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Fabric problems
Wed 10-Nov-10
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Suz
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Gottaknit said:

He doesn't really get it - I think it is a Man Thing.


 

You might be onto something here. My OH doesn't seem to comprehend that the process of making something can be as enjoyable as having the finished product. However, he doesn't complain about my frequent "mess" on the living room floor, so that's something......

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Wed 10-Nov-10
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Suz, they do have their good points, don't they?   welldone  laugh

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Hi Everyone. Weddings over and I fly back home soon, just thought I would drop by and say photos of the stole/shawl/pashmina whatever you want to call it will be on the blog tomorrow evening and we were all thrilled with the way it turned out. It was still crinkled but once it was worn it didn't seem to really matter.

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wave  It will be good to have you back Joanna.  Been following your blog and your adventures. Sounds like you are having a wonderful time.

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Sun 16-Jan-11
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Suz said:

Gottaknit said:

He doesn't really get it - I think it is a Man Thing.


 

You might be onto something here. My OH doesn't seem to comprehend that the process of making something can be as enjoyable as having the finished product. However, he doesn't complain about my frequent "mess" on the living room floor, so that's something......


That's an excellent quality, how on earth do you manage that, or does it just come with the person! lol welldone wave
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welldoneJoannaS said:

Hi Everyone. Weddings over and I fly back home soon, just thought I would drop by and say photos of the stole/shawl/pashmina whatever you want to call it will be on the blog tomorrow evening and we were all thrilled with the way it turned out. It was still crinkled but once it was worn it didn't seem to really matter.


Look forward to seeing the photo's of the finished result of the stole cum pashmina, so pleased that it turned out well for you.....that's good, we probably worry over thing more, thankfully they turn out ever so well in the end. You'll have to tell us all about the wedding......Safe journey home, Odelle.welldonewave
Sat 13-Aug-11
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forgive me for i have sinned...lol...never go near a Salvation Army shop when its fill a bag for a £1 , last week i came home with a Kath Kidston Ikea duvet cover which i was happy with, but today i went a little mad , ive more chintzy bedding lots more , gorgeous curtains that are all faded roses ,a load of vintage paisley scarfs . a coat and various other embroidered bits and the elderly gentleman on the till says "im afraid i will have to charge you £2 as i cant get it all in one dustbin bag "

But as my daughter pointed out OH detests anything flowery ...the answer? ..hell die before me and then i can chintz myself to death

Sat 13-Aug-11
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Kaye - you are lucky, I was wanting to make a few things for my stall with the Kath kidston type fabric and I gave up on the idea because the fabric was so expensive everywhere...I don't think we have a sally army shop near us, never heard of this 'fill a bag' thing before

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How come I never find anything I would want in any charity shop?  I did once buy a shirt in one of them but that's it.  Perhaps I just don't want anything?

 

We have an RSPCA shop, a Red Cross shop, a Hospice shop, Age UK shop and Oxfam shop and an Oxfam book shop in one small town.  And all the clothes are too big for me in all of them.

I'll try that again!

Sun 14-Aug-11
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awwwww toffee , i have the opposite problem everythings to small for me , but im fortunate , i can adapt things, im having a peasant skirt with boots phase, so i just turn them up from the top and make a new waistband from the fabric i take out

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I used to love charity shop shopping and got some good things from those. Mind you I think it does depend where you go, some are better than others.

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I've noticed too that (just the same as everywhere else) they are not as cheap as they used to be. I usuually have a good rummage whenever I go in to York

Mon 15-Aug-11
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because i get around a lot with work , i do tend to visit dozens of obscure ones its my teabreak during the day , i dont spend a great deal but then again i dont have a lot to spend...lol.....not worth entering these days are the british heart foundation, lincolnshire hospice , red cross, pdsa, barnardos,at least locally they dont want to sell anything that isnt just out of the shops. Award winners should be the Salvation Army , anything run by christians , RSPCA, Scouts and local charities they just pile it up and sell it cheap...one of my favourites is The Nomad Trust in Lincoln its a homeless shelter they sell tons of strange things from time to time , they get given loads of food for the shelter but as the lady says most of their homeless are drunks and on drugs , so rarely eat , so into the shop it goes rather than it be wasted , they even have mountains of fruit and veg sometimes

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I've never heard of them selling fruit and veg before.  What fun!

I'll try that again!

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where is Nomad's Trust in Lincoln - is it the one on Freeschool Lane? Mother-in-law died and I've loads of crockery, pans and cutlery that no-one else seems to want - what do you think?

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