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Parable of the Engineer

Parable of the Engineer

The parable of the engineer. In my day job I am a software engineer. People who are not engineers come to me and say “Build us {this thing}”. They will in fact sometimes even come to me and say “Build us {this thing} and it […]

“Cut the dog off the loom”

“Cut the dog off the loom”

Early this year we re-did my sewingroom/office (hereafter referred to as “The Study”). I don’t have any “real” before pictures. I have picture from when we moved into the house and the room was empty and pristine(and carpeted). Right before the re-do my sewing room […]

Ball walker

Ball walker

Be a ball walker!

Things which are oddly similar

Things which are oddly similar: Huve AKA “St. Brigitta cap” 6th-12th century (upper left) Two-Tailed cap 14th-15th century (upper right) Tudor coif 15th-16th century (lower left) Elizabethan cap 15th-17th century (lower right) from http://www.extremecostuming.com/articlesii/howtowearthecoif.html This caught my eye a while ago. It seems obvious when […]

Chausses

Chausses – French word for medieval fabric or armor leg covering. Pronounced [shohs] (rhymes with “shows”). English speaking people would call them “hose”. Notice, “hose” rhymes with “chausses” (when it’s pronounced correctly). But Sylvie, you say, I’ve heard some people pronounce it as [chaw-ses]. To […]