I posted these pictures on my Scout blog but I thought you might like to see what I do when I am not quilting.
I teach woodcarving at camp so I have a few of the basic tools. On Wednesday, I went to the home improvement store and bought two long wide boards and two long narrow boards, and several packs of long thin nails.
I cut the wide boards into sections for a stool, one 11 and a half inch top and two 7 and a half inch ends.
I cut the narrow pieces into shorter sections and marked them in thirds.
The Cubs used small Japanese saws to cut the piece into three pieces.
The other leaders and parents helped out but did not do the work for the boys.
Brave mother holds the nail while a Tiger cub hammers it in.
This was the first Pack meeting for the Cub with the hammer.
Lastly the seat was nailed on top.
When you are finished, line up your team ... by size, shortest in the stool.
Well, we have to make sure it works).
and make the Scout sign.
Everyone got an activity patch and the shortest kid could take the stool home to use helping around the house.
On the train into town, I finished adding the sky around the owl.
I had looked at fabrics last week with my friend, Cynthia. A night sky with stars might have been nice but the owl would not show very well.
There were several shades of this mottled blue and Cynthia helped me decide on this one.
Next I will add the tree borders. Maybe at camp I can use the craft room in the evenings.
Then I plan to applique and or quilt leaves into the sky area. I'm glad I added the missing row to the tail. I may add a few smaller branches too. I'll just have to wait and see how the border looks.
After lugging all the wood and tools to the Pack meeting, I was very happy to come home with a light bag ... a few hammers and saws and bottles of glue. Tomorrow I will pack for camp. No internet connections out in the woods. I will miss my blogging friends but I have the owl to keep me company (and Nikko, and a few hundred boys with knives and hammers and saws) Have a good week!