Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Recipe for a Field Trip

 Take one 65 Degree spring day, add one excited second grader, dress her in a costume collected at the Barn of Opportunity, pack a lunch( 1900 style) and send her off to school where she will attend a one room schoolhouse for the day somewhere near Auburn, Maine.  Enjoy the results at dinner as you hear all the details.

Details about the ingredients for this particular recipe:

 A pair of size large floral pants at the Barn last week.  I cut the leg seems apart and sewed it up to make a skirt. A tuck in the waistband and a drawstring helped make it into a kid's size 10.

 Thank you to whoever made this beautiful apron and bonnet and put them in the Barn TWO YEARS AGO!!!  My husband thought I was crazy but I knew that our little girl would need these in second grade (as all Bowdoinham Community School girls do) and so I saved them all this time.

The basket was made by my Mom 20 years ago, and the linen napkin was sewn and tatted by Bowdoinham's own Denham sisters who lived on Abbagadassett Rd.  The shawl was given to me by an old college beau and the blouse was a hand-me-down from a cousin.

There you have it. A happy girl and a lucky, thankful (and resourceful) mom.

NOTE:  First mother of an upcoming second grader to post a comment here gets the whole outfit!


  1. AnonymousMay 04, 2011

    I win, I WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Felicity, Fern, and Angeline)

  2. And I was hoping you three would! Let's make this the longest running costume in BCS history. Reduce, reuse, recycle, Team!

  3. Olena's great-grandmother Mildred, who taught in a one-room schoolhouse, would have loved this story. So does her daughter! Beautiful job, Kate! G'cy

  4. That's it! Olena reminds me of Joshua's girlfriend Ashley who reminds me of Olena. Ashley is 19, but is VERY tiny and petite...they are built just the same! Ashley's hair isn't as blond as Olena's is now, but it is fine, soft and straight, too....


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