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Thread: What an honor!

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    Super Member Teacup's Avatar
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    What an honor!

    My dear grandkids moved 800 miles away from us this summer, from Illinois to Pennsylvania. I dearly miss them. My granddaughter Lily is in kindergarten. This week she is "star of the week" in her class and every day she gets to bring in a special item, photo or favorite book. Today she took her baby quilt (my avatar) which I pieced. It was my first completed quilt. It was hand quilted by her other grandmother, grandfather and great-grandmother (now deceased). Asked why she picked it, she said it was special because "everyone made it for her."

    This quilt was a very emotional project, made by all the grandparents. Eight weeks before Lily's due date her parents lost almost everything in a fire that burned through their apartment building in Colorado. The quilt had not yet been presented to them. My DH and I immediately drove 900 miles out to the kids and I took this quilt and wrapped it as a big hug around my very pregnant daughter, who sobbed held onto it, a very tangible expression of love. It was made in classic Winnie the Pooh fabric to match the theme of the nursery they had just lost. She took it to her childbirth class to lay on as it was all she had. Then Lily decided to arrive 6 weeks early, tiny but healthy. She came "home" to the camper they borrowed for shelter wrapped in that quilt. I'm so honored that Lily loves it so much and recognizes how special she is to her family.
    Remember the teakettle...it is always up to its neck in hot water, yet it still sings!

    A Proper Tea is much nicer than a Very Nearly Tea, which is one you forget about afterwards. ~ Winnie the Pooh (A.A. Milne)

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    Super Member Deborahlees's Avatar
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    OMG.....brings tears to my eyes....children never cease to asmaze us do they....
    Yes that is a real picture of my hometown Temecula, California. We feature premiere Wineries, World Class Golf Courses, Pechanga Indian Casino and Hot Air Balloons

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    Senior Member Patti25314's Avatar
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    What a beautiful story! Thank you for sharing.

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    Super Member auntpiggylpn's Avatar
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    What a wonderful, heart warming story!
    No one has ever become poor by giving. - Anne Frank
    Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. - Martin Luther King, Jr.


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    Super Member JenniePenny's Avatar
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    New Hampshire
    It is a beautiful story, and children are so wonderful in speaking about what is special to them.
    "He who masters the grey everyday is a hero."

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    Super Member icon17's Avatar
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    Takes your Breath Away!
    May Your Life Be Full of Charity and Love.

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    Super Member Phannie1's Avatar
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    Just move back to Chattanooga, TN.
    You knew it was a special quilt for a special little someone. She just grew up to know that it was a special quilt made for her by some very special people in her life. I know you feel blessed.

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    Senior Member PlanoDebbie's Avatar
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    Plano, TX
    So sweet. It's always nice to hear how much someone truely treasures something you made for them.

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    Senior Member batikmystique's Avatar
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    Such a touching story-thank you so much for sharing. What an amazing treasure this quilt has proven to be from it's creation to being such a comfort in times of need. There are some things that you just can't put any price on...this is one of them.
    Creative clutter is better than idle neatness.

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    With tears in my eyes, I thank you so much for sharing this wonderful story!! What a special quilt!!
    Blessed are the children of quilters, for they shall inherit the quilts....

    It does not do well, Harry, to dwell on the dreams....and forget to live. - Albus Dumbledore

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