.  I have made Georgio's top and love it but I know I would love it with the collar from Ann's top too!  But I think I could figure that out on my own.  Just put Ann's top neck onto Georgio's top, right?  And then add the collar.  Is there something I'm missing?  Are there any other "potato-y" things in the DVD other than that?
Quilting / Re: Gifting Quilts
« Last post by Pina on Yesterday at 06:23:01 PM »
I have just visited an old acquaintance who is in hospice, on palliative care and came home thinking how "beige" the room was. I decided that next time I visit I will take one of my colourful quilts in to brighten up the room and give some sense of "individual".  It has just occurred to me that this may be the perfect outlet for my quilt making.........I think it would be lovely to donate lap quilts to terminally ill patients in my local Nursing Homes. What do you think? Does anyone else gift quilts regularly?

Littledragon,I think it's a wonderful idea and very kind of you to donate your quilts to hospitals. I'm not a quilter,I made and donated cat cage comforters to a local animal shelter.

Each year a local region high school gives hundreds of quilts to various local organizations and groups.There was a good mix of girls and boys in the classes with the boys surprising everyone with their work. Two guild volunteers were required for each course for a proposed 8 hours of classroom instruction. Although a few classes required more time, this proved to be a reasonable expectation in spite of some schools having a one-hour class and others having a two-hour class.

Learning outcomes were set as: able to sew a quarter inch seam, able to complete quilt within class time, basic understanding of importance of colour value, basic understanding of layout designs, and basic understanding of labelling. We also gave two small trunk shows: one at the beginning to whet their appetites and one at the end to inspire them to greater things.

A display of these quilts, with pictures of the process, was given a place of honour during our Flirty Thirties Quilt and Fibre Art Show in 2012.

The program was such a success that it has continued every year since. To date, several hundred preemie quilts,made by local high school students, have been donated to the area General Hospital.

I wish all high schools would teach sewing and quilting ! Several B.C.quilters’ guild groups donate quilts to charity too.If someone doesn’t have a local area hospital to donate quilts to,this article is inspiring.Senior puts her sewing skills to good use.A 99-year-old Salt Spring Island,B.C. resident donates 250 handmade quilts to UBC Midwifery Program for Ugandan babies.
Chatter / Re: The Winter Fireside (S. Hemisphere-The Summer Gazebo
« Last post by Pina on Yesterday at 05:40:03 PM »
Pina,...........I don't care how cute something is, I'm not bringing anything new like that into the house.  I'm getting rid of all our extras that can't be used all the time. 

Laurie,I like to display some useless and also cute stuff like that ! I like what other people call clutter ! I don’t like bare kitchen counters and walls.  ;D

Our lives are very complicated,anything to brighten up my day is very welcome ! I bought myself something else probably no one else who reads this might wear and no one else can see under my pants,unless I would show it to someone.  :grinning:  At the local Co-Op I found the knee socks in the picture here and here.They only had one of each design.I knew if I didn’t buy the knee socks I liked someone else would have bought them by the time I visited the store again. “Sock It To Me” is a Portland-based sock label that specializes in funky and unique designs.

DS was very ill,he was in the ER for 6 days,he is still not well.We couldn’t attend our granddaughter's out of town wedding.She looked gorgeous in her wedding gown and the red bridesmaid dresses she bought for her bridesmaids and her matron of honor looked stunning too.We received a wedding ceremony video,we will receive a wedding reception video too.
Site News and Announcements / Re: 2014 Contribution Drive
« Last post by DragonLady on Yesterday at 05:31:00 PM »

Im looking at the ticker.  Please tell me that is 77 who have contributed this year and not 77 of all our members. 

Ps just sent donation.

The ticker shows 77 contributions received since I reset it in July of 2014.

And, I've received yours. :)  Thank-you!
Patterns and Instructions / Re: Peggy Sagers' Silhouette Patterns 5
« Last post by Sewshopper on Yesterday at 05:21:23 PM »
What I did with my first tee shirt pattern - don't remember which it was, but once you get one of the basics to fit, you do the same to all the rest - so, I made up the 4 with the C cup, which seemed closest.  The sleeves were tight, I went up to the 5w in the armhole also.  The waist needed more so I extended out to the 6w. I now have one sleeve that I can use on any of the tops. Now, when I trace a knit pattern, I go from the 4 to the 5w to the 6w and am very happy with the fit.  Needless to say, I tossed the first 4 muslin.

I got Peggy's Potatoe DVD and after viewing it, made up a Georgio with the Ann's collar.  It is very nice.

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