As we have moved into the gold work phase of this project we must sometimes evaluate our methods of getting work done. We had been working with an apprentice system which has served us well. But now with the vast amounts of plaited braid in front of us, we need to consider learning more from the past.
I propose a new means – Indentured Servitude to the almighty PLAITED BRAID. Yes, I am joking. I think that after two full days of working this monster stitch from 8 am to 11 pm, Judy was getting a little punchy last night. She quipped to her husband on the phone that she was now an indentured servant to the jacket. We giggled at what an ad would look like for this.
Judy has been embroidering at my house instead of the work room. Sometimes I bring a frame home to work on the instructions and since I had offered her a room for the week if she would stitch solid, it made more sense to have her work here while I worked beside her. It saves about 3 hours of driving to Plimoth a day and I can make her work even later! Thus an Indentured Servant!
Of course, working in my house has its perks. Such as food, water, a couch and DVDs. But it has some major detractions. They are called the “Heathens” and these little children like to get up at 5:30 am and have more energy than comes from an atomic bomb. Hard to sleep through the little tornados.
Hopefully Judy will get a nice night of sleep once she returns home. But for now she is making amazing progress on the plaited braid. I’m thrilled.