Congratulations to Sandra who won the Birthday Banner pattern in my recent giveaway! I was giving it away in honor of my sweet grandmother's 105th birthday!
My grandmother is a sweet, serving lady. She was a twin born in a family with many children. When they were teens, her twin eloped. To prevent her from doing the same thing, her daddy nailed her windows shut and locked her door at night. She ended up eloping with my granddaddy anyway by getting married after a church service and leaving in the preacher's buggy. They lived in Boulder City, Nevada while my granddaddy helped build Boulder Dam. Their house had been a duplex, so to get to half the house you had to go outside on the porch and enter an outside door. When constant requests for an indoor entrance between the two halves failed to get results, my grandmother knocked a hole in the wall with a hammer so that a door HAD to be installed in the wall! This is the same lady who once chased a burglar out of her house with a broom! I have a tab at the top of this post for my grandmother's chocolate cake. This is the cake we make for almost every birthday! Below is the Little Dutch Girl quilt that inspired me to be a quilter. I used to sleep under it and loved to trace the lines and look at the fabrics. Every little dress has socks that are colored to match. For some reason, that thrilled me!
I'm off again to California in the morning to grandmother my own little grandchildren. Again! What a blessing! (I just look forward to when my husband can retire and come along!)