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Thread: Gramma gets the hint

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    Gramma gets the hint

    My grandsons, ages 4 and 6 have loved their quilts to death. The baby quilts I made them are in rags. So I have been collecting fabrics to make them I spy quilts, but I only told them that one day I will get some new ones made for them. Yesterday as I was making supper they were awfully quiet, so I went to see what kinda trouble that meant. They were in my quilt room, had my books all over the floor, looking through them. My first thought was, DON'T TOUCH MY BOOKS! But I really asked what they were doing? "Well gramma we are just looking to show you which blankie we want you to make."

    Gotta love them! I think I better get at it!
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    That's so cool .. that they would look through the books for what they wanted you to make them. You can be sure the quilts yo make them will be soo loved.

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    Yes, you'd better get their I Spy quilts done before they pick out a Double Wedding Ring or something else complex! They will love I Spy quilts!

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    I Spy time! I bet they'd Love to help choose and lay out the fabrics- what a great Forever Memory! Be sure to take lots of pics of them working. I sometimes sew with children, and when young they especially like to use the foot pedal while I guide the fabric. Have Fun.

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    love this story .... wonderful boys! looking forward to seeing their quilts.
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    How sweet that they love your quilts so much. my DGD is 20 mos. She has loved Yo Gabba Gabba from the time she was old enough ton watch tv. When my Keepsake Quilting came last week they had the Yo Gabba fabric, she saw it and took my book and was telling me the names of all the friends on it. I had ordered it as soon as I saw it and was so happy I did.

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    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh..... what a precious moment to cherish! Thanks for sharing.

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    what cool little boys!

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    Very cute! Maybe get them interested in making them. They're old enough to start sewing or helping pick fabrics.

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    what a precious story
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    T is it True? H is it Helpful? I is it Inspiring? N is it Necessary? K is it Kind?


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    Awwwwwwww that just makes your heart melt and your anxiety shoot threw the roof. Next time they will be pulling fabric out that they like for a quilt for you to make.
    when life gets you down go and talk with a little kid. They will help you work out even the worst problems with their simple logic.

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    Thats what Grandma's are for! What a precious memory for you. Wish you could have gotten a picture.

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    My 6year old GGS walked into my shop last night, turned around and came back out and announced to me and his Mom and Daddy that his next quilt was going to be a sports quilt. I wondered what prompted that, so after they left, I went into the shop....there, just at the right height, was a big stack of football,soccer and general sports figures...so now, I know! Guess it's time to get busy, huh!
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    How cute. Better get started sewing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by momto5 View Post
    My 6year old GGS walked into my shop last night, turned around and came back out and announced to me and his Mom and Daddy that his next quilt was going to be a sports quilt. I wondered what prompted that, so after they left, I went into the shop....there, just at the right height, was a big stack of football,soccer and general sports figures...so now, I know! Guess it's time to get busy, huh!

    Yep, Nothing gets passed them! Lets make their day!
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    what a sweet story

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    How cute, sounds like you have to little sweethearts.

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    Hope to see you at lunch

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    If you're going to do the I Spy, how about taking the little guys shopping and let them each pick out a few fat quarters that they like. Always room for another cute piece.
    Bad Spellers of the World
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    Goes to show you that they know more of what is going on around them than you think!

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    I agree.. with those that think the boys should help.. You might consder taking them to the fabric store, or on line to see what fabrics they might like.. I made an eye spy quilt for my nephew before they had a name for it..
    Barri

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    That is sooo sweet I have 2 grandbabies and would love to make them a quilt for each holiday
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    Thanks for all the lovely comments, They are cuties, at least I think so, and they are being very patient, I have been going to make them quilts for a while. So its next on my list now, they jumped into high priority.
    fatquarters

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    That is so cute. You better get their I-spys done!!! Lol
    enjoy your life...it's the only one you have!!!
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    I finally got my granddaughter's elephant quilt finished for Christmas. I need to figure out how to put pictures on this board.

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