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Thread: Chat
26/06/2021 13:09:19

I'm not on line so often these days but it's good to see some of the "old"(!!??) familiar names when I am here.

Brenda - just seen the horrible news about the Covid situation in Sydney. I do so hope that doesn't affect your travel plans. I have to admit that Australian geography isn't my strongest suit!!!

Hope you have a lovely time.

10/04/2021 07:35:34

What a fabulous wee quilt Brenda - really beautifully made. You are so right about moving house when you are are able to rather than when you HAVE to. We came back to Edinburgh from South West France 2 years ago because of my stupid epilepsy - we decided to do it then for exactly your reasons - all our friends over there said to us, very firmly - go NOW when you have a choice - don't wait until you haven't.Good luck with the actual job of packing up. On the funny side - the company came to give us an estimate for the move, I was out ; when I came home, my husband said that he thought the quote was really good. Then I asked what did he think about all of my fabric and Eric sreplied "oh, I forgot to show him your sewing room - in attic) and we asked to guy to come back. When he saw my room, the quote went up by 25%!!!! Honestly!

Nuff said"- I've never been allowed to forget it.

Edited By Winnie the B.O.L.B on 10/04/2021 07:37:23

08/04/2021 13:59:57

Oh Sylvia - I was so glad to read your reply to Eileen's post; I was feeling somewhat guilty having had exactly the same thoughts as you a couple of days ago - not being 21 anymore (73 in fact), I was lying in bed trying to think of who would want ALL of my vast hoard of fabric and got as far as trying to make a list in my head and asking myself if they lived near enough to me to want to come and choose some - or all- of it. I will now try to follow your advice and stop indulging in sin of which we are all guilty - being unable to use our favourite fabrics as then they will no longer be there for that perfect project!!!

Margaret/Winnie xx

02/03/2021 13:29:03

You're very welcome Rosemary. Just let me know if you need to.

Margaret xx

01/03/2021 19:34:35

That sounds like a pretty good idea, Eileen - could well work out really well .

Also, Rosemary, I have a lot of 1" strips which I have used in the past to make patches with ½' finished size. So, if you would like me to, I could make you a wee 7" (or smaller) block with these. My schoolgirl maths tells me that there would be 49 squares in a 7" "quilt". If you'd like that, I'd be happy to make it; one less thing on your plate! I can promise you that my matching seams are really neat - honest! You just need to tell me what sort of colours/style you fancy. No problem if you don't like the idea either - no offence taken!!!!

Margaret/Winnie the B.O.L.B xx

18/02/2021 12:58:49

Like Eileen and Rosemary, that sounds really great - I have often wished a long arm was a possibility for me but the current ones no matter how "small" were just not practical for me. However, the one Margaret S is talking about sounds feasible so any further info would be very welcome.

Thanks Margaret

06/11/2020 12:52:37

Yes Sylvia - all 3 of them that I saw have a different angle in the same vein -dodgy licences, passports, loans etc etc.

05/11/2020 22:16:39

Yes, Sylvia and Rosemary - I've just seen that "they" have been posting since way back in April. Very dodgy looking threads indeed. I've counted 3 in total - there may well be more. I'm sure they won't have caught any of our "group" but I really hope they haven't sucked in any one on the "fringes" of the site. Well done for noticing it Sylvia.

Winnie the B.O.L.B aka Margaret xx

Thread: Friendship Swap 2016/7
18/07/2020 19:56:54

it's really lovely Rosemary - I know how fond you were of Sheila and this is a wonderful way to remember her. A special "thank you" to Sarah for her beautiful label - and the thoughts behind it.


Thread: Chat
13/07/2020 17:03:53

Get well soon, Maria - know what you mean about lack of enthusiasm - I get like that after a bad bout of seizures - but the "oomph" does come back!!

Winnie/ Margaret

13/07/2020 15:58:11

That's gorgeous Rosemary - I have a couple of "these" but this puts mine completely in the shade - in fact they can't even be called "the same thing". Well done that girl.


22/06/2020 18:42:02

Really pleased to hear it, Sylvia. Without our machines, we are no use to man nor beast!!!!

Winnie/Margaret xx

20/06/2020 18:16:46

I have to "admit" to being very careful about this - even more especially since I bought my present machine which is a kinda expensive Bernina! I clean it superficially - thread guides, bobbin case, throat plate etc, every week - more often when I am working with "fluffy" fabrics. I clean/oil (tiny amount) the whole thing including the innards, once a month.

It is incredible how much fluff and lint gathers in such a short space of time. I bought a can of "dust buster" spray when I bought my latest machine and it gets into the smallest of nooks and crannies and it is amazing how much blows out from even there.

I don't mean to sound superior about this in any way - I just have a bit of a thing about it.

Winnie/Margaret x

04/06/2020 16:41:47

How right you are, Margaret - I won't quote any examples from this house - they are too numerous to mention!!!

Rosemary - I don't log on very often these days so this is the first time I have seen several of those gorgeous pieces of work. - they are absolutely beautiful - understatement of the year, in fact.

Winnie/Margaret xx

16/04/2020 19:54:26

Out of Date and WAY in the back of the cupboard?!!

Well, 2 boxes of Knorr stock cubes - 2013; 3 jars of Mustard - 2014; 2 tins of peeled tomatoes - 2014; 4 various jars of spices - 2011 - 2014 - and the rest I can't remember (we did it 3 weeks ago!).

I've been through my wardrobe - and my husband's - and put them in a Sally Army bag for "later" - 5 pairs of shoes that never, ever fitted - 2013-2015. 2 jackets - our of fashion since 2010!!!!!!; 1 coat - shamefully it will NEVER fit again! -2013; 3 sweatshirts- not worn since 2014 - too small - and don't like anymore either. Fancy "glittery" jumper - 2009!!! Definitely Mutton dressed as lamb now!

Hubby - 4 shirts - hasn't wear since he retired - 1997??????????????. Smart jacket - same reason and to small even for a funeral!!!! 7 pairs of socks - he hates them - 2015.

I could go on but it will get boring.


Thread: Stay at home retreat....will you join me?
11/04/2020 18:43:34

Great idea Rosemary - sadly, I am completely and utterly useless at posting photos - I really mean it - so I can't join in but I will log in to see what's happening with my more IT savvy friends!!


Thread: Chat
06/04/2020 14:31:31

Sorry that the suppliers can't/won't(?) help - very frustrating as I can appreciate that having to pay a tradesman to do the work would make an already expensive job unbelievably expensive.

My washing machine is a long and boring saga - suffice to say that a firm tried to scam us for £260 plus VAT for a part that we eventually sourced for ourselves, direct from the manufacturer for the grand total of £49 including express delivery and which my hubby fitted himself in 5 mins!!!!!!

However, as I said, I now have a fully functioning washing machine which is not flooding the floor and is also taking in water where and when it should!! I would have been reduced to soucing a scrubbing board if it wasn't as, because we are completely self-isolating (age group plus my ill health), a new one could not have been delivered beyond the front door and no one in our circle of friends would have been allowed to help - and we live in an upper floor maisonette!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good luck with whatever "solution" you can find in the meantime. Long may your daughter see "the wisdom" of cutting down on the wash load!!

Margaret xx

06/04/2020 12:58:48

Oh Eileen - how terrifying for you and your family. What a dreadful shock and worry for you all. I'm sure that you have already asked all the appropriate suppliers to get the negative answer you talk about but I do know that up here in Scotland suppliers/workmen who are undertaking "essential work" are allowed to both supply the materials and carry out the work if it is considered to be essential - for example, we were able to get someone out to try to get our washing machine repaired - that's a story for another day!! Surely a disaster such as yours would be considered "essential/emergency" especially as some construction companies are being allowed to continue to work.

I'll be thinking about you.

Winnie the BOLB/Margaret xx

01/04/2020 13:51:16

Sorry Rosemary - probably being my usual stupid self but I can't find the pattern you were talking about!!!!!!!!!

Haven't posted for "forever" - life has been a bit grotty - but I do read all the posts that come in.


Maggie the BOLB!!

11/01/2020 13:29:37

Happy New Year to everyone. I''ve not been here very often recently - life is unfortunately very complicated these days but I do still read most of the posts directly in my inbox.

Margaret - I hope your cold is well and truly gone by now - it sounded rotten

The direct link didn't work on my Mac, Rosemary but I managed to link in myself. The work is gorgeous - unfortunately out of reach budget-wise but, as you say, well worth drooling over!!!

Winnie/Margaret xx

Edited By Winnie the B.O.L.B on 11/01/2020 13:30:54

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