I finally finished Oscar’s head. The leather is so hard to sew, my machine is not heavy duty enough to use so I have to whip stitch the seams by hand. I start the needle through and then use a clamp to pull it through and that seems to work fine. I tried thread first and found that din’t work well so now I am using nylon yarn and that works great. I don’t need as many stitches. I tried stapling one ear and though it looks alright it isn’t good as the staples make it hard to mold the ear and sew it on the head. The left ear is stapled while the right ear is sewn with yarn. His hair is long so you can see his nose but his mouth is hard to see. When I get him stuffed he will look a lot better and maybe then you can see his mouth. I don’t want to stuff him untill I am ready to attach his head to his body, which will be next week some time. I have to take the sewing slowly as it really hurts my hands. It is fun so I will get him done soon. Still no hair on the back of Swagman’s head so I’ll do that this after noon.
Went to BJ’s today and found a nice deal on spare ribs Country Style. The whole rib for $1.29 a pound for a total of $8.62. There are two strips in the package so I’ll cook one strip this week and freeze the other. We should get two or three meals on each strip. We don’t eat a lot of meat as our diet only allows 4 ounces a day each. We find with all the nice veggies that is plenty and when it is a really nice cut we really don;t need more . Today we are having a rib eye steak, aspagrass, butternut squash, boiled cabbage stuffed mushrooms and the left over corn beef hash. So you see we eat like a king. Must run and get the mushrooms in the oven. Have a great day.