Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wow, I don't know about you all but I sure have been busy.
Saturday Chuck and I put all new knobs on our granddaughters dresser, cleaned it up and delivered it to them.
Then Sunday I got into a sewing mood and since we had missed going to potlatch at Camp Hansen to do a service project I decided to get started on a project from home. We are members of the Tribe of the Golden Eagle and to help out the camp some of us make things to sell at the Camp Trading Post. I found a great fabric in the remnants bin at Walmart and remembered I had it. I bought a bag of remnant materials at a yard sale months ago and decided to look through it. This is what I came up with.

I made two sets of breech cloths and they are fully reversible. The solid colors went perfectly with the colors in the patterned fabric. I did not have a pattern either. I just remembered what one of the other ladies at camp had told me and I looked at Chuck's breech cloth and started cutting. The ironing board and iron were a big help too. Front and back and a casing for the boys to put a belt through or a rope or strip of leather to secure to the waist. I have enough of the patterned fabric left to make two more sets and I found a nice brownish red solid color in the bag that matches. These will be my service project for this year. Well these and working staff for a week counts also. I will take them with us when we go to camp in June. We never seem to have enough breech cloths to sell in the Trading Post. Chuck makes eagle claw necklaces to sell and while in camp he usually makes at least one beaded chest plate to leave to sell the next week.

After I finished sewing I headed over to Heritage Park to watch the Run for the Wall ceremony. I had never witnessed it before even through it comes through our town every year. It was awesome. All of the veterans were so friendly and the event is very well organized.

This is the broken spoke wreath that was laid at the base of the Kansas Vietnam Memorial in our Heritage Park. If you would like to see more pictures please go over to my AC site. I took sooo many pictures of sooo many awesome people and motorcycles. :)

I have lots more photos to download and post and will probably do a part 4 and part 5 this weekend.

Tonight we are going over to Chapman to help a Troop with getting organized for their first ever week long camp at Camp Hansen this summer. They will be going the same week we do and we have been working with them for several years trying to get them to go. Their leadership has dwindled so we are needed. Tomorrow night we get to dress up in our regalia and attend a crossing over ceremony for a Pack we work with here. I love seeing the little guys eyes (cub scouts) when the leaders walk in dressed like Indians. Lots of fun......
I hope you all have a good rest of the week. Just 2 more work days to a three day weekend. Woo! Hoo! I wanna go fishing.


lori vliegen said...

hi tess! wow, you have been busy!! so glad you're having fun! :)

Jamie said...

Great job on the breech cloths. I love that you are carrying on a lovely heritage. I was a Cub Scout leader too:) Those 7 year old boys are wild! LOL!! How is Bobbie doing? Well, I hope. have wonderful week sweetie! Love, Jamie

turquoise cro said...

I just knew YOU were sewing something!Those breech cloths are pretty colors! Tweet Tweet, really I am a CRO soOOOOo Cawwwwwwww Cawwwwwwww!!! I'd love to go to the Crow's Nest with YOU next time! hehe Yes, it's almost the week-end so HOPE YOU get to go fishing!!

distracted by shiny objects said...

Tag--You're IT!!! (imagine the sound of footsteps running away...) I've tagged you for a meme over at my place to do if and when you have time, if and when you feel like it. Enjoy your day and thanks for your visits and comments over my way:>)