Oct 30, 2023·edited Oct 30, 2023Liked by Greta at Love Off Grid

Temp really dropped here in Portland OR last few days. Good to know you are sewing for the time being, I did alot of glass work in the day, I can relate about glass and temperature, cold hands no fun.

I really appreciate hearing about all your changes wrt coping for snow...I hope someday to return to a land of snow, Portland is so drippy and handles snow so badly. About sewing, bought an old (1914) Singer machine for a tent project, still tryng to get the tension right. Gonna try again, with less tension on some big thread for the tent. Missed home ec, was a bandie!! best

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Nov 1, 2023Liked by Greta at Love Off Grid

Jacquelyn, it's fun to see someone else from OR. I'm near Coburg. Yes! The temp is changing and I'm looking forward to the indoor projects. Greta is amazing!!!

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Portland is very drippy and gray. I got used to it when I was there, but I've realized since moving how important the sunshine is to me, physically and emotionally.

Your tent project sounds fun. Good luck with that tricky tension!

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Oct 30, 2023Liked by Greta at Love Off Grid

Made (ie making still) a tent for the top of my Volvo wagon...and then, wouldnt you know, the engine sploded, so now I try to save $$ for a new (old) Volvo Wagon...wish I could show you a pic but its about 4x8 ft, about 3 ft high, made of black hemp...(yes a cold weather tent)...sort of house shaped with a cedar box as a base, on those gutter rails that contractors use. Ah, a fun project, yet to camp in it....new car come spring, am hoping...

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