I recently came across my old 4-H book, hats and collar packed away, and I set to reminiscing:
The name of our club was Southside Topnotch:
Lori and I painted our room as part of our Home Furnishings project:
Cooking was probably my favorite project, though:
Here I am painting my chair (or watching Trinka the cat walk by!), and in the bottom photo, my "desk accessory":
And this is my finished chair I painted all those years ago; I have shown it to you in a previous post about antiquing furniture. (As it happens, I also showed you my desk accessory in a previous post, too. I had just added the little decal to it.):
And a few years later, I covered a desk blotter and letter holder with Contact Paper. Looking at it now, I think I should have at least added some stickers or something! I sure wish I still had that cat bank ( I'm not even sure it was mine), and I also wish that bottom picture was in color:
The other side of my hats:
Oooh - Little Miss Serious here, as I prep and paint my nightstand. I still have it, too. These pictures were taken out in Daddy's shop. I miss Daddy - and his shop:
I really did not know that 4-H had expanded all around the world,
..but I'm very glad to hear that it has. We were all three in 4-H for years, and Mother and Daddy were both project leaders, as well.
It's a FABULOUS organization, and we have very fond memories of our years as members. If you're interested, I also did a post a while back about Lori's demonstrations.
(Maybe if we all ask nicely, Tina and Lori will share some of their 4-H memories in a post or a comment, too.)