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In reply to an earlier post on 31 May 2012 17:17:25 BDT
Suze says:
I only started work in the late 70s, so that's when I did it. Luckily my mum had a load of basic skirt and trouser patterns so I just used those and altered them as I wished.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jun 2012 08:47:34 BDT
Damaskcat says:
I can remember using patterns until they virtually fell to pieces. I think I was still making clothes in the late 70s and early 80s but I stopped - apart from the odd skirt where I just had to sew up the side seam - about the mid 80s. Then material seemed pretty expensive as did patterns and there were so many clothes shops springing up which were selling that stuff that was reasonable quality and low prices.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jun 2012 08:55:02 BDT
Suze says:
It was the cost of the material and the trimmings which made me stop as well. It ended up being cheaper to buy the ready made clothes, than me making my own, especially as I only made basic stuff anyway. It's a skill you never really lose though, but I am way out of practise.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jun 2012 09:21:37 BDT
Damaskcat says:
I'm out of practice too but I'm sure I could soon get back into it if I needed to.

Posted on 1 Jun 2012 09:24:18 BDT
Damaskcat, you certainly could...it's like riding a bike! I knit for my granddaughter in the far east, it is virtually unknown there and have had many requests from my daughter to knit for friends' children...often think it would be a good online money-spinner!

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jun 2012 10:44:00 BDT
Damaskcat says:
It probably would be a good online money spinner - especially with designs such as Kaffe Fassett! I've long had an ambition to knit his Turkish Carnation cardigan which first appeared in Kaori O'Connor's Creative Dressing: Unique Collection of Top Designer Looks That You Can Make Yourself

Posted on 18 Jun 2012 13:00:52 BDT
Joo says:
I picked a random book to read from my free collection and it's turned out to be quite "nice"
Did Anyone Die? (Little Wychwell Mysteries) by Stella Stafford.
I got it back in January. It's so cosy, they don't even know if someone's been murdered.

Posted on 19 Jun 2012 22:38:17 BDT
J. Hockley says:
loving this forum and have a whole list of books to try MC beaton is a prolific writer and an easy read that doesnt get too complicated (always a good thing when falling asleep over my kindle at night!) now what shall I purchase first?

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jun 2012 08:44:52 BDT
Hello J. Hockley.
I am a big fan of MC Beaton. I would start with Agatha Raisin, the first book in the series is the Quiche of Death.
She also has her own website run by the publishers http://www.agatharaisin.com/
Happy reading!

Posted on 20 Jun 2012 09:05:24 BDT
There is a 'cozy mystery' in today's freebies; Appraisal for Murder (Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series).

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jun 2012 12:24:03 BDT
Joo says:
Looks fairly interesting, but I got it because I want to know what a "bread and breakfast" is lol.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jun 2012 16:29:49 BDT
Hahaha....never noticed that!

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jun 2012 19:32:33 BDT
Brian says:
Thanks Stitch

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jun 2012 19:36:01 BDT
Brian says:
I went to one of them in Paddington once, the landlady came in with toast, came back a couple of times asking if we wanted more toast, and so we eventually asked her, if there was going to be anything other than toast, and she said no, but we can have as much toast as we like! Paddington, eh?

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jun 2012 19:38:45 BDT
pixie says:
Brian! What are you like, nobody stays in Paddington.....Lol!

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jun 2012 19:46:11 BDT
Brian says:
We did! We were put in a room with about 12 bunk beds in , and when we were all getting undressed at night , I realised that one of us was a young woman...happy days :)

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jun 2012 19:59:22 BDT
J. Hockley says:
think i slightly misled you I love MC Beaton and have all the agatha raisons and am working my way through the hamish macbeth books too (about 8 to go) i was thinking more abouth the list of authors i have since reading this forum I am a prolific reader of murder mysteries and sometimes have too many books waiting to be read that the choice becomes over whelming however hamish macbeth it is for the next couple of days anyway

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jun 2012 19:59:47 BDT
pixie says:
Yikes! Let it be a memory Brian.Lol!

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jun 2012 20:00:09 BDT
Gilly says:
Great website cosy murder mysteries.com found loads of new authors check it out you will love it.

Posted on 20 Jun 2012 20:32:57 BDT
Wobette says:
You can't beat MC Beaton... I love the Hamish Books, downloaded about 5 of the books I hadn't got when they were daily deals the other week... The first book is only about 85p

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jun 2012 20:35:45 BDT
Last edited by the author on 20 Jun 2012 20:36:14 BDT
Sometimes the Agatha Raisin stories are dramatised on Radio 4, with Penelope Keith in the title role.

Edit: finger slip!

Posted on 20 Jun 2012 20:51:50 BDT
Frenchie says:
I have a question that I meant to ask for a while : why are they called Cosy Mysteries? is it because they are not scary? and why is Chick Lit called Chick Lit? Is it because it is mainly for girls , as in Chicks (girls)?
(sorry, I know, I always have a lot of questions - now I know where my kids got the ''why is..'' )

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jun 2012 20:56:51 BDT
pixie says:
Snuggle up with a village "who dunnit, aga saga with a bit of violence" Chick lit, for the girls...mostly, all know how it turns out, "Bridget Jones diary" for example.

Posted on 20 Jun 2012 21:37:23 BDT
Last edited by the author on 20 Jun 2012 21:38:08 BDT
Frenchie says:
Oh thanks Pixie. I got it now. :)

edited to add: since I was a kid, I have always loved cosy mysteries then and started by Agatha Christie.

Posted on 20 Jun 2012 21:56:29 BDT
Joo says:
With a cosy mystery, yes there's a death or five, but there's no gore or graphic description. It's more about the (local person) investigating the murders and solving it before the police and often with some light humour in it.
On the telly, I'd say Midsomer Murders is very "cosy"
I'd mentioned Agatha Christie as a prime example, but someone mentioned that she could be very graphic.
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