Earn those merit badges girls!

Last Monday, I stayed after school to help our local Girl Scout troop members earn service badges.  The girls elected to make fleece dog blankets as their service project.  One tiny, but very important, detail – three of the four girls had never touched a sewing machine.

No problem! I brought in three sewing machines, sewing supplies and scrap fabrics for practice.  The assistant leader brought in one machine and the fleece.  A fun time was had by all, especially with regard to the “capture the needle thread” game (i.e. the girls kept losing the upper thread every time I turned around!).  In the end, the girls donated four fleece doggie blankets that accompanied rescue dogs being transported up north by Road Trip Home.  Here are some photos of our adventure: