I am a tentmaker, episode 02

Of course we didn’t start stitching until about saturday noon. It’s so typical – when you set out to do something, it is always those little things that get in your way. We shopped a couple of beers and a lot of food, so that we could have a pleasant time while working; if it’s anything you need when putting your back to it, it is proper food and drink.

The work force was a bit crippled, due to my daughter Isolde – one of us always had to keep an eye out for her. She loves the following:

– Knives (and other weapons)
– Every other little thing she can use to harm herself

It sounds really awful, but neither me nor my wife have actively encouraged her. She has found her way all by herself. It was not until evening, when she went to bed, that we could really start working. By then Lunda had joined us, and we were building up severe pressure in the kitchen of Simon’s parents.

First of all, we measured up the cloth. The tent is made up by triangles with a base of 160 centimetres, and a height of 344 centimetres, so we started working on the floor, cutting the cloth into what we wanted. It was clear that these tents will be a lot bigger than our previous ones, which is a good thing. Now we will finally have enough space for everyone. And then the stitching commenced. And it went on until 2 in the morning…

We continued for some hours the next day, but the tent was only about half finished. That gives us the opportunity to meet again in april to finish it, and to have another fantastic time. Thanks guys, and Simon’s parents, for a great weekend with excellent food, lots of laughs and good company.

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