A Bear And A Buffalo

Husband is a serious Boy Scout.  He participated in Scouting as a young man and has for as long as we’ve been married as a leader.  Now he also aids in training other leaders in this worthy cause.

Last week and this week–Wednesday through Saturday–he has been at an adult leader training course known as Woodbadge.  Husband is quite the cook and was tapped as the chef for the event.  Cooking three meals a day (plus suitable snacks) for a group of 60 might worry some people, but not Husband.  He takes these things in stride and even enjoys it.

At Woodbadge, as at many Scouting functions, the large group is divided into smaller groups known as Patrols.  Each Patrol has a name, usually an animal.  The Patrol one belongs to is a matter of great pride, and occasional jokes.  Husband has two assistants this time, one a member of the Bear Patrol and one of the Buffalo Patrol.


As they are chefs, they need hats.  As they are Scouters, they have a Patrol.  Why not combine them?!

And that is why I spent Wednesday morning making chef hats with ears and horns.

ps–In case you are wondering, Husband is a beaver.  And he has a hat. And it has a tail.

pps–And here is the link to the tutorial (minus the animal additions) that I used: https://www.michaelmillerfabrics.com/inspiration/free-sewing-tutorials/chef-s-hat-tutorial.html


Paying Attention To Details

People often remark that quilters are really detail oriented:  just the RIGHT shade of blue, just the PERFECT polka dot print, an EXACT 1/4″ seam allowance…

Well, maybe we pay attention to those kinds of details, but not all of us (talking about ME here) pay attention to all details.

Yesterday (Monday) I was all over town running errands and helping Sparkle Jane (daughter) get her passport taken care of.

About 2pm I felt a something in my left shoe and stopped to fix it.


Yep, at that point, standing there and looking at my feet, I discovered that I had on two different shoes.  And had been wearing them all day.  Wow!