Hanna and I, with help from my mom, sewed a patchwork quilt. This was so much fun for all of us!! I plan to make a quilt similar to this one (but in different colors/patterns) for each of my boys ,and boy to be:-), over the next few weeks. I was surprised by how quick of a project this turned out to be. I do not have experience sewing and was prepared for this to be time consuming and rather difficult, but....it turned out to be an afternoon project and was very manageable for both Hanna and myself.
I don't know how much this next activity is "true" pioneer living, but we really enjoyed it:-)--we made ice cream in a bag. It was super quick and super tasty too. The kids were able to shake their bags the whole time and helped a little with assembling the bags.
What we used (these amounts are for one serving of ice cream, ie, one baggie full):
- 1 pint sized and 1 gallon sized ziploc bag
- ice cubes
- 6 T rock salt
- 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 T granulated sugar
- 1/2 c. half and half
How we made it:
- Fill each gallon sized bag you are going to use (this will depend on how many servings of ice cream you'd like to make) half full with ice cubes and rock salt and seal.
- Fill each pint sized ziploc bag with half and half, sugar and vanilla and seal.
- Place pint sized bag into gallon sized bag and seal.
- Shake vigorously for about 5 minutes. After 5 minutes our ice cream was ready to eat. It was tasty and we all enjoyed eating it!!
We watched our Pioneer Daily Life DVD again at the request of Joe, and we read the book Papa and the Pioneer Quilt (pictured below). It was a fun week! I have more planned for our study next week and can't wait to share it with Hanna and Joe!!