Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Iron Craft #26-Camp Craft

Who would have thought back in January that I would be doing almost every week of the Iron Craft and then in June that I would have my own blog. Surely not me.

Once upon a time (in the late 40's, I believe) when I went to Brownie or Girl Scout Camp, one of the first things we did was make a "sit-upon". This was a stack of used newspapers, covered in "oil" cloth and laced around with an overcast stitch. It was then used to sit upon around the campfire on sand or possibly wet grass. It was very heavy, but effective. So as my camp craft, I decided to make a modern day "green" sit-upon. I used an old vinyl tablecloth, cut two large rectangles, stitched around with a running stitchn to make an envelope which I stuffed with plastic bags and closed off the top. Viola--a sit-upon which I can use for those damp park or picnic benches!

Iron Craft 26

Iron Craft 26

As an added note--one of my best memories of around the campfire is a sandwich called a "pi-cham" made with Minnesota SPAM
2 pieces bread toasted over the campfire
1 slice Spam
1 slice pineapple
1 slice American cheese
Eat and enjoy! (inside version---make like grilled cheese--Pretty Good!)