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Thread: A Tear Jerker Suprise For Christmas!

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    Super Member tammy cosper's Avatar
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    My mil gave me a unfinished quilt the last time we visited to finish. Which has such a great little story. It's a beautiful quilt and once I finish I will post a pic.
    It seems that her step daughters mother had started this quilt before she passed away.And my mil has had this quilt for years setting in a box waiting until she could find someone to finish it. The step daughter asked her one day if her mother had left any quilts. My mil told her no. Not to be mean, but because she knew that this quilt wasn' t finished and the step daughter would need to find somone to do it, and my mil was afraid she never would. So she asked me if I would finish for her to give to the step daughter for Christmas. This step daughter is going to be blown away when she sees this, and knows that it was something her mother had been working on. I told my mil, that I would finish it. And when done I would make a label that says something about being from the mother to the daughter on it. I wish I was going to get to see this moment of passing on the quilt. But just hearing about it will most likely make my day. The backing on this quilt is all white muslin and the top is light colors. And there isn't one spot on this quilt so it has been taken very good care of in the mean time. Don't you just love when someone actually takes care of quilts?
    Tammy

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    Oh she will be so surprised when she receives the quilt. And she will know that it was made out of love. :) Can't wait to see a picture of the quilt when it is all done. :)

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    I'm with you I would love to see the moment she receives the quilt.

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    That's so wonderful!

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    What a beautiful story. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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    That is such a special thing you are doing.
    Have a wonderful Christmas - you deserve it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftyheart2
    That is such a special thing you are doing.
    Have a wonderful Christmas - you deserve it.


    You certainly do.

    :thumbup: :lol:

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    Very sweet and that quilt will mean the world to her.

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    Oh I am sure it will bring her to tears of joy that is.

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    Wow.. that's a heart melting story...such a beautiful thing! You indeed have a ♥~Quilters Heart~♥.

    Merry Christmas early to you and yours!

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    That's a beautiful story & so wonderful of you to finish the quilt. I can't wait to see it!
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    :lol: What a great Christmas gift for the daughter. You are a really nice person to do this for her. Yes, it's refreshing to hear about a quilt that was so carefully taken care of - so many aren't. Have a great day and be sure to post a photo when you are finished. :lol: :lol:

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    now thats going to be one awesome Christmas memory! Thanks for sharing it & please post a pic of the quilt once done!

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    Priceless!!!! Make sure there is plenty of tissue around! I know there will be tears of happiness!!! Can't wait to see a picture of it!

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    Beautiful story. A couple of years ago, I secretly got a quilt that my daughter had started 15 years ago and took it to my house and finished it, had it quilted and put on binding for Christmas. She was so pleased and I know this young woman will be thrilled.

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    You are the so sweet to complete this quilt. It will be a tresure.

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    wonderful story... wish i could see your quilt project.

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    What a wonderful story and aren't you the lucky one to be part of it. Enjoy the finishing and the giving.

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    Tell your MIL to take a picture of the surprise if she can. Then you can somewhat share the moment. If not, I'm sure you'll get a warm fuzzy feeling just hearing about her reaction. Any quilter can appreciate the loving gift this will be.

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    Oh how wonderful! Someone should video the surprise. I think the young woman would appreciate that memory too. It's a sweet thing that you are doing.

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    What a lovely Christmas surprise, and what a lovely thing to do!
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    what a happy story that will be passed on from generation to generation Merry Christmas to all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan
    Tell your MIL to take a picture of the surprise if she can.
    If possible get several people. Whether she is instantly overjoyed or dumbfounded with memories there will only be the one chance for this wonderful shot.

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    I am sure she will be so touched...and I know how good you must feel to help out!
    Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest~Mark Twain

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    Such a wonderful story.....and very memorable quilt! You are a sweetie for finishing this treasure!
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

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