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My featured Merit Badge Awardee of the Week is … Becky Brillon!

Becky Brillon (bbrillon, #3374) has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching & Crafting for earning a Beginner Level Nellie Will-do Merit Badge!

“A co-worker/friend of mine’s husband died suddenly on December 4th, 2012 from a brain aneurysm. As she made the decision to pack up her home and move, she asked me in passing one day what to do with all of his clothes. One of the suggestions I gave her was to make his wool sweaters into mittens for her kids. She thanked me for the idea, and handed over the most beautiful wool sweaters I have ever seen. I cut out the mitten patterns and sewed them together. The lining of the mittens are made from recycled fleece blankets I buy cheap at rummage sales over the summer. I was able to make 5 pairs, for a total of 26 hours.

Of course, she cried when I brought the mittens back to her. She gave a pair to each of her kids, her son’s fiance, her mother, and a dear friend who met her at the hospital just after her husband died during an attempted CT Scan.”

Brillon - Nellie Make Do

  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Great idea and a wonderful tribute ! I have seen many creative ways to use old sweaters and they are all wonderful ways to recycle beautiful patterns .

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