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    GrubbyLaceMaker got a reaction from Ronaldvoro in Arranging topics in reverse date order   
    Hi experts
    Is it possible to have all topics displayed in reverse date order, i.e. most recent post at the top of the display, rather than having to read through the whole of the topic.  I know I can simply go to the end of the topic by clicking on the >> button.  I've been through My Control Panel but can't see a way to set this up.
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    GrubbyLaceMaker got a reaction from AngelGoneMad in Summerhouse Craft Room Help   
    I would think you definitely should put in insulation (roof, wall and possibly floor, depending on what the base of the summerhouse is made from and how it's been constructed).  I live in Cardiff and have 10" of loft insulation, double glazing throughout and either damp proof courses or underfloor heating, so my house is nice and warm and doesn't need a lot of heating through the winter.  I recently had a small leak in the wall of my sewing room and lots of the fabrics which had been stored in plastic carrier bags were absolutely ruined, just from a small amount of water ingress.  No decent builder would think you were nuts for insulating a property, especially since you are going to be using the summerhouse all year round.  Try to get at least three quotes, preferably from local recommendations.  Is anyone in your area who's had some building work recently - ask the homeowners who did the work and was it good quality, would they recommend that particular builder.  
    If you can itemise exactly what you want done, then it's a lot easier to compare the quotes you get.  As a former civil engineer, I would be more than happy to help you prepare an itemised list if you could email me some pictures of the summerhouse as it is now (inside and outside) and generally describe what you want done. 
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    GrubbyLaceMaker reacted to Goose in Share your crafty tips here!   
    Keep a magnet in your workbox then if you drop any pins it's easy to pick them up
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    GrubbyLaceMaker reacted to pinkpuppy in Share your crafty tips here!   
    Sharpen your scissors by cutting through some sand paper.
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    GrubbyLaceMaker reacted to Goose in Total Novice at Crochet   
    Hi Grubby I would start with DK yarn and a 4mm hook
    Have a look on this page http://www.letsknit.co.uk/knitting-videos/intermediate
    There are several videos for different stitches.
    Let me know if you need any more help
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    GrubbyLaceMaker reacted to Bridget P in Arranging topics in reverse date order   
    That sounds like great functionality   Unfortunately we can't offer that at this time, but I will suggest it to the developers as a future option.
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    GrubbyLaceMaker reacted to Goose in Arranging topics in reverse date order   
    Will contact HQ on your behalf.
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    GrubbyLaceMaker got a reaction from AngelGoneMad in SQUEEEEEEEE. ...   
    I have just gone green with envy.... you lucky girl!
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    GrubbyLaceMaker reacted to Daisy4000 in Cats ......................   
    A Cat's Diary
    * DAY 752
    My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while I am forced to eat dry cereal. The only thing that keeps me going is the hope of escape, and the mild satisfaction I get from ruining the occasional piece of furniture. Tomorrow I may eat another houseplant.
    * DAY 761
    Today my attempt to kill my captors by weaving around their feet while they were walking almost succeeded, must try this at the top of the stairs. In an attempt to disgust and repulse these vile oppressors, I once again induced myself to vomit on their favorite chair...must try this on their bed.
    * DAY 762
    Slept all day so that I could annoy my captors with sleep depriving, incessant pleas for food at ungodly hours of the night.
    * DAY 765
    Decapitated a mouse and brought them the headless body, in attempt to make them aware of what I am capable of, and to try to strike fear into their hearts. They only cooed and condescended about what a good little cat I was...Hmmm. Not working according to plan...
    * DAY 768
    I am finally aware of how sadistic they are. For no good reason I was chosen for the water torture. This time however it included a burning foamy chemical called "shampoo." What sick minds could invent such a liquid. My only consolation is the piece of thumb still stuck between my teeth.
    * DAY 771
    There was some sort of gathering of their accomplices. I was placed in solitary throughout the event. However, I could hear the noise and smell the foul odor of the glass tubes they call "beer." More importantly, I overheard that my confinement was due to MY power of "allergies." Must learn what this is and how to use it to my advantage...
    * DAY 774
    I am convinced the other captives are flunkies and maybe snitches. The dog is routinely released and seems more than happy to return. He is obviously a half-wit. The Bird, on the other hand, has got to be an informant. He has mastered their frightful tongue (something akin to mole speak) and speaks with them regularly. I am certain he reports my every move. Due to his current placement in the metal room his safeties assured. But I can wait, it is only a matter of time.
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    GrubbyLaceMaker reacted to Flee in Cats ......................   
    A cat died and went to Heaven. God met her at the gates and said, 'You have been a good cat all these years. Anything you want is yours for the asking.'
    The cat thought for a minute and then said, 'All my life I lived on a farm and slept on hard wooden floors. I would like a real fluffy pillow to sleep on.'
    God said, 'Say no more.' Instantly the cat had a huge fluffy pillow.
    A few days later, six mice were killed in an accident and they all went to Heaven together. God met the mice at the gates with the same offer that He made to the cat.
    The mice said, 'Well, we have had to run all of our lives: from cats, dogs, and even people with brooms! If we could just have some little roller skates, we would not have to run again.'
    God answered, 'It is done.' All the mice had beautiful little roller skates.
    About a week later, God decided to check on the cat. He found her sound asleep on her fluffy pillow. God gently awakened the cat and asked, 'Is everything okay? How have you been doing? Are you happy?'
    The cat replied, 'Oh, it is WONDERFUL. I have never been so happy in my life. The pillow is so fluffy, and those little Meals on Wheels you have been sending over are delicious!
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    GrubbyLaceMaker reacted to knittingqueenuk in Overlocker?   
    Hi grubbylacemaker if your sewing machine has an overlock I don't see any point in buying a separate machine. I use my zig zag and blanket stitch on my machine without any problems. Plus it's more money for fabric and bits if you don't spend your money on one. Enjoy