Saturday, July 28, 2012

Camp Clair 2012

Camp Clair was held at my house for the fifth time this year.  I invite my school age nieces and nephews to come spend the night for three or four days.  I make camp t-shirts.  This year I had six campers, which kept me busy.  Highlights of this year's camp were touring an old house, going to the county fair, ice cream, running through the sprinkler, visits from friends/relatives, girls' and boys' cabins, riding bike, and looking at a bunch of vintage cars at a car show.  No one gets enough sleep but everyone has lots of fun.  I am still wondering how parents with six or more children get anything done besides the basics.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Sugar Camp Quilt

I read The Sugar Camp Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini yesterday.  It is the first book by Chiaverini that I have read, but am pretty certain I will read more in the Elm Creek Quilts series.  This book, set in pre-Civil War days, tells the story of Dorothea Granger becoming an adult.  She lives with her mother, father, and uncle on her uncle's farm.  Dorothea and her parents are abolitionists.  As Dorothea becomes involved in the community she discovers that not everyone in the free state of Pennsylvania is against slavery. Have you read any of Chiaverini's books?