Jun 10, 2009

Stinkin' Badges

Thanks for all the support yesterday. I appreciate it more than you know.

I should have pictures of a nearly completed, lacey, little dress to show you today but it's not quite there yet. Neither is the second Neon sock which should be finished by now. They're both inching along and I suspect they'll cross the finish line some time next week. The delay is partially due to general busyness and partially due to these... Stinkin' Badges.

Stinkin' Badges

I have a love/hate relationship with Girl Scout badges. I think they're lovely - colorful, pretty, and representative of such good things. But I hate to sew and I especially hate to sew GS badges on my daughter's vests. It is tedious and takes up valuable knitting time.

Logic would suggest that I have my daughters sew their own badges, or iron them on, or staple them. Anything but sitting and sewing them one by one. That's where the inevitable crazy comes in because, although my girls have offered to do it themselves, I insist on sewing the badges on. It feels like something I ought to do and I want them attached just so and when they are I love how it looks. Control freak - Me? Couldn't be.

So the badges in the picture above belong to DQ. Her troop was apparently very busy this year. Stinkette gets hers on Sunday... another nice big pile for another busy troop. I'll be sewing for quite a while because the leader's kid really ought to have her badges sewn on promptly. Right?

Just don't ask about the stacks of Brownie and Junior badges from the past few years that never got sewn on. I wasn't the leader then. I'll get to them some day. Maybe.


Carole Knits said...

It's not a fun task, that's for sure. I used to bribe Lois to sew on the Boy Scout badges for me!

JessaLu said...

You're making me very happy that Dobby dropped out of GS... ;o)

Anonymous said...

I remember those badges - UGH! But I was the same as you are; I had to do them and do them just so.