We had a busy weekend with the brigade, first doing a catering fundraiser at an auction. Look at all these lovely faces! Volunteering is fun, even when the temperature soars! (Though I must admit I piked when it got later in the day, leaving the field to the hardier souls.)
Then pretty early Sunday morning we got a call out to a smallish local fire. I took Andrew down and station crewed for them but didn't go myself. Low hemoglobin and smoke don't go well together. I felt sad to see the team head out without me but we had a full complement for both vehicles so that was good!
Andrew drove the 1.4.
And in the back, a rose between two thorns, was my friend Michelle, who was on her first actual fire turn-out. Way to go Michelle!
They were home again in a little under three hours, dirty and happy. Let's hope that if we have to have fires this summer, they'll stay small like this one was!
At home, I got busy keeping myself occupied. The night before, I had done this:
Doesn't look very momentous does it, but in fact that was the last thread to weave in on the latest afghan, which has 99 squares, and every square had seven loose ends to weave in Arghhhh! It's a pretty design but never again!
So, while Andrew was at the fire, I decided to get all my squares organised. The first thing was to tip them on the bed and take a pic. Doesn't look like months and months of work, I must say.
Then all of a sudden someone decided they needed more attention than the granny squares and brought Humpy the teddy to visit.
Directly on my crochet.
Yes she's sucking his face. :) What can I say, Rosie is a bit of an oddy. You can see where Tuppy gets it from.
Anyway, after Rosie had some attention and got off again, it was time to sort the squares so that there weren't two the same in a row anywhere.
The four yellow ones ended up in a smaller square than that, nearer the centre, but I forgot to take another photo. Oh well, it can be a little surprise when it is all done.
Then it was time to pile up each row and label it, and now begins the long job of crocheting them all together with that same yellow. I'm glad I'm actually using crochet to join them this time. It's the crocheting bit that I actually enjoy!