T-Shirt of the Month November 2018

When I post my video diaries I always get comments about my Laura clothes. No, not my period dresses, but my Laura Ingalls Wilder t-shirts that I wear for travel and Laura trips. I thought everyone might enjoy a closer look at them. So enjoy our monthly series where we look at a Laura shirt.

Shirt of the Month

Here’s this month’s shirt:

Brown shirt tied with twine
Wrapped Shirt from Loftus Store

The Loftus Store always has interesting shirts. Some of my favorites I’ve shared come from there like my tie dyed oh my gosh it’s hot shirt and my silhouette t-shirt. This one comes so cute tied up with twine.

Brown shirt with golden stitching
Embroidered Little Town shirt

I was very glad to get it because it’s the chocolate color I love. I like tan and brown shirts for Laura travel. They are hard to find.

Tan Embroidery of Various Colors
Embroidered Little Town on the Prairie

I especially like that instead of being printed like most shirts, it’s sewn. You can see the stitching a little better at an angle.

Angle Shot of Embroidery
Angle Shot of Embroidery

I think this is the perfect shirt for a fall Laura trip.

Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder autI think hority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on Facebook , Twitter , Google+LinkedIn , SlideShare, and Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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T-Shirt of the Month August 2018

When I post my video diaries I always get comments about my Laura clothes. No, not my period dresses, but my Laura Ingalls Wilder t-shirts that I wear for travel and Laura trips. I thought everyone might enjoy a closer look at them. So enjoy our monthly series where we look at a Laura shirt.

T-Shirt of the Month

Here’s this month’s shirt:

Pink T-shirt with black print
“Fragments of a Dream” – Walnut Grove Pageant 2015

Fragments of a Dream is the most Hollywood of all the Laura Ingalls Wilder pageants. One of the cool things about it is their great logo that they have kept through the years. I had done a previous post of a shirt from somewhere in the 1980s using a similar design, but with an ’80s twist.

My t-shirt addiction is getting worse. Even though I already had a similar shirt to this one on my trip to Walnut Grove in 2015 I couldn’t help myself and so it came home with me.

As you know a big flood damaged their grounds. A fundraiser is underway. Keep them in mind.

Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on Facebook , Twitter , Google+LinkedIn , SlideShare, and Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

T-Shirt of the Month June 2018

When I post my video diaries I always get comments about my Laura clothes. No, not my period dresses, but my Laura Ingalls Wilder t-shirts that I wear for travel and Laura trips. I thought everyone might enjoy a closer look at them. So enjoy our monthly series where we look at a Laura shirt.

Shirt of the Month

This is a one of a kind Laura shirt. A former job had everyone buy polo shirts with their logo. I loved it. It was the most comfortable polo shirt I’ve ever found, so I didn’t want to give it up and so I decided to turn it into a Laura shirt.

 

DeSmet Polo Shirt
DeSmet Polo Shirt

I had a DeSmet Memorial Society patch that I could use already, but it wasn’t quite big enough to cover up the embroidered logo. So I thought about it. I bought some gingham edging. I sewed the ending to the back of the patch and that made it cover it up. It really looks like it was meant to be there. I think it adds to the shirt. I was so pleased I could keep wearing it and it’s really unique.

Close Up Patch

Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on Facebook , Twitter , Google+LinkedIn , SlideShare, and Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

T-Shirt of the Month March 2018

When I post my video diaries I always get comments about my Laura clothes. No, not my period dresses, but my Laura Ingalls Wilder t-shirts that I wear for travel and Laura trips. I thought everyone might enjoy a closer look at them. So enjoy our monthly series where we look at a Laura shirt.

Shirt of the Month

This month we continue with a unique shirt. This one wasn’t purchased at a Laura homesite at all.Olive Green Polo ShirtAlthough there are lots of different designs of Laura shirts almost all of them will be regular t-shirts with a few sweatshirts thrown in. You almost will never see tanks or other kinds of shirts. I personally like a polo shirt occassionally.

Green Polo Close Up

One of the most comfortable shirts I’ve ever owned came from an old job and rather than throw it away I covered up their logo with a patch. It worked well that I’ve tried it was a couple of other shirts. This green shirt has a Walnut Grove patch on it. I picked it because I thought the yellow background and brown image complemented the olive green of the shirt.

Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on Facebook , Twitter , Google+LinkedIn , SlideShare, and Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

T-Shirt of the Month February 2018

When I post my video diaries I always get comments about my Laura clothes. No, not my period dresses, but my Laura Ingalls Wilder t-shirts that I wear for travel and Laura trips. I thought everyone might enjoy a closer look at them. So enjoy our monthly series where we look at a Laura shirt.

Shirt of the Month

This is my favorite Laura sweatshirt. I got it in Pepin at the greatly lamented Little House Store in Lund, WI. Lund is a couple of miles down the road from the birthplace. You go on the road past the cabin until the road Ts and then turn left. It was run for years as a side job for a teacher from Minnesota. She always had a unique selection of items that were different from the homesite stores. Sadly she died and her family closed the store.

A store front with the sign Little House Store
The LIttle House Store in Lund, WI

I just love the design on the front. The sage green and the bright pink colors and flower edging make a unique design to compliment the cabin which looks like an old fashioned photograph.

Green sweatshirt
Birthplace Sweatshirt

Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on Facebook , Twitter , Google+, LinkedIn , SlideShare, and Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

T-Shirt of the Month January 2018

When I post my video diaries I always get comments about my Laura clothes. No, not my period dresses, but my Laura Ingalls Wilder t-shirts that I wear for travel and Laura trips. I thought everyone might enjoy a closer look at them. So enjoy our monthly series where we look at a Laura shirt.

Shirt of the Month

OK technically this isn’t a shirt. It’s from my friend Sharron McElmeel. She got a couple of banners that they came out with as part of the advertising for the licensed “Little House on the Prairie” Andover Fabrics quilt fabric. They came in both blue and brown. I asked where she got it and bought a banner in both brown and blue for my collection, but it looks like a quick online search should help you find them from anywhere.

Sharron got a couple of these and used them to make my new conference bag.

Here’s the whole bag.

Little House on the Prairie Bag Wide Shot
Little House on the Prairie Bag Wide Shot

Here’s a close up from the banner on the top.

Close Up of Top of Bag
Close Up of Top of Bag

Photo of the Interior

Interior of the Bag
Interior of the Bag

Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales striving to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

T-Shirt of the Month December 2017

When I post my video diaries I always get comments about my Laura clothes. No, not my period dresses, but my Laura Ingalls Wilder t-shirts that I wear for travel and Laura trips. I thought everyone might enjoy a closer look at them. So enjoy our monthly series where we look at a Laura shirt.

Shirt of the Month

This month we are making a bit of an exception. Instead of a Laura shirt this month we’re taking one of my other highlights. This Christmas themed t-shirt is from NORAD. Normally I don’t like t-shirts where you could only wear them for an event that takes place during the winter, but I’m making an exception.

Here is this month’s t-shirt:

 

Red t-shirt with Santa Sleigh Image
NORAD Full Shirt
NORAD Tracks Santa
NORAD Tracks Santa
NORAD logo back
NORAD logo back

The story behind NORAD Santa is great one. Back in 1955 Department stores were a big deal. Check out Miracle on 34th Street to get an idea of how big. One in Colorado published a number where kids could phone to talk to Santa. The newspaper made a mistake and published the phone number with one number off. So instead of calling the hired Santa, they called the red phone at one of the top military bases in the country. Colonel Harry Shoup took the first call and decided, once he realized it wasn’t a prank that they started giving out reports on Santa’s location. Over the years it has built into a massive effort including thousands of volunteers and computer generated updates every time Santa flies by a landmark that appear on their website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. The website also has games and information about Christmas….and current weather conditions at the North Pole.

Watch the video to learn more about their program:

Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales striving to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.