The day started off with our friend Jenna coming over to help us out with Tess. Tess has been having a hard time standing up. She seems fine otherwise, eating and drinking and no other signs of illness. So Jenna brought over some Penicillin and looked at her eyes, and put some electrolytes in her water. She also gave me a candle to burn. Tomorrow I’ll give Tess her Penicillin injection, it will be my first time doing it and I’m eager to learn how to take care of my sheep.
Then I went to my studio for a while to try and figure out my Harley Davidson Quilt. I got good advice from some of you about using interfacing to keep the fabric from stretching (thank you). I tried a bunch of different designs, and left it till tomorrow, looking like this:
Then we were off to the Battenkill for a swim. We met our friends Nancy and Bill and their dog daisy and Jenna came too with her dog Gibson. We brought Red to see if he would swim. (he did, but reluctantly) The water was cool and refreshing, the conversation easy and enjoyable. We stayed long enough to enjoy the sun without getting burned, then headed to Gallery 668 where Jack Metzger (of Jack’s OutBack) was in an art show.
With all we did and as many people as we saw, it should have been a hectic day. But it was just the opposite. A day filled with friends, it was relaxed and enjoyable. Each visit blending naturally into the next, friends overlapping with ease. How I’ve dreamed of such days, filled with friends and art, good conversation and fun. Today was one of those days and how grateful I am to have it.