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.
After spending most of the day on the blue quilt, including taking out stitches that just didn’t go in correctly, I came to the last corner and border before taking it off and turning it to do the other two borders. The last corner did not want to set up properly. The best thing I could think of was to quit for today and start some socks. I found this in my sock yarn box and since it isn’t exactly exciting to me, I thought it would be a great summer sock where it is nearly all down inside the shoe. There is enough to make two pair. Since they don’t have the leg length, that part goes and I am ready to turn the heel.
Oh yes, the little black lamb got his first shot and his tail docked. Amazingly, there was little complaint.