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July 24, 2023


This inspires me to take my sewing machine in for maintenance. For years, I've only used it for mending. It's not working well these days. Between the ages of 25 and 28, I was employed as an industrial sewing machine operator, a year sewing for Columbia Sportswear followed by a year sewing backpacks and then a year working in a sailmaking shop. After sewing all day long, five days a week for three years, I lost all desire to sew at home.

It would be a joy now to make clothing for myself as you are doing.

Wonderful use of a tackle box!

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Who was Cassandra?

  • In the Iliad, she is described as the loveliest of the daughters of Priam (King of Troy), and gifted with prophecy. The god Apollo loved her, but she spurned him. As a punishment, he decreed that no one would ever believe her. So when she told her fellow Trojans that the Greeks were hiding inside the wooden horse...well, you know what happened.