Now is this gorgeous or is it? Spring awakens us and presents us with beauty and a new time to live.
Spring is going fast right now but soon will evolve into summer, an extreme season of hot weather.
Ray and I had a fine day, lunch at the mall, a sandwich and some salad. It was good . Then we walked around part of the mall for a bit of exercise. After that we went to the Crossings to London Drugs for a few items and Ray bought his lottery ticket for the weekend draw. Good luck to him!
Then we just came home and I had my afternoon nap. I feel like a baby having to have a nap most days but I get quite sleepy in the afternoon. Too bad I wish I were different but then you have to go with what you've got. I felt fine when I woke up.
Here is a magical old treadle sewing machine. The name appears to be Elgin , not Singer. This is the kind of machine I first encountered when I was young. It was not my mom's because she did not sew. I am not sure whose it was but I remember the machine LOL. I lived once with a Native lady who used one of these machines converted for winding real wool right off the sheep's back. She used the place on the far right as a spindle for winding the wool. And she used the treadle to make it all work. then she would design Native designs on graph paper and make these designs in wool on the sweaters she knit. They were real Indian sweaters that she made. She was a fascinating woman. this was a long time ago in the 1950s decade.
Here is the story of the Cowichan sweater as it is called.
This is just as I remember it. Bessie did all those things in her basement.
Here is one of the sweaters.
So that is it for tonight. Have a great evening.