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Thread: Christmas in July

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    Christmas in July

    I just received 3 huge boxes of fabric from my Aunt in Texas. She had saved this fabric for the last 30 years and finally decided she wasn't going to use it. Also in the box were 19 blocks that my grandmother had sewn in 1941 and never finished. My grandma has embroidered the names of the girls in my aunt's graduating HS class on each block. She asked me to finish it and keep it. What a treasure! I'm going to add one more block with my aunt's name on it and the borders will have the name of the high school and the year. Can't wait to get started!

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    great treasure to receive
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    WOW...that's awesome, be sure and show us a picture when you finish!!!

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    What a wonderful gift!
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    How exciting it must be looking through all that vintage fabric! Enjoy!

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    Doesn't that make you feel rich!! Enjoy!

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    True vintage.
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    What a wonderful gift, you are very lucky. Be sure to show it to us when you are finished.

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    What a great gift.. and yes do show photos.. so we can all drool!

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    You have a truly giving aunt who must love you greatly. These fabrics and blocks would be so much fun to stitch. Have fun!
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    Whooohooo great suprise!!

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    That is so very special, not only the blocks but to be loved by someone to send you the boxes,
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    What a nice gift! You have a very nice aunt. Enjoy your bounty. I'm sure she will enjoy seeing what you make from it all.

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    that will be a joy to finish. Sounds like a great memory quilt.
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    Delightful treasure!

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    How nice. Please post pictures.

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    Lucky you !!! It will be a true treasure.
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    That is a great gift. Can you share photos of your bounty? Would love to see those embroidered blocks.
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    WOW, that is a treasure. Can't wait to see the finished product.

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    What a beautiful idea! Love the way you are going to finish it, with the names of the high school and year in the border. Hope you post photos when done.

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    What a treasure. You are very lucky and it sounds like you will lovingly complete the quilt and it will live on! Enjoy!!

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    You were blessed...Congrats to you....

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    What a Great Treasure you received.
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    What a wonderful treasure to receive. None of the quilts that my Mother made are still around - they were well used and used up, but they did keep us nice and warm on cold winter nights. With all the fabric your Aunt sent you should be able to finish those blocks with that wonderful, old fabric. Lucky lady.0.

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    Truly priceless. Enjoy

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