My friend from Springfield, Elaine, met me in Joplin today for lunch. I had several things to do:
- Take back a purse that I had used one week and the stitching had come out of the handle
- Go by Office Depot and pick up a refund due on my camera
- Take a book back to Books-A-Million for Vince
- Buy myself a couple of pairs of jeans
What was NOT on my agenda was to buy fabric. Thank you very much, Elaine! She was looking for a particular fabric (she always is!) so she wanted to go by Sew Neat and see if they had it. I told her I needed to find some jeans but I’d meet her at Block by Block. This is what came home with me.
Well, the dog didn’t come home with me. He was here guarding the house while Elaine was causing me to buy fabric! This is not the perfect red dimple fabric I was looking for but it’s the almost perfect red crackle that will have to do. I will wash this fabric tonight and use it tomorrow so . . no fair bugging me about adding to the stash.
Isn’t Speck so cute? Every now and then he’s so sure there’s something interesting on the back deck and he’ll stand there for the longest time just looking from left to right and right to left but I doubt he ever spots anything.
We’ve always used just a regular collar on Speck but knew we needed to use a harness. We bought one several years ago and couldn’t figure out how to get it on him. Maybe we’re not playing with a full deck but we tried and tried and finally I think I threw the thing away. Speck has a bad front right shoulder and we have to be real careful what we do with it and I was probably too afraid of hurting his shoulder. But, Daisy wears a harness and Vicky showed me several times (that not quite full deck again!) how to get it on and I’m still not sure I have it all figured out right And, Vicky had one that was too small for Daisy so she gave it to me for Speck. It seems to be working and he isn’t bothered by it. When he goes to the vet for a nail trim soon, I’ll have them make sure I have it on right.