There were so many amazing comments left by our readers that we have decided not to have only 1 winner to receive a copy of Little Handfuls of Scraps for them and a friend, but 12 winners and their friends!! Congratulations to the following readers. Scroll down to see if you are one of our lucky winners!
My favorite memory was getting together in my friend’s bedroom because she was the only one with her own record player! We purchased the latest popular songs on 45rpm and practiced dancing in front of her full length mirror. We had such fun laughing when we tried to learn the new dance steps but we were the best dancers at the next school dance! -Jennifer P My childhood best friend and I played “house” in my grandfathers garage. He set up an area with an old rug, benches, and a little play table. If we were lucky, my grandmother would save coffee grounds for us to do “cooking.” Our dolls and we had a wonderful time in this “house.” -Annie in PA A favorite memory is of my cousins and me playing with our grandmother’s quilts, which she had made entirely by hand with fabric from her “house dresses” and aprons. As little girls, we would lay the quilts over tables and chairs to make “tents” — our own little houses. I still have two of those beautiful and precious quilts. – Sara One of my favorite memories is of a friend & me playing in my Grandfather’s huge field of Timothy Grass (feed for the cattle & horses). The undulating & swaying blue grass was simply too much temptation for 2 little 8 year old girls & my dog Dusty. Although I well knew that we were never to go into the field we threw caution to the wind & played hide & seek all afternoon with Dusty finding each of us & happily, running around barking. My Grandfather found us in the field & said, “Girls, it is time for lemonade & cookies & a bone for Dusty”. He & my Grandmother had watched us having so much fun in the Timothy that all was forgiven. Ginny & I still laugh about escaping punishment. – Barbara Macey Great photos!! My sister and I would dress up our kittens in dolls clothes, and then push them in a little pram through the bush across the road…your photos brought this memory to the forefront of my thoughts…Thankyou Edyta! – Raelene I grew up in a neighborhood full of couples moving to the suburbs from New York city-my most favorite memories are of the labor day block party each year which included a dress up parade for all of the children. My grandmother was an expert seamstress so my brother and I had lots of great costumes- the party was held in a large vacant lot adjacent to an old shut down factory of some sort- this was a great place for exploring at other times and my friends and I spent many happy hours playing in the woods adjacent to the field. -Wendy Bynner My favorite memory is open air roller skating on a chicken house’s concrete floor. The building was destroyed by a tornado leaving the floor as the only remnant. It turned out to be a fabulous skating rink! – Charae Hemphill I was lucky enough to live right next door to my cousins and we played together every single day. From riding our bikes everywhere, making mud pies, catching minnows in the brook in the summer to sliding and building snow forts in the winter. We were the same ages and when I see them every so often now, because we all live far from each other and in different states, it makes me realize just how much I miss them, and miss those carefree days of our childhood. – Kimberly Dow Your photos are amazing and you are so blessed to have them! Keep up all the hard work with scrappy quilts. I love them all! I loved to dress up with all the neighborhood kids. My mom was so patient and would save all her old shoes, hats, gloves and dresses. We would spend the whole day dressing and redressing – we were outside from sunup until sundown. Mardee Stover As I reached my young teens our family moved from the farm to the city, but I still spent the summers with my favorite cousins on their farm. Picking raspberries and eating them from the bushes was great, but excitement came when my cousin and I snuck in the back room and played on my aunts old treadle sewing machine- until the needle went right through my cousins nail and got stuck! We laugh about it now as we both grew up loving to sew, but have a cautious respect for it!! Out of ALL the cousins in the area we grew up in- the two of us still can’t be separated from our sewing machines and fabric for more than a day or so:) – Sally Dorer Growing up in a very small town in Indiana, I spent winters ice skating at the local school tennis court that was flooded every winter so that the kids could ice skate. The most fun was when my friends and I were allowed to ice skate during recess time during the winter school season! – Jo Matthews This book looks so interesting! I have loads of scraps to use up. Growing up, my friends all had horses/ ponies. I did not. I took lessons through Girl Scouts in the summer. The rest of the year, I would muck stalls for my friends so I could ride their ponies. They taught me how to jump( fall off and get back on the horse); ride western and bareback. Sometimes they would ride away from the stables and down to my house. That was always a treat for me! At camp we rode with English Saddles. I learned to groom horses. All so long ago. I still do not have a horse; but I have great memories of riding and learning with my friends; who were so generous with me; and I’m sure; quite patient. – Susan Waters
Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to enter our giveaway, your memories bought big smiles to my face just reading them! Lucky winners, look out for an email in your inbox from Laundry Basket Quilts that will be asking for your shipping address very shortly so we can send two books, one book for you and one to give to a friend.
Don’t forget Little Handfuls of Scraps is still 20% off list price over at our online store. Use code LIDIA to get your discount until May 31st 2017. Please pass code along to any friends that would love a copy.