Churn Dash/ AtoZAprilBlogChallenge

During the month of April, I’m participating in the Blogging From A to Z Challenge for my 4th year in a row – 3 of which are on this blog. Each day, except Sundays, there will be a post for the letter of the day as well as keeping with my personal theme of Quilts and Quotes. Feel free to leave a comment! I’d love to hear from you! Also check out the other A to Z’ers in the comment section of the Official A to Z Blog Page.

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Left: sorting and aligning pieces. Right: chain-piecing to save time

Why the churn dash for ‘C’? It drew me in as a reminder of farm life. I remember my grandmother’s churn still on the shelf and seeing her take the cream off the top of her gallons of milk for that purpose. We nearly always bought fresh milk from our neighbor who raised Holsteins. Best milk in the county!

Real butter was all we ever knew and once Oleo or margarine came along, I distinctly recall my father saying “We must be poor if we can’t have real butter.” My mother would always have his butter available after that at all costs. But being the 40-hour-a-week-working mother, our butter was store-bought, not churned.

In the words of Paula Deen, “Life is too short for fake butter, cheese, or people”.

Daddy would have been her biggest fan, I’m convinced!


Join me again tomorrow for the April A to Z Blog Challenge 2017!

The Dutch Boy/Thursday Doors

This week I was inspired by this sign while in Downtown Lawrence, Kansas.


You see, Daddy was a painter and I can remember him wearing Dutch Boy Paints hats many, many times. And today would be his 77th birthday.


And since I couldn’t get across this street for a ‘Door Close-up’, I’m taking this Thursday Doors a new direction.


I have a small collection of Yellow houses in honor of my dad.


You see, yellow was his favorite color.


I only wish he could walk up to This yellow house and visit.

Happy Birthday Dad!

For other Thursday Door entries, click here and find Norm’s blue link button at the bottom of his post.