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  • Shanazel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:35 PM
    Owie, owie, owie, owie. This is hurting more than I thought it would. Finally made time this morning to actually start sorting stuff out. I...
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  • Shanazel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:17 PM
    Burn, baby, burn. Amazing what captures the imagination of children though fire fascinates almost everyone.
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  • Ariadne's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:22 PM
    Ariadne replied to a thread Teaching a Sewing Class in The Lounge
    I am jealous. All I know how to do is oil my machine. I don't even know if my machine has a belt tension. ... it's probably time to oil it again...
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  • Zorba's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:15 AM
    Zorba replied to a thread Teaching a Sewing Class in The Lounge
    My teacher's sewing machine lives! Cleaned and oiled, adjusted the belt tension, adjusted the thread tension, and ran it through all its paces...
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  • Daimona's Avatar
    08-17-2018, 05:51 PM
    Daimona replied to a thread Teaching a Sewing Class in The Lounge
    How cool to use scraps for sleeping mask sewing project. Would be cool to join you, but kind of difficult with travelling.... ;)
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  • Ariadne's Avatar
    08-17-2018, 05:00 PM
    Ariadne replied to a thread Teaching a Sewing Class in The Lounge
    Oh, that would definitely be a problem... Good point, I had forgotten that; fortunately there has already been a change of plans. To put it...
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  • Zorba's Avatar
    08-17-2018, 02:11 AM
    Zorba replied to a thread Teaching a Sewing Class in The Lounge
    Teacher's sewing machine in-hand. Could tell in the parking lot what its problem is - at least ONE problem. The upper tension was set on "2". Uh, no....
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  • Shanazel's Avatar
    08-16-2018, 03:22 AM
    Good on ya for taking on newbie sewers, Ariadne! I'll look forward to updates of your adventures. My two cents worth of advice: make sure they...
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  • Shanazel's Avatar
    08-16-2018, 03:12 AM
    Hot, dry, and mildly windy during the day. Chilly night and early mornings. It was 45 degrees F when I went out yesterday morning about 6:30. By...
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  • Zorba's Avatar
    08-15-2018, 11:31 PM
    Zorba replied to a thread Teaching a Sewing Class in The Lounge
    Makes it twice as hard - you gotta find all the little oil cups and moving bits and oil them - without guidance.
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  • Ariadne's Avatar
    08-15-2018, 10:51 PM
    Ariadne replied to a thread Teaching a Sewing Class in The Lounge
    Tell me about it. That drives me crazy!
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  • Zorba's Avatar
    08-15-2018, 08:44 PM
    Zorba replied to a thread Teaching a Sewing Class in The Lounge
    The classic one I've seen, and done, multiple times: Sewing the work to the backside of the garment because you lost track of what the backside was...
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  • Daimona's Avatar
    08-14-2018, 08:39 PM
    Daimona replied to a thread Teaching a Sewing Class in The Lounge
    Common mistakes... :think: Not washing and ironing/shrinking fabric before sewing. Too small seam allowance (i.e. cutting at the sewing line)....
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  • Ariadne's Avatar
    08-14-2018, 06:27 AM
    Ariadne replied to a thread Teaching a Sewing Class in The Lounge
    Wow, thanks! I’ll make sure and do a full class of that before they start actually sewing. I think between my sisters and I we have enough machines...
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  • Zorba's Avatar
    08-13-2018, 08:06 PM
    Zorba replied to a thread Teaching a Sewing Class in The Lounge
    HUGE advice: Teach them an "Introduction to Sewing Machine Operation" first. How to thread it, how to wind a bobbin, how to avoid common...
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    08-13-2018, 08:00 PM
    Zorba replied to a thread Saudi Dress... in Dance Costumes
    Hope so! This was just a quick snappy that my teacher took when I brought it to class to show her...
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  • Ariadne's Avatar
    08-13-2018, 05:32 PM
    So I'm starting a sewing class this month for three 15 year olds and a 19 year old (and anyone else who wanders in). I spent the first lesson just...
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  • Ariadne's Avatar
    08-13-2018, 05:19 PM
    Massive rainstorms here on and off for the last week. Some flooding. Not fun to drive in but it was great to play in. :D
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  • Ariadne's Avatar
    08-13-2018, 05:17 PM
    Ariadne replied to a thread Saudi Dress... in Dance Costumes
    Isn't it amazing the difference hair, makeup, etc makes? (Not to mention you shaved?) Love the dress! It should look amazing in your...
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  • songshu's Avatar
    08-13-2018, 08:17 AM
    I suggest: 1 making the site responsive for phone users 2 fix some bug, the Facebook connect link is not working 3 change the front-end design ...
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  • Zorba's Avatar
    08-13-2018, 02:24 AM
    Zorba replied to a thread Saudi Dress... in Dance Costumes
    Ok, here it is "on". No makeup, no hair, no contacts, wrong jewelry, no hip wrap, and TOTALLY wrong color worn underneath: I'm told this is...
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  • Daimona's Avatar
    08-12-2018, 07:07 PM
    We've had the warmest summer for 70 years (average temperatures) causing very low levels in all water reservoirs. Yesterday, however, was the wettest...
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  • Shanazel's Avatar
    08-03-2018, 03:34 PM
    Very weird sky today: combination of high cloud cover and smoke from the fires west of here. We're supposed to get scattered thunderstorms which I...
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  • Shanazel's Avatar
    07-30-2018, 03:29 AM
    Hail in Cheyenne on July 26.
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    07-30-2018, 03:25 AM
    We had a short hailstorm again this afternoon. Little stuff. This is, what, three or four days of hail in a row?
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  • Daimona's Avatar
    07-29-2018, 06:09 PM
    And according to the official measurements, yesterday was the warmest day ever since they started to measure temperatures around here. Average...
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  • Shanazel's Avatar
    07-29-2018, 03:40 AM
    A tornado touched down a dozen miles south of Douglas this afternoon. Douglas is about 45 miles from here. There have been more in the last ten or...
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  • Ariadne's Avatar
    07-29-2018, 02:11 AM
    Huh, it’s funny what you get used to. I’m trying to wrap my mind around ping pong ball sized hail but think nothing of staying inside between...
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  • Shanazel's Avatar
    07-28-2018, 05:18 PM
    What I think of as Disasterous Weather Warnings have become increasingly strident in the last couple of years. It's summer. We get thunderstorms...
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  • Ariadne's Avatar
    07-28-2018, 04:37 PM
    We've had some of that rain and hail off and on ourselves, hence the puddles in the backyard. Temperatures are pretty average for the time of year...
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