Wanna know why I spend so much time in the back yard? I was trolling Rob’s Youtube station to see if he’d made any of the treadling videos public and stumbled up on this little video. He does a good job of showing my flowerbeds from another person’s perspective. Mostly when I talk about it, I talk about what’s in it, but Rob really gives a good idea of how it feels to be in our back yard. The birds, the breeze, the green.
Sydney had an assignment in Spanish to find a painting by Francisco de Goya (or as she pronounced it, de Gayo, which lead to much confusion on the part of her parents…vowels are so important.) Anyway, she picked The Countess of el Carpio as her painting.
(image borrowed from www.franciscodegoya.net)
She had to pose in a reproduction of the painting. Okay, so we had our own little Modern Family moment of Cam dressing up Lily for pictures. Anyway, here she is, the Countess.
Not too shabby, huh?
Anyway, I’m taking the opportunity to work from home. In the time I would have been in the shower (yes, I plan to spend the whole day in my pajamas) I set the National two-spool up with the motor.
It is not pretty. I just built an L shaped frame to support the motor, but it turns the handwheel and so now, I can test the machine and get the kinks worked out before Rob builds the official base to hold it all. I may order a longer belt before he does that so I can get the motor farther from the handwheel.
But, other than that, it is a success and I will be able to sew with the two spool, using an electric motor. I still haven’t worked out how to wind a spool yet for the bottom thread, but I’ll get there. And, I discovered I have about 30 spools to fit it that hold between 100 and 150 yards of thread.
Okay, so have a great Friday. I knocked out all the things I wanted to play with this morning so I can focus on work the rest of the day.
Be well. Lane