We arrived at Northeast Harbor (Acadia National Park) and the dinghy was waiting to take us to Suttons Island. Off loaded all the gear including the sewing machine into the boat and enjoyed the sea air whilst sewing at sea.
The plan for the waistcoat was to incorporate pine trees, sea, colour and I set about forthwith. I remember the iron not getting very hot, which was a bit of a problem, and of course the sewing machine was not fixed. I spent time working on the tension, replaced the needle and gave it a good oil and clean. The old machine cranked back into life, I wanted to kiss it. Miraculously the result was good enough to work with so I cut and appliquéd onto a blue chintz background. The happy outcome is below and I would love to know if it is still in existence.