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Thread: Amanda's pillowcases!

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    Wow, that is awesome you got her to sew! I bet if she had a sewing machine at home she would use it. She would have fun making purses, totes, quilts etc.

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    I know she will thank you some day! What a special gift to share with her - the gift of quilting! :) It'll be fun to see what she's created about 5-10 years down the line!

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    Way to go to both of you! Great job. And I know how you feel to get her interested. My 23-year old daughter just asked me a few weeks ago to teach her to sew. I was thrilled. I'd about given up on that. Isn't it wonderful to share something you enjoy so much?!

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    Yea Grandma!!!! Sometimes all they need is a little push and a lot of encouragement! Way to go Grandma!!!

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    You should be very proud of her. She did an excellent job :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Beautiful work. You are such a blessing to your
    granddaughter.

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    WHOOO HOOO those are some nice pillow cases.

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    very nice

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    I am an old special needs teacher and I am very proud of your granddaughter. One of my fondest teaching memories is when I taught life skills and my students learned to quilt simple quilts for themselves.

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    Well, Amanda did a beautiful job! She may have found her nitch.

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    She did a great job you should bust at the seams.

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    Never underestimate a child with special needs! They are awesome! I teach special education and there is not a day that goes by that I don’t marvel about how truly intelligent and clever they are! Sewing is a wonderful outlet for them… They work (mostly) alone, can focus on the task at hand and they have something to show for their efforts! :thumbup:

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    She did a wonderful job and I'm so proud of you for taking the time and patience to teach her how and at the same time increase her self esteem!!

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    brings tears to my eyes , :D

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    Go Gramma!!!

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    Amanda you did wonderful!! Grandma you did a great job teaching her!!

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    Wow that is great and so inspirational!!

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    Is this the name of the magazine where you let them know how many pillow cases you made? I need the address so I can report.
    Would be much obliged if you could write the address.
    Thank you so much

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    Is this the name of the magazine where you let them know how many pillow cases you made? I need the address so I can report.
    Would be much obliged if you could write the address.
    Thank you so much

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    Go Grandma...Go Grandma...Go Grandma!!! I teach kids with Specific Learning Disabilities and many of them have ADD (so do I and so does at least one of my daughters). Kids with ADD will often find one thing to focus on - like the TV - and not even know anyone else is in the room. I'm glad that you gave her something good to focus on. And I agree, you have given her something to boost her self esteem. I'm looking forward to seeing her quilt this summer too - she is making one yes? She MUST!

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    Awww she did very good! I don't know that I could of done as good a job :). BTW, is that a pattern??? Maybe I could make some !

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    Your belief in your grand daughter did the trick. Grandmothers are special... glad I'm one, too!

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    How very clever to find a way for Amanda to help you. Isn't it wonderful being a grandma with time and patience to teach the grandchildren sewing skills to bring a lifetime of pleasure. Amanda's results are colorful and pleasing to the eye. Thanks for sharing the pattern. I bet you both can hardly wait for summer vacation.

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    You gave Amamda a life long gift. First gift is your love next is allowing her to do something on her own. ADD persons need to know that they can accomplish a job on their own without being told what they did wrong.
    ADD people are very creative, they can see beauty beyond others.
    You are wonderful Grandmother.

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    My son has ADD and he is a talented writer at an advertising agency. He is one of the most creative people I have ever known as well as one of the most appreciative and sweetest. The trick is finding what they love and to focus on it. Love the pillowcases. Beautiful!!

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