This year Lily and I attended our area’s AHG Day Camp. It was a great experience, as are most AHG events. Our theme was World War 2. One of the local Patriots developed the camp. I learned so much about this time in history in preparing to lead on of the groups.
I have the Rosie the Riveter song stuck in my head. I had always seen the propaganda poster for Rosie the Riveter and her “Can Do” attitude. Little did I know that the term Rosie the Riveter first appeared in a song written by Redd Evans and John Jacob Loeb.
As I have said before, I love making SWAPS.
I spent quite a bit of time searching for a World War 2 themed SWAP with no success, so I know I had to create one. I altered the iconic picture to read “AHG Can Do It”. Then I added a scrap of red and white dotted fabric (similar to the headband Rosie wears) and added a pin.
If you would like to make this SWAP, all you need to do is print this Rosie the Riveter SWAP on card stock and add a safety-pin and fabric swatch (optional). Don’t forget to write your name and troop number on the back.
A list of my other SWAPS can be found in the American Heritage Girl heading at the top of the page.
A new week is here and summer is slipping away. My summer is slammed packed with activities, but I am trying to catch up on sharing some of my older projects. Today I am sharing a hat I made for my niece.
I obtained the pattern from the blog Project Stash. The pattern can be found here.
For this hat I opted to use some Red Heart Super Saver acrylic yarn in “Pretty ‘N Pink”. I loved the pattern of this hat. It knitted up fairly quickly and had just enough variations to keep me interested.
The pattern writer said that it could be made with one skein of yarn. I totally agree I even had enough left over to make a quick headband for my daughter.
Today is National Fresh Spinach Day. Spinach is my daughter’s favorite vegetable. Around my house we eat it in salads, quiche, twice baked potatoes and in pasta limone.
1 lbs. spaghetti noodles
Cook spaghetti noodles in salted water until al dente. Reserve 2 cups of pasta water before draining.
In a separate skillet, heat oil till shimmering. Add garlic and onions and cook till softened (about 2 minutes). Whisk in 1 cup of pasta water and cream, bring to a simmer. Add remaining ingredients. Cook until spinach is wilted.
Add reserved pasta water if necessary.
OPTIONAL: Top with additional cheese and fresh basil if desired. We eat this as a meal without meat (with a side of fresh fruit), but grilled chicken is a great addition.
As always here is a printable recipe card to add to your collection (Pasta Limone Recipe Card)
In April, I showed you the Snood I made for my niece. (See the post here).
While visiting her this summer, she requested I make her another one.
I used the same Snowflake Pattern, but this time I made the small snood. I believe it fits much better. I used Caron Simply Soft Party yarn in Purple Sparkle from my stash.
She loves it and wears it to skating lessons.
Here it is July. I can hardly believe summer is almost half over. My determination to knit a different dishcloth each month to include in my Christmas gift sets continues.
For this dishcloth I used my trusty size 6 needles and a skein of Bernat 100% cotton yarn. The color is “Torrent” or navy blue for those of us who are less technical. The pattern is by Emily Jagos, and can be found for free here.
Hope you enjoy and happy knitting.
Did you know that today is Camera Day? Many of us use camera everyday, so why not take some time and work on the Photography Merit Badge.
This summer, Lily and her friends worked on this very badge. She has enjoyed learning to use my DSLR, and now prefers to use the manual setting instead of the automatic features. The group went to one of the local parks to practice what they have learned.
My favorite Explorer level requirement is number 9. The girls are to caption one of their photos with a scripture verse. Here is Lily’s picture of the trail.
We used Microsoft Publisher to add text to the photo. Then, we saved the image and had it printed at the local photo store.
Lily chose to use Jeremiah 29:11. Psalms is full of wonderful verses that can be used for this requirement. Check out these for inspiration – Psalm 19:1, Psalm 24:1, Psalm 34:8, and Psalm 145:3. If you have another great verse to use, please share it in the comments section below.
NOTE: The text of the requirements have been simplified here. Please be sure to read the full text in the Girl Handbook to make sure you fully understand the requirements.
Are you ready for summer camp? Summer camp is always a load of fun, but before camp begins that is lots of work to do – planning, shopping, packing and most importantly making SWAPS. Camp would not be complete without lots of SWAPS to trade with new friends. Today’s SWAP is an easy one.
Do you remember the book Real Men Don’t Eat Quiche from the 80′s? The book is supposed to be a guidebook to all things masculine. First, I have never read the book. Secondly, quiche is not a girly food. All the “real men” in my life eat it. Quiche is just an omelet in a crust.
Quiche Lorraine is my husbands favorite.