Making these might be just the distraction I need. Chief is due home on a flight from Ascension tonight. Only last night he phoned to say he'd injured his back and they might not let him fly. I don't have exact details of what he was doing when he hurt his back. Only that they were doing quite arduous walking over rocky, steep and even terrain to do more conservation work when Chief hurt his back. He was unable to sit down or stand and that poses some difficulty unless you happen to be a bird not a human. He's doped up on pain killers and tried to hide the pained sound from his voice.
If he doesn't phone tomorrow am from the airport to see he's back in Blighty then he's stuck on Ascension until he's fit to fly. Given there are only two flights out a week it could be some days. If that does happen I guess at least I'll have plenty of time this weekend for sewing. Although even if he does make it home he's unlikely to be able to stay here because I have steep, windy cottage stairs and they're a struggle if you're incapacitated in anyway.