Welcome To Pilgrims and Pioneers!

After many years of researching my family geneaology I have been lucky enough to discover actual information about my relatives that lived in the Pilgrim Era and the Pioneer Era- while many people also have realtives from those eras- many do not know their names or where they lived- actually seeing the proof in print makes you much more aware of who they really were.
After discovering these relatives it of course made me curious to learn more about the eras that they lived in and what their lives were like as, the history I learned in grade school had long since been forgotten.
I decided to start this blog for others who are also interested in these eras.
Some of the information here will be actual facts about my realtives and some will be information about the eras in general that I have found on the web.
I hope you will enjoy traveling back in time with me!

Friday, August 8, 2008

The New Prairie Bonnet is Finally here!


I actually finished this bonnet over a week ago but had a problem with my camera so could not put the picture up.

This is such a great authentic style colonial prairie bonnet done in a reproduction calico.

You can purchase this at

4 comments:

~Blossom~ said...

I jdon't know which one I love more, the pretty blue bonnet or the lovely tan one! Wouldn't that look so cute in the kitchen or hung from a peg in the foyer?! You are so talented! BTW I changed my icon, it's still me, Old SkullBlossom!

Debra said...

Thanks so much- they would great on a peg in the foyer!
I love your new icon! Pretty blue eyes!

Patti S. said...

Hi I'm helping my 3rd grade daughter with her Pioneer project. She's making a prairie bonnet. It coming out great, but I'm having a hard time finding out exactly why they wore bonnets. Was it just for sun, rain, dirt type of protection? Was there a modesty factor? Thanks.

Debra said...

Hi Patti- The main reason they wore the bonnets was sun protection- the wide brims helped protect the face and the long tails the back of the neck.
Of course it would have protected form the wind & blowing dirt also.

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