The Prairie Girl's Guide to Life: How to Sew a Sampler Quilt and 49 Other Pioneer Projects for the Modern Girl

The Prairie Girl's Guide to Life: How to Sew a Sampler Quilt and 49 Other Pioneer Projects for the Modern Girl

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by Jennifer Worick
     
 

Frontier fun meets a homespun touch in this heartwarming mixture of pioneer projects and wistful nostalgia. Worick teaches readers how to sew a quilt, master the art of bread-and-butter pickles, speak old-time slang, and much much more.See more details below

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Frontier fun meets a homespun touch in this heartwarming mixture of pioneer projects and wistful nostalgia. Worick teaches readers how to sew a quilt, master the art of bread-and-butter pickles, speak old-time slang, and much much more.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"If you're looking for a fun read, pick up a copy of The Prairie Girl's Guide to Life for a nostalgic look at prairie life and how to re-create assorted home-spun projects." Nancy Soriano,  Country Living
School Library Journal

Adult/High School -This little book is an homage to the home economics of pioneer life. In a nostalgic tone, Worick describes everything from curing meat to making poultices to creating calling cards. No more than a couple pages are dedicated to most projects, and each chapter is accompanied by an idea for a party, from teas to quilting bees to making soap. The projects are illustrated with simple, small drawings. The author shares relevant Web sites and encourages using modern conveniences for many activities. While this volume will not jump off the shelves, many teens will be charmed by it and be inspired by the pioneer spirit. Ita��s a natural for those who loved Laura Ingalls Wildera��s a��Little Housea�� books (HarperCollins).-Charlotte Bradshaw, San Mateo County Library, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561589869
Publisher:
Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/16/2007
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.62(w) x 7.26(h) x 0.84(d)

Read an Excerpt

How to Make Rock Candy

What You Will Need
Clean glass jar
6-inch ice cream sticks
Pencil
Tape
4 cups sugar
1 cup water
Food coloring

In a saucepan, heat (but do not boil) 2 cups of the sugar and the water. Stir slowly until the sugar is completely dissolved. Gradually add a few
drops of food coloring—your choice—and the remaining sugar, stirring
continuously until all the sugar is dissolved.

Pour your colorful sugar water into a clean glass jar. Tape the sticks to a pencil and suspend them across the mouth of the jar so that the ends hang into the liquid.

Crystals suitable to eat will form in an hour and continue to grow for several days to a week. Pieces can be broken off and eaten after the first hour, but try to resist the urge to suck on them. Although you may see modest results quickly, larger rock-candy crystals will take time to form. Good things come to those
who wait, and pretty sticks of candy are yours to be had if you show a bit
of patience. Yields 12 ounces

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