The wolf is back with his family

It's been almost a week and our new addition Alfie the husky has returned to his original family. He is a lovely dog, but the lack of training overwhelmed us. Alfie is big - the size of a German Shepherd because he's a cross with Alaskan Malamute which is a giant dog. So when a… Continue reading The wolf is back with his family


“Who let the wolf in?!”

Meet our latest addition: This is Alfie, or Wolfie as I started calling him. A 4 year old Alaskan Husky - a cross of a Siberian Husky and an Alaskan Malamute. We think he's a little underweight, never been to a vet and never had any training, but did have a lot of love with… Continue reading “Who let the wolf in?!”


The best stitch for blind hem

...is plain zig-zag. Why? Because it resembles manual blind hem most closely, and manual blind hem is, of course, the golden standard. Domestic sewing machines have come up with a variety of special blind hem stitches, from a wiggling attachment for straight stitch only machines, to fixed or programmable combinations of straight stitching or narrow… Continue reading The best stitch for blind hem

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The secret of Singer needles

No, it isn't top quality - that's no secret. 😁 Singer domestic sewing machine needles of type 15x1 (a.k.a. HAx1 or 130/705H) are actually different from needles of the same type made by other manufacturers, both needles of top quality and needles of "great value". Here they are - a Singer needle and a different… Continue reading The secret of Singer needles