Little House on Prairie moments at our house.
I've been drowning in calico.
The girls were at camp for a week, then Bella had a leadership conference and now a pioneer trek to Martin's Cove in Wyoming. They will pull handcarts as the pioneers did 150+ years ago.
I'm really glad they get to go. We've known this was coming for about a year, but it did kind of sneak up on us.
For extra projects in our 4H group, the girls made aprons and bonnets, but there were, skirts, buttonholes, snaps, bloomers & hems to finish up. And of course matching headbands. I'm sure that was a must for the pioneers.
They've been learning the Virginia Reel & other square dancing.
The 4H group also made drawstring totes. The pioneers called one of these a "possibilities bag". A little trickier than it looked, but they work!
There are 40 youth going; they are split into families that each have a ma & pa (and there is a doctor going. Lizzie has back issues, so we're hoping for the best.) Am I worried? Yeah.
At the last minute,
Bella decided to make bandannas for her family.
We've had lots of sewing going on.
They are ready to go.
Last night, they left in a big purple bus.
They drove all night & should start on a historical,
meaningful and humbling experience today.
Okay, I really miss them already.