Yesterday (before the Parade and Blues Fest) I worked on some more overdue projects.
Namely the sewing on of collected or earned patches:
I was lucky enough to inherit the 1952 sewing machine of my husband’s grandmother (blogged here), and I found a nugget in her stash of thread: clear nylon!!! Yippee! Worked like a dream when sewing patches on the scout uniform.
As for my collected travel patches, I’ve been wondering what to do with them for a while. First I thought I’d put them on a backpack, but backpacks these days are a jumble on pockets atop more pockets with zippers at every angle here and there and everywhere. So Plan B was a canvas bag. Then I thought I’d dye the canvas bag (raspberry red), but I’m not completely happy with the uneven coloring and purplish hue, though my friend Janine saw it yesterday and thought I intended it to be that way. There’s proof that things work out as they should.
Obviously this bag will be a work in progress. I’m still searching for my Old Faithful and Beartooth Mountain Pass patches, and then there are a couple trips on the horizon for which to collect more. And I have to share: Two days ago I booked by dream vacation to the locale I’ve been wanting to visit since high school….more on that later!!