Re: sewing on patches
Michael Schaffer (mws@WAEIY.YWC.YK.DOE.CA)
Tue, 19 Apr 1994 20:33:00 UTC
Ah yes, that brings back memories.
When I first joined I kept putting off the inevitable...sewing on my crests
and badges. Living alone I had little choice in the matter as to who would
do it, it was, well, something that I put off and off and off. Finally
it was Scout/Guide Week in February, it was time to do it because of the
many public apperances that scouting made during that week. My task one
badge per day. I was on night shift that week so the only time to do it
was in the early morning before I crawled into bed.
I got home and started sewing a badge on to the chest pocket. Things were
looking good, the stiches were neat and the badge was 'square' on the
uniform. I thought I would slip the shirt on to admire my work in a mirror,
only to discover I had sewn the sleve on to the back of the pocket. Grrrrr.
A few minutes work with the seam ripper had the sleve, shirt and crest
back into three seperate pieces. I began to sew again. I was soon finished,
it looked sharp, and I went to bed.
A few days later during a meeting I went to place a note in my pocket
only to discover I had sewn the crest onto the pocket and through to
the shirt. I used that shirt for another two years and never did fix
my mistake. It was a simple reminder to me of why things should be
done right (while awake) and if you don't know how to do something
Thanks for the memories.
Yours in scouting
Michael Schaffer firstname.lastname@example.org
Yukon Weather Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City