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KathyBradford
12-13-2006, 11:20 AM
If you’re wondering what to give someone who has everything, this may help. These are the comforts from home, all handstitched with great fabrics. The best part is that preservation will benefit, as well.

25% of proceeds for will be donated to CWPT and multiplied with their current $2.50 to $1 matching funds.

10% discount for active and retired modern military and law enforcement personnel

Comfort and Necessary Kit $65 ppd ($16.25 to preservation)
Because of all the time involved in making all the parts and pieces of these kits, they are rather rare. They make great Christmas gifts.

3 available - 1 brown kit and 2 green kits, each consisting of:

• Large, handsewn bag containing a bounty of things to comfort a soldier or civilian

• Embroidered needle book

FHW wool
silk and cotton embroidery
bone and paper backed tin buttons
needles already threaded with waxed thread
• Pasteboard thread winder with thread drawn through beeswax

FHW logwood dyed cotton
FHW natural linen
non-mercerized black cotton
• 3 hanks of hemp twine in three thicknesses (handyman’s friend of the 1800’s)

• Lye and tallow soap in handsewn cloth bag
To treat poison ivy, make a stiff lather and let it dry on affected skin.

• Unbleached Muslin “necessary cloths” pre-washed for softness and snipped at the middle edge to divide easily

• Woven cloth and shirting cloth

• Cornstarch bag (one handsewn bag inside a second one to prevent spillage)
Cornstarch has long been used as powder to prevent chafing and absorb sweat. Simply pat the inner bag of cornstarch against your skin and feel relief from chafing. The cornstarch will be dispensed through the pores of the muslin. Keep tightly drawn, fold over the top and store in the second handsewn bag. Refillable.

• Handsewn bag for easily locating keys, or for concealing modern medical necessities

• Handsewn toothbrush bag for protecting toothbrush from most of what is in the field

• Handsewn bag with fatwood chips and kindling for starting a fire in any weather condition

• Handsewn extra bags for storing rations, CDV’s, or anything you’d like

• Flour sack towel – prewashed for softness (only item that is machine stitched)

• Lump of beeswax wrapped in cotton cloth for easing chapped lips (warm slightly) and waxing thread

• Journal – 4” x 5 1/2”, marbleized and shellacked cover, 100% acid free cotton rag paper pages that are hand stitched with linen thread for individual removal

• Penknife sharpened cedar pencil

• Two tins of strike anywhere matches in two sizes

• Two 100% stearine candles


Sleeping Caps are completely hand stitched wool and woven cotton with hand made and braided wool tassels $45 ppd ($11.25 to preservation) 2 available

• 1. Beige, cream, green, and rust striped wool with cream woven cotton and cream merino wool tassel size med-large 22”-23”

• 2. Brown and cream striped wool with brown and cream cotton and merino wool tassel size med-large 22”-23”

Size Chart
Hat Size...Head Circumference Above Brow
6 7/8..................21 1/2"
7.......................21 7/8"
7 1/8..................22 1/4"
7 1/4..................22 5/8"
7 3/8..................23"
7 1/2..................23 1/2"
7 5/8..................23 7/8"
7 3/4..................24 1/4"


These are ready to be sent. If you’d like any of them, please post here, PM, or e-mail at PreservationParcels@hotmail.com to reserve for up to seven days. Money orders, personal checks or Paypal at preservationparcels@hotmail.com gladly accepted.

For larger pictures, please visit this link. http://www.authentic-campaigner.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7804

stitch by stitch, acre by acre

KathyBradford
12-14-2006, 10:23 AM
The first green comfort kit has been claimed, but the others are still available. If someone is keeps asking what you really want for Christmas, point her this way so you don't end up with yet another tie.

KathyBradford
12-14-2006, 01:59 PM
Both green comfort kits and the brown sleeping cap have been claimed.

The brown comfort kit and the beige sleeping cap are still available. The brown comfort kit would make a great present for an officer for whom you'd like to show your appreciation. It would also be good for you whether you've been naughty or nice.

So far, with the CWPT matching funds, $109.38 will be going for preservation.

Thank you.

KathyBradford
12-19-2006, 02:03 PM
The second green comfort kit is available again, and both it and the beige sleeping cap may still be sent to arrive in time for Christmas.

The brown comfort kit, first green comfort kit, and brown sleeping cap are all gone.

Thank you,