This is my old Amaco treadle wheel which was given to me in 1990 by my college art department. Somebody had left it there many years before. They had no use for it; I sure did. I threw on it for years until I had surgery and had to switch to my electric wheel full time.
I had no difficulty in adjusting to the treadle as I was used to using a treadle sewing machine when I did leather work. I had this in my old house in a corner directly under a skylight. It was a gambrel with four skylights and a wide window across the south end. I still miss working in that incredible natural light. But then I think, if it were at all possible, I would live in a greenhouse!
I brought it out from it's storage tarp on Wednesday when we had no idea when the power would be restored. I'm going to finish cleaning it up and bring it inside. I think I will use it for trimming. With a riser on it, it also makes a great banding wheel.
DID YOU SET YOUR CLOCKS BACK?
Daylight savings ended last night. Most of my time pieces automatically reset. I have one or two battery clocks that I have to set, but that's it.
This was the sunrise. The colors were actually far more intense, but I have yet to learn how to capture that in a photo.
i still have flowers blooming happily away in the garden. This petunia is budded and ready to bloom. I may dig it up and winter it over. There's something so enjoyable about having them in bloom in January. Yes, spring will come.
Give a cat a bag and he will come. Aloysius thinks they are fine for all manner of things. This morning I emptied a kibble bag into the bin and put the (big) bag on the floor for a little play-time. Aloysius and Kiki were in the bag with Winter trying to join them. I'm sorry I didn't get a picture of that one!
I'd like to thank everyone again for all your kind thoughts and wishes during and after Sandy. We are pretty much back to normal, but there are many people in other places who are still hurting. Several areas are going to be at least another week, maybe more, without power.
This post can also be found over at Mud Colony. Go check it out. There's always something interesting going on there.
As always, thanks for stopping by.........*s*