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


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.





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.

22 thoughts on “Grandma’s Kitchen Block of the Week #24 of 25

  1. happy 1st year blogoversary! good luck with the regatta challange, but i know you’re up for it!
    maybe instead of whipping up a batch of christmas cookies, you could make yourself a biscuit and jelly sandwich as your holiday treat?
    take care

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  2. Hi Peggy,
    Wonderful block as always and even better memories. One more block – can’t wait to see how you put these all together. I have a reminder post about the Regatta Quilt coming up next week on Monday as it’s three weeks until we get started. I am looking forward to a low key sew along. Big huge CONGRATS on your one year blogiversary. I’m glad I found you! You bring a smile to my face whenever I read about your antics and share your memories. I consider you a good friend that I hope I get to meet someday sooner than later. ~smile~ Roseanne

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    1. Thank you. Hang in there. It will not take long to do the 6 blocks. It takes me more time to get out my fabric each week than it does to sew them. It I wasn’t so impatient I would wait until I could do several at one time. Much quicker that way.


  3. I do hope that you are making a diary of the posts that you have been doing with this project! Such wonderful memories! Congrats on your Blog! I love following you because you stay dedicated to the projects. Great work this year! I looked at the boat pattern – cute! You will enjoy!

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  4. Oh I think your idea to embellish your block is a great idea. Thank your for sharing your memories. It will be sad if you stop doing it when your quilt is finished. I am participating in Roseanne’s quilt along as well. It should be very fun!:)

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