Yet another busy weekend of multiple large projects running simultaneously. Sometimes, Rob and Sydney just watch me walking back and forth, from one to the next, work a while here, work a while there.
Mostly, I was resting my legs or waiting for glue to dry.
Very little work was done on the two spool. The needle clamp did come in and I installed it this morning and the machine has made its first stitches for me.
It makes a nice stitch and I am very happy, although I’m still working on the tension. But, I’ll get there. I still have to figure out how to power the machine. Do I buy another treadle base? Do I buy a motor? Do I attach my hand crank? I’m thinking a motor and then put it in one of my current cabinets. But, we shall have to wait and see. All I know right now is that it won’t fit my current treadle base. The hinge pins are off by a quarter inch. RATS!
Speaking of the treadle. I quilted a Linus quilt on it this weekend.
That was actually fun.
Rob and I made a video of me working on it. Soon as those are uploaded, I’ll show you how I FMQ on a manually powered sewing machine.
It was actually easier than I thought it would be.
But, while I was using it, I certainly found opportunities for cleaning and polishing on both machines.
I considered my Singer 127 treadle to be in good mechanical order but not so good looking. Now, I recognize that most of that is just the need for a good shining up. And, mostly in the same places as the two spool machine.
I also built cabinets 3 and 4 for the miniature kitchen.
This is basically how the cabinets will fit at the end of the long, narrow kitchen area, except of course, the upper cabinets will be suspended from the wall. Very many details, but you’d be surprised how much easier it got after I watched a you tube video.
Yesterday, I managed to spend a good part of the day out in the yard. Not so much working in the beds as just putting in those last couple of plants and repotting some things and cleaning up. Always with the cleaning up.
And, I forgot to show the picture of the May Linus quilt that I got pieced last week.
I think I’ll try to quilt it next weekend…also on the treadle?
Still not enjoying those homespuns. I took 6 of my old homespun shirts apart and am ready to start cutting into them. I’ll be glad when that stash of fabrics is gone. I don’t care for them for quilting and I don’t care for them for shirts. But, they’re making terrific Linus quilts for older boys.
So long as you aren’t overly concerned with straight lines.
Be well. Have a great Monday. Hi-ho…oh whatever. It’s another day at the old grindstone.