So, this weekend, my Grandmother (Maw-Maw) turned 92 years old! She is an amazing lady and I love her dearly. I think if the blogging world had been around in her day, she definitely would have been involved in it.
A few things about Maw-Maw...she loves her family and loves Jesus! She was always an amazing cook. I would ask her how to make something, like biscuits, and here is what she would say. "You take your flour in a big bowl, just a few handfuls of flour. Then, you take about 5 fingers ful of shortning and work that in real good, but not too much. Your buscits will be hard if you work it too much. Then you just pour in your buttermilk and work that in just a little." Ok, now, who in the world can follow that recipe??? I couldn't, but I will always remember that this is how she told me to make homemade biscuits. I love to cook and I think that came from her.
Another thing, my Maw-Maw sewed A LOT! Well, I have also followed along in those footsteps as well. I enjoy sewing, and especially enjoy teaching people how to sew.
My Maw-Maw also has (yes, still does) a green thumb. She can make anything grow! I can remember my mom talking about taking what she thought was a "dead" plant to my grandmother to see if she could save it, and guess what...she did!! I wish I could say that I got a green thumb from her, but unfortunately, I didn't.
Now, since it was her birthday, I wanted to give her something special from my family (including my brothers and their families). So, I printed off a photo of my whole family from the beach, then found a wooden frame and painted it for her. I like how it turned out. Now, my Maw-Maw has 3 children...my dad, and his 2 sisters. This photo is of my dad's part of her family. Maw-Maw has the 3 children, 3 in-laws, 6 grandchildren plus in-laws and 7 great-grandchildren with 2 more on the way. I'd say she is a very blessed lady!
Here is the frame, after a little story of her...