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Re: [OT] Joanne, the books arrived!!!



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Ah, thanks so much!  I enjoy reading series of books in sequence, I
would have had it wrong.

I have put them aside just now, I'm deep into the learning curve on my
new embroidery machine (Singer Quantum XL5000).  DGD is coming over
tomorrow to play.  ;-)

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Beverly
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BEI Design wrote:
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Learn it really well, then come help me with my XL6000.  Hope you do
enjoy the books when you get a round tuit.  ;-)

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Joanne @ stitches @ singerlady.reno.nv.us
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Lucky you!  I got such a good deal on the 5000 I decided to jump.

Today's session with DGD was fantastic:  We embroidered a beautiful
mid-size rose bouquet on the back of her denim jacket, and added her
name to the front yoke;  put a lovely pink-purple lily arrangement on
the front of a periwinkle T-shirt; put her name in variegated thread
on the front and the large rose bouquet on the back of a white fleece
jacket.  She was amazing:  after just a couple of demonstrations, she
was editing her chosen designs, threading the machine, hooping the
garments (with some help), and changing out the top threads.  She even
diagnosed the problem we were having with the continuous-bobbin-thread
not winding properly (seemed to be a problem with the bobbin, when we
put a different one in it was fine).  Maybe I'll put you in touch with
~her~!  ;-)

I am so proud of her!  :-)  And she and her Mom were thrilled with the
look of the "new" old clothing items.

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Beverly
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BEI Design wrote:
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It's like computers and vcrs.  The kids have never lived in a world
without these tools, so they just learn how to use them without ever
thinking that there is a learning curve or that it might be difficult.
That seems to be the trick.  If a 3-year old can do it, anyone can,
right?  We older folk just need to get over that little bump.

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Although I'm not intimidated by technology, I'm just delighted that
DGD picked up all the intricacies of "editing" so quickly.  I've been
programming our VCRs' since the first one in the mid-seventies
(remember those, weighed about a hundred pounds?), and after getting
my first computer in '89, I learned (as the need arose) to open it up
and install/change components.  I am a prime example of
trial-and-error-learning.  ;-)

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I've certainly had fun with it, and enjoy teaching my gray-haired
compatriots that they're not too old to learn a trick or two.  The most
fun I've had was telling my local techies that I used a hammer to
install a network card.  Which I did.  It was too narrow to get in
there, and the edge of the card nearly split my fingers, so I used the
handle of the hammer to press the card into the slot.  So, technically,
I did use a hammer to install the card.  ;-)
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Hey, whatever works!  ;-)  I've used some not-so-gentle persuasion
myself, trying to get PCI cards into those d___d slots. And trying to
run data cables through and around....

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Beverly
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That's because we women are natural problem solvers. Don't tell me something
won't work, when I know I can make it work.
That's my motto.
Juno



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You're singing to the choir, sister!  ;-)



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Of course, but who else will listen?
Juno
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What a wonderful day!  You are so lucky to have DD nearby and be able to
spend days like that with DGD, who will forever remember the day, too.
Emily



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Indeed I am, and believe me, I know it.  Yesterday I spent two hours
at the grandchildren's piano recital.  DGS played "Sonatina in C" by
Frank Lynes and "Lazy Days".  DGD played three pieces and sang the
vocal refrain while playing the last one.  Amazing!  I took everyone
out to Baskin & Robbins after. :-)

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Beverly
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Re: (gettingO.T.)sewing in Cambodi: now Sewing Rage and Crepe Backed Sating Revisited!


I will have eventually. wedding this Saturday......Amelia
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THAT IS SO TRUE!!!!!!

lol I never thought of that but it really makes sense......especially since
I usually like to sew as fast as possible!

Michelle Giordano



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Yes, I must admit I have a lead foot, which is why I was given the print
out!!............Amelia
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Re: sewing in Cambodia


bud farrar wrote:

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I've initiated the transport of several odd items by motorbike (like a
HUUUUGE Suchards Easter Egg!), but never a treadle sewing machine...
Nice choices, mind!

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Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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Cambodia and many other developing countries are now at serious risk of
losing their textile industries.  In  January, the limits on textiles that
any single country could export to the USA was removed creating a situation
whereby goods made in China could flood the market wiping out competition
from smaller countries.  I know there is talk of rescinding the lift of
quotas, but I don't know any details.

Something to consider whenever you buy anything made in China.



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I agree with that......but how are you supposed to tell where something is
made?

I usually just buy from local fabric stores and have never seen a "made in"
sticker on anything.....plus I live in Canada, I don't know what our rules
are about how much a country can export to us.

Michelle Giordano



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On Wed, 18 May 2005 09:22:49 -0600, "dnmgiordano"

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In Australia at least, you can tell - you don't have to have a label.
: )  What I mean is, the stuff from China is absolute JUNK.  The
"100%" cotton knit for one is so see-thru, it's like tissue paper!
No, change that - tissues are less revealing.

Allan.

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Just Allan wrote:

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I think it depends on the quality you buy.  Here in the UK I've had
Chinese cottons that were as good as Delta cottons, and Indian ones
likewise.  I've also had American so called Pima cottons that were
rubbish and shrank as soon as you looked at them.  GOOD Chinese cottons
are really good, but expect to pay a decent price for them.

I tend not to worry about the country of origin: quality is what counts,
and I'll pay for that if necessary.  If I can get the same quality at a
bargain price (and over the years I've had some wonderful bargains!),
then it's a bonus.

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Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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