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Thread: What an honor!

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    What an honor!

    My dear grandkids moved 800 miles away from us this summer, from Illinois to Pennsylvania. I dearly miss them. My granddaughter Lily is in kindergarten. This week she is "star of the week" in her class and every day she gets to bring in a special item, photo or favorite book. Today she took her baby quilt (my avatar) which I pieced. It was my first completed quilt. It was hand quilted by her other grandmother, grandfather and great-grandmother (now deceased). Asked why she picked it, she said it was special because "everyone made it for her."

    This quilt was a very emotional project, made by all the grandparents. Eight weeks before Lily's due date her parents lost almost everything in a fire that burned through their apartment building in Colorado. The quilt had not yet been presented to them. My DH and I immediately drove 900 miles out to the kids and I took this quilt and wrapped it as a big hug around my very pregnant daughter, who sobbed held onto it, a very tangible expression of love. It was made in classic Winnie the Pooh fabric to match the theme of the nursery they had just lost. She took it to her childbirth class to lay on as it was all she had. Then Lily decided to arrive 6 weeks early, tiny but healthy. She came "home" to the camper they borrowed for shelter wrapped in that quilt. I'm so honored that Lily loves it so much and recognizes how special she is to her family.
    Remember the teakettle...it is always up to its neck in hot water, yet it still sings!

    A Proper Tea is much nicer than a Very Nearly Tea, which is one you forget about afterwards. ~ Winnie the Pooh (A.A. Milne)

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    OMG.....brings tears to my eyes....children never cease to asmaze us do they....
    Yes that is a real picture of my hometown Temecula, California. We feature premiere Wineries, World Class Golf Courses, Pechanga Indian Casino and Hot Air Balloons

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    What a beautiful story! Thank you for sharing.

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    What a wonderful, heart warming story!
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    Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    It is a beautiful story, and children are so wonderful in speaking about what is special to them.
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    Takes your Breath Away!
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    You knew it was a special quilt for a special little someone. She just grew up to know that it was a special quilt made for her by some very special people in her life. I know you feel blessed.

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    So sweet. It's always nice to hear how much someone truely treasures something you made for them.

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    Such a touching story-thank you so much for sharing. What an amazing treasure this quilt has proven to be from it's creation to being such a comfort in times of need. There are some things that you just can't put any price on...this is one of them.
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    With tears in my eyes, I thank you so much for sharing this wonderful story!! What a special quilt!!
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    Such a great story! So special!
    Yes, that was quite an honor!

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    That is so sweet....thanks for sharing with us!
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    Thank you for sharing this wonderful story!
    Have a happy day,

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    With tears in my eyes, thank you! What a sweet special little girl, knowing how much she is loved! That has to be the greatest moment in your life, to know how much love you have passed on!

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    A real story, about real people, about real emotions. The best! You must also feel like you are wrapped in love.

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    Tears and goosebumps. Thanks for a wonderful story.

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    That is a wonderful, rich memory for all of you to enjoy! Make sure to make a small card for the quilt that you must all sign and it is to be kept with the quilt!

    Thank you for sharing!

    I agree with all your "signatures" about tea!! Wouldn't start a day without it!
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    All the grandparents' names are on the quilt label. It has faded over multiple washings, but I told my daughter at the outset the quilt was to be used and loved. It has been!
    Remember the teakettle...it is always up to its neck in hot water, yet it still sings!

    A Proper Tea is much nicer than a Very Nearly Tea, which is one you forget about afterwards. ~ Winnie the Pooh (A.A. Milne)

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    Yup, what she said.............WOW way to go, make me drop tears in my coffee ((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))))))))) Wendy
    Quote Originally Posted by Deborahlees View Post
    OMG.....brings tears to my eyes....children never cease to asmaze us do they....

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    You are so right what a wonderful honor. Brings tears to my eyes.

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    What a lovely story, it brought tears to my eyes. Best wishes to you and to Lily and her entire extended family.

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    I can hardly type for the tears in my eyes. How wonderful that your daughter had the quilt to comfort her and how great that your grandaughter recognizes and appreciates the value of the quilt in terms of the love and caring that went into it. You are very blessed.
    Kathleen, a lass with a bit of the Irish in her blood and a whole lot of Irish in her heart

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    What a precious story. Thanks for sharing!

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    It is amazing how the "little" people in our lives can bring so much happiness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyKat View Post
    I can hardly type for the tears in my eyes. How wonderful that your daughter had the quilt to comfort her and how great that your grandaughter recognizes and appreciates the value of the quilt in terms of the love and caring that went into it. You are very blessed.
    Kathy expressed my feeling exactly. Thank you so much for sharing such a beauiful story and experience.
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