Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Summer and Little House on the Prairie Activities

I am back on blogging. Brenda started school yesterday and now I have more time. Lots of projects waiting! :)
I want to share some of my summer stuff. Yes, now when summer is almost over.
I really don't have a lot of summer decor items, but here it is.

This is my beloved  Summer Sampler in Cross Stitch.  I got it on e-bay. It is From Janlynn. I got both Summer and Fall Samplers from a Canadian lady.  A real bargain.
My friend Jodie made the seahorse and the picture frame I got at Hallmark.  The little sailor girl is from Boyd's Bears.
The picture of Brenda at the beach is in Brazil, about 4 years ago.
That was it.  I will do better next year.

Now...  we gave Brenda the first five books from Laura's Little House for her birthday.
We started to read the books together and I decided to do some related activities.
My inspiration was this :

"Wash on Monday,
Iron on Tuesday,
Mend on Wednesday,
Churn on Thursday,
Clean on Friday,
Bake on Saturday,
Rest on Sunday."

Little House in the Big Woods, pg 29

So, we started our work for the week, Ma's  style.
I was lucky to find a washboard at a Peddler's Market.
Our wash day was a blast! Brenda loved to scrub her doll's clothes.
She loved to hang the clothes too. She thinks doing laundry this way is so much fun.

For our Ironing day we used a Barbie iron. I could not find my vintage toy iron.
For mending day we did a  simple embroidery.
It was another favorite. She was very excited.
For Churning day we colored the cream like Ma Ingalls did. With grated carrots.
Now shake, shake, shake! After all the  shaking the butter was inside the container. Like magic!
Now it was ready to eat on bread.
 No pictures for cleaning day. It was a very hot day.
 For the baking day I made muffins... way too hot for Brenda to be at the kitchen.  Also, no pictures. Sorry.
For resting day, we went to church, as we always do. Here is Miss Brenda all ready to go.
She wants to do the activities all over again, specially washing day.
Hope you are enjoying your last days of Summer. Here in Southern California the heat will stay for awhile.
Thanks for stopping by!
Ana Paula.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for taking us through your week of chores, Ana Paula. I can see how excited Brenda was for each day's new task. Do you think you have a future cross stitcher to share one of your hobbies?

    Enjoy your extra free time now that school is back in session--can't wait to see your new projects :)