AHG Badge Help – Insect-a Inspect-a #17

Now that I’m home from summer camp I dream of knitting. But instead of relaxing with the rhythm of the needles, I’m preparing for our troop’s PiPa Badge Bash. Continue reading

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Sea Turtle


With summer coming to a close, this sea turtle is ready to make a splash in the ocean.

I began with a free pattern written by Rebecca Olsen.  The pattern in knitted in pieces and required a bit more seaming than I would have liked.  But the end result was an adorable turtle ready to make waves. The pattern can be found on the Knitty website (here).

Happy Knitting

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AHG Badge Help – Our Flag #21

I love this time of year, flags waving… everyone wearing red, white and blue… pretending it is not hot.

Each year our AHG troop participates in the local 4th of July parade. This is the perfect time for a PiPa who is working on the Our Flag badge to take the lead. Requirement #21 has the girl create a booklet of patriotic songs and teach them to a younger unit. Continue reading

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Summer 2019

Summer is almost over. It has been a crazy couple of months at my house.

First, my son graduated and enlisted in the Army. We are preparing for his last days at home as he prepares to head to basic training.  So I will soon be able to add the title Army Mom to my list of pseudo-names.  This title I will wear with great pride.  I am proud of my son and all he has accomplished.   I am proud that he wants to spend his life defending our freedoms.  While the mom in me is hesitant I am reminded of the words a missionary friend serving in the Middle East once said…

Better to be in what the world considers the most dangerous place in God’s will; than in what the world views as the safest place outside of His will

Next, my daughter and I headed to summer camp.  17 nights away from home was exhausting but we had a ball. I have lots of SWAPS to share and badge helps from the classes I taught that need to be written up.

I have had a little time to knit, but did not accomplish as much as I had hoped. But I did have the opportunity to take a Glass Craft Class.  I am completely in love with my new toys tools and can’t wait to be able to see what else I can create.  I will be sharing more about that soon.

But the sun still shines and tomorrow is a new day.

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Alamo the Armadillo

Meet Alamo the Armadillo.  My daughter named this guy Alamo, and since the armadillo is the state animal of Texas, it seemed fitting.

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AHG Badge Help – Social Skills and Etiquette #19

Many of us dislike – yes, loathe is a better word – having to speak in front of a group. Even though being in American Heritage Girls has helped me improve in this area, it can be nerve-wracking.

One of the requirements to earn the Social Skills and Etiquette badge at the PiPa level is to give a short speech. I am currently preparing to teach this badge at camp this summer. One challenge in teaching this at a summer camp is the lack of internet. I have developed a list of speech topics for the class that should not require any research. Continue reading

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A Bunny in my garden


Just in time for Easter, this little bunny has hopped off my knitting needles. Continue reading

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