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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Happy Birthday Laura Ingalls Wilder!

I had already changed my profile picture to that of Laura, aged 18, on Facebook before a deluge of people messaged me that Google was also celebrating her 148th today.

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The earliest known picture of Laura is at age 12.

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Right now a picture of Laura in her mid 40’s is capturing my fancy.

I thought it might be fun to sew up a replica of the blouse and recreate this iconic image on my next birthday. If anyone knows of a similar pattern I could use…vintage is ok and perhaps where I can find two or so yards of vintage blue and white striped cotton please let me know.

Oh and the pin at the neckline… I’ll be in search of something similar.

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A perfect cake.

Happy birthday Laura, you are ever loved!

Laura too.

13 comments :

Angela said...

Such a neat post! When I went to Google today, I automatically thought of you. I grew up loving her books, and I still have them. They are packed away for when Emorie is old enough to enjoy them. I also really want to visit her home someday.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how fun, Happy Birthday!!!! I can't wait to see the blouse, I am sure yours will be amazingly beautiful.

ellen b. said...

Thought of you as I opened up Google and there was a tribute to Laura Ingalls Wilder. Maybe this will be the year I pull out the books that enthralled me when I read the first one probably in 1957 from the library I walked a couple miles to get to with my older siblings...

Dawna Motz said...

Oh I read them all and watched every week when Little House on the Prairie came on !! Always had to have the tissue box handy!!

Katie Mansfield said...

I loved those books. I can't wait to see that blouse.

FairfieldHouse said...

She is still alive and thriving at The Fairfield House! Happy Birthday, Laura Ingalls Wilder!

Catherine Holman said...

My daughter and I read Laura's books when Amber was little and then we loaned them to my husband's grandmother who loved them too.

Lorrie said...

What a beautiful tribute to a woman who influenced my life in unimaginably ways growing up. Happy Birthday, Laura Ingalls Wilder. You are not forgotten!

Linda said...

Yes, ever loved indeed!! :) I wonder what's on the pin she's wearing, I can't make out the image....

Terri Steffes said...

Happy birthday!! I love all the photos you showed us. Thank yoU!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I have always admired the strong woman she was.

Karena Albert said...

Laura I don't know if I have even asked you before whether you are related in any way.....I saw a couple on PBS Ancestry's show about a Mother and Daughter who did end up with her as a relative!

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena New Feature

Miss Jane said...

Great photos, thank you for sharing them with us.
This pattern company has been around quite a while http://www.folkwear.com/frontier.html . Unfortunately they don't have a listing by year but #216 seemed pretty close.
This site does have an index by year:
http://www.amazondrygoods.com/categories/historic-patterns/womens/1900-1919.html
All the best!