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Thread: Real gratitude

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    Super Member Margie's Avatar
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    With all the posts about people not appreciating handmade gifts,I wanted to share this story.

    I made a memory quilt for a friend's mother four years ago. He had a HUGE party for her 90th birthday. I thought, what can I get her. I decided to make a memory quilt. In the center I had her name and then A WILD IRISH...I embroidered a long-stemmed rose. In each embroidered something about her, her likes, or accomplishments. SHE LOVED IT. He said everytime he took her out, she had to take the quilt along.

    She died the day after Christmas. We attended her viewing and the funeral. The quilt was displayed across the bottom portion of the coffin,across her legs. It was folded to show the center square. After the wake, we went to say goodbye to him. He said...."A piece of you went with her. She loved that quilt so much I had her covered with it".

    I still get teary when I think about it. So some people AND their loved ones do appreciate our gifts.

    Margie

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    Thanks for your story. What a special gift and special memory for her family.

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    That is so touching...tears dripping...

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    Yup, me too - my eyes are flooded with tears right now. How touching - and I'm sure you are so proud to know that you made a difference in someone's life.

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    Had to get the kleenex. What a sweetie you were to make it for her. Just think she will have a quilt you made her in Heaven with her to show off to all her friends and family.

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    Wow --- how wonderful!!!!!!! Brought tears to my eyes, too. You have a legacy!

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    Margie, thanks so much for sharing a beautiful experience with us.
    HUGS and Happy New Year! :)

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    What a beautiful story. Has me in tears.

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    I'm touched by your story. Thanks for sharing!

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    I agree. Loved your story.

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    OMG thanku for sharing :)

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    It seems to me that it also meant alot to him. You are a wonderful person for doing this. Sorry for his loss.

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    Aw, I loved your story too!

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    You blessed someone and received it back in this life time. awesomeeeeeeeeee

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    How wonderful!! It's so refreshing to read something so good.......thanks for sharing

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    What a wonderful story. Thanks for sharing.

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    Lump in my throat. You made a difference. Be proud.
    Happy New Year
    Annie

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    Well, the reason for this post was not what I did...but I have been reading about all the quilters who gave gifts to UNappreciative people. I just wanted to affirm that there are those who value and treasure our work

    Quote Originally Posted by AnnieH
    Lump in my throat. You made a difference. Be proud.
    Happy New Year
    Annie

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    how cool

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