Our summer has finally started, great for drying laundry, not so great for people who burn easily, like me. With the summer comes the end of the school year. One of my daughters finishes this Friday, the other finishes next Friday.
The kids celebrate the end of the year with field trips, parties, and maybe even a camping weekend. The mothers also get to celebrate by cleaning and painting the classroom, and sanding and varnishing the children’s tables, so everything is ready for next year. (Not all mothers in Chile do this, just the small rural schools).
As well as many school activities, I finally made an appointment with an optician and bought some new prescription glasses. It is great having new glasses, but there is something in my left eye that needs a trip to Santiago to see a specialist. I will write more in my next post after seeing the specialist, but it has meant I have been a bit distracted.
I wanted to make Christmas gifts again this year, but it is not going to happen. The one present I am working on is for my husband. I can never keep anything from him,(he can read me like a book, and I wouldn’t have it any other way), so it is not really a problem if he sees his partial present.
The wool was spun locally and is not very soft, but the natural dye is lovely, walnut leaves. Because it is one ply, I think when the wool has been washed it will open and soften.
While I was taking the picture Darwin came to have a look. With those eyes he doesn’t miss a thing!
And if you are reading this in December and it is snowing on my blog, which it definitely isn’t doing here, sorry, but I wanted some snow this Christmas!