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Member postings for Eileen Foster

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Thread: Chat
01/03/2021 18:39:17

how about a piece of gingham there are a range of sizes. I have some that was school uniform stuff that may in fact be poly-cotton. In my scraps I may have red, lilac and possibly pink.. I do have some poly-cotton in a range of colours but that has impressed daisies on it and they are about the size of a 1p coin.

if they are any good let me know and I will see what I can dig out for you.

Eileen x

27/02/2021 12:28:56

I have a Jones or it may be a Brother one with 4 spools / threads. I have had it for over 25yrs now and it has been a delight to use. A 4 spool one does a more professional job than a 3 spool one but if it is just for domestic dress making etc then a 3 spool will be more than adequate. If its for soft furnishings /curtains or a more professional dressmaking service then go for a 4 spool one.

my advice is to buy the best make you can afford. Apart from replacing needles when I make / start a new project it has been well worth the £300 I paid for it. I remember thinking at the time that I could get one for about £175 but it felt flimsy. This one is quite heavy and is very quiet in use.

don't know what they currently cost though.

18/02/2021 10:11:48

I'd be interested in seeing how you get on with it. I'd love to have a long arm but don't have the space. this might just be the answer.

Thread: Show and Tell 2021
18/02/2021 10:07:44

that is stunning Margaret . such a lovely concept.

01/02/2021 21:06:15

Gosh you are getting a head of the game. they are so pretty, some lucky person is going to love them.

21/01/2021 19:30:09

that looks amazing Margaret, cant wait to see the completed quilt.

Eileen x

21/01/2021 18:40:59

A of friends wanted to make lap quilts using 2 1/2" strips as one had bought a stripology ruler and had 'gone mad' cutting strips. They asked if I could plan something for them.

This is the one I made. it uses 12 coloured strips and 12 background strips.

it is quilted using my trusty janome.

Eileen x

ornage lap quilt.jpg

Thread: Show and Tell 2020
21/01/2021 18:14:56

they look amazing Sylvia. lovely technique.



07/01/2021 19:16:43

I love that, the colours go really well together.



Thread: Christmas 2020
02/01/2021 20:03:01

This lap top doesn't play you-tube any more sad

Must say I like your two xmas rings.. The masks made me smile a lot.

happy new year to you all too.



Thread: Show and Tell 2020
23/12/2020 19:59:10

Very pretty work. My daughter loved the angel because of the peacock flowers.



22/12/2020 09:29:38

They are lovely Reenie, lets hope you get to see the grandchildren soon.

I think little projects are a brilliant way to keep busy and yours are very pretty Sylvia. I too have yet to try making a bowl.



Thread: Chat
14/12/2020 13:55:57

Yes lets hope the vaccine gets us back to a more normal state of normal. Seasons greeting to you too.



Thread: Show and Tell 2020
11/12/2020 14:16:18

That is so pretty, so is the snowflake one.


The beige king size quite I made has finally gone on my friends bed. She has been decorating. it looks much better on her bed than it did on mine.

finished on dawns bed..jpg


finished at dawns 1.jpg

Edited By Eileen Foster on 11/12/2020 14:20:32

Thread: Christmas 2020
29/11/2020 16:42:11

they are beautiful Margaret.

I really should make the effort to do something similar.

Eileen x

20/11/2020 11:30:13

that is so pretty Margaret. I have a couple of panels but I am always concerned that I might spoil them. I really must bite the bullet..

Eileen x

Thread: Show and Tell 2020
05/11/2020 20:56:47

been making a play mat with some fabric from my mat

detail of the pattern

playmat detail

I also made a cushion with 0.50m of linen look cotton that was in my stash. I don't know where it came from either. Wonder if one of my girls bought it.

flower cushion

Thread: Christmas 2020
28/10/2020 13:02:15

yes I am with you on that Steph, as I also wear specs and they steam up really quickly. I have tried all sorts of anti misting liquids with no success. I will be making a few more masks as my hubby keeps losing them! I am tempted to make a shocking pink one for him.



Thread: Show and Tell 2020
28/10/2020 12:58:23

that is very pretty Maria I can see why you are taking your time with it.

Eileen x

Thread: Chat
28/10/2020 12:56:15

Oh Maria I know how you feel, it is so strange, remembering to remove their favourite food item from the shopping list was one thing hubby took time to adjust too.

We did have an empty nest but the youngest at 23 is back with us. lockdown had her back here to finish her degree and now she is struggling to get a job. preferably in wildlife conservation but at the moment anything. she has lost count of retail jobs she has applied for. It is such a depressing jobs market at present. To make it worse one of her friends committed suicide. The family are devastated and she was not able to go to the funeral.

It is treading on eggshells at the moment but I know it will get better.

I have daughter tidying out my sewing room, putting fabrics of one colour all together etc, it will make it easier to select later ; I hope.

Eileen x

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