S: Celebrating Ten Years! Grandma's Attic Club
FC: Grandma's Attic Club | Celebrating Ten Years!
1: Dedicated to | Grandma Lorraine Sheffer | . . . the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behaviour, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things — that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed. Titus 2: 3-5
3: Grandma's Attic Girls | Elizabeth Aikins Rebecca Atkinson Elisabeth Atkinson Julia Atkinson Cassie Bates Bethany Crawford Brianna Crawford Serena Hackett Jessica Harris Jennifer Holden Kendra Holt Chelsea Holt Selena Holt Rachel Houghton Naomi Houghton Faith Houghton Miriam Houghton Bethany Houghton | Adair Jacobs Elisabeth MacGregor Abigail MacGregor Jennifer McGill Elizabeth Palmer Alanah Palmer Bess Palmer Laura Promm Ashlee Proud Shauna Proud Jessica Proud Victoria Proud Casey Quiroz Hannah Quiroz Tanis Seeber Elaine Symons Dayna Woods
4: Things we love to do at Grandma's Attic . . .
6: Letters to Grandma Sheffer
7: Dear Grandma, Thank you very much for doing Grandma's Attic. I had a lot of fun learning, reading the stories and visiting with my friends. I have many good memories from the time I spent there and it has been one of the most enjoyable experiences for me. Thank you! Love, | Laura
8: Dear Grandma Sheffer, I love learning new things. I have learned a lot from you at Grandma's Attic Club. You've taught us how to sew many different things, and I have really enjoyed it. I am so glad you do this for us. ~Elizabeth Palmer
9: Dear Grandma Sheffer, You are a very helpful kind, loving lady and you are a very special person in my life as you teach me to be kind and gentle and to love one another even though it may be hard sometimes. Every Wednesday I look forward to learning to cook and sew and knit and also spend time with you and my friends. I love to take out my old journal and make some of the recipes we learned a few years ago. I also love to read through the Grandma’s Attic books, chapter by chapter, as we make recipes that have to do with the story. Thank you for letting us take over your house; it is probably hard to set up and put away yet you still do it every week for us. Grandma's Attic Club is a great ministry to all homeschooled girls and we all enjoy it. Its amazing that you have done it for 10 years and you are still very patient with us all. I am very thankful for you! Love, Bethany Houghton
10: Thank you for having me at Grandma's Attic and for showing me how to cook, quilt and sew. I loved the quilting best! -Julia Atkinson
11: Dear Grandma Sheffer, I always looked forward to coming to Grandma’s Attic. I liked baking and sewing. Maple cookies were the best thing that we baked. You taught me how to stitch. I liked reading aloud the best. You always are kind and always nice. I know how much work you put into Grandma’s Attic. Love, Hannah Quiroz
12: Dear Grandma Sheffer, I would like to thank you for the opportunity you have given to me over the last two years to attend Grandma’s Attic. Grandma’s Attic was a place for me to meet other girls and make friends. My two favourite things to do at Grandma’s Attic are: sewing and visiting the other girls. I would like to thank you for teaching me how to knit, and continuously helping me when I need it. I will always remember my days at your house, whether specific events or the whole experience in general. Thanks again. Love Always, Victoria Proud
13: Thank you so much for taking the time to teach us how to cook, sew and embroider. It takes a lot of patience! -Elisabeth Atkinson
14: Dear Grandma Sheffer, I want to thank you very much for running the Grandma’s Attic Club all these years. Without the hard work and devotion that you have, I wouldn’t know the useful things that you taught me! I really enjoyed coming to your house and I can’t thank you enough for all your preparation, hard work and devotion that made coming to Grandma’s Attic a memorable experience. Thanks again, Miriam Houghton
15: 2001/2002 | 2002/2003 | 2003/2004
16: Dear Grandma Sheffer, Thank you for giving us your time and your help. You sacrificed so much so that we could have a time to learn things and fellowship together. In my mind, Grandma’s Attic was not just a fun place -- it was a place where we could conquer our fear and learn how to cook and sew things we cold not dream of doing before. Most importantly I learned what it means to be a woman after God’s own heart from how you acted and what you did. THANK YOU SO MUCH! With all my love, Elaine Symons
17: I really enjoyed learning how to make different kinds of food at Grandma's Attic. -Rebecca Atkinson
18: Dear Grandma Sheffer, I’m writing this letter to tell you how much I’ve appreciated all the work you have put into Grandma’s Attic Club and how much I appreciate you! I’ve learned so much from you, you’ve been a wonderful role model for me. I’ve really enjoyed reading the Grandma’s Attic books and I especially like the sewing and quilting. I can’t say thank you enough for all you've done for us. Thank you so much! Yours Truly, Casey Anya Binns
19: Dear Grandma Sheffer, Whenever I think back on the memories I have of Grandma’s Attic, I can't help but smile. I had so many great times with my friends, cooking, sewing, reading, journaling, quilting and every other neat thing you taught me how to do. I want to thank you very much for all the time and effort you put into making our time with you well spent yet fun. Some of your characteristics that I greatly admire are your generosity, patience, knowledge, and your amazing faith in Jesus. | I love to look back on my old journals and read all the Bible verses we collected over the years -- it's very encouraging to me. I hope you continue to enjoy running Grandmas Attic as much as I enjoyed attending it. And thank you again for how much work you put into it, I hope you know how much it's appreciated. Your granddaughter in Christ, Faith Houghton
20: Dear “Grandma” Sheffer, Thank-you! Grandma’s Attic has created a lot of fond memories for us. Whether it be gathering together with friends to giggle over little things, learning to tie a knot, or the pulling out of a number from the bowl to find out what we got to do when baking or cooking. You have taught us valuable skills that will forever assist us throughout life. You displayed obedience to Christ by serving us through hospitality, caring and obeying God’s word by training us (the young women of tomorrow) to be kind, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, and to be subject to our “to-be” husbands. (Titus 2:4-5) Thank so much for donating your time, love and talent. We love you, Kendra, Chelsea and Selena Holt p.s. Thank-you "Grandpa" Sheffer for allowing us to take over your house as you spent much time in the garage or the back bedroom.
21: Grandma Sheffer, I will never forget the times spent at your house from the time I was eight to the time I was fourteen. I remember looking forward to every time we met as a group. You were always so gentle, caring and everything was always so organized. I loved having our journals that we used to add all the recipes we made. Grandma’s Attic was a good opportunity for us home schooled girls to meet more people. Now that Victoria is going, I realize how young I was when I started. At the time I thought I was so grown up. Thanks so much for putting in so much of your time and effort. You always made me feel so special. I am so glad for the opportunity I had to get to know you. You are a very special lady. Love always, Jessica Proud
22: Come with us now into Grandma's attic . . .
23: . . . a storehouse of forgotten treasures and stories that enlarge our faith.. | - Arleta Richardson
24: Dear Grandma Sheffer, I really enjoyed going to Grandma’s Attic and I know that all the other girls did too. I really appreciate all the time, money and work you put into making Grandma's Attic possible. I enjoyed every part of Grandma’s Attic: reading, sewing, cooking, eating our goodies and having the little parties. I also appreciate the way you were always patient with us when we all needed help at once and always treated us fairly. Thank you for inviting me to Grandma's Attic and all the fun times I had there! Love, Bess Palmer
25: Dear Grandma Sheffer, I always remember having so much fun when I came to Grandma's Attic. My favorite part was all the baking we did. I still have a recipe that we made and I like to make it still. Thank you for all the time you invested! Cassie Bates
26: Dear Grandma Sheffer, I want to thank you for the amazing care you always put into Grandma's Attic Club. The club is one of my fondest memories of my time in Stayner, and I made great friends and learned great skills. I still use many of the recipes that we tested at the club, and I still love sewing and needlework. Besides being a handy skill to have, it is also a lot of fun and I really enjoy sewing! You were always so sweet and helpful to me, and I am truly blessed to have been a part of this awesome club. I'm so sorry I can't be at the celebration, but I hope you like this thank you note and know how appreciative I am. Thank you so much, God Bless! Adair Jacobs
27: Dear Grandma Sheffer, Thank you so much for all the years that you have given up time to do Grandmas Attic. It was a highlight of my week and I learned so many useful things, as well as having a fun time. Just the other day I pulled out my journal from the first year I was there for a recipe! I have many great memories of reading the books and the funny things that happened in them, as well as the conversations afterwards. It was great to interact with both old and new friends in that setting. It helped me gain self-confidence, as I not only spent time with girls my age, but some who were older and I looked up to. They were so welcoming. You were also so welcoming and encouraging all the time, and I still love getting birthday messages from you. I know that my younger cousin who now attends is also having a great time, and that she is learning amazing things and building amazing friendships! I am glad that both she and I have had the opportunity to attend! Thank you so much again! Love, Alanah Palmer
28: Dear Grandma Sheffer, I really appreciate all the hard work you put into making Grandma’s Attic such a fun and memorable experience. | I always had such a great time learning all the different types of sewing projects you taught. I still have one of the Huck Weaving wall hangings on my wall. Also, I really enjoyed the baking part of the morning especially when we got to eat it afterwards. I remember I always hoped I would choose a number that would let me stir whatever it was we were making because that was my favourite thing to do. I’m so glad I had the chance to be a part of the club and get to know you so well. I really admire your patience and your cheerful attitude. Thank you for everything. Love, Naomi Houghton | Dear Grandma Sheffer, I really appreciate all the hard work you put into making Grandma’s Attic such a fun and memorable experience.
29: 2004/2005 | 2005/2006 | 2006/2007
30: Grandma Sheffer, I just want to take this time to thank you for all the time you took to host Grandma’s Attic over the years. It was an opportunity, privilege and a blessing that I would not have been able to experience if it were not for you! I had so much fun, and looking back I have nothing but fond memories. I always looked forward to Friday mornings when we got to come to your home and sew, bake, read, and socialize. Sewing was something I would not have been able to learn at home and something I really enjoyed. I also appreciate that you took the time to help increase my baking skills, even though I know it is not your favourite thing to do. | You are a very sweet and godly woman and a wonderful example of someone I hope I can be like one day, though you set the bar high. I love you very much and you mean a lot to me. Thank you again for all your time and effort. I pray that God will richly bless you for your faithful service. Love and prayers, Shauna Proud
31: Dear Grandma Sheffer, You are such a special person. Thank you for the time you have given to the girls in Grandma’s Attic teaching us to sew, cook and showing us an example of a godly woman. I really appreciate the card you send me every year for my birthday -- it’s really special. I’m hoping to become a seamstress and I think that Grandma’s Attic helped me to get interested in that. May God continue to bless you for all the time that you have shared with all of us girls. Thank you, Jennifer McGill
32: Dear Grandma Sheffer, It is so exciting to see the celebration of 10 years of Grandma’s Attic. I cherish the days I was able to attend and learn exciting things like sewing, cooking, and learning the love of God in our little group. It was definitely a blessing in my life to be a part of Grandma’s Attic. Grandma’s Attic has helped me in so many ways! I have now made blankets for the newborns in my family. Speaking of making blankets, I still have the blue and green one I first made at Grandma’s Attic! Making that blanket and the pumpkin bread in a jar have been the two things that have stuck out to me the most. I cannot count how many people have asked me for the recipe. And once-in-a-while I will pull out the recipe book I made and try out some recipes that we girls made together. It definitely brings back many memories! But most of all, the biggest thing I remember about Grandma’s Attic is the Christ-like love that you showed to all of us young women. Your ministry to me and the other young women has been a great blessing. Congratulations on celebrating 10 years of Grandma’s Attic! In Christ’s love, | Jenn Holden
33: Dear Grandma Sheffer, I can’t begin to explain how amazing Grandma’s Attic Club was when I attended. Each week I would look forward to Friday, not because it meant it was the last day of school before the weekend, but because it meant that it was time to have a wonderful morning with friends: baking, reading, sewing and laughing together. Sometimes when I find myself not knowing what to do with baking, I will remember tips you gave us and smile. It was lots of fun how you would give us all different pieces of paper with what to do written on it. Starting each day with a Bible verse was always an encouragement. Your attitude of patience was obvious in the way you would take time apart for each of us to make sure we understood what we were doing with even the smallest of tasks. Thank you for your example. Rachel Houghton
35: Dear Grandma Sheffer, When I was little, going to Grandma’s Attic Book Club was the highlight of every week, and sometimes the talk of all the days following. Whether I had learned a new craft idea that I wanted to make again, or had made a delicious new recipe that I would try for my family, it seemed Grandma’s Attic was always a part of every day life. Birthdays at Grandma’s Attic were always something to look forward to. The more I think about it I realize, whether it was our birthday or not there was always something to look forward to. Every Friday there would be something new and fun to learn whether we were tying your quilts in the basement or setting the table for tea, I always had a splendid time. I remember one day in particular, my sister, Elisabeth and I were walking to your house. We were going to be late so we started to run, eager to get there and not wanting to hold everyone else up on the activities. I remember falling and tripping. My face hit the pavement, my chin, my hands, my knees and my face were all scratched and skinned. I hurt everywhere and felt like I was covered in blood (maybe it wasn’t that bad but that is how I remember it ) Anyway, I remember my sister and I considering turning around and not going, but that thought dissolved in out minds almost as quickly as it formed. Grandma’s Attic wasn’t something we could miss. We had to go! We loved Grandma’s Attic so much there were few things that we would choose to miss it for. So I sucked it up, not wanting to spoil my favorite day of the week, and we got to your house a little late, but happy to be there. | Just now I dug up my old journals and started looking through them. It’s surprising how clearly I can remember decorating the pages, gluing in the recipes, and writing little things about all the activities we did each day. I remember comparing journals with the other girls and when someone found something any of us did to be interesting or creative you would always take notice and praise us. You were never short on praise and always encouraged us girls to use our imaginative side to accomplish the tasks before us. Even in doing little things like how we cracked our eggs, you never ceased to find a way to find something to praise and encourage us over. Grandma’s Attic was something I loved, learned a lot from, and will probably never forget. You made it special with your kindness and love for all of us. It was you who made every Friday a good day, and you who taught us so many useful and important things. You made an impression on my life and I thank you for that. I’m so glad I got to know you and become a part of Grandma’s Attic book club! Thank you Mrs. Sheffer for being Grandma Sheffer too. Love, Abigail MacGregor
36: Dear Grandma Sheffer, I would like to start by saying THANK YOU for all your hard work and time spent planning and running Grandma’s Attic over the last ten years. I know that I am not the only one who enjoyed my Friday (now Wednesday) mornings at your house: cooking, sewing, reading and socializing with other home schooled girls. I am thankful for you as a person and the example you are to me, even now ten years later; our little visits at church or notes you have written to me over the years, you always have a way of making me feel special and loved. I am so glad God has given you to all of us girls, and for the role that you have played in each and every one of our childhoods. You are an amazing woman! Love you always, Ashlee Proud
37: Dear Grandma Lorraine Sheffer, When I used to go to “Grandma’s Attic Book Club” I always had a good time. It was really wonderful learning from you and hearing stories of what life was like when you were a young girl. You somehow provided the perfect balance of crafts, cooking, learning, and reading, all while maintaining order in a room full of chattering girls. I still remember the interesting things you taught me. Because of you, I learned how pretzels are twisted, that sauerkraut is fermented for days, and that Yorkshire pudding is not really pudding at all. I never knew how much work went into quilts until the day we all helped to knot a huge quilt at your house. You also instilled in all of us girls the importance of not wasting anything when you taught us to make rugs out of old fabrics. I probably never told you how much I appreciated you. Since my own grandmother lived several provinces away, it was nice to be able to look up to someone as kind and wise as you. You made me feel special, and to this day you have never forgotten my birthday! I always receive your card in the mail, and it means so much to me that you remember. You are a wonderful person! It warms my heart to think that you are still doing Grandma’s Attic Club, and creating great memories with a new group of girls. With love from, Elisabeth MacGregor
39: Grandma Sheffer Thank you for opening your home to us crazy girls and putting up with us, every Friday, for so many years. For always having a smile on your face, even when you had laryngitis. For teaching us how to cook and bake and sew and quilt. For not just loving us as a group, but for making each one of us feel included. I have so many great memories from GAC, from reading and telling stories and doing Secret Sister, from making awesome food from different cultures, to eating it. It's a miracle that with so many cooks in the kitchen it always managed to be the best thing we'd ever eaten. I always love getting your cards in the mail and looking back on homemade ice-cream and embroidery and many good times with the girls. So thank you, you are appreciated by each one of us. xoxo Tanis Seeber
41: Dear Grandma Sheffer, I always looked forward to Friday morning! A highlight for me was reading through the Grandma's Attic books. I loved going through them together and then making recipes or sewing patterns that we read about. A lot of the things we learned I still use today. Another thing I enjoyed was keeping the journal that we made and putting all of our recipes in it. I will always keep it so that I can look back at all we did and use the recipes again. Thank you for all you put in to Grandma's Attic. I appreciate the time that you gave away, not only to give us girls a good time, but to teach us in so many different ways. We love you. Jessica Harris | Dear Grandma, Thank you so much for starting Grandma's Attic Club all those years ago. Friday was my favorite day of the week because I got to come to your house with the other girls and we always had such fun! I learned so much from you that I still use today! I especially remember all the baking and sewing skills that you taught us. Thanks again. Love you, Elizabeth A (Or Elizabeth 1)
42: 2007/2008 | 2008/2009 | 2009/2010 | 2010/2011
43: Please come to a party . . .
48: Thank you , Grandma Sheffer, for ten years of Grandma's Attic Club! | We love you!