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Thread: ALS ribbon in new form

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    My ex-husbandís wife has ALS. They arrive from California tomorrow to see the DGKs. I wanted to embroider a cause ribbon for my daughter to show that she is supporting the ALS cause. This morning, I showed her the stitchout and asked her what form she wanted the finished product to be. She came up with the terrific idea to make it like a luggage tag so she can switch it to whatever bag/jacket sheís wearing at the time. I finished it off with Velcro and discovered that it did not hold very firmly. I didnít want it lost, so I changed the closure to a button with an elastic. I couldnít remove the Velcro as it was sewn before the other stitching, so it will have to remain. Iím not sure what was happening with my emb machine to make the crooked line, but it is what it is at this point.

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    super cute idea! Hoping all is well.

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    My husband has ALS also that is how I got into quilting something to detract from life that I could stop and go on.
    Any awareness of it is good so many do not know more than the name.

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    Cute idea. Love it.

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    Love it. I lost my best friend in 1998 to ALS. His only son was only a year old when his daddy passed. I do my best to answer his questions about the man I knew. I've got an ALS ribbon tattoo

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    nice ribbon. isn't ALS also known as Lou Gherig's disease?

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    What a great idea to show support of finding a cure for ALS.
    Knitnnan-yes it is the same horrible illness.

    Kat

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    Wonderful idea.

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    the worst i can imagine about it is that the mind is not affected. your thoughts go on as normal. it's the body that gradually works less and less. it must be so frustrating to want to move a particular muscle and the body does not react.

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    the worst i can imagine about it is that the mind is not affected. your thoughts go on as normal. it's the body that gradually works less and less. it must be so frustrating to want to move a particular muscle and the body does not react.

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    Great supPort for a for a horribleR disease ! Love the Tag

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    I did not know there was an ALS ribbon.. "Lou Gehrig's Disease" ?

    A crule illness that robs people of muscle strength but keeps a clear mind. Our wonderful wonderful aunt has this in her late years of life. Really hard to watch this happen.

    Thanks for the message to us on this.. Love your idea !

    Ell

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    Love your tag and thanks for sharing...

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