L swam independently for the first time on our morning swim today. Admittedly he has trouble keeping his head above water, but he can move through water in the direction he wants to go and he and we are over the moon. This marks four days of extraordinary progress, on Saturday he would barely blow bubbles and submerge his face all while clinging for dear life. Today we did underwater high fives and he propelled himself 2 meters through the water without touching bottom. F is also becoming much more water confident, though he is still taking some convincing not to drink the pool.
Project wise I spent the day wrestling with N’s family sewing machine, which is doubtless older than me and still going strong. Though in this case the area it shows most strength in is tangled bobbins and de-threading needles.
Progress on the Sir Vader tabard. Not bad for my first time with a sewing machine in 20+ years. The experience has been fraught with difficulty as this lovely old #elna #sewingmachine is cantankerous and has tangled or gotten stuck or some thing has ceased to conform to it’s expectations at least once per line of stitching. Often much more. Conceding defeat and looking for a sewing machine mechanic. #sewing #thread #cosplay #costume #make
In addition tothe parts of the tabard shown above I have affixed fabric glue points to each end of eight strips of elastic. I have dealt with so many knots that I am going to investigate having the machine serviced or replaced as I cannot continue to work with it as it is.
I’ve also made time for a small and long overdue spot of calligraphy practise.
Last nights video editing turned into an exercise in following After Effects tutorials for title animations. Unsatisfactory results, so now for a spot of painting before bed.