Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Bits "n Pieces...

In between imagining TB symptoms and dealing with a constipated cat (you heard me...Persephone is having another one of her "episodes") The Sheep made some progress on her Jaywalker before heading in to the office of job #2. There was great hope for an FO about which to blog tonight. But it was not to be. I'm gearing up for The Great Toe Decrease of '06, but ran out of time in which to actually complete the task. Fortunately, there are other things with which to distract my ten loyal readers.

Here is the stunning Finn that I meant to post yesterday:

Mmmm....almost yummy enough to eat!
If you haven't had a chance to visit Ewenique Fiber you simply must. This is some of Sheila's hand dyed roving and the color is just gorgeous. I'm not abandoning the Plum Silk just yet. But I am going to be spinning a bit faster so I can switch out projects!
On the strawberry front there has also been some progress. Two quarts are safely tucked away in the freezer and another will be prepped with sugar tonight for what I hope will be strawberry shortcake tomorrow. If my energy stays up there, I will break out the biscuit-fixin's and bake up a batch. If my energy ends up being more devoted to inventing symptoms of impending TB then I will hit the bakery and just tell everybody I baked them. Either way works for me.
And speaking of strawberries, here is a shot of my Mom's homemade jam on a Wolferman's english muffin:

Mom is a bit quicker on the uptake in terms of processing her berries. Even with TB...

Yup, dear old Mom has her berries frozen, jammed, shortcaked and diced. According to Dad, this was all pretty much done on the same day as the picking occurred. You know...the day that The Sheep came home and flopped on the couch for a nap. Yeah...I am humbled.

But Mom isn't dealing with a constipated cat and that takes alot of energy and focus. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.



trek said...

I once had a cat that had the feline urinary tract issue - I feel your pain!

Julie said...

You do know that twelve ounces of high-quality chocolate will kill every TB germ in a human body, right? It's been scientifically proven.


It's good for dementor attacks, too.

Hang in there.

Julie said...

A constipated cat is not a good thing - makes for a cranky kitty.

I say go the bakery route and say you made them :)

Veggies,Yarns & Tails said...

Hope your dear kitty is 'unclogged' soon, not fun for felines either...

The jam looks does the yummy yarn. Thanks for sharing.


Sheila said...

I think TB is making a comeback...yours is the third TB story I''ve heard in the last week!! The other 2 were down here in Texas.
Glad you liked the fiber...Finn has such great properties that I'm surprised it isn't more commonly found/sold.
Your mom sounds like mine..I think it skips a generation. In our family, the fiber thing also skips a generation....hmm, a mere coincidence?

Geraldine said...

PS On the topic of constipated kitties, have you tried adding just a wee bit of regular wheat bran to their food, every 2 days, about 1/2 tsp. mixed into wet food? Works like a charm with the Mitz, she is such a little girl, gotta keep that plumbing in good order. Let me know if you try this easy, safe remedy. G