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17 February

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    Feb 17, 2014, 07.01 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Hi Beth, Haven’t seen you here for a while.. Looking forward to see your next lovely project! Happy sewing dear friend! ;-)

26 December

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    Dec 26, 2013, 10.12 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Hi Beth, I miss seeing your projects… I’m wishing you wonderful Holidays! :)

25 December

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    Dec 25, 2013, 12.28 PMby liliv-1

    Merry Christmas to you!!!

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      Dec 26, 2013, 04.11 AMby bethmaryharley

      Merry Christmas to you too! Thank you! I had a lovely day although I may have eaten too much…! Hope you did too! :-)

19 December

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    Dec 19, 2013, 07.00 PMby lazylinchen

    Hi Nishiink! I’m aboutto put your sew bossy package together. But before I can decide on a pattern I need to know if you own an invisible zipper foot? Lazylinchen

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      Dec 20, 2013, 01.35 AMby bethmaryharley

      Wow! How exciting! Yes, I do have an invisible zipper foot! You are so organised! Merry Christmas!

10 November

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    Nov 10, 2013, 07.07 PMby liliv-1

    Hi bethmaryharley! How are you? Are you sewing something these days? I have lost my sewing moho:((((( I need to see some inspiring projects right now!!!!

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      Nov 12, 2013, 07.24 AMby bethmaryharley

      Your wish is my command – I’m just about to post a project now! Other than that, I’ve not been up to much sewing because I’m attempting to knit waaaay too many jumpers as Christmas presents! I think sewing lots often comes in starts and fits – maybe your brain is digesting all the exciting ideas you have and is preparing to pop them all out into something incredible? I hope you get your sewing mojo back soon though!

21 September

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    Sep 21, 2012, 10.42 AMby Pharmasewing

    Hi! Thought I’d write here instead of in the comments-panel of the Lilly-chantilly ;) Like I told you we were in Japan in May this year. We bought JR train-passes in advance, so it was pretty easy to move around. We spent the first 3 days in Tokyo, going to Kyoto for 4 days, then 2 days in Kobe, went to Hiroshima and from there we went to Yokohama and back to Tokyo to catch our flight back home. It was amazing! I especially enjoyed Kyoto with all the historical sites, but also found the rest of the country fantastic :) I loved how everything was so clean and the people were so polite, even though they didn’t speak english that well.. Hiroshima was very sad, we went to the memorial grounds for the atomic bomb, but we also took a trip to Miya Jima at the end of the stay in Hiroshima which was good, as it ended the stay on a more positive note.. the island was beautiful!

    I would love to go back and see more of Japan. Fabric-wise I didn’t really know where to look in Tokyo, but in Kyoto we visitet something called Nishijin textile centre, which sold beautiful kimonos. I would love to get tips from you if I go back :)

    Where in Norway did you visit?

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      Sep 25, 2012, 07.23 AMby bethmaryharley

      Oh! I am always so jealous of the JR train passes because they are so great! We can’t get them because we are resident here :( but we’ve still done a bit of travelling. I also loved Kyoto and we even visited the Nishijin centre too! Was the cool old guy on the loom there when you visited? It was amazing to watch how fast his fingers worked! Did you get chance to visit Nara when you were in Kyoto? It’s the most incredible site with lots of very friendly deer and massive wooden temples – it’s one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been… Not been to Hiroshima (or Miya Jima which really looks magical), but hopefully we will make it all the way down there one day… What did you think of Tokyo? There are some grea parks and temples hidden in all the bright lights, as well as millions of fantastic fabric shops! I can certainly let you know good places to visit here (especially for cheap fabric!), so just lE me know when you’re planning a return trip!

      I’m very jealous of Norway though – I’ve just rediscovered knitting and am completely in love with Selbu patterns and all the beautiful wool you have! I always loved Fair Isle knitting, but Scandinavian patterns are just on another level entirely! :) I haven’t travelled very much in Norway – I just went to Oslo and somewhere in the countryside nearby (I wish I could remember the name, but I know you could ice skate on the sea there which was incredible!). Loved Oslo though and found it very very friendly with such amazing museums – the Munch museum and the Viking ship museum (ever the archaeologist!) were awesome! Maybe we should exchange locations for a bit?!

19 July

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    Jul 19, 2012, 08.22 PMby poldapop

    Oof! That sounds like a good challenge! Can’t wait to see it!

    I’m making a chevron jersey skirt (out of horizontal striped fabric, so I’ve had to do some careful cutting and matching of stripes to make the chevron pattern) for a client and hope to cut a dress for myself this weekend so that I can enter something in the Summer Sewing Challenge. I just have to decide which dress. I’m torn between the Celestina and the Dress w/A-line skirt (http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/52011-dress-with-a-line-skirt).

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      Jul 23, 2012, 03.51 AMby bethmaryharley

      It may take some time! I have a terrible habit of abandoning things halfway through, only to pick them up again months later! Just discovered how to draft a swinging skirt so I think the distraction may be a bit longer than normal…

      Wow! A chevron jersey skirt sounds so complicated, but I bet it’ll look great! I find jersey an absolute nightmare to work with, so I am very very impressed! I don’t think I know which is the Celestina, but the dress with A-line skirt looks lovely with lots of room for changes – I’m sure you’ll make something completely unique and awesome! Good luck with the Summer Sewing Challenge! I can’t enter, but I am looking forward to seeing all the great things people have entered!

17 July

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    Jul 17, 2012, 02.53 AMby poldapop

    So what dress are you in hell over?

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      Jul 18, 2012, 09.41 AMby bethmaryharley

      It’s a super pleaty thing which I have rather stupidly tried to make out of some slippy material… Not wise! Decided to make a muslin instead which is going better – Hurray! What are you working on at the moment?