Back in 2010, Samantha went on her Trek. This is a week-long mini re-creation that commemorates the Mormon Pioneers and their journey from Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah. The pioneers traversed almost 1300 miles, averaging 15 or so miles per day, our kids did about 20 miles over 4-1/2 days. What a wonderful way to both commemorate and honor our pioneer heritage.
|The actual Rocky Ridge in Wyoming.|
picture courtesy of http://www.thefurtrapper.com/martin_handcart.htm
I made the dresses, apron, bonnets and pantaloons for Samantha to wear on her trek. With the leftover fabrics and a few more that she helped me pick out, I wanted to make an image of RR using 2-inch squares. Its definitely primitive, but I still love the way it has turned out so far. Two years ago now, I marked the handcart at the base and the scene on the horizon.
I want her to be able to concretely relate to the hours of love that went into every aspect of creation. To feel how much both she and I have grown in so many different ways over the last 4 years. I want her to carry with her a small reminder of my testimony and my love and appreciation for my pioneer heritage and the religion that is a part of their legacy to us.
I'm linked up as #20 here.