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Grandma’s Kitchen Challenge Block #7 of 25


This week for our BOW Pat Sloan at I Love To Make Quilts  has designed a block called Oh My Stars! For her grandparent’s story of the week she told us about their favorite sayings.

I never heard my Ma Neal say anything in anger but I did see ‘the look’ many times. My Mammaw Cooper was the more vocal of the two. When she would get upset with one of us kids she would say “Lord, have mercy”  or the favorite Southern expression of, “Bless her/his heart” and quietly say, “She/he doesn’t know how stupid they are”.  Now mind you, this is what she said in front of us kids. What she said to Pappaw when she was angry was something else entirely and I will not repeat it here. My cousins and I learned some of our best forbidden words when she was ‘sharing her opinion of his actions’ with him. I can remember her telling Pappaw that she was going to have to pray for forgiveness on Sunday and it was all his fault.




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.

19 thoughts on “Grandma’s Kitchen Challenge Block #7 of 25

  1. Hi Peggy,
    I’m smiling thinking of Pappaw knowing which buttons to push of Mammaw. And I can just hear ‘bless his heart” with a cute southern drawl. Look how quick you got your block done today! Yousa! I have my fabric squares cut but didn’t feel like sewing them together . . . so maybe tomorrow. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  2. What fun memories Pat Sloan’s project is digging up. I worked on block 6 & 7 yesterday. Too many fabric choices make it hard to decide on what to use where. I got # 7 done, and have 6 laid out to sew. I made some poor fabric choices with 6, and then failed to follow instructions, had to recut and so on. Now I have a container of WHOOPS! blocks. If MY grandkids were around they might have heard this grandma saying a few choice words at the mistake! Nothing I can’t salvage, but annoyed the time was wasted.

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    1. Thank you Kathryn. The block was an easy one and I enjoyed it. I think next time I will wait a few hours so I can see what others are doing to get inspiration. Some lovely blocks are posted and I always think, “I should have tried that.” Always second guessing myself. 🙂


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