Patchwork (sort of) Redefined

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!!

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About lionsdaughter

I like to make things, lots of things, but not all things. I love to sew, knit, embroider, take pictures, scrapbook, dye fibers, work clay in the summer, garden. I want to try weaving, spinning, and stain glass work. I have no interest in auto body, upholstery, or tanning (either working animal skin or purposefully darkening my own).
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