Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Template Tuesday - Pioneer Day - Sarah's Handcart


So I was sitting in church on Sunday and I turned to my friend Sarah and said, "I've got to do a template for my papercutting blog on Tuesday, do you have any ideas?" Then, for the next hour, she proceeded to whisper a variety of ideas to me from pioneers standing around burning woodchips to the invasion of the Mormon crickets (which are both excellent ideas that I will be using in the future). I went with the idea of a pioneer crossing the plains with a handcart. It's called Sarah's handcart. I don't know where Sarah got those two kids since she's not married. Maybe they're from a sibling who passed away while crossing the plains? Maybe Sarah had a rough life before she joined the church? Maybe that dog warns them when wolves are around? I don't know. So much happened while crossing the plains.

Here's what the template will look like when you download it. The parts you cut out are the gray areas. Be sure that however you cut it out, the finished piece has the pioneers facing to your left (like in the color image above). We don't want them going back to Missouri.

Download your free template here: Pioneer Day - Sarah's Handcart

9 comments:

NanaBeast said...

Oh, Cindy!
Thank you.
This is wonderful.
I will be thinking of Sarah the whole time...well, until it comes to going around curves! Then I have to focus v e r y carefully on those curves!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

I love Tuesday's on your blog! I'll be linking.

Cindy said...

Nana, ha! The curves aren't too bad on this one.

Rachel, oh excellent! Thank you so much!

Snippety Gibbet said...

I always like the snips depicting an aspect of your heritage. jan

perilloparodies said...

so simply interesting... so much story could be put to it. like it... love the movement, speculation, story aspects...

Shelley said...

I love this. Thank you. My great great grandparents were Mormon Pioneers who were part of the handcart brigade across the plains. I have a handmade cedar chest that traveled in the cart. I will make this and put it in my heritage scrapbook next to their biography!

Angie said...

I think you designed this for me...I have been praying and looking for a template for months to put on a quilt to donate to an auction for the Sarah Marshall Pioneer Handcart Association. Funny thing her name was also Sarah...She brought her small children and sister from England to join the saints on their way to Zion. She was told she could not cross the plains without a husband but boldly said she would make it and beat them all there. She was the first handcart of all of the companies to come into the valley, pulled by her alone. Thank you sooo much for sharing this!!

kittencat14 said...

Thank you so much for having this available! I have been looking for something to put on our flag for the upcoming trek. It brought tears to my eyes because I was getting a little overwhelmed and then there it was. It was an answer to my my prayers. Thanks again!

Cara Steele said...

The link isn't working.