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Thread: My Feet are Killing Me!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankeegirl View Post
    Ugh! I have spent the past two days sorting, washing, drying, ironing and folding a stash that I inherited from my beloved sister. She passed away in January and my niece has given me all of her crafting supplies. Her fabric was stored in totes in her basement but it still ended up getting musty smelling. I feel very fortunate to be given all this and I spent these past two days talking out loud to her (what were you thinking when you bought this lol) and missing her terribly. I plan on honoring her by completing a yo-yo quilt she had started and giving it to my niece. Anyway... my feet hurt lol. I don't care if I see the ironing board again for at least a month! I have decided to take over the front room of the house and use it as my sewing room. My hubby is going to help me make a workbench this weekend - once I have everything in place I will post some pics.


    Hope you all have a wonderful evening!!


    Heather G.

    So very sorry for your loss. I have never had a sister, and only one brother, we are so very close. I know your loss is very hard, especially going through her stash.

    I have all of my mother's things, including her sewing machine. She was an avid crocheter, I have all of her patterns, needles and many things she made, only a few she had started and never finished. I also crochet, but couldn't do any myself for many years after mother passed, as I would think of her when I would start and have to put it all away.I had such a rough time, trying to complete one of her afghans, all blocks and pattern were there, but I just had to have a dear friend complete it for me. My mother passed 23 years ago and I still have problems when I come across her patterns or needles I have kept. I can't bear to give any of them up, I keep thinking I will give a few to a family member who also crochets, I will someday maybe. Wishfully hoping that my daughter will want them, but even though she has dibbled in crochet, she is not at all a crafter. She would only want them for sentimental reasons, and there are so many, probably 50 or 60 needles.

    I am sure there were many tears while washing, ironing and talking to her, and more in the future, but you have to know she will always be with you when you are working on any project that involves any of her stash. How sweet of your neice to give it all to you. What a nice gesture on your part to complete the yo yo quilt for your neice. I am seeing a beautiful memory quilt from some of her stash in your future. Just remember that she would be so happy knowing you are using her stash and what memories she would have shared. Take care and show us some of your projects you make. May God's Blessings be with you and your family in this loss. Prayers are with you as well. What a wonderful story you have posted, but your feet will only hurt for a short while, and your memories and love will last forever.

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    Sorry for your loss. Sisters are very special. I'm sure your niece will treasure the yo yo quilt. I like how you talk to your sister as you go through the inherited fabric this is one way to keep her close and her memory alive through the quilts made with her fabric. Praying your family will find peace and healing.

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    sorry for your loss. Hope memories are sweet

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    So sorry for your loss. I lost a sister about 10 years ago. I still have 2 sisters and a brother. You know your niece is going to so love that quilt when you're finished.

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    Get yourself a pedicure and maybe one of those foot massagers. They really do help.

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    So sorry for your loss. My older brother is not doing well and I worry daily that he will not be here long, and he is the only one I have,. Every time you use her stash or notes, I am sure it brings you happy memories. "As long as they live in our minds, they are not really gone."

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    Losing a sibling is so hard. I lost my brother at age 36 about 31 years ago (massive heart attack). My since condolences to you and your family. The Epsom salts soak (use a lot of it) is a great idea, as is hubby's foot massage. One other thing you may try in the future is to sit down when you iron!

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    So sorry for your pain, from the loss of your dear Sister. She will always be in your thoughts, especially when you look & touch each piece of fabric. Sending a big hug your way.
    Vonda-Texas MiMi of 4 Beautiful Grandbabies

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    Sorry for your loss.

    I love that you were able to share exploring your sister's stash with her in spirit though ... and I think your idea for your neice is a perfect tribute.

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    So sorry for the loss of your dear sister. She would be so please to know you are going to finish the quilt. God bless you. And go put those tired feet in a nice hot bath.
    Abiding in the Vine

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