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Saturday, 26 March 2011

cause i saved a few and i keep them in a jar..

i have been meaning to feature my camp blanket for ages, but as it's a constant work in progress, i have been putting it off until it's 'more finished'..
i think that camp blankets may be my favourite guiding tradition..i'm not really one for uniform (i wear it to formal events only, under duress!) and i can't say i'm particularly great at singing, or knots, but there's something great about collecting, earning and swapping badges which then remind you of different places, events or people..here is the blanket i started when i was 14..

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at the end of last year's summer camp, i had the grand idea (not) of unpicking every badge, primarily so that i could wash the blanket properly, and also because i wasn't all that happy with the wa y everythign had been set out, and i sort of thought i wanted more order to it..which i have done now that i have got them all back on (only taken 8months!) i'm still not happy with some parts, and will probably re-do one 'section' at least..i also need to teach myself to blanket-stitch, so that i can finish off the head hole, and then i want to cut out some large felt letters so that i can put my name on in some of the remaining space!

4 comments:

  1. Ohhh how I wish I had kept all my badges and blanket!

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  2. Oh it's fab!!

    I don't dare start unpicking mine but I do think I might have to move a few over to a new blanket as it's all got a bit out of control.

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  3. this project must have taken so many hours! I got a lot of brownie badges but sadly no guides badges.
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  4. Goodness Char that is a lot of badges!!! It looks great and will be fabulous with your name on the middle. My mam sent me my old brownie sash recently with all my old badges. x

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