[july acknowledgment]

July is always a difficult month to juggle any projects as it is the month of the Tour de France. Typically when the Tour starts, everything else stops. That said, the rotations of the Brother were of course reeling away, one pulley wheel revolution after another. Unfortunately though, the usual regimen was simultaneously dissolving into other activities and areas of life outside of needlefeed. The construction of various boots/shoes had finally ramped down and what this meant to lead to was more traditional sewing, more traditional uses of the Brother DB2-B791-015. A few ideas of a few good projects came and went, but in the end the actual stitching side of life was halted to a slow pace. It is hard to conjure now, where that month went, so we will do our best to hypothesize.

In thinking about the many uses of leather, the toughest question has been how the two sides of stitching compare against each other. On the one hand there is the machine stitch, and on the other the hand stitch. Both have proven useful in multiple situations, but, depending on the leather used, one will always climb above the other. All this climbing and traversing of such mending brings about many questions, and many tests of materials against thought, thought against materials. Using the Brother to stitch things up has been more than adequate in almost all situations, the only down fall is that with leather is it hard to get the right amount of tension in the seam itself. The hand stitching will always have more tension, the only draw back with such is the time that is take to complete said joints. With joinery in mind there is also glue. Glue is somewhat like the tool of the abject when it comes to items of function. Glue is not hard, nor is it soft, it is not liquid, nor is it gas. Some glue never dries, and others rely on pressure to activate their greatest potential in adhering to materials into one. Wood glue often claims that once it has fully cured it is stronger than wood. Does that mean wood glue, when it drys becomes something more substantial than wood itself, or at least some varied degree of a harder wood than what the original two pieces are composed of?