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heather.eleanor
Farmgirl at Heart

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Heather
Drums PA
USA
1 Posts

Posted - Mar 31 2010 :  1:57:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello fellow farmgirl sisters! I am a newbie farmgirl and I've been embroidering my sisterhood badge quite merrily. However, I do admit tht I am stumped as to how I will display my merit badges...I have a few ideas - I could put them on an apron or a bag of course, but I would just love to know how all of you are displaying yours. Any ideas? Back in Scouts we just put them on a sash, but ha ha that's not an option with us. Well, ok, I suppose I could rig up a sash of sorts, but that idea isn't too appealing to me. What do you think?
sincerely, Heather

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texdane
Farmgirl Legend Chapter Leader Chapter Guru

4357 Posts

Nicole
Sandy Hook CT
USA
4357 Posts

Posted - Mar 31 2010 :  3:31:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I hemmed and hawed over the same thing. Thought about a bag, but have so many. Thought about an apron, but didn't want to stain it. Ended up putting it on a denim jacket. I put my chicken S9sterhood badge on the front, and will put the others I work for on the back. :)

Nicole

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solilly
True Blue Farmgirl

726 Posts

Lillian
Williamsburg Virginia
USA
726 Posts

Posted - Mar 31 2010 :  3:36:17 PM  Show Profile  Click to see solilly's MSN Messenger address  Send solilly a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I may not work on any for some time to come so I am making mine the center of a flower garden square on a pillow as you said not to mess it up. Lilly Also welcome to the hen house of farm girls

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bdhughes77
True Blue Farmgirl

126 Posts

Debbie
Menomonie WI
USA
126 Posts

Posted - Apr 03 2010 :  10:17:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I put my Sisterhood Badge on a canvas tote and plan on putting the Merit Badges on there also. The tote is longer and narrower than most and all my Mary Jane books, magazines and merit badge book fit in there perfectly. I refer to something in the books or magazines almost daily so I don't have to search because they're all in one place. Also, I like to take them with me on retreats and vacations so the tote works great!

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texdane
Farmgirl Legend Chapter Leader Chapter Guru

4357 Posts

Nicole
Sandy Hook CT
USA
4357 Posts

Posted - Apr 05 2010 :  3:22:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am working on the embroidery on my second badge. Wondering if I should rip off the sisterhood badge and put it on a tote, also, as I don't know how much wear I will get out of a denim jacket. Or, since my first badge looks kinda "raw", see below, maybe I should order a new one and start over??? Hmmmmm....What do y'all think?



Nicole

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Addybelle
Farmgirl in Training

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Adrienne
Louisville KY
USA
34 Posts

Posted - Apr 20 2010 :  2:52:36 PM  Show Profile  Send Addybelle a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Its so cute! I'm jealous! My mom and I joined together and I'm waiting for her so we can sew our stuff together. I would love to see what others have done with their merit badges.


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jeannie max
Farmgirl in Training

43 Posts

Regena
Wesley Chapel FL
USA
43 Posts

Posted - Apr 24 2010 :  07:42:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Nicole-I think you should leave the the badge as it is----as you get more badges--everyone will be able to see how much you have improved over time :) That being said--I think it is really cute-I am still waiting for my "kit" -it must be coming by Pony Express-I guess I am just too anxious !!!! Good luck on your badges!! jeannie #1420

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texdane
Farmgirl Legend Chapter Leader Chapter Guru

4357 Posts

Nicole
Sandy Hook CT
USA
4357 Posts

Posted - Apr 24 2010 :  3:04:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Regena,

Thanks so much! I just finished embroidery on my first merit badge. Here it is. I will put this one on the back of the jacket. I earned the intermediate level. I wished I used a darker color for the outline. When I get the expert level (IF), I will do it in a darker green line. Earned the knitting badge, can't wait to start on that!



Nicole

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OakRoseMama
Farmgirl in Training

22 Posts

Christine
Kempner Texas
USA
22 Posts

Posted - Mar 20 2012 :  8:22:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Does anyone else have pictures of their embroidered badges or how they were displayed? Just curious for ideas once I get started on mine.

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sonshine4u
Chapter Guru

1205 Posts

April
New Prague MN
USA
1205 Posts

Posted - Mar 20 2012 :  8:46:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm working on mine right now, but not finished with any of them yet. I hope some other girls show us their completed badges they've earned! I am loving the therapeutic nature of all this embroidery! It's quite fun!

~April

Playing in the Sonshine
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texdane
Farmgirl Legend Chapter Leader Chapter Guru

4357 Posts

Nicole
Sandy Hook CT
USA
4357 Posts

Posted - Mar 21 2012 :  06:39:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow! This post is from so long ago! I have stuck with putting my badges on my jacket. I am behind on embroidering them, so when I run out of room on the jacket I will do something else with them. Here's a newer picture, although it is not that recent.


There are more badges than that now, and I have really improved with embroidering and attaching them.

Nicole

Farmgirl Sister #1155
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grammytammy
True Blue Farmgirl

585 Posts

Tamara
Binghamton ny
USA
585 Posts

Posted - Mar 21 2012 :  10:43:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have mine on a jacket. One of the girls in my group is putting hers on a canvas bag and another has a canvas apron she will sew hers to.

FarmGirl 2495
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13365 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13365 Posts

Posted - Mar 24 2012 :  1:31:02 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
These are some of mine. The top picture is one that was taken for the 2010 Farmgirl Sister of the Year info. (Picture is 2 years old!)
Wearing my sisterhood badge which is made into a pin so I can wear it on anything. Because of my Scottish heritage I used a tartan plaid edging with some Celtic inspired buttons, etc. and a stick pin that has the Armstrong Clan crest on it.

I sewed buttons on them for the different levels. So, if I've earned all three levels for that badge, there are 3 buttons on them, usually sewn on the lower right hand part.

I haven't put them on anything but my plan is to make them into a mini-quilt. I don't want to put them on something that gets a lot of wear since I don't want them to get tattered or messed up.
Hopefully that mini quilt will come to pass sooner rather than later.





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Blessed in Colorado
True Blue Farmgirl

4106 Posts

Debbie L.
Florissant Colorado
USA
4106 Posts

Posted - Mar 24 2012 :  2:44:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love everyones ideas for their badges, wow CJ, do you have anymore to earn? I have two and could probably have a couple more if I would just turn in the paperwork"-)
Hugs,
Debbie

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pennyhenny
True Blue Farmgirl

304 Posts

Missy
Dayton OH
USA
304 Posts

Posted - Mar 24 2012 :  2:50:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great ideas.CJyou have been busy. :)

hugs,
-missy-

Sisterhood Member#4003


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sonshine4u
Chapter Guru

1205 Posts

April
New Prague MN
USA
1205 Posts

Posted - Mar 24 2012 :  5:04:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
CJ~ Did you embroider yours on felt? I'm having a hard time getting my badges transferred neatly with my washable pen and tracing. Any tips or tricks to get them nice and neat?

~April

Playing in the Sonshine
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13365 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13365 Posts

Posted - Mar 24 2012 :  10:11:57 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I trace my badges onto "Super Muslin", which is a nice weight and weave, (in my opinion) and is natural colored, that I get at Walmart. I think this works well! Embroider and wash out the blue tracing, which is a total breeze. Then I iron them to other fabric, such as a gingham print or whatever(I typically just use a lighter weight cotton blend in a natural color) using "Wonder Under". Cut them into the hexagon with pinking shears and sew on my buttons. I also use a fine pen to write the badge name on them I use a Zig "Millennium" pen which is "pigment ink, acid free, archival quality, lightfast, waterproof, fade proof, non-bleeding" (that's what is printed on it). Depending on the badge but I've also embellished them with ribbon, other buttons, etc. For example the "Buttoned Up" badge is buttons I sewed on, instead of embroidering the button design, the "Quilting" one is little pieces of fabric cut to fit the badge design that I applied with "Wonder Under" and then did top stitching to make the pieces look like they were hand stitched together. (You can sort of see those two in the top picture, the quilted one on the lower right and the buttons on the left side above the horse.) The "Bee" one in the bottom picture I actually used a couple little bee iron-on appliques, one on the honey server handle and one in place of the one of the buttons.
I have had a lot of fun with these!
CJ

..from the barefoot farmgirl in SW Colorado...sister chick #665.
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Trisha
Farmgirl in Training

13 Posts

Trisha
Topeka Kansas
USA
13 Posts

Posted - Mar 29 2012 :  06:41:57 AM  Show Profile  Send Trisha an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Just finished my Sisterhood badge! I haven't embroidered anything since I was a teenager (I'm 42 now), so I think I'm a little rusty


I think it is going on my project bag, centered up of course, on the front flap -and then I can put others around the bag as I finish them.


I might change my mind though - I really like CJ's idea of a mini quilt!

Trisha

Sisterhood Member#3993
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OakRoseMama
Farmgirl in Training

22 Posts

Christine
Kempner Texas
USA
22 Posts

Posted - Mar 29 2012 :  12:31:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
im loving all of the examples so far! i think i need to get some more embroidery thread :)

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quiltingbea
True Blue Farmgirl

102 Posts

bea
gretna va
USA
102 Posts

Posted - Apr 08 2012 :  10:25:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I put my badges on a quilt I did last year as a Farmgirl sisterhood quilt block swap.
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Sheepless in Seattle
Farmgirl in Training

32 Posts

Paula
Everett WA
USA
32 Posts

Posted - Apr 09 2012 :  5:23:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful stuff CJ!
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alterationsbyemily
True Blue Farmgirl

685 Posts

Emily
Thomasville PA
USA
685 Posts

Posted - Apr 10 2012 :  09:41:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just because I love to show it off! I think it is earning the nickname of "The Uniform." I have the most perfect idea for a shirt too, but I can not find the fabric. I love that quilt bea. It is truely inspiring.


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Sheepless in Seattle
Farmgirl in Training

32 Posts

Paula
Everett WA
USA
32 Posts

Posted - Apr 10 2012 :  09:52:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
CJ, I have thought of making my badges into a quilt also. I'm curious to know since you already have the backing on your badges, how will you join them together?
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13365 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13365 Posts

Posted - Apr 10 2012 :  1:39:58 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Bea,
You quilt is ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

Paula,
I don't have a final plan for my badge quilt yet, but at this point, I'm not planning on sewing them together. I'm planning on sewing them onto individual blocks of different fabrics and then sew the blocks together. I plan a mini-quilt that will basically be a wall quilt. It'll probably have the appearance of a "somewhat organized crazy quilt" . . :D.
I realize that, even with sewing them onto blocks I didn't have to have backing on them. I did that so that they would have some "finished" effect . . . who knows when that quilt will happen.
CJ

..from the barefoot farmgirl in SW Colorado...sister chick #665.
2010 Farmgirl Sister of the Year
Mother Hen: FARMGIRLS SOUTHWEST HENHOUSE

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Aalea
Farmgirl at Heart

9 Posts

Lynette
Brookings Oregon
9 Posts

Posted - Mar 28 2015 :  07:40:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the ideas. I also want to display them in a way that they won't get dirty or stained. My husband thinks I'm nuts! LOL

Azalea, Queen of the Forest
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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3067 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3067 Posts

Posted - Mar 28 2015 :  11:47:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm going to make mine into a Grandma's Flower Garden quilt with the badge in the middle and green hexagons around the sides. Now if I only had time to start a badge.

Marie, Sister #5142
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