Make a template for those feathers, he says. I try with tracing paper and template plastic. He takes it to the scroll saw and, voila, I have a nearly indestructible feather temple. But wait, I also have the hole created in the wood, which works just as well. What would I do without him?
Today's lesson from the woodworker: "Measure twice. Cut once." If only I'd listen to Pete, I wouldn't keep running to the fabric store, hoping they haven't run out of the material I cut too short. Of couse, while I'm there unexpectedly, I pick up some bargains I wouldn't otherwise have had the opportunity to purchase. An empty pocketbook is what I'm going to have if I keep this up.
Quilter, Teacher...on the learning curve