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  1. Mary was PTS this evening by the vet. She had several more fits last night and although okay this morning she had a definite head tilt. Vet said she also was showing lack of feeling in the back of her feet. He couldn't obviously say for sure what it was, possible brain tumour or virus affecting the brain but he is also bearing in mind that it could be Newcastle's diease. He is keeping her body on ice for a month until we are sure none of the other birds ar affected. RIP my pretty little Mary, you were a "Ooops, word censored!"y little hen, the smallest of my flock but the loudest voice.
  2. Wow this looks really good http://www.thequiltshow.com/os/blog.php/blog_id/5477
  3. Hi Nicola Thanks for replying. It's a possibility, she is the littlest of the group. OH said she looked a bit funny yesterday morning as well but he popped her out in the run and she then seemed fine. She has been out free ranging with the other girls all day today, mainly sitting in the sun but looking okay until about half an hour ago when she had a funny turn and flopped on her side and couldn't get up. I rushed to pick her up as a couple of the other girls ran over and started to peck her. She is now sitting in the garage in the pet carrier and seems okay. When I put her back in the pet carrier I noticed a big normal looking poo in there from this morning so I think she must be eating and drinking okay, and I have seen her eating today. I think I will keep her indoors tonight in the warm and she what she looks like in the morning and get her to the vet tomorrow evening.
  4. My 5 year old Silkie looked nearly dead this morning when I opened the cube. She was lying on her side, eyes closed and was unable to stand and unable to lift her head. She looked quite grotestly deformed and was just wildly flapping her wings when I tried to help her up. I removed her from the coop and placed her in a pet carrier, put her in the dark garage and covered her up whilst I found the out of hours vet number. She definitely looked on her way out. OH and I went out to check on her an hour later and she was completely recovered, sitting perkily in the pet carrier So I took her back to the run and opened the carrier and she has walked out into the run as if nothing was wrong. Any ideas anyone?
  5. I love the shows, I've not been to this one though. You get to try out the sewing machines, and quilting machines, talk to the experts, there are always lovely quilts on display on the stalls to look at and of course you get to drool over all the lovely fabrics. Hold on tight to your purse strings as it is very easy to get carried away. Have a super day.
  6. I've got a Husqvarna Redbug and I'm very happy with it. I've got the Sapphire 830. But I went from my mum's tempremental old Singer to my Husqvarna so I think I should be happy! I bought my daughter a Janome for Christmas, a fairly basic one but it sews really lovely and is a great starting machine or to take along to lessons. Have you test driven the Emerald yet? If you haven't it is probaly worth getting along to a shop and trying a few out. If you plan on carting it around to classes think of the weight - mine is such a monster to get to classes I had to invest in a trolley bag!
  7. Hi All It's lovely to see some of you have been inspired again by Plum's mystery quilt, I still have the original template that Plum sent me so if anyone would like a copy PM me your address and I will pop one in the post to you. I've been very busy the last couple of months and not had much time to get on here, but I did get Mum's quilt finished in time for Mother's Day. It's done using the Quilt as You Go method but with wider sashing. It's a great way to use up the off cuts off batting and makes it much easier to quilt. I will definitely use this method again. Front Side: Reverse Side:
  8. I just bought a date stamp and ink from the Omlet shop but am not getting a legible date on my eggs - I was wondering if anyone else has tried using the stamp and found the same and has any tips? Thanks for reading
  9. Thank you all for your lovely comments though I am not experienced at all, just very happy playing with fabric - I first learnt from a master - Plum This thread was my first foray into the world of patchwork and quilting, just over 3 years ago: http://club.omlet.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=43174&hilit=+patchwork I've not looked back since and will be ever grateful that I stumbled on to Omlet and eventually onto Plums post on Crafty Fingers I've said it before but I'll say it again - Thank-you Plum - you will never know what a difference that thread of yours has made to me and my life
  10. I haven't been on this thread for ages and have just spent a lovely half hour admiring everyones handiwork, so many beautiful things made by you all. I've made a few more quilts in the last few months: I'm now half way through a Dresden Plate fairy quilt for my mum, and then hopefully it will be back to my Farmers Wife quilt.
  11. Every year OH asks for a Kylie calendar to hang up at work:roll: - he never gets one - he has in the past got Puppies, Kittens or Chicken calendars, this year Santa bought him a Peppa Pig one
  12. I bought this book for my 12 year old nephew http://www.amazon.co.uk/Drawing-Artistically-Undiscovered-Klutz-Quentin/dp/1570543208/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1355601201&sr=8-2 There are several other Klutz books too.
  13. This maybe what she has: http://www.sim-entry.com/category/wireless_gsm_intercoms_videx_sim_entry
  14. My OH is getting pedals and special cycling shoes this year, a skull cap to wear under his cycling helmet and cycling over shoes - I guess you can tell from this that he is into his cycling! Oh and a bike maintenance book. Sorted!
  15. I have the Rangemaster Classic Delux Duel Fuel 90cms - I love the hob and the 2 ovens, I have had to watch what oven trays I buy as not all will fit the tall slim oven. My bug bear is the grill, the height of the pan isn't adjustable and therefore thick steaks or chops are usually too close to the grill element. The wire rack in the grill pan can be turned over to increase the space but I still don't think it is enough. We bought the non stick liners that rangemaster do specifcally for their oven and I have been very happy with them. I do miss the pyrolytic cleaning system on my old oven though.
  16. Hi girls I was there Saturday, the quilts were stunning - I loved the Quilters Olympics quilt. I agree Plum some of the quilting was absolutely amazing, I'm still only managing straight line quilting - my attempts at free motion quilting have been very sad! I was inspired by Kate Dowty's display, I had a chat with her and really fancy having a go at an abstract landscape now. Roll on next year
  17. Thanks everyone for your lovely comments, I am really enjoying making these blocks. They are 6" blocks and I am trying to just use what ever fabrics I have in my stash, though I have had to buy some extra plain and blender fabrics to stretch it. I'm stitching by machine, some I have used the paper pieceing method, others I have used the templates in the book. I think I may use a Kona Snow White as sashing or a very pale silver grey but will wait until I've made them all before deciding. If anyone is interested there are some beautiful blocks and completed quilts by many other folk in the Flickr farmers wife group http://www.flickr.com/groups/1678802@N20/pool/ I'm only going for one day this year, probably on the Sunday as its usually a little quieter. I'm not doing any of the courses this year, they've put the prices up again and I'm not convinced they are value for money any more.
  18. I started the Farmers Wife Sampler Quilt, 15 blocks completed only 96 left to do
  19. A splodge of tomato ketchup in the dogs dinner neutralises the acidity. My mum was told this tip by her dogs vet and it works for her.
  20. When we get new girls we pick them up through the eglu egg port in the morning and give them a cuddle before popping them in the run. We do this every day until they are integrated with the big girls and we have found that this has helped make them tamer and not mind being picked up.
  21. Wow! That's good I thought my girls were doing well as we got 7 eggs from 8 hens yesterday. I was so pleased I went out and bought an egg collecting basket today I hope yesterday wasn't a one off, as I'll look a bit silly trooping up the garden with my basket just to collect 1 or 2 eggs
  22. This was a very useful feature for my niece when she lost her phone on the school playing field in the snow My brother used it to pinpoint her phone and they found where it had got buried
  23. My old microwave a Panasonic Combination caught fire, it was only about 3 years old. I didn't think the grill worked very well and the turntable was tempremental, it couldn't cope with heavy dishes at all and the defrost function was hit and miss. I've got this one now: http://www.whirlpool.co.uk/-[MAX-35-CRG]-100823/858703515960/ No grill but I'm very happy with it. And I love the way it fits into the corner and hardly takes up any room.
  24. Think would do but is really expensive for what you want it for... I'd get a 3.5mm jack cable for less that £5 (60p on Amazon for a short one) and plug it into the telly that way! Thanks Lewis I've got the 3.5mm cable but was told that sound quality much better if you can connect through Docking station into TM media port. I've bought a Sony one now from M&S that I can return if it doesn't work. Thanks for responding though
  25. Have just bought 6th Gen Nano for OH for his birthday, does anyone know if he will be able to connect it play through TV via this dock: http://store.apple.com/uk/product/MC746B/A?fnode=MTY1NDA0OQ Blurb on Apple site says it is compatible with all Ipods but then doesn't specifically mention 6th gen nano, Thanks

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