Sew Much More

February 14, 2008

Valentines

Filed under: being crafty,in the kitchen — by michellew @ 10:34 pm

A day filled with fun cards from grandparents, lunchtime hearts, sweets and a valentine for my love. 

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These days Alice consistantly stops, takes notice of who she’s with and says in her enthusiastic little voice “we’re to-ghe-ghe.” (hence that word on Bob’s valentine)  I love that us being together as a family is something that already brings joy to her little heart.

And when we return from Kentucky, I must take some pictures of the valentine Bob sewed, glued, and printed for me.  Intrigued?  Its wonderful!

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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