Saturday, April 23, 2016

April 23, 2016

Whew! It's been a long and interesting day.
This morning I hoped to work on the sewing machine. The tension is messed up. I got the stitch length where I want it for the quilt. But, when I tried to get the upper tension fixed, a 'screw' and part of the tension plate fell off! The 'screw' will not go back in. It's not really a screw, but not sure what else to call it. Some kind of bolt thingie! Ha! I may have to take it in for service ... :( I need to check in with the vintage sewing machine group I am in. Someone there might have some ideas on how to put it back together. I may mess with it more tomorrow ...
Then, at 10, my mom and I went to the Scottish Games, which are held at the Yolo County Fairgrounds. Basically, just down the street from us. We were there about 4 hours, I think. Most walking my mom has done in a while and she did pretty good with her bum knee. We watched the Birds of Prey event and the Parade. We also walked through the historical re-enactment area. Sadly, my camera's battery died before the end of the parade ... :( But, I took about 100 pictures, which you can see below. Fun day. Now, to look up 1940s Domestic sewing machine parts ...

Spectacled Owl
Calling the hawk.
Harris's Hawk
Peregrine Falcon
She had to call him back from his flight as he nearly had a 'run-in' with a local wild Peregrine Falcon! He was upset and kept ruffling his feathers.
She gave him a few treats to calm him down.
Sneakers do not work here.
My mom is on the right of this pic.
This guy was hilarious in the parade. Playing tipsy.
Last picture before my camera's battery died! Right before the Scottish animals!! There were Scottish dog breeds, sheep and Clydesdales. They didn't have any Highland or Dexter cattle this year.

Well, crap! I had to re-boot my browser and my damn blog deleted all the picture captions that I wrote HOURS ago. Why weren't they saved automatically like they always have on past blogs that were 'in progress'!? Ugh. Don't remember half the stuff I wrote, so just a few are captioned now.