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Grandma’s Kitchen BOW #2 of 25

DSCN1096Grandma’s Kitchen Challenge BOW #2 is called Sticky Buns by  Pat Sloan. It was a fun block to work on and the instructions include how the block would look in a quilt. Part of this weekly challenge is to relay a childhood memory in addition to the blocks.

This week’s block called Sticky Buns lead us towards food memories. I was born and raised in the hills of East Tennessee. My Mammaw (Southern for Grandma) Cooper’s kitchen was small and without any of the conveniences we enjoy today. She did all cooking on a wood fed cook stove, carried water in from the cistern, and heated water on the stove. She could get a meal on the table quicker than you could imagine. She grew her own food in the garden, killed pigs in the winter for pork, had a cow for milk and butter, and raised chickens for eggs and meat.

She was also very patient with me as I loved spending time with her and she was always either in the kitchen or working in the garden or around the house. She taught me how to make biscuits and sausage gravy for breakfast, how to pick berries and make jelly, churn butter, peel potatoes, hang out laundry, and many other things.

My fondest memory of her was one time she started into the kitchen to make breakfast and I did not want to be left out so I ran to ‘help’. She always kept her flour in a 25 pound tin container on the floor as we bought flour by the 25 pound bags. She would slide the flour bucket out to get flour for the biscuits then I would stand on the bucket to reach the table to roll and cut the biscuits. This morning when I jumped up on the flour bucket I tipped the lid and fell into the flour bucket as the lid wasn’t snapped back into place. I was always very small for my age and my head was the only thing showing out of the bucket. I was not allowed to help with the biscuits for a week.  Mammaw passed away when I was 5 and left a big hole in my heart.

We would love to have you join us in this BOW.



I am a retired grandmother living in hot and sunny Florida. I spend most of my days doing what I love: sewing and quilting. I have a spoiled rotten Boston Terrier named Sami who keeps me busy mostly by cleaning up after her and refilling holes in the yard that she insists on digging and burying her toys. Of course then she digs them up and brings them into the house resulting guessed it...more cleaning. I will be posting pictures of Sami, quilts, flowers, and other things as they come along. Glad to have you join me.

13 thoughts on “Grandma’s Kitchen BOW #2 of 25

  1. Oh my goodness, that is a wonderful concept to do a block and share a childhood memory. I so enjoyed reading your memory of your grandma and your flour bucket bath! Look forward to more blocks and stories 🙂

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  2. Such a lovely memory! I too have a Memaw that passed too soon. I never cooked with her, but I did drink coffee with her. Great block – I need to get started on this!

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