Things have been busy this week after a several days being involved with my Son’s Scout fund raising commitment during Barryton Days this past weekend. We had the weekly meeting on Thursday evening after he spent the afternoon at the library for the last day of his summer reading program. During that gathering, the boys went to set up their tent and prep the dunk tank. They, the Scouts; even helped an elderly couple set up their tent too. On Friday my boy and his fellow Scouts took part in the parade in the village. Mine is the one on the far left. There are a couple more boys but they didn’t make the photo.
The boys raised a nice little sum with their sales in ice cold drinks, chances at the dunk tank , popular candy bars, popcorn, and variety of wooden birdhouses. Boy Child learn several new things including how to do lashings to attach their flags to the tent and how doing something that scares you is better than running away from it. Like putting in your time in the dunk tank.
There was a couple 4 legged critters that was around the tent on Saturday. The two of them are beautiful and I just had to snap a couple of pics.
Here is the boy child with one of his Scout Master making friends with the miniature donkey. The boys kept an eye on them and even took buckets of water to them throughout the day. As you can see the BC is in his dunk tank uniform…lol.
In a couple of weeks he will be doing a 3 day/2 night local camping trip with the troop each will fulfill some requirements for his Tenderfoot requirements and he is really looking forward to it. I’ve even set up a small surprise for him with a couple of the troop leaders since those couple of days are just before his birthday. Sssshhhhhh!!!
Now in quilting news this week, I finished the center of the Santa embroidery piece for the Santa Sack Swap. So from here it’s just a matter of adding this vintage style print for the border and get it finished. I even found this super cute tote that will make the perfect gift holder for her. I have been working on that paper piece pattern that I’m testing. It’s takes me a whole day to make one 6” block. They look okay as I try to conquer the center where all the points come together. As show as I know when I can share it with you, I’ll post some pictures. I do get some pretty items from my friend Mrs. D. such as fabrics, kits, vintage buttons and possible vintage charms in gold tones to add to my crazy quilt blocks. I will trilled to add these to my blocks when I can work on them once more. The variety is going be a joy to add and the scissors actual up & close like a real pair. I think the little bird is my favorite. But those ballet shoes are cute too.
Here are some of the other goodies that I received from Mrs. D. as she is sorting & thinning some of the many collections of “stuff” that are taking over the house. She has come around the spell that most quilters do and has been over come by the most dreaded “must have –itis” but as a youngest member of the circle , I offer the cure with a dose of “oh yes I’ll take it-itis” . I have received things like books and fabrics in the past and along with the charms above, here are some pictures of the last acquirements.
I adopted these nine SBS’s. It appears that they was quilted together at one point with a simple straight stitch in the corners. The girls have made machine appliquéd with the blanket stitch that is coming a part. In the last picture you can still see clumps of cotton (?) stuck in the stitching.
These wonderful Orange Peel pieces was included with the beaded patches and machine embroidered tea-themed pot holders. I think the Sue’s and the Peels might be “true” feed sack fabrics. The Peels are done in crazy patch fashion with 1/8” turned edges with the daintiest hand stitches. I think they need a nice solid-colored background again. They have a nice measurement of 13” from tip to tip and the piece with the peel in it is 8”. I think this piece deserves to be re-made and not left in a box anymore or again.
So this catches ya up on the sewing news. Like I said there wasn’t much to report but pictures are also fun to show off.
And I have to confess that with all the activities this week,my reading took a hard hit so I don’t have a book to share this week. . I do apologize for that everyone. This was a case where time with my boy was more important to me over a book as he is only here a few more weeks. Thank you to those of you who left comments last week and I did response to them. I love hearing for you and the thoughts that you left. Here are a few more pictures from the Bronner’s trip.
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Have a wonderful week & toodles,