Well, it was not exactly on Tuesday. I was actually treadling on Sunday afternoon while Bonnie was on QuiltCam.
It looks like a big mess of scraps here, but it was organized chaos. I decided to do some crumb piecing while I learn how to treadle. The hardest part for me right now is starting each seam, and getting the wheel to turn in the right direction. If it goes backwards, the thread snaps and it scares the living daylights out of me!
When the wheel goes in the right direction, treadling is SO fun! I just love it!
I was whipping right along and making great progress with the scraps until guess what? I ran out of bobbin thread and didn't realize it! Ended up with a pile of unsewn scraps on the floor!
Oh no...how does this shuttle bobbin thing work again?
Out comes the manual. It blows my mind that this little booklet is over 100 years old! I easily figured out how to get the shuttle bobbin out, and then tried to get the bobbin winder thingy to work.
Love the pictures in the manual and got that working okay until the thread got all knotted up.
Maybe I went too fast?
Aren't these bobbins just the cutest little things?!? Every time I refill it, I spend some time admiring how cute it is!
I am hoping to find some extra bobbins so that I can wind a few of them at the same time and I won't have to get the manual out and relearn the procedure quite as often! I'm not sure if this is a "full" bobbin or not, but this is how much thread was on when it started acting up.
Back to treadling...I have a bobbin ready with some thread, so off I go!