Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Scouts, Sewing, Patches..Oh, My!

On Sunday, September 27, 2009 Moe went to his Board of Review for his Life Rank for Scouts and he passed! He's six months away to getting his Eagle Rank and it's been hard work to help him get to this point. Moe has an extremely busy schedule. He has early morning church seminary at 6:30am, a full load of classes, 3 hour football practice, hours of homework & studying and then there's Scouts. Moe somehow manages to get his Scouts done and I'm proud of him for sticking with it!

Moe was asked to wear his Scouts shirt to the Board of Review with all the proper patches sewed on. For all you seamstresses, you might think that's not a big deal, but it is for me, especially since I cannot sew! Here are the results of my "lovely" handiwork:


At first glance, everything looks fine until you look at the next picture....


Can you gues what's wrong with this merit badge?
It's upside down!



And this just looks pitiful.


Moe told me that the numbers were crooked. Well....Duuuhh! The stitching just makes you want to weep.



Renaissance Man told me that he's proud that he married a talented seamstress...
He is soooo going to hell for lying.



I am very happy that Moe wasn't judged on how his patches were sewed on. However, after the Board of Review, RM did notice the Scout Leaders giving him and Moe sympathetic looks.


16 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I think they look great! Although, that upside down one will probably need some fixing. :)

Heatherlyn said...

Hmmm ... I think I'd be tempted to glue mine on!!!! Congratulations to him! That is a lot of hard work!

The Crazy Coxes said...

Girlfriend! At the scout shop, they have this "special" badge adhesive. It's presized for the various badges. You peel one side off, you press the badge down on it. You peel the badge off and it comes off with sticky stuff attached. Then you press it down unto the shirt really hard! no irons, no sewing machines. Nothing!!!! AND IT WON'T COME OFF.

It's a beautiful thing!!

Congrats to Moe!!!!!! Hang in there!

septembermom said...

Congrats to Moe! You did a better job than me. I'm definitely no seamstress. That's a great accomplishment for Moe!

Yaya said...

Oh dear, let me give you a patch sewing lesson....



Congrats Moe!

Melinda said...

hee hee! Thats funny! Sorry, not to laugh at you, but its pretty darn cute! :) And super congrats to Moe for getting so far--AWESOME!

Jenners said...

This just cracked me up! I "sew" the exact same way .. so don't feel bad!!!

And Moe's schedule is making me tired!

Beth said...

Congrats to Moe! How awesome that he has stuck it out this long with the scouts. That is a GREAT accomplishment!

As for the sewing, I can't sew a button on. I think you did pretty well.

Beth said...

Congrats to Moe! How awesome that he has stuck it out this long with the scouts. That is a GREAT accomplishment!

As for the sewing, I can't sew a button on. I think you did pretty well.

The Crazy Coxes said...

I left you a little treat on my blog. So you can't sew, but you can do so many other things!

Wendy said...

first off congrats to MOE!
second...i feel for you because i cannot sew either! i wish i could though! i wish i could!

Wendy said...

first off congrats to MOE!
second...i feel for you because i cannot sew either! i wish i could though! i wish i could!

Sue said...

Still laughing..... I can't imagine why they didn't tell you about the glue patches at the scout store. There's also Stitch Witchery (I think) at the fabric store.

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy for your son, congrats.
Just need to say, when I was a scout , we actually had to sew the patches on ourselves;)

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my gosh : ) This is so funny : ) I am glad you tried! I think I would have done safety pins. Cause I am a total loser like that : )

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

It seems to me it's not so much the standard anymore, I'm impressed he's stuck with it. I think it says a lot about character.

And I love that you at least at tried to put the patches on. That cracks me up. :)