hootenanny wrote:it looks like i might not be able to do the cherries after all.
Hmm. Well, if that sewing machine of yours at Michael's place is in decent shape, I do know how to use it. (I can also do a basic tune-up on it.) Sewing is a bit like using a band saw. Except, you're connecting, not separating, and you're less likely to lose a finger.
A pattern would certainly help, of course, like that one you formulated at Anodyne; but I have a rotary cutter and self-healing mat and pins and a bunch of other supplies too.
I haven't confirmed this, but I've heard some possibility that Dave's wife Sarah might be able to help sew too. And if she can sew anything like she can cook, based on that fantastic fruit/rhubarb crisp...