Handmade shirt. This was made from a dress I no longer wore but the fabric was still in good shape; hated to waste the fabric and buttons so recycled!
Housewives. They contain some thread, buttons and pins.
Pencils, paper and some of the wallpaper envelopes we made at Texian Market Days.
Haversack. This and some of the bags are made from ticking I had. Not enough to do much but worked well for this.
Rice, black eyed peas and dried peaches
Goober peas (peanuts), pecans, dried apples and some pieces of home made lye soap
Tic-tac-toe and checkers. This was an amazing contribution. The markers are wood and painted. A lot went into these.
Neco wafers (yes period), peppermint sticks and another housewife
Poke bags. One of the ladies buys flowers bulbs and they come in these little cotton bags. She washes them and they are perfect tobacco bags or for whatever.
There is so much stuff it barely fit in the box.
There is no lid for the box but I wrapped the muslin used to line the box around the contents and tied it up with twine.
Then wrapped all that with brown paper and more twine. All I need now is a tag.
Not sure what I should put on the tag. Don't want to address it in anyway as we don't know what unit it's going to but want to be sure the Soldiers' Aid Society of Fayette County is noted as the sender. Need to research how to do this.