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Friday, August 17, 2012

Remember me?

We've now completed 3 weeks of marching band camp in the hot, humid SE Texas weather.  The kids are tolerating the heat pretty well.  I serve with a group of parents who make sure they have lots of water, dispense band aids and such, monitor their comings and goings into the band hall, help cool off overheated kids, and generally help out to free up the directors' time so they can concentrate on practices.

Last year we were gifted a tractor trailer to get our instruments to games and contests.  A group of parents built it out inside with shelving, instrument racks, etc. cut out 2 side doors and made stairs to make it efficient for the kids to get out and put away their instruments.  Today Pearl 2 was unveiled to the kids.  It was driven outside the band hall and the kids rehearsed how they are to load and unload the truck.  It appears even from one "run through" that the way it's built out will streamline loading and unloading time for games and contests.

Pearl 2 you ask?  We're the Buccaneers so thought The Pearl would be a good name for our "ship".  This is our second tractor trailer, hence the 2.

I've gotten a bit of stitching done...when I'm not collapsed on the couch because of all the exercise and heat from band camp.  I picked up a wip of Shakespeare's Peddler's "Weary World" and have been working on that this week.

  I'm really enjoying stitching this one and hope to finish it by the time some special ordered fabric arrives for my next sampler, Moira Bladburn's "Three Things".

Diane Williams just revealed a model I stitched for her, "Pumpkin Patch Inn".  I really like this design and most likely will stitch it again for me.  I love the frame Diane chose for this one!  You can see it on her website here:

We've gone to see DS's hand surgeon and everything looks good.  Hopefully another 5 weeks in the cast.  He can't wait to be "normal" again.  Just when I think we're getting done with some appointments, his orthodontist says it's time to consult with the oral surgeon about wisdom teeth extraction.  It sounds like we can wait until after marching season for the extraction.  This is his senior year and I have a feeling it's going to be very busy around here the entire year.  (He's already starting his college applications.)

That's it for now.  Thanks for reading if you made it this far.

Happy stitching!


cucki said...

Your wip is so cute,,enjoy your time..
Hugs xxx

Mouse said...

oooo fab trailer and well done to the parents for making it work so well ....
love the wip you are working on and absolutely love that chart you model stitched ... thought it might have been you :)
hope you cool off soon :)
love mouse xxxxx