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Thread: FRIENDS WITH GRAND DAUGHTER AT LAST

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    I have not ever completed a quilt but however have pieced 3 quilt tops so far, all of them far from perfect. I also live in an mother in laws apt in my sons house ,he has 2 stepdaughters 1 which still lives at home. In the 3 years I have lived their she has barley ever talked to me. well to make a long story short I heard she was going through a bit of depression so last Friday I said to her I heard you always wanted to learn to quilt, I am teaching myself, with the help of my internet friends why don't you come down stairs with me and maybe we can learn together. She only replied well I don't know we will have to see, so imagined how surprised I was when she knocked on my door Monday morning. She choose a pattern and then I invited her to shop my stash and she choose her fabric and we got started. It has been an exciting journey for both of us. We are sort of bonding at last, Her piecing is very good and she has a wonderful eye for color.
    And I am getting some small projects done due to her motivating me. I have made a table topper and some placemats plus free motioned guilted on the table topper. This is a major brake through for me this girl has been in my family for 12 years and finally we are becoming friends. She is very shy and withdrawn so this has been good for her as well.I would love to post pictures but my camera was recently stolen so I cant post pics

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    That's a wonderful story. Thank you for sharing. Here's hoping your relationship and you quilting continue to grow.

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    That's lovely! A generation or two between two people can make for wonderful friendships.

    I remmber very fondly the women who were my friends when I was a teenager - they were my grandmother's age. :)

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    So glad to hear that. It is so nice to have someone to do things with. It will be good for the both of you.

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    What a wonderful story!!! Thanks for sharing :D:D

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    Aw, thats wonderful!

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    How wonderful that you never gave up and keep the door open, how special you must be. Hope your relationship continues to blossom, both the the girl and your quilting.

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    many happy hours quilting togather and bonding! what a great story.

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    Wonderful that she wants to learn! Your relationship with each other will benefit as well. Here's to many happy sewing moments together! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sassey
    I have not ever completed a quilt but however have pieced 3 quilt tops so far, all of them far from perfect. I also live in an mother in laws apt in my sons house ,he has 2 stepdaughters 1 which still lives at home. In the 3 years I have lived their she has barley ever talked to me. well to make a long story short I heard she was going through a bit of depression so last Friday I said to her I heard you always wanted to learn to quilt, I am teaching myself, with the help of my internet friends why don't you come down stairs with me and maybe we can learn together. She only replied well I don't know we will have to see, so imagined how surprised I was when she knocked on my door Monday morning. She choose a pattern and then I invited her to shop my stash and she choose her fabric and we got started. It has been an exciting journey for both of us. We are sort of bonding at last, Her piecing is very good and she has a wonderful eye for color.
    And I am getting some small projects done due to her motivating me. I have made a table topper and some placemats plus free motioned guilted on the table topper. This is a major brake through for me this girl has been in my family for 12 years and finally we are becoming friends. She is very shy and withdrawn so this has been good for her as well.I would love to post pictures but my camera was recently stolen so I cant post pics
    This is awesome!!!!!! I love stories like this! Real ones!! :XD:

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    Wonderful, it's always more fun to learn with a 'friend'. Sounds like you both have found one!

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    That is wonderful... so glad she has embraced you as her friend.

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    Such a simple gesture creates a lasting bond, and it blessed both of you. You took the initiative and the payback is priceless. Many blessings will come your way.

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    sassey, what a beautiful story and I'm so happy for you and your family that you found a way to come closer. What a kind and gentle heart you have AND you are creating a new quilter for the world :) :thumbup:

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    What a fabulous story, I have tears in my eyes.

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    That's great! I hope she continues to sew and quilt with you. It sounds like a blessing for both of you! :thumbup:

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    What a wonderful happening for you. So nice to hear positive happenings with our youngsters. Hang in there. Blessings to you both.

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    It seems we should never give up on a person or a cause , some just take longer to see results.
    Congratulations to both of you on your new friendship!!

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    Even without the pictures, it is a wonderful story. It took me ten years to bond with my step-daughter, now, we are very good friends!! Patience, is truly a virtue!

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    That's wonderful for both of you.

    Susan

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    Quote Originally Posted by PegD
    So glad to hear that. It is so nice to have someone to do things with. It will be good for the both of you.
    :-) :-) :-)

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    You have both got so much to gain from this relationship. Well done for persevering and finding a common interest. Good luck. Hopefully things will only get better.

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    Thats awesome, since my two oldest grandsons have gotten older, they hardly have anything to do with me anymore, and I'm hurt even thought I had them in my home for the first 7 to 8 years of there life helping support them...

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    What a wonderful story. Sometimes it is the smallest gestures that have the most return!

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    Congratulations! That's great and will help you get motived and hopefully she'll get out of her funk b/c you just can't be quilting and not be happy!

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