Saturday, November 13, 2010

My other life

Here I am at another day of Scouting at Tama Hills. A few years back, this field was named for me. The name used to be Gilwell, named for Gilwell Park in England and I liked that name fine.
Now that it has my name on it, I feel I need to pull every weed and pick up all the trash. As this is on a military post, since 9/11 I lost my VIP pass and have limited access.I had to be claimed at the gate for NLS (National Leadership Seminar) that has been taking place.

Since this is not a Scouting blog, but a quilting blog, My Blueberry Jambo Bunny, who has been camping with me for many years including 15 jamborees, Wanted me to show off his button blanket. Peeking at my blogging, he saw the nice native appliques on Marjorie's Applique Addict site. Then he saw Nichi's red bunny on her Quiltycat site and wanted his time too.
This is not the traditional arrangement of a button blanket but put into a quilt. You can see what a traditional one looks like by looking at the 2005 section of this blog. Instead of buttons I had to put beads around the design. Being just a bunny, he wanted something a bit stronger as a symbol and chose the thunderbird. This boosts his confidence when he is left to guard my tent during the day.
If you thought I was a little strange before seeing this, now you know it as a fact.


  1. Wow, a field named after YOU! Way to go, Julie!!!

    Cute bunny, and fascinating little quilt. Thanks for sharing!

    ~ Ronda

  2. What a wonderful honor Julie. I'm sad that you can't go there any time you want but at least you get to go occasionally. Thanks for the story about the button blanket. blessings, marlene

  3. Wow, what a wonderful honour, great post :)

  4. OK Julie, you can't just mention that the field is named after you without the full story. Your loyal readers are waiting for the rest of the story!

  5. I'm not sure what all the references mean, but I'm guessing you'd have to be a scouter to get them all. Love the pic of you in your uniform!