Sew Much More

February 13, 2008

Mixer

Filed under: in the kitchen — by michellew @ 2:52 pm

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I’ve never owned a mixer in my married life.  We got a hand held mixer when first married, and that’s been replaced once, but we’ve never had a real live heavy duty mixer.  That’s part of the reason I don’t bake much.  The other part is that I can’t eat sweets.  Its just hard to smell freshly baked cookies and pass them up.   But that will be changing. 

Because I’ve been given this amazing kitchen aid mixer!  My grandfather has moved south and is in the process of selling his house.  I know its been a hard transition for him, he lived in his house for 62 years!  I’m just so thankful that I could have some of the things that he has held dear over the years.  We were given my grandparent’s first bedroom set, lots of baking items, a beautiful quilt that is still on its way to me (I’ll post a picture when it comes), and this mixer.  I love the color and how it goes with my kitchen cabinets.  dsc06040.jpg  But more than that, I love that this is the mixer lovingly used by my grandmother and grandfather for many years.  Their Christmas tradition for as long as I can remember was to make and give away Christmas cookies.  I think they got up to making about 15 different kinds of Christmas cookies every year.  I remember the thrill and excitement as a child when they came in the mail.  What special memories.  So now I have the opportunity to continue making special memories with my family as I use this mixer.  I’m so thankful. 

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4 Comments »

  1. woohoo for more cookies! 😀 we’re all very thankful not only for such an heirloom but your willingness and abilities to use it well.

    Comment by bobw — February 13, 2008 @ 3:44 pm |Reply

  2. I love my Kitchen Aid mixer – they are great! I hope you enjoy your’s just as much as I do! And by the way, HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY! I feel like an idiot cuz I talked to you on the phone yesterday and forgot it was your birthday! Sorry! Hope you had a good one!

    Comment by laini — February 13, 2008 @ 9:08 pm |Reply

  3. Yay for the mixer! You’ll be making more than sweets, Michelle. Enjoy–it’s beautiful!

    Comment by RT — February 14, 2008 @ 9:51 am |Reply

  4. i have only ever had a small hand mixer and look on anyone with one of these with envy. especially in that lovely shade of yellow. lucky you to be the recipient of such family treasures

    Comment by susan — March 12, 2008 @ 1:11 am |Reply


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