Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Little House in the Big Woods

this summer B and i had the nicest time with laura ingalls! before it gets too far behind us, i wanted to post the last pictures of our projects. the one project that we did not accomplish was to sew a rag doll like charlotte. but i have a simple pattern and some muslin set aside. we will have to fit that in when we begin Little House on the Prairie later in the year.
this little log cabin belonged to my dad when he was a boy. (i wish i knew who built it.) i thought it made the perfect bookend to our little house books.

B with Grammy, sharing about her first week of school

B made a corncob doll just like laura's. here is the cob drying and the corn silk for her hair. she decided that the husks did not make a suitable dress for susan, though.

"Laura had only a corncob wrapped in a handkerchief, but it was a good doll. It was named Susan. It wasn't Susan's fault that she was only a corncob.

"For breakfast there were pancakes, and Ma made a pancake man for each one of the children. Ma called each one in turn to bring her plate, and each could stand by the stove and watch, while with the spoonful of batter Ma put on the arms and legs and the head. It was exciting to watch her turn the whole little man over, quickly and carefully, on a hot griddle. When it was done, she put it smoking hot on the plate."

~Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House in the Big Woods

to see pictures from our special little house trip click on the the 'little house' label.

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