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Chatter / Re: What's Your Favorite Garment to Sew?
« Last post by lessalt on Yesterday at 04:52:00 AM »
Love making TShirts and I have  more patterns than I can count but when I find a good one I make it in multiples. It looks different in different fabrics. I have been trying to get rid of some double sided fabric recently so made 3 coats which is pretty silly when it's 100+ outside.
Chatter / Re: How to find an adult dog to adopt?
« Last post by lessalt on Yesterday at 04:46:32 AM »
We had Boston Terriers previously, both rescues and nice dogs. When the last one died DH couldn't face looking for a dog for a year and a half. I looked up what a low maintenance dog might work for two seniors and we rescued a 3 year-old French Bulldog. She's been a real sweetheart, no major health issues, no separation anxiety, no chewing or barking. She was very shy when we first brought her home, now loves being center of attention with our guests. They are definitely inside dogs, can't tolerate extreme heat or cold. She loves her two daily walks and stops at all the neighbors she likes, willing them to come out. She is stubborn - when you tell her to do something she'll do it but sloowly. She is afraid of small children but our grandchildren are older. She's proved perfect for us. We do travel and have gotten home/pet sitters from

Rescued greyhounds are actually couch potatoes according to friends who have adopted them.

The last weekend is September we go with friends to Carmel for Poodles Days. It's a benefit for NorCal poodle rescue based in Walnut Creek. There is a parade of poodles at The Crossroads where the street is blocked off. Last year there were 500 poodles (and poodle mixes) . I walk with them and their two beautiful Poodles and my French Bulldog.
Chatter / Re: The Summer Gazebo (S. Hemis. The Winter Fireside)
« Last post by Garden Girl on Yesterday at 04:17:41 AM »
Cooler weather is indeed nice. Since the air quality is now only hitting the moderate category at the peak time I can open the windows at night. We have a slight breeze, no real wind so the place doesn't fill with pollens. It'll be cool enough by 11:30 tonight and I can leave them open, and the AC off, until about 9:30 in the morning. Last night I even pulled my Summer quilt over my feet.

I don't envy Linda hacking the shrubs but I'd like to be able to! Our fall community clean up is late September and I thought I'd be able to do a bit of pruning. I was starting this week, piling it in the side yard and it can go curbside the 10th. Girls, I had such plans!  Now I'm just really glad I bought this little tablet so I've got something to do laying here when I'm not sleeping or trying to.

As for this medication, oh joy, cardiologist previously told me I'd be on it for good, so I didn't relapse as it were. Yet, for some reason of great concern to him my function is way off. At the lower dose its OK side effect wise and I might get used to this level and have fewer side effects. If my heart responds to this and improves I'll stay at this dose for sometime, otherwise we push it up higher. At that level I become a zombie. A 60's Voodoo movie walking dead zombie, not the modern brain eating type.

 He also wants to do those procedures, the left and right heart catheterization to have a look see and check stuff. I'm actually sort of hoping he finds something mechanical has gone haywire, a leaky valve, a little blockage some place, something that they can repair. Then they could do surgery, I recuperate and soon after feeling much better. I'd like much better, really I would.
Patterns and Instructions / Re: Marcy Tilton patterns for Vogue 2
« Last post by Tanglebox on Yesterday at 03:29:33 AM »
Thanks Ann!  It's been marinating in my stash for a couple of years now and I've finally found the right project for it.   :)

DashingEccentric thank you!  It does look funnel-ish doesn't it?  LOL.  I'll wear and pretend I meant it to be that way. 

Thanks blue mooney!  I'm getting ready to attach the neck band.  It's already going together better than the previous tee.  ;D
Chatter / Re: Had a scare Wednesday
« Last post by Miranda Y. on Yesterday at 03:26:51 AM »
I heard about the storms in Kokomo. I'm glad you are safe! This is such a bad time of year for storms :(
Chatter / Re: Had a scare Wednesday
« Last post by Linda Dean on Yesterday at 03:19:23 AM »
I am so glad you posted here.  I have been concerned about you.  I knew you lived close to where the tornados hit.
I grew in Northwest Louisiana and we had lots of tornados.  Fortunately, our home was never hit by one.
Please take care of yourself.

Chatter / Re: What's Your Favorite Garment to Sew?
« Last post by Miranda Y. on Yesterday at 03:03:30 AM »
Do costumes count? Because that's my favorite thing to make.

In terms of actual clothes I really love jeans even though they have a million steps. I love the challenge. Come to think of it, that's why I like costumes :D
Fabrics / Re: Sources for Colorful Fall Fabrics
« Last post by Miranda Y. on Yesterday at 02:59:36 AM »
Don't forget about Britex fabrics! They've got some really beautiful ones. They are a bit pricey but it's well worth it.
Sewing Machines / Re: What machines do you have?? 3
« Last post by Debbie S on Yesterday at 02:56:42 AM »
Saashka, Wow, I just purchased the Bernina is brand new (no sewing, embroidery, or stand by time on the machine). 

I am a little embarrassed about the number of machines I own, but confession is good for the soul, they say, so here goes:

A mechanical Singer, my DH bought me the year we were married (I am at my work week house and it is in the closet at home, and I can't remember the model). It works great, I just outgrew it....but our so. Borrows it from time to time so worth keeping.

Bernina 930 workhorse that has just started to cause concern.

Pfaff 7570 with embroidery unit and only 25-30 hours on it.....nothing wrong with it, we just did not bond.

Singer SM vintage...sews well, also at the other house.....sentimental value also.

Hobby lock serger....(once again at the other house).  Works well, so will keep it

Baby lock Evolution it.....more bells and whistles than I will ever need.

Janome CPX1000 did I manage without it!

Another Janome CPX1000 coverstitch, and a Baby lock Imagine serger, both brand new also still in the plan was to set up sewing rooms in both houses, to eliminate hauling machines back and forth as I now work out off both houses. But that plan has not evolved and will probably not happen.

AND, my new Bernina of the last, or so I am told, Bernina's stamped with Made in Switzerland on both the front and back.  Plan was to replace the 930, but it will be hard to retire that machine..
Chatter / Re: How to find an adult dog to adopt?
« Last post by Miranda Y. on Yesterday at 02:50:47 AM »
I will chime in that breed is reaaalllllllllly important. If you want a laid back dog, I dont know that I would recommend a high energy working dog which most large breeds are. A bored working dog can quickly become aggressive and/or a chewer.

I have a coonhound that I adore but he's quite the handful being a country dog in an urban setting. I could walk him for miles and miles and he'd never get tired of sniffing or investigating. He also has a bark so loud I'm pretty sure it can be heard across Lake Michigan. German shepards are working dogs as well and probably loved every minute of the training your parents gave them. You may very well be up to that challenge but it IS a challenge and you have to spend time with them every day.

IMO Labs tend to be a good in between (which is probably why everyone has one). They enjoy playing but don't require a lot of working and training (though they do love it). An older lab might be good for you and since labs are so popular, you might find more than a few of them. Sadly, hunting dogs like my Bacon are very commonly cast off. Hunters will breed a mother, keep the best two or three for intense training, and then dump the rest. There are so many in rescues south of us that they ship them up here just so they can have a better chance at finding a furever home. My boxer Elsa is a dream and very docile as most boxers are. I've heard that greyhounds are big lazy galoots too.
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