Tuesday, June 14, 2011

May Secession Vote Reenactment

 Hello everyone! I have been so so busy, life is so full, but I wanted to share with you all a reenactment my family did in May in our hometown. It was a secession vote reenactment of when the confederate states seceded from the Union. My family went and set of camp and participated as civilians as usual, except this time we actually acted as citizens of the town. We were not allowed to have a camp fire, so we brought sandwhiches and other period food that did not need to be cooked. My sister and I above are quilting the quilt I posted about earlier this year. We are finally getting it finished. :)
My sister and I have also put pictures on our website here of things we are selling-www.viennawoodsrepros.com
So please do go and see what we are up to! There are aprons, bonnets, soap, and many more items we have made with care on there! They are all based off of what you would have used in the civil war period. So what fun to have something that was similar to what would have been used in time for the 150th anniversary of the war! :)

My dad telling about the telegraph and how it was used instead of cell phones or computers to communicate intelligence information to the different armies. It was also used to send the results of the secession votes to Richmond, which was the capital then.

We also had a lot of children and teens to tell about quilting. Here is one photo we got me showing a gal how to thread a needle and quilt the quilt. We try to be very hands on with our demonstrations of period life. So why not have the spectators in on sewing the quilt?!
My mother above manning our table where we were selling period items we made such as slat bonnets, aprons, signal flags, and soap.


Overall it was a lovely day! Wonderful weather and lots of people that were very interested in the history of the american civil war. I just came home sunday with my family from the HEAV homeschool convention of VA. It was wonderful! We are gearing up for another reenactment friday and saturday and then we leave to go and see my grandparents. Hence the reason for sparatic blog posts. I am so glad to be able to finally share with you all the Secession vote pictures. All of these were not done by me, a nice gentleman also did some of these and I don't have his name to give him credit, but they are amazing aren't they! For once I was in the photos, since I usually do pictures when there are no other people to do it.

4 comments:

KatySue Pillsbury said...

You all look so pretty and wonderful in your dresses! The quilt is gorgeous too! =)

Miss Linda said...

It looks like you had such a wonderful time. Thank you for sharing pictures of this special event!

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

I really adore quilts. I have a fake wannabe looking quilt comforter. I love reenactments! I have a friend who has acted in many and we have seen her perform on various occasions. what fun!!! I love your photos here.

SinginginHisName said...

thanks all! Yes it was so special as my family had never been to a reenactment in over 2 years just us as a family!! haha Usually we come with 3-5 other families and some singles, so it was really nice to get to just be together and play off of each other. :)

Thanks Victoria! We love quilting, never in a million years did I imagine really loving to sew as you can read about in my latest post about my swing dress. So I still laugh about how I used to think sewing was for grandmas. :) haha

In Christ,
rebecca