Troop 62019 welcomes you to follow along on our GIRLtopia journey. The girls have identified 16 themes that are important to them as women and are researching the themes with respect to the past, present, and future. Our plan is to make a 16-block quilt that will be on display in the Killingworth library and then ultimately at the Parmelee Farm House once the Killingworth Historical Society makes that their permanent location. Each girl is assigned two themes and each adult leader has one theme. Each of us is designing our blocks with a personal interpretation of the theme. We plan to use the colors of beige, green, and a bit of red in each block along with whatever other color(s) each girl chooses. We hope that the beige background and green sashing will bring all of our blocks together. Some of the blocks will be pieced while others will be assembled via applique. Each girl will embellish with embroidery as desired. Doesn’t this sound exciting?
Venom must be showering love upon the garden because it looked beautiful today. This week we were able to include Bachelor Buttons and Cosmos in our bouquets in addition to our Zinnias . . . along with all the other wildflowers we harvested from the surrounding meadows. Venom was the Creative Director today while Killa was in charge of Packaging: what a team! As usual, Mary Solera contributed some of her flowers from the lower gardens. Enjoy the show!
Annelise and I found the garden very peaceful each day as we watered and weeded. We planted two new pink flower bushes and one new daisy bush. Beware! The honeybees as well as bumblebees just adore the pink cone flowers (not sure what their official name is.)
On Thursday, we picked our zinnias, some of the new daisies and pink cone flowers, and whatever the purple flowers are in the corner. We also walked around the wild areas of the meadow and along the trails and picked additional flowers. Annelise chose 4-5 items and wrapped them with a twisty tie. Then I wrapped them in a wet paper towel and placed them in a baggie with 2-3 ice cubes I had brought from home. Finally, we tied them with twine and placed them gently in a container for customer selection. Something so simple can be amazingly beautiful!
The Shared Harvest volunteers are all very helpful and showed us the ropes, especially Mary Solera and Trin Walton.
Troop 62019 will participate in the Shared Harvest initiative at Parmelee Farm’s Community Gardens. Today we took a first look at Plot #11 after which we edged, weeded, and turned the soil. Finally we covered the plot with black plastic as our weed barrier.
Killa, Squid, Anapiece, AS1898, Kat, and Slice
It was a cold night but that didn’t stop members of GS Troop from attending the fall campout. This year we had a beautiful site right on Lake Pattaconk.
Girl Scout Troop 62019 will present their GIRLtopia quilt to the Killinworth Historical Society on Wednesday, April 9, at 6:30 pm at the Killingworth Town Hall. The quilt will be permanently on display at the Parmelee Farm House along with a poster describing their journey and the meaning of each block. At Wednesday’s ceremony the girls will summarize their year-long journey and describe the inspiration and research behind each quilt block. Everyone is welcome to join us on Wednesday and hear the girls share their story.
The leaders struggling to walk on the rocks.
The Squid by the fire.
Is that a Mrs. Walsh I see? If it is, she must be exhausted from a full day and night with us girls.
In all seriousness.
Adrienne in the river
We had a beautiful couple of days camping in the Riverton area. The girls did all the planning, packing, setting up, building/tending the fire, cooking, and cleaning up. Us three moms had our own site across from the girls. We went on a hike, had a campfire, a somewhat decent night’s sleep and then the next day took a short walk along the Farmington River, then explored the historic Lighthouse village, and finally spent some time in the nature center before heading back home. Alice took the following pictures which I am hoping the girls will add to when they get a chance.
Diane took some phone shots . . . not very photographic but it does the job of documenting our trip.