Thursday, 19 May 2016

TGIFF! - Badges, Badges Everywhere...

Welcome to TGIFF! You know the phrase about the cobbler’s children having no shoes? Well, my kids’ feel that way when it comes to sewing Beaver/Cub/Scout badges on their uniforms or camp blankets. I am also a Beaver leader so you would think that I’d be all over sewing them on in a timely manner. Alas, they usually have to bug me to sew them on. Now, I think it’s about time my oldest starts sewing his own badges on, so we’ll be working on that.

In the meantime, all three kids have collected a surprising number of badges and crests from their Scouting and sport activities. I have a camp wrap that I sewed my crests and badges on 5 years ago. I’ve had camp blankets purchased for the boys for a few years, but have the badges made it on to the blankets? No. Quilter/leader’s children. Sigh.

Except this week, there was progress! This is Daniel’s new camp blanket.


The other day, he laid out his badges with a few guiding tips from me and I sewed them on. 


I used a zipper foot and moved my needle all the way to the right so that I could sew just along the edge of the badges. The key to not going crazy on matching thread to the different badges? Monofilament thread on the top and a matching thread to the blanket underneath. :)

He’s pretty happy with it and there’s lots of room left for more badges and crests. I’m freaking thrilled that his blanket is off my to-do list! Now just two camp blankets to go and to add on the new badges to my own wrap.

P.S. This week is my 5 year anniversary for the blog! Woo hoo! Stay tuned for a giveaway announcement this weekend...


15 comments:

  1. That's a lot of badges, well done him, it's looking great. Well done you too, on your five year anniversary.
    Smiles
    Kate

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  2. Great way to display, organize and wear those badges!!

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  3. Nice way to show those badges,etc. And, darn, I always thought they were a pain to sew on my daughter's! Great finish for you.

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  4. Содержательно и креативно!

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  5. My friend once sent her son off to Cubs with his latest badges pinned on, so you should be congratulated for not plumbing those depths yet :)

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  6. This is adorable, M-R :) Takes me back to my days in Brownies, although these badges are much more colourful and fun!

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  7. My son was a scout too and it took me forever to finally sew his badges to his blanket. Good job for getting it done! :-)

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  8. That is so cute, makes me want to be a scout! Congrats on 5 years of blogging!

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  9. I love it - and congrats for taking care of the cobblers kid (ha ha!)

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  10. Poor "cobbler's kid"! Not anymore. Well done both of you!! Thanks for the zipper foot tip. And Happy blog-anniversary!!

    -Soma

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  11. It looks awesome. There are just some jobs you keep putting off. For me it is my curtains!

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  12. It's a challenge to keep up with Guiding and Scouting camp blankets. Mine is not at all up to date. It's so crowded that I seem to spend more time moving badges than sewing them on. Kudos to you for getting those badges on.

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  13. He does look proud and I am sure you're especially happy to mark something off the to-do list. That blanket is really nice.

    Congrats on five years...that's a great milestone!

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  14. I love the idea of monofilament thread! I do match my threads but I might convert to this idea. I have also thought of putting an ad on craigslist/used.ca in my area to sew on badges and crests for others. I can't figure out pricing though...

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  15. I am so far behind in sewing on my badges, I can't even imagine how long it would take me to catch up.

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