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My featured Merit Badge Awardee of the Week is … Sherrilyn Askew!!!

Sherrilyn Askew (Sherri, #1350) has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching & Crafting for earning an Expert Level Sew Wonderful Merit Badge!

“I made a “BakeOver TakeOver” from the pattern in the Ideabook, and made 4 hot pads using repurposed fabric and embroidery patterns that came from there too.

The bakeover will be travelling to a Girl Scout sleepover tonight for the potluck dinner, and donated to the fearless Troop Leader to take home.

I looked at the purchased purse handles in the picture then looked at all the branches waiting to be chipped in my yard, and decided to make my own handles. I took an apple branch about and 1-1/2″ in diameter, cut it about 9″ long, split it in half with my hatchet, stripped the bark off, and sanded it smooth. I then put holes in either end for ribbons to go through, and rubbed both halves with a little olive oil, followed by beeswax. They turned out beautiful!”

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  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Sherrilyn, your casserole tote and potholders are wonderful! Your idea for the tote handles was pure genius and they turned out so pretty too. Congratulations on your Expert level achievement. You definitely showed Farmgirl ingenuity!!

  2. Wow Sherrilyn, that is taking it to a new level ! Most people would just buy the storebought handles but not enterprising you! Very nice!

  3. Jacqueline Ferri says:

    Very clever and so much nicer than storebought handles! Your handiwork is beautiful. Love the fabric for the bake over take over! Very vintage looking! It’s so nice to share great ideas and pictures! Jackie

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