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Grandma’s Kitchen Block of the Week #24 of 25

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One more block to go for Pat Sloan’s Grandma’s Kitchen Quilt Along. After finishing this block I realize I should have put ‘something’ inside of the basket but I can quilt some flowers and leaves while I am quilting. The name of this block is Grandma’s Purse and I am a little lost with this one. Neither of my mammaws carried a purse as they very seldom left the home place. They grew their own food, the doctor came to the house and the rolling store came by for things not grown. We also had the Jewel T man, a traveling salesman, that came about once a month with his car loaded down with items for sale.

Mammaw’s apron pockets took the place of purses. She had everything she needed in those deep pockets; hankies, safety pins (called latch pins then), pieces of twine, small scissors, spare buttons, a threaded needle, and even a biscuit sandwich wrapped in a muslin cloth to eat while working in the garden at times. Oh, that thought made me remember how good a biscuit and jelly sandwich would taste between breakfast and dinner.

These memories have been pleasant for me during the past weeks but it is amazing how much time I have devoted to the blocks of the week. Of course, at one time I was working on three at one time and I will have three pretty projects at the end.

I am looking forward to working on the Regatta quilt after New Years with my friend Roseanne at Home Sewn By Us as we will work at our own pace following the pattern. We plan on posting pictures of our progress (or lack of progress in my case). Everyone is welcome to join us. Check out Roseanne’s blog for more information. I also plan to sew more charity items.

Yesterday was my one year anniversary for blogging. This year has flown by and I have made so many new friends, discovered new patterns, and learned so much from the tutorials that my fellow bloggers have posted. I cannot believe I have so many followers and, in turn, follow so many talented people. I have quilted and even taught quilting classes but still learn new tips and techniques from blogging. I am looking forward to another year of learning and sharing.

 

 

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Spread The Love For Thanksgiving

Robin at Imperial Crochet here at Word Press shared a blog where she honored a blogger friend that she is thankful for. This idea came from her friend Bonnie and she thought it would be a good idea for others to do the same. With Robin’s permission, I borrowed the idea and wish to honor my blogging friend, Roseanne of Home Sewn By Us.

Roseanne is always the first person to respond to blogs with an upbeat and complimentary note. I cannot figure out how she gets so many things accomplished and still takes the time to make everyone feel special by reading our blogs and giving us suggestions and ideas. She posts quilting tutorials that are easy to follow and beautiful pictures of her great nephew that I always look forward to seeing. Her pictures of the quilts she and Sue make have given me many ideas and I am thankful for her.

In addition to her Word Press blog she has a very active Face Book page and an Etsy Store where she sells her quilts. If you enjoy quilts and sewing, Home Sewn By Us is a great blog to follow.

There are so many bloggers that have made me feel welcome and encouraged me during my blogging experience. I am thankful to have found such a wonderful group to associate with during my ramblings.