Journaling:
a number of years ago my mother started asking my sister and i which of her belongings each of us might want when she died. it was a conversation i wanted no part of and fought for a very long time until one day i just gave in and offered that what i would really love to have was her better homes and garden cookbook. i knew it had been a wedding shower gift in 1949 and been a constant in our kitchen my entire life. i loved that book. my mother paused and stared at me. i figured she was shocked that i had finally answered her question. you want what, she asked as if she hadnít quite heard me correctly. your better homes and garden cookbook i repeated. then, with a bit of a nervous laugh she revealed, oh honey, i put that
in a garage sale a couple of years ago. and quickly added as if to make it better, and do
you know someone actually paid me for it!





she said it was something she never thought twice about and would not in a million years have thought that iíd be interested in having
as my own. and then, because she is my mother added, well iíve been asking you what you wanted for years!



it has become somewhat of a joke now that my mother will call before getting rid of anything and start the conversation with the phrase, before i get into even more trouble. and i speak up without hesitation if there is something i want. hopefully the person who now owns this red and white plaid covered classic appreciates the stories it holds as well as the recipes. like the one on page 148. that stain about half way down the page is pink seven minute frosting that dripped from a beater i was licking as my mother iced the cake for my seventh birthday party. and i hope that the stories you are now adding to this book are one day passed on to someone who didnít hesitate to say, iíd love to have your better homes and garden cookbook!


Supplies:
Katie Pertiet:
Letter Box Simplicity Paper Pack No. 01
Letter Box Hearts Brushes and Stamps No. 01
Letter Box Photo Masks No. 02
Letter Box Brushes and Stamps
Letter Box Brushes and Stamps No. 03
Letter Box Brushes and Stamps No. 05 Value Pack
Rounded Corner Stitching Holes Brushes and Stamps
Stitching Holes Brushes and Stamps
Stamped Edgers Brushes and Stamps No. 01
Stamped Edgers Brushes and Stamps No. 01
Stamped Stitches No. 02 Brushes and Stamps
Stamped Stitches No. 03 Brushes and Stamps
Edge Overlays No. 01
Bradded Photo Frames No. 03
Eat Cake Element Pack
Ad Inspiration Recipe Card 22011


lynng:
Hint at it Strips No. 01 Brushes and Stamps


Geometric Hints Brushes and Stamps
Geometric Hints No.2


Pattie Knox:
Pin Its!: Pearls
red enamel brad


Fonts: century gothic, jefferson