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Thread: Quilt saved from garage sale

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    WHOA!
    someone has had too much to eat!
    That is a beautiful quilt!
    I am soooo glad that you found it in time.
    Sorry about your disappointment, but certainly understand the frustration you must feel. :cry:
    Will it help your ducky ruffled feathers if I tell you that:
    This too shall pass!
    Five minutes and then you must get up and do something nice for someone else! 8)
    Of course, since I am way behind everyone and thing, you have probably done LOTS of things.
    Good job!
    And, congratulations on finding your heirloom!

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    I hope that this means that you WILL NOT be making a quilt for this DIL to disrespect. I am so very very happy that you were there to protect such a treasurer. I think I am as irrate as you must have been!!!

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    My house is filled with "things" from my family. Pictures that my husband's grandmother painted (water color) when she was only 12 years old. His great aunt's music cabinet, still has her sheet music in it. A lot of my grandmothr's dishes and her Silverware. There is a quilt in my closet that Aunt Mary said was made before the civil war. It is ragged and I some day hope to study the pattern and "re-create" it for my DD and GD. Today I am meeting my youngest brother to open my mother's house for the first time since she passed away last June. I am bring her sewing machine home with me. She and I did a lot of sewing together and although she was a hard pill to deal with, sewing is one of the things she and I did share. This machine was purchased after I left home, but she called me to tell me of that purchase AND I know it was a very special and expensive purchase for her. I think she paid for it by sewing pillow covers for a company who had home sewers making their pillows. I KNOW my dad would have never given her money to buy it. Since I am the only one in the family who sews, I could not bear to see it sold and my DGD will love it when I'm gone and she will always remember the day we went to get it. I am so glad that this board is composed of folks who think in terms of family memories and treasurers.

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    Thanks, again, for everyone's comments. You all are so very wonderful.

    I like to think I'm a pretty rational and low-key person, and when I woke up the next morning after finding the quilt, I felt back to myself. DIL will be DIL, no matter what. Whether or not it was Divine Providence, I did find the quilt that is laying beautifully and lovingly on my bed. :D I spent Friday and Saturday helping DIL with her garage sale, and we had a blast. We both love crosswords, so we sat with a big book of puzzles working on them. I don't think we ever stopped talking. So all is okay --- she and I get along so well; I've let go of the bad feelings; and I have the quilt in my little paws, and it "ain't going nowhere!"

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    Good thing you were there or this family treasure would have been sold. It that were DIL I don't think she would be receiving any quilts in the near future.

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    That is just a beautiful quilt!!

    I'm proud of you for showing such remarkable restraint toward your DIL -- I probably would have ranted and raved for hours :oops:


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    To kwhite , what is the name of the quilt pattern that identifies you. Im new to the site, but I sont think I have seen this pqttern before, It is beautiful.

    Linda

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    While I would have been upset to see this quilt in the 'sell' pile, I also have to think about how blessed your DIL is to have become part of a loving, caring family. It sounds like she didn't grow up in a loving environment, and by marrying your son, she has an opportunity to learn what it is to value family. Just my two cents worth. (As one who also did not grow up in a loving, caring family but married a wonderful man and learned how to give my own children a loving environment.)

    Renee

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    How nice of you to say that, Renee. I am happy to say that my husband and I have a very comfortable, loving home here, and I really worked hard to make sure my children feel that love. I can't say I grew up in a wonderfully loving family environment, either. I wanted my kids to have something different than I had.

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    Ducky, don't know how I missed this before, but so proud of you grabbing that treasure up and taking it home!
    Her stitches are beautiful, and to have made it at her age is remarkable. Being a hand quilter, i so appreciate the work and love that went into it.
    Someday when you have taught your grandaughter how to quilt, she will then appreciate what a treasure you have. We can't change the past, but the future for that marvelous quilt is great!

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