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43 minutes ago, sumbloke said:
1 hour ago, TGP said:


Can her sewing machine pierce four layers of fabric?


If the machine can do that, I might know an interesting way to seal the bottom. 

Inquiring minds want to know...



The original instance of this involved salvaging a pair of ruined blue jeans. The legs were clipped off and yielded two tubes of denim cloth. 


Starting point: the “side” seam for the bag was already done. One tube was turned inside out, then:


The cloth was carefully folded into an H pattern:



The Orange XXXXXX represent the side seam, which is done first. 

The Red ========= is the bottom seam which has to pierce four layers of cloth (and maybe six for a stitch or three where it encounters the side seam).


The interesting (and surprising)  thing was when this was turned back to rightside out, the bag bottom decided to be a square-fold. 


The drawstring is not shown in the diagram. But it’s up wherever the top of the bag winds up being. I honestly don’t remember where the side seam was placed in the original instance. There might be a more advantageous location to place it. 

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19 minutes ago, Dicey said:

So, after lying in bed since 9:30 PM, unable to sleep, I decided to get up. It's 3:14 AM here, for reference. My brain would not turn off and I kept thinking about things, including a possible insane display board build for my (unbuilt) Harlequins 40k army. Is it crazy that I kind of want to see if I can not only build, sculpt, paint and otherwise pull together a display board in a month, but also build, magnetize, and paint the army that goes with it (including tiny diamonds)? I must be insane, but I think I want to try. I may scale it down from a full 2'x2' display board to something a little smaller with fewer miniatures. However, I could see myself using the display board for tournaments and such (if I ever develop an interest in such things, since I've yet to actually play the game at all) if I built it at full size. I really should be using this sleepless time to catch up on work or something useful, but no... that wouldn't be true to my nature.


Edit: I should add that the month deadline is for potentially entering said display board into the Armies on Parade event on October 19th.


What might be doable is 1x1 foot squares.  ( That then snap together to create a vast 24x24 inch display. )


But check the rules for the event. 


Looking for things such as: minimum board size; minimum Force point value. 

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18 minutes ago, TGP said:

What might be doable is 1x1 foot squares.  ( That then snap together to create a vast 24x24 inch display. )


But check the rules for the event. 


Looking for things such as: minimum board size; minimum Force point value. 


My idea is basically to put them in an old fashioned opera house type setting featuring iconography from Harlequin lore. Harlequins are the troupers, players, and performers of 40k. The whole universe is their stage and they live to put on a grand performance of grace and death. I couldn't exactly build half a stage for this idea, I don't think. I'd either build it full scale or size it down. The size maximum is 2'x2', but there is no minimum. There technically doesn't even need to be a board at all for Armies on Parade, but most people create elaborate themed pieces for their armies. The only rule is that the models are 100% GW and that they are painted.  The army does not even have to be "legal" so any GW models will suffice, even if it is a smaller-sized force. In all my searching, I didn't find a minimum number of models required by GW for this contest, but each individual store has their own latitude over what they will and won't allow. That in itself is irritating since GW often advertises these "worldwide" events and then leaves the fine details up to the local stores, which aren't exactly organized/managed well in my experience and information is slim to none unless you bother the manager to actually provide an answer. Normally, when I do this the manager just shrugs and offers something like "I don't know" or "we'll see".

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Which Army is Harlequins a part of?  I think I used to know. Nearly certain It is not Orks or Tyranids...

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Technically, I think they belong to "Xenos", which encompasses almost all alien things, including Orks, T'au, Tyranids, Genestealers, Necrons, and all kinds of Aeldari. Harlequins are their own army, but are a subset of the Aeldari (Eldar) races, like Drukhari (Dark Eldar), Asuryani (Craftworlds Eldar), and Ynnari. The Harlequins are their own race, separate from these, but since it has so few unit choices (8 unique units), it is often taken as an ally to other Eldar armies rather than as a stand-alone. I, personally, don't like this and prefer to keep my Harlequins pure. They serve the "Laughing God" Cegorach, believed to be the only one of the Aeldari gods to survive the Fall into Chaos. All Harlequins stand against the forces of Slaanesh and are more protected from the forces of Chaos than their other Aeldari kin.

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Ok, I'm done battling the flood waters for now and the basement seems to not be too bad right now. The one window well is going to need to have something done about it, because its definitely rotting a bit because it keeps flooding because it's flush the the driveway so I can't even put a well cover on it. It does have one right now anyway in the vain hope that it slows the water flowing into the window.  For the most part it has. The well isn't flooded and water isn't gushing in around the edge of the window, but it is constantly trickling, which I think is the best I can hope for for now. The rain has slowed and so has the floor seepage in the front which was my main battle ground. It didn't come in as much this time so Yay!


Also while checking on some thing early tonight, the neighborhood cat just appeared by my leg as I stood by the front door and mewled and tried to get in more desperately than he's ever tried to before.::(: He was sopping wet, but I still couldn't let him in because I know he has fleas and I've found ticks on him before as well and I can't risk the exposure to our cats (also they both hate him more than they hate each other for some reason) I thought about maybe putting him in the bathroom with the litter box for the night, but since the basement is taking in water the cats are mostly cut off from the basement litter boxes. In the end I propped the back porch door open for him so he could at least stay dry. This was probably the most desperate meowl I've ever heard him make. He's a super friendly cat and is always rubbing on people's legs. it was heartbreaking to not be able to let him inside.:down: Hopefully he's at least drying out on the porch. It's mostly dry there.


Alright. I'm going to bed.

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I don't have any good photos of my in-progress Troupes, but I did find one that's somewhat okay. It's from a while ago, but it sort of shows my theme for them. Harlequins typically wear bright colors of diamond-patterned motley with flowing ribbons to enhance their deadly dance. Some people call them "space clowns", but I prefer to think of them as acrobatic performance artist assassins.


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10 hours ago, redambrosia said:

Good news everyone! 


Hubby has acquired a job! I’m not sure when he starts, but it’s graveyard shift, which will allow me to get a (higher paying) daytime shift, so we don’t have to get outside childcare. 


Even more promising, I’ve got a second interview for next week, for a job that could be amazing for us! 


If if everything works out, I could get to go to reapercon next year!!



That's awesome!

Hope everything works out for you guys!


7 hours ago, TheAuldGrump said:

The Royal family has been consorting with Wizards since the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. The name's Dee, John Dee, Agent 007.



(Technically, Dee was a necromancer - collecting information through conversing with the dead.)






The Formerly Fearsome Foursome has added another young woman - the girls now outnumber the boys, 3 to 2.


And, for the first time, I have an Inquisitor in my game.


Not exactly certain how to fit her in, but I am thinking liaison with the faith.


Which works well, given what is happening in tomorrow's game.  :devil: <- an accurate representation of what is going to happen. ::P:


Come for the necromancy, stay for the demonology.


The Auld Grump - the laughing devils and flamebearers from the session I ran for the other group will be attacking the funeral. Seems like a job for the inquisition, to me, unexpected though they may be.



Right story, Wrong Country!


I'm Dutch so I was referring to the Dutch Royal Family not the British.

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9 hours ago, Citrine said:

Just got my surgery appointment time for tomorrow, 5:30 AM!  A bit earlier than my normal get up time....  Good thing our hotel is across the street from the hospital.  That is not a coincidence, I was warned it could be that early, so we got a hotel close. 


Today's tests went fine, the stuff they gave me to numb my throat for the esophageal ultrasound tasted absolutely horrible.

Good luck to you!

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25 minutes ago, Kangaroorex said:

@Citrine. Good luck tomorrow! (Well today at this point I suppose)  hope all goes well!

Ditto that. 

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