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Old 06-06-2008, 07:34 PM
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This story is so cool I just had to share. Our church ladies starting making quilts for a pediatric hospice in So. CA, and many of them were new to sewing and quilting. My 83 year old mother came to "hang out" and "watch" while the rest of us sewed. My friend Annie and I were the teachers, and we had about 14 ladies that were learning. Pretty soon, whenever I got up from my machine to help someone, Mom would sit down and sew a little bit. Well, by the end of the class, she was doing all the sewing on "our" quilt. Two weeks after we finished the quilts, Mom announces that she went and bought a new sewing machine, cutting mat, rotary cutter, etc., etc., and she wants to take the next class. So, ladies, if she can start at 83, anyone can do this!
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Old 06-06-2008, 07:40 PM
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Awww! She is great!!
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Old 06-06-2008, 07:41 PM
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that is an adorable story!!!! :-)
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Old 06-06-2008, 07:43 PM
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How neat!
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Old 06-06-2008, 07:47 PM
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You Go Mom!!!! Hope you post some of her work!
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Old 06-06-2008, 10:37 PM
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You Go Mom!!!! Hope you post some of her work!
and pictures of her with her cool new stuff, and sewing and. . .
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Old 06-07-2008, 12:26 AM
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Good on her....what a great way to keep her mind and body active....give her a big pat on the back :D :D :D
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That is just wonderful... good for her. The company of others is good therapy too she will be just so happy..

Can we have a photo of Mom Sewing please :D Elle
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What an inspiring story! I'm glad you shared it.
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what an inspirtion and what a neat lady to want to learn something new in her 80's just proves shes young at heart and thats what counts most...Thank You for sharing this with us....
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