Colonial Days and the 4th of July

To celebrate the birth of our country we have been participating in colonial days July 1,2, and 4 and have had so much fun in the sun so hot in those costumes.

don't light the paper fan
husband and daughter lighting celebration cup cake

Took a lot of prep-work for a few weeks to get everything the way we wanted it. We have taught rug making woven and braided how to make dolls, Betsy Ross stars, English paper piecing, bobbin lace, yoyos and so on.

middle making yarn dolls
Middle daughter making yarn dolls to sell and Me I am making braided rugs you can see the braid in the bottom right of photo that I was working on when I took this photo.
teaching betsy ross stars
Youngest daughter with her basket ready to teach Betsy Ross stars.

oldest teaching rug weaving
Oldest daughter teaching demonstrating  twining ( a type of rug weaving)

Lots of nice people stop by and visit with us.  The girls have had fun got over whelmed sometimes by the interest in the class they were teaching but fun all the same today is the last day stop by and say hi.  My children have also been helping a spinner there she was teaching them to card wool for her which is good as two days prior I was given 1/2 fleece which I still need to wash a little more and pick clean then they can card it for me to try spinning with ( drop spindle spinning that is)

learning to card
Youngest learning to card from Juanita another artisan there demonstrating you can see her in the background spinning wool.

A few more photos from the event are here.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. DL
    Jul 05, 2011 @ 19:36:21

    Wow–I've been to Centennial Days once, and wish each year I could catch it. such amazing stuff there, and it's wonderful your whole family gets in on it!Thanks for the pics!


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