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Grandma’s Kitchen Block of the Week – Block #9 of 25


Here is my version of Pat Sloan’s Grandma’s Kitchen Challenge block of the week. This week’s block is called The Kitchen Window. Again, we are to share a story in regard to the block title of the week. Here is mine:

My Mammaw did not have built-in kitchen cabinets in her kitchen. As a matter of fact, she didn’t have a sink. She had a metal topped table that held the water bucket and, when it was time to do dishes, her dish washing pan. Her window was a regular, full length window and the work table was beside the window. She used the window for additional light in the kitchen, as a way to get ventilation, and to keep an eye on us kids. She could spot us getting into something and instantly the window would fly open and she would yell at us. We never could figure out how she looked at us all the time and managed to get anything else done in the house, but she sure did.

During the winter she would crack the window a little every time she cooked to let some of the heat out of the kitchen as she did all her cooking on a wood stove.

Thanks for visiting.


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.

10 thoughts on “Grandma’s Kitchen Block of the Week – Block #9 of 25

  1. Hi Peggy,
    Beautiful block to match a wonderful story about your Mammaw. I imagine my grandmother was similar – she had to keep her eyes on 7 boys and 2 girls. This block will look so nice with your other ones from this project. ~smile~ Roseanne

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    1. It is so funny that grandmothers in those days could do everything without any of the conveniences we have today. Now I am a grandmother with everything I need and I have trouble taking care of Sami, The Wonder Dog. LOL

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  2. Reading your story brought a very special meaning to the quilt block. I could very clearly picture your Mammaw standing at her window, washing the dishes while keeping an eye on her charges. Thanks for sharing your story and your block. You have a gift for words!

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