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22 November

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    Nov 22, 2012, 12.07 PMby fashionfreek

    Patti Hope you are well. Its not like you not to be on here. Really hope you are ok.x

25 July

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    Jul 25, 2012, 06.04 PMby fashionfreek

    Hi Patti..i hope you are well. I havn’t seen you for awhile. Happy Bday for 27th. Wishing you the best of health.x

31 May

  • Me1_large

    May 31, 2012, 02.09 PMby fashionfreek

    Hi, patti..how are you? I have not been on here for awhile but still been busy.

    I hope you are well.xx

9 March

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    Mar 9, 2012, 02.46 PMby sewingfan1

    I’m stumped too! I get emails from different parts of the world no problem, including US. It’s really strange. If you’ve tried using the contact button already though and now are sending direct to me using my email but they’re still not getting through I’m not sure it would make any difference even if you did turn the “contact” feature on for a while. I am completely baffled. Sometimes, because my sister puts her ‘signature’ on emails to me and it must be using a program or font that my machine at work doesn’t recognise it causes problems. I still receive the messages themselves though.

    Luckily I’ve not had problems with Spam from this site but I’ve unticked all the boxes re “notify me by email if…” and the “post what I do to facebook” links so maybe that’s helped.

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    Mar 9, 2012, 02.32 PMby patti-r

    I am stumped, will wait until Tuesday and try and turn on Contact Button, No one working on Spam weekends here on B/S they have removed some spam but not spammer account. Grrrrr…..

    Do you have contact with others in USA? I got messages from Italy my uncle is there on vacation no problem.

8 March

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    Mar 8, 2012, 09.19 PMby patti-r

    Got your email sent my email address back let me know if you got it!!!

    It will come from aol.com.

    1 Reply
    • 20596winter_20fairy_large

      Mar 9, 2012, 11.39 AMby sewingfan1

      No, nothing I’m afraid. It’s very strange. Maybe something to do with security settings? Although you should at least have got an “undeliverable” message I’d have thought.

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    Mar 8, 2012, 09.06 PMby sewingfan1

    It’s a shame the “contact” didn’t work, Did my email address not display when I contacted you.? I’ll send you another now with my email in the body of the message too so you can add it to your private email address book if you like. I’m not particularly computer literate unfortunately so can never quite work out why things work sometimes and not others :-)

7 March

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    Mar 7, 2012, 02.30 PMby sewingfan1

    I’ll report it so the team can see if there’s a problem. I’d posted re someone who wanted the manual for the machine that I have, suggesting they PM me if they couldn’t find it online and I noticed on the site that she had responded, but her response wasn’t displaying anywhere and I didn’t get an email from her either so maybe that function is playing up. It’s worked in the past though thank goodness as it meant I got a copy of Burda instructions in English that I really needed :-) Do you use facebook at all?

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    • Patti_12-28-2011_large

      Mar 7, 2012, 02.45 PMby patti-r

      No do not use Face book, my husband does, but only responds to the family.

      We use this laptop for paying bills that is why I do not like to add things like blogs or Face book.

      Like I said there are so many problems on this site, think the only thing on account that should be public is the public profile. I would like to have private conversations with some of the members like you, I like nice people.

      Report Inappropriate button does not work right or the Spam would be deleted almost instantly, sometimes it takes a few days.
      Just want to turn on the email contact and feel safe about using it.

      Seems like the Spammers are more protected than us.
      Noticed a big decline in other members on this site in last 2 months. Like Ralf, rarely on here lately.

      I got your name did not know if you wanted your last name stated

6 March

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    Mar 6, 2012, 05.48 PMby sewingfan1

    I can understand why you’d turn the contact off if you were getting loads of spam. That would be really annoying! I never activated the “notify me by email” setting (thank goodness as I probably wouldn’t have realised that was why I was getting spam!) but your email to me hasn’t arrived either for some reason.

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    • Patti_12-28-2011_large

      Mar 6, 2012, 06.16 PMby patti-r

      I got a message on my email from you, I did reply but it also told me to click your contact button which I di, so you should have gotten 2 messages. If I spelled your name wrong it would be flower, get it??
      I can not believe how badly this site works.

      If I knew the exact time you were on line I could just put my personal email on a reply then delete it.

3 March

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    Mar 3, 2012, 09.57 AMby sewingfan1

    I think i’ve found out which technique they mean me to use for the facing on the wrapover top – french bias binding! Why they couldn’t just put that in the instructions so you know which term to use to look up a tutorial I don’t know !! :-) Ah well, at least it means I can progress it now and have learnt a new technique into the bargain. Will use the link you sent me to get the neat finish at the shoulder too. Phew!!

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    • Patti_12-28-2011_large

      Mar 3, 2012, 02.07 PMby patti-r

      Good, so glad your moving forward, there was a another member with sort of same issue but different pattern she made a flat facing for the back of neck. They also forgot to mention understitching, on her directions. Doh!!

      Go Stephanie Go!!

      The instructions stink on some of the patterns, so it is not just you, when they translate they omit steps.

      Wish they had Private Messages on this site!!

      Hugs, Patti

    • 20596winter_20fairy_large

      Mar 5, 2012, 04.38 PMby sewingfan1

      Hi Patti, finally finished it the other day and it actually looks really pretty on. Will post some pictures when I get around to taking them – I’m horribly bunged up with a cold since last night so not in the mood to set them up :-)
      I tried PM-ing you re the “contact patti” button but am not 100% sure how that works. I guess it sends you an email but am not positive.

    • Patti_12-28-2011_large

      Mar 6, 2012, 03.31 PMby patti-r

      by patti-r

      I put this on your wall in case you have not seen it reposted here: Stephanie, I sent a email to you see if you got it?? I got yours, just looked at emails, Sorry I am terrible at opening my emails, but will check them daily now. Regarding my Contact I have it shut off, I had a problem a few years ago with Spam, then a few months ago had to shut it off again. Couple years ago they sent me over 400 spam messages in 2 week span, few months ago I got about forty in a few days.. Will turn it back on when the get rid of the Spam. Their are currently 2 spammers who left about 30 spams. They make me Hyper.

      Wish they had Private messages on the wall.


10 February

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    Feb 10, 2012, 04.41 PMby sewnknitmom

    Thank you for taking the time out to explain how to use a double needle. That was very sweet of you!

26 January

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    Jan 26, 2012, 11.29 PMby fashionfreek

    Many thanks Patti.xx

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      Feb 1, 2012, 10.44 AMby floreedith

      Glad to see you are up and about and no longer dying…however briefly….and all the best with your upcoming projects …cant wait for you to share results!! :)

19 January

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    Jan 19, 2012, 12.31 AMby fashionfreek

    Hi Patti. I managed to have a look..you are such a sweet lady. I liked what she does with the ties though:-D . What rug did you..mention? Glad you are ok.x

18 January

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29 December

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    Dec 29, 2011, 06.25 PMby Laura Bolčina

    Thank you for helping me with my jacket’s back issues. Happy holidays! :)

    1 Reply
    • Patti_12-28-2011_large

      Dec 29, 2011, 07.12 PMby patti-r

      Laura, Your so very welcome, so happy to help and that it worked so well out so well for your friend.

      Wishing you Holidays also!!!


23 December

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    Dec 23, 2011, 10.21 PMby fashionfreek

    O wow Patti. You look really lovely.x x

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    • Patti_12-28-2011_large

      Dec 23, 2011, 10.46 PMby patti-r

      Thank you I said, Blushing

19 October

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    Oct 19, 2011, 12.19 PMby Vanessa Velasquez

    Thanks for giving me the site for that pattern!!! it’s really cute, i might try it for my girl!!!

25 September

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    Sep 25, 2011, 03.36 PMby heatherrique

    Thank you, patti-r, for you very kind comment on my 70’s top!