One stitch at a time

Did anyone see the For Better or For Worse comic strip in the Sunday paper at the end of April?

This comic strip is posted on the side of my refrigerator.  I seem to have a basket full of projects that are mostly finished.  But yet, none are ready to be shared.  They are all missing just a little bit whether it is weaving in the ends or adding the arms to a creature that I knitted up.

Well, I just wanted you to know, that I have not given up on knitting.  Time to go and work on my PhD (Projects half Done).

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AHG Badge Help – Textile Arts #17

I do not know many girls who do not enjoy tie-dying. No matter what you do, or what colors you use, a masterpiece is just around the corner.

While the craft part of the Textile Arts badge is easy to accomplish.  I find that many PiPa’s struggle with completing the text-book part of the badge.

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AHG Merit Badge Help – Living & Working in Space #16

Have you noticed a space theme in my most recent merit badge help posts?

I am learning a ton in preparing for the summer camp badge classes.  While in the back of my mind, I have known that many of the NASA projects help my life today, I would be hard pressed to tell you what some of those things were. Continue reading

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Flag day

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For those of us who have worn the uniform especially on foreign fields the flag of the United States is more than a symbol of our great country. It is the embodiment of very real sacrifices. It is representative of missed birthdays and holidays for something greater than ourselves. It is the embodiment of lost friends and lost innocence. It is the tangible representation of standing at the front door of a friend in an immaculate uniform to tell her he’s not coming home …

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Birthday Camping Cake

I am always looking for an excuse to make a cake these days.  Here is my latest creation.  A birthday cake for a dear friend who loves AHG and camping.

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AHG Badge Help – Living & Working in Space #2

Are you ready to blast off into some summer fun?  Here is a great rocket snack we made to with a group of Tenderhearts earning the Living & Working in Space merit badge. 

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Gum Paste Glue

The other day I received a phone call from my sister.  She was working on a cake for my niece’s birthday. This was to be her first fondant cake. She had been to several stores in search of gum paste glue, and was getting frustrated because no one had any in stock.

Gum paste glue is used anytime you adhere two pieces of fondant (or gum paste) together.  And much to my sister’s surprise you can actually make it.

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