Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Scouts and Embroidery on Veteran's Day

Monday evening's cub scout meeting went much better. My co-den leader is back, and I think we make a pretty good team. The scouts (and I) now know how to care for a flag and fold it properly. They also know what all of the words mean in the Pledge of Allegiance. (Did you know that "indivisible" means that "you can't see it"? The kids had me laughing with their definitions.)

We also arranged to have our pack come to my husband's basketball team's season opener this weekend and sing the National Anthem at the start of the game. It won't be pretty...but I'm sure it will be super cute. There's not really much glass to shatter in the gym, anyway.

And then, to keep them engaged in the game, they are each going to "adopt" a player. I made up sheets for each player with their photo, jersey number, hometown, year in college, height/weight, plus some definitions (free throw, two-point basket, three-point basket, foul) and a place for them to tally each player's points and fouls. Then, at halftime, the announcer is going to let the cub scouts announce each player's halftime stats. Again, it should be really cute. Cub Scouts is FUN!

Work is so busy that I haven't had a lunch break yet this week. Today, however, I am determined to stop what I am doing, eat something, and do a bit more embroidery. Why did no one tell me that this is highly addictive? Here's my second Gail Pan block.

I think I am going to do three or four and incorporate them into a 12" block to put in my second Quilt Block Frame from Country Scrap Quilts.
Be sure to thank a veteran today!

6 comments:

Becky said...

I like your idea of the 4 blocks! The whole Cub Scout thing sounds like a complete blast. Might you video the Anthem to share with us???? I have to tell you.....I'd rather hear a bunch of kids sing it with innocence and sincerity than most of the "stars" at the Nascar races we attend. (Get the picture?) lol

Angela said...

I knew you would be addicted to embroidery too! Those will look perfect in your frame! :o)
I meant to take a pic of David before school - he wore his Boy Scout uniform (complete with sash with the merit badges he has earned so far). The Boy Scouts that are in our Jr High are presenting the flags at the Veterans Day ceremony at the school today! I will try to take a pic after school!

Shirleymac said...

The cub scout meeting and all of their activities sound like so much fun. You're so creative with them too which is great. Oops.. sorry I forgot the addictive part with the embroidery. They'll look lovely in the frame. Now why didn't I think of that? I need something to put in it for December anyway.

jan said...

Scout club sounds great fun. I envy you. OMG your embroidery is super, oh dear, guess whats coming..........
lol Jan

quiltfool said...

Love your embroidery and I see that your scouts are learning the most important lesson...friendship. Lane

Molly said...

Your embroidery work is just perfect (was there ever a doubt?) you are so good for those Cubs, they will learn from you plus have so much fun. You are a great Mom. 8>)