Almost done with this short pair. In summer it’s nice to have socks that just fit into one’s shoes.
Did you know that sheep enjoy raspberry leaves? They why don’t they eat the blackberry leaves? I’m going to have to put a perimeter fence up or we won’t have any berries for ourselves.
As promised, here is the Martingale dog collar we made yesterday.
A week and a half ago, I went to the doctor because my ear was popping as if I were in an airplane. It was decided the ear had wax build up and she should remove it. She sent a nurse in to do a wash, except that was not successful. The nurse then decided she needed implements. She came back with what looked like a dental pick and a tweezers. Neither was successful so I was sent home with ear drops to use for 2 weeks. After a week, my ear hurt enough to send me to urgent care when I got up. They took the wax out carefully and told me that my ear was inflamed and gave me antibiotic to put in it. What I learned from this was that I should have objected when the first nurse came with tools that didn’t belong in the ear. That would have same me from the infection. So BEWARE.
As well as helping daughter find an apartment, I’ve done a bit of knitting.
This lap quilt is only 40 x 44 because that is the size of left over batting that I had. I just love it when something gets totally used.
This afternoon Mary came over and we worked on getting this ancient industrial Singer sewing machine in working order. We needed it to sew very heavy thread. After a couple of hours of us talking kindly and messing with knobs – even downloaded an instruction manual, it now works beautifully. We now have a dog collar finished of which I forgot to take a photo. I also learned that I need to buy special oil as it has an oil tray, needles and a zipper foot. So Monday I’ll drive up to Renton and acquire those items.
Remember the red fluff I showed awhile back? It is slowly becoming yarn.
And we finally found a few minutes to start removing the maple tree forest that finds our berry and grape area just the perfect place to grow.
Maybe, but there is still more to do than the day is long. Today Mary and I met with a customer and had lunch. Our daughter needed help looking for a different apartment, and the potential next sheep needed frequent checking this afternoon. And the gardening awaits. Maybe tomorrow.
I grabbed a few minutes to get this child’s quilt on and started.