Memorial day was a busy day. For the second time, I had minions. Truth and Mike showed up to help do some fabric wrangling. The actual idea was to assemble the whole shell that day. However.. we had one back yard of fabric:
Since we had two pieces of fabric, we had to do some yurt-like math.
The plan there means we needed to cut 8x5" rectangles and then cut them diagonally.
I was oncall that day. So I didn't actaully get to do much work on this. But Mike and Truth made very fast progress. Here's them cutting the wall length.
It was a little windy, so after they cut out the 8x5 sheets, they moved inside.
After cutting out the parts, we went to figure out how to use my dad's sewing machine. It's a sailmakers sewing machine. It doesn't do much, but it does something most machines can't do. Like punch through 8 layers of canvas without flinching.
While I was working, Truth and Mike sorted out the machine. But we ran out of time. They came from across the state to help me with this. (Yeah, we're a little crazy) so they had to go home at a sane hour.