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    Senior Member Carol in WI's Avatar
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    Christmas presents completed

    In January my husband of 51 years passed away - my therapy was to make a throw size quilt from his flannel shirts for each of our three children. There was also enough flannel left to make teddy bears for each of our 12 grandchildren. The patch above the bears heart says "Remembering Bopa" which was his pet name given by our first grandchild.
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    All of your projects are beautiful. They will all be loved.
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    I'm sorry for the loss of your husband but you have done a beautiful job preserving his memory for your children and grandchildren (as though they could ever forget) . Quilting is wonderful therapy that just keeps on giving. Stay strong.

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    All are wonderful. What special and thoughtful gifts for your family.

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    They are so beautiful! What a lovely way to honor your husband's and your children's dad's memory alive. I love the bears and the quilt on the right.
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    Oh look at that! I want one. bear that is. The quilts are great and the bears are so cute!!!

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    I'm so sorry for your loss. Your gifts for your children and grandchildren are beautiful! What beautiful treasures for them to remember their Bopa.

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    A wonderful way to remember their Bopa! So sorry for your loss!

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    wow, you have been busy. these gifts will be cherished memories.
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    I can imagine all the love, memories, and tears that went into these quilts and bears. I’m sure it’ll be an emotional Christmas but you are giving priceless treasures.

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    Those are treasures and will be loved. May all the special memories bring you and your family comfort.

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    So sorry for your loss. Your wonderful gifts to your children and grandchildren from his flannel shirts will be cherished forever.
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    Bopa is smiling down from heaven. Such a positive way to release the grief your experiencing and everything was done beautifully.
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    They will be treasured!

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    Oh my goodness, Carol....these are fabulous. I remember the Mystery quilt we did together.... The Bears are just adorable. So so special....hugs!
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    Sorry for your loss. I am sure your family will treasure these gifts for years to come. Thank you for sharing.

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    What a wonderful thing you’ve done. Condolences on your loss.
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    My heart goes out to you. What a wonderful remembrance of your husband for your kids and grandkids.

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    Those are beautiful, Carol! And the bears are great... I’m sure Bopa would be proud.
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    What beautiful work and lovely ways to remember “Bopa.”

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    What beautiful treasures you are giving your children - memories of their Dad and Granddad and also of their Mom and Grandma for creating them.

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    You will have a wonderful and thoughtful Christmas. Your quilts are treasures.

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    What a wonderful display. Great presents!

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    WOW! What a Christmas morning you are going to have! So many tears, but tears of joy and remembering. It will help turn a sadness into something joyful. (I did a similar thing when my Grandmother - more a mom to all- passed. It was one of our best Christmas days ever. Lots of stories told and laughing instead of sadness.) Bless you and your family.

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    Beautiful work, I'm sure they will be treasured for a long time. So sorry for your loss.
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