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What is a Royal Scout

What is a Royal Scout

"Momma, what is a royal scout?" an itty bitty person asked me one morning as I prepared the little ones for school and myself for work. 

Yes, indeedy! What IS a royal scout?

I think the name captures many things, but mostly, the juxtaposition of a free, woodland mountain spirit slipping its arm familiarly around regal elegance and being warmly received. There's something so stirring when you mix rich textures with classic patterns, the masculine with the feminine, the indoors with the out. And in my mind I can imagine a plucky, brave-hearted, badge-wearing school...


The Gift

The Gift

Royal Scout Beginning Story

Sometimes when we receive a gift, it takes time... perhaps even years to understand its significance.   When I graduated from high school, my beloved Grandma Vera Mae, surprised me with her 1957 Singer Sewing Machine.  She assured me that Grandpa had oiled all the parts (he could fix ANYthing!) and that it was a "very good machine".  She taught me how to sew a simple straight stitch and a few other very basic skills,  but her gift opened up a whole new world of possibilities to me!  

As...