As you know I am deep into summer session classes, but I had to take a little break when this book arrived in the mail! The Prairie Girls Guide to Life is a must have book for all of you that long for the simple life of Little House On the Prairie. There are so many great ideas to hone your prairie girl skills. Making a quilt, canning, gardening and just about any long forgotten skill you could need to survive the recession!
I had a wonderful grandmother named Mabel and we called her Granny. She was the epitome of Laura Ingalls. Girls, she could do it all! I have seen her look at a dress in a magazine, throw down some newspaper, cut out a pattern and sew it up to look just like storebought! She canned, cooked, sewed, crafted and made a home on nothing. In her later years, I was always amazed at how she made that little bit of money go so far. She grew a garden in her flower bed in those last years and would can the produce for winter. She always looked so fresh and starched. Granny was a nurse and always wore the white uniforms, with her white hose and shoes. Her hair was pulled up in a bun and smelled like lavender. She was deeply religious and we never crossed the line with her. She put up with no nonsense whatsoever! I truly did not appreciate her until I was grown, she taught me so much and I long for just one more hour with her. I marvel at her legacy she left us. As an artist, as a herione, as a nurse, and a mother. She was the best friend I ever had!