Back in town from my trip sailing in the British Virgin Islands. I’m happy, tanned and rested!!
The only oops during the trip was when I stepped on a sea urchin while near Foxy’s Taboo on Jost Van Dyke. The locals hooked me up with a very nice local taxi driver/witchdoctor, who found me the home remedy. LOL! Can anyone guess the local home remedy/secret for dealing with sea urchin injuries? (answer below)
a product called “soft wax.” Yes, it really worked, too. The black sea urchin broke off the tips when it entered my foot. If you try to remove the sea urchin tips, it makes it worse. I had 5 punctures that was not pretty and looked pretty swollen. Trust me, it was painful.
My first thought was that urine would make it feel better. Luckily, Joe was dry, so I didn’t have to go there, you know? Life is good…
So you have to melt the wax over each sea urchin hole with a match, taking care not to burn your skin. The wax is supposed to harden, then it comes out. However, we are talking the tropics, so it never hardened. I finally just wiped it off and then treated it with neosporin. The next morning, it was about 80% improved!! Whew!
More stories and photos to follow.
One last note, I am fine tuning all my class lessons for the online Quilt Whisperer class which starts Monday. The class is full, but I still have openings for the January class at Machine Quilter’s Resource.