A busy day in store for us all today....
The Headteacher and my colleague Trish are both out on a course all day so I'm manning the office on my own from 8.45 to 3 instead of my usual 9.30 to 1.30
Nigel spent all yesterday evening organising the two youngest getting their kit ready for a three night scout/cub camp from tonight with ... wait for it ... 1800 other marauding youngsters!
I'm just not even thinking about the prospect of them getting lost etc - please God keep them safe. I don't doubt the leaders and organisers will have it all really well organised (fingers crossed)
It's all in aid of celebrating 100 years of Scouting all around the world - this linked article is from South Africa for example
I know one thing for sure it should be lovely and quiet here at home with just Sarah 'til 3pm Monday afternoon (we have a Bank Holiday on Monday)
We have to get them to the site about 30 minutes from here by 6pm tonight - can you imagine the organisation needed to get all those kids there at the same time?
Nigel's the 'retired' scout (of long standing) in the house - so I'm afraid I fully delegate all responsibilty for getting kit together to his superior knowledge and experience. Can't you see my shoulders sloping as we speak? Well I do do lots of other stuff for them - honest!
As for stitching - in and amongst the frenzy of packing last night I did get my hand dyed confetti top sandwiched and started the quilting
Don't look too close at the 'in the ditch' around the confetti triangles it is a bit wobbly in places. Plus I'm using a variegated thread with some bright yellow in the colour changes which is showing the odd black dot (or seven!) from the under thread - I'm not pulling it back though - I shall live with that! So there!
It'll be okay - I won't be entering it into any competitions and I don't allow the quilt police through the front door :o)