Sunday 4 September 2016

Slow Sunday Stitching.

Today I planned to finish my marking but I decided to award myself a couple of hours sewing before I got started. I had fun quilting some more of the 9 patch quilt. This quilt is for Lucy but when she popped in to see me she asked who I was making it for. She was very pleased when I reminded her it was going to be hers. She's been so busy between her new job and her MSc that she'd forgotten all about it. I didn't get much sewing done as we sat and chatted but there's always tomorrow.

For my Slow Sunday stitching I grabbed my camp blanket and settled down to sew on some more badges whilst watching TV this evening. Today the weather has been very overcast here in London and as evening wore on it started to rain and the temperature dropped dramatically. It was rather nice sitting with the camp blanket over my knees as I stitching the badges on.

This blanket has been around for quite a while and has done a fair amount of travelling. The farthest it's gone is to Switzerland. I've taken it to Switzerland each time we've gone with our Guide unit, so in 2001, 2006, 1010 and 2013. Our next trip is in August next year and I'm trying to get all my badges sewn on before then. I love collecting the badges for the events and camps we go on but I never seem to get round to stitching them on the blanket. I think I have between 2 and 3 hundred that need to be sewn on! I also know I've got some duplicate badges and I have to keep checking I haven't sewn any duplicates on. As I'm stitching the badges on it brings back the memories of the camps and the fun we have had. This is a fun activity to do with Lucy as she has been on most of the camps with me, both as a youth member and now as an adult leader.

For now the stitching needs to go away and I need to prepare my things for the morning as I want to get into work early. I'm linking this post with Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching linky party



  1. That is a lot of badges. Enjoy the memories.

  2. Isn't it great when we collect something that brings back great memories for us. What a great way to save and enjoy them.

  3. Your camp blanket reminded me of the children's ones. They both did rainbows to guides and beavers to scouts so I always had badges to sew on and when they left I removed there activity badges and sewed them on as well! Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

  4. Love this idea of sewing the camp patches on the blanket so many memories to look at while curled underneath it.

  5. That was a lot of sewing. I found my daughter's old Brownie sash recently. It was covered in badges which I must have sewn on though I can't remember doing them. I do remember sewing all her swimming badges onto a towel. It was never meant to be used, so imagine how annoyed I was to find that someone had used and washed it. Luckily it survived and is now in a safe place.

  6. Lyndsey, I love your camp blanket -- what a fun way to commemorate all the places you've visited! Todd and I have talked about getting a patch made for Camp MACOBA for visitors to purchase. Seeing them all on your blanket makes me think I need to get busy!! :)