My Mom arrived yesterday for a 2 week+ visit! The weather cleared
from a torrential downpour to cloudy skies just in time for her flight
to arrive. She will be helping out at Keith's house and visiting
everybody since most of our family lives in this town.
It's surprising how the grandkids have a way of becoming
almost as tall as you when you haven't seen them for awhile.
My Mom read my blog post about my Grandma's tatting and needlework,
so she brought me a few of the pieces she had that my Grandma had made.
This one I remember from growing up. It was on the back of my Grandpa's
chair where his head rested. I distinctly remember his head resting on this
as he snored with his chin on his chest. I am going to get a frame and mount
this in to hang on the wall.
I think these Tatted pieces would look neat displayed in a frame too...
These are the best for drying dishes! My Grandma had a swing-out hanger
in her kitchen that these would dry on after doing dishes. Her cupboards
were so tall and if you opened certain ones you could see the candy stash
she had. My Grandma loved sweets and her favorites were the orange sticks
covered in chocolate (mine too) and those huge gumdrops covered in sugar.
This is the same as real gold to me...my Grandma's roll recipe that I
remember from growing up. My uncle John wrote it out so Mom could
bring it to me. My Grandma baked in one of those ovens that was on top
of the stove with a glass window and we used to watch these rolls while
they were baking. I can still smell them as they cooked and there was
always a pressure cooker hissing on the stove top with brown rice inside.
I can't wait to try it--I wonder if I can make them as good as I remember?