Sunday, December 16, 2012

And the Winner is.....

I just LOVED reading all your comments about your Grandma's kitchens!  They brought back so many great memories of my own grandmother :*)

I did seem to strike a chord with readers with this question!  So many thanked me for helping them get in touch with some wonderful memories that they hadn't thought about in quite a while :*)  And it became clear very quickly that many of us miss these dear Grandma's in our lives!

It was really interesting to me to learn what a lot of you remembered about your grandmother's kitchens.  Of course, some of you did not have the privilege of remembering her because she was gone before you were born or soon after, or you lived too far away to get to know her.  It really made me sad when I read those comments, and I hope that there were women in your life who filled that gap for you.  Many of these shared that they are now making wonderful memories for their own children or grandchildren!

Smells played a huge part in our memories of Grandma's kitchen - of course!  Who could resist the smells of homemade biscuits, pies and cookies???  Sunday dinners around Grandma's table?  Yum, Yum!!!  Our Grandma's knew how to cook!!!  There were quite a few interesting dishes mentioned.  Martha shared that her grandmother made something called a "cat's head biscuit" - I was very curious about that and just plain fascinated!  I'm hoping, of course, that no real cat's heads were involved LOL!!!

I loved that we also remember little details about their kitchens.  Their cups or plates or glasses, and especially their tables.  Apparently many memories are made sitting at Grandma's table!  Kathy H said that when her grandmother made pies, she had a special tiny pie plate for Kathy to make her own small pie too - what a fun Grandma!!!  Wood stoves and decorations.  One reader shared that her grandmother had a piano in her kitchen!

A lot of readers shared stories of their Grandmas doing little things to make them feel loved and special to them.  Is there anything bigger in this world than a Grandma's heart???

Thanks so much to all who shared your stories - you blessed my heart! I wish I could share all the stories here!  You helped me remember so many wonderful details of my own grandmother that I had forgotten :*)

We could only have one winner of all these goodies, however, and Mr. Random Number Generator picked #150!

Comment #150 was from a new follower - Deb@asimplelifequilts!

Deb@asimplelifequilts has left a new comment on your post "It's a Party!!!": 

My sister and I used to take turns helping Grandma dry the dishes (something we never did at home!). I dropped a cup and broke it. I felt so terrible! My Grandma told me she never liked that cup anyway and I loved her for saying that even though I knew she did. Thanks for a great giveaway! 

Deb blogs over at Quilting and Other Therapy - you should check it out HERE!!!

I hope you all had as much fun as I did in Michele's Birthday Blog Hop Giveaway!!! And I hope you won some wonderful goodies :*D

Hugs & Blessings! 


  1. Thanks so much Teresa! I'm thrilled to win your wonderful giveaway and look forward to planing some Christmas 2013 projects using your beautiful fabrics.

  2. Congratulations to the winner and thank you for hosting.

  3. Congrats to Deb! It was a great hop!

  4. Congratulations to Deb -- and what a sweet story she shared, too! You're right, Teresa -- there were loads of *great* memories shared! :)


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