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Old 09-12-2011, 10:03 PM   #341
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That's great S&P and perfect for this thread! I only have one hobby, pushing my luck...no good pictures of that!
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:03 PM   #342
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Just one more and I woun't bother you guys any more.
Bother? Keep 'em coming!
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Old 09-13-2011, 04:47 AM   #343
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Just one more and I woun't bother you guys any more.
Please, it's not a bother at all. We really love seeing others' creations. Show 'em off!
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Old 09-25-2011, 05:58 PM   #344
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lilly's second birthday is oct. 5. racked my brain for a gift. none of the plastic toys appeal to me. i don't think they are played with for very long. so. i have some fabric and a cute pattern , think i will just run up the dress this coming week. fairly simple and i should finish in time. i have several really cute appliqués and will put on inexpensive t.shirts for her. i promise , no complaining on this one.

am knitting a scarf with thick and quick yarn. fits and starts though, it bores me quickly.
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Old 10-30-2011, 10:59 AM   #345
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I think I have finally found a way to get myself motivated to sew.

On my visit to Walmart last week I was astonished to find FABRIC!!! Lots of it, pretty prints. I immediately placed an order with JoAnn Fabrics for a pattern for a scrubs top. I wanted a simple tunic pull over, and while the scrubs isn't quite what I wanted, it was closer than any other pattern I could find.

Checking the yardage this morning, I noticed that the pattern (Simplicity 5443) also has a scrunchy. I've been trying to find instructions for those for years. I never did figure out an easy way to do it, I should have the actual pattern in my hands tomorrow or Tuesday.

I'm getting psyched!
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Old 10-30-2011, 03:22 PM   #346
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This coming spring, I"ll at last be starting the construction of a full-scale hydroponic vegetable gardening setup. I'm going to build a screened in, 20' x 20' greenhouse elevated 3' from the ground and having a 12' peaked roof.

the accepted and proven maximum poundage of produce in this type of greenhouse is 7 pounds per/sq/ft/month. I'm going to aim for 10 pounds. I have the hydroponic units designed already and will put them into production starting about May first, I hope.

Building the platform for the greenhouse will be the hardest part. I'll be using a power driller for the post holes. I'm too old to dig them by hand.

When it's built and ready for planting, I'll start a thread so the growth of the veggies can be tracked and watched.

This will be a blast!

I"ll be using several types of hydroponic methods; Ebb and Flow, and cascading Nutrient Flow Technique (NFT) will be the primary systems.
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Old 10-30-2011, 03:24 PM   #347
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I think I have finally found a way to get myself motivated to sew.

On my visit to Walmart last week I was astonished to find FABRIC!!! Lots of it, pretty prints. I immediately placed an order with JoAnn Fabrics for a pattern for a scrubs top. I wanted a simple tunic pull over, and while the scrubs isn't quite what I wanted, it was closer than any other pattern I could find.

Checking the yardage this morning, I noticed that the pattern (Simplicity 5443) also has a scrunchy. I've been trying to find instructions for those for years. I never did figure out an easy way to do it, I should have the actual pattern in my hands tomorrow or Tuesday.

I'm getting psyched!

The next time we have a scrubs swap, I'm going to grab a bunch of the older (comfy) scrub tops and pants for lazywear. I think they would be perfect for cleaning clothes, too!
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:41 PM   #348
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I think I have finally found a way to get myself motivated to sew.

On my visit to Walmart last week I was astonished to find FABRIC!!! Lots of it, pretty prints. I immediately placed an order with JoAnn Fabrics for a pattern for a scrubs top. I wanted a simple tunic pull over, and while the scrubs isn't quite what I wanted, it was closer than any other pattern I could find.

Checking the yardage this morning, I noticed that the pattern (Simplicity 5443) also has a scrunchy. I've been trying to find instructions for those for years. I never did figure out an easy way to do it, I should have the actual pattern in my hands tomorrow or Tuesday.

I'm getting psyched!
Just out of curiosity, why did you have to order the pattern? Is there no local store? Do you live in the boonies? Just wondering.
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:52 PM   #349
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Just out of curiosity, why did you have to order the pattern? Is there no local store? Do you live in the boonies? Just wondering.
Actually, kind of. It's many miles and I don't drive. The bus requires too much walking (PAD).

It was quick and easy online and will arrive in my mailbox in a couple of days. Plus, I needed a few little tools and they were available too. No walking, no searching, no finding a pattern and they don't have my size. No hassle.

I even kept looking and found another pattern from Amazon that I like too. It is also on order now. I like this.

If I'd taken the bus, my back and legs would be hurting bad, and I'd be totally worn out for the rest of the day.
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Old 10-30-2011, 11:23 PM   #350
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i often order patterns on line. mostly the ones the store does not carry anymore. always a great price on discontinued ones. and i found the princess dress pattern on line, none of stores had any i wanted.
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