It’s been a busy week! Last weekend my son’s cubscout pack had their annual Pinewood Derby Race. His den leader was in charge of the event, so needless to say my husband and I were involved in helping to run it Friday night and all day Saturday. It’s a lot of fun for the kids and parents. Even my 6 year old made a car. This pack has what I think is a pretty elaborate set-up with metal tracks hooked up to a computer to capture the time and speed of the races to the third decimal place! It’s like watchingthe Olympics! The times and speeds for each race were even projected on a screen as the cars finished. Pretty cool stuff! Stephen did not win a trophy, but he was quite proud of his car – which he made by all himself. Unfortunately, I can’t say that all of the cars were made entirely by the scout, as they should be.
Hubby left for Chicago the next day for a 3 day business trip and as usual, that’s when children get sick! Stephen came down with a stomach bug on Monday and didn’t go back to school until Friday. This was a lot longer than usual for him when gets a stomach bug. So watch out – there’s something funny going around out there. I was told that there were quite a few kids out last week
On a quilting note… somehow I did manage to get the quilt top finished. I am very pleased with “Dandelion Wine” – but you will have to wait just a little longer to see the final result! Cross my fingers that everyone stays healthy this week and I can finalize the quilting design, get it basted and start quilting!
When he was feeling a little better, Stephen also worked on his quilt. This is his first piece made on the machine. Not bad for a beginner! I gave him free reign over my stash – obviously he is influenced by Mom’s color preferences! He still wants to put a border on it and then I will show him how to quilt it.
Don’t let the stomach bug bite!