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My featured Merit Badge Awardee of the Week is … Sherrilyn Askew!!!
Sherrilyn Askew ( #1350) has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching & Crafting for earning a Beginner Level Homespun Christmas Merit Badge!
(I know Christmas is over, but honestly, my mother started planning for next Christmas about this time every year just like Sherrilyn does.)
“I made at least 25% of the ornaments on our tree and I made at least 25% of the presents I am giving away for Christmas.
I gathered together a good many of the wooden spools I have saved over the years and painted the edges silver or gold. I then wrapper pretty paper around their middles, and used wire to attach beads to them. Partway through, my daughter caught me having fun and joined in to help. Pictured are a few of the ornaments we made. As for the gifts, every January, I make a list of family members and what I want to get them for Christmas, then spend the year finding or making the items. This year, I chose to make nearly half of all the gifts. I have gained a great deal of pleasure from doing this and only have 2 gifts left to complete before Christmas. Keep your fingers crossed.”