Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Wednesday

Good morning!I've just popped out to the freezer and it feels flippin' cold.  There's no frost so maybe it just feels colder than it really is - a daft thing to say really but you know what I mean!

Yesterday ended up a bit unexpected - nice unexpected though.

Just as I was getting ready to go to Slimming World, the bell went and there was my friend Jackie on the doorstep.  For one awful moment, I though either she or I had got dates muddled because we were scheduled to have lunch together on Thursday.  However, not so, she was asking could we change to yesterday as something had come up for Thursday.

As she was fine about me going out and not being back until eleven, I agreed so that's what we did.  Jackie came back at eleven and, after a good old chat over a coffee, we went off to the Hare for a super lunch and more chat!
We've decided to make this a once a month thing so we've set a date for next month when we'll use our golden oldie bus passes and go into town where there's so much choice of eateries that we will have difficulty deciding.

Then I came home and got on with getting to know Mum's sewing machine better.  I pretty much finished the top which I am really not sure about (!) so it's just as well it's cheap and extremely ancient fabric plus a freebie pattern.  I then used the rest to cut out and make a skirt and it is definitely seconds fabric as there's marks and errors on it, but it will do for indoors and just mucking around so no problem!  I need to practise and remember old learning and skill so it's certainly not a waste.

Today I shall snuggle down with the manual and the accessories box and go through everything, working out what it all does, what the various settings mean and so on.
I also have to go to Hobbycraft again (such a shame) and I have personal training midday and a pile of ironing so that's my day nicely mapped out, isn't it.
What are you doing today?  xx

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  1. I can confirm that it is colder than it looks - and I only opened the back door! Have a good day

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    1. Thank goodness the sun is shining to compensate!
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  2. Nice plan for the day Joy and good luck with the machine I always had problems with the tension and would sometimes get a real mess on the underside of a seam but never understood why.

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    1. I hate it when that happens. I think sometimes it's the bobbin not in properly but not always. Very annoying!
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  3. Wet here with slushy snow covering the lawn outside. I agree such a shame you have to go to Hobbycraft! Lovely surprise for yesterday.
    I changed my machine after I had it for about 40 years - I am learning the new one as I go along but have to keep referring to the manual a lot even for the basic things like changing a stitch length!

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    1. Yes, it was a lovely surprise.
      Were you expecting snow? Brrr - thinking about it makes me feel cold although I do like snow.
      I think when you've used something for so long, most things are ingrained and you don't even have to think about them, you just do them automatically. I'm sure that you'll get used to the new ways in time. What machine is it?
      xx

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  4. Think of the marks and errors in the fabric as a design feature and individual creation. ;-)

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    1. lol! I wish they were that sort of mark!
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  5. Good luck getting to grips with the machine and also with exercising self discipline as you wander around the aisles in Hobbycraft!

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    1. I'm not sure self control and Hobbycraft actually work together terribly well, but you never know. :-)
      xx

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  6. Sounds like a well planned day. It's snowing here again so I'm staying inside.

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    1. Very wise. You've had so much, haven't you?
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  7. I was at Mums in Manchester yesterday (Wednesday) waiting for her new wardrobes to be delivered. Super efficient delivery men from John Lewis who were very considerate and took away all the rubbish when they had finished.
    Today I’ve a meeting and a hairdo.

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    1. John Lewis is generally extremely good. Sometimes it's worth paying a bit more.
      I hope the meeting goes well and that the hairdo is very satisfying!
      xx

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  8. I hope you get to have warm weather soon with the brightly shining sun, making you feel happy and hale ��. So nice catching up old buddy again and having chat and going back to old memories, such a sweet time, hope you had great lunch and plenteous chat. Meeting once's in a month sounds a good plan. Good luck with the machine. Have a great day ��

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