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Thread: GFG for a friend RDupuis (Dick)

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    I tried to draw a Grandmothers Flower Garden in EQ this is the best I could do. I talked with my friend Rdupuis Sunday morning (he is still in REHAB)...and told him I would send some 3x3 inch autumn colored squares for a GFG project with golden-yellow centers. I also printed out a bunch of 1 1/4 inch sided paper hexagons to go with them. I have to get busy and handwash and iron some fabrics...

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    Well I looked at that GFG picture again and thats the irregular one from CorelDraw, cant blame that on EQ hahahaha I guess my *snap-to* functions in the drawing program weren't turned on :)

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    What a nice idea, i am sure he will appreciate the thoughtful gesture.

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    Sorry I forgot to mention that this is RDupuis, check out his quilts on the topics on his profile.... he didnt start quilting until he was in his 80s, and has such a marvelous group of pictures for the short time he has been makingquilts....

    (It just happens i am sending autumn colors because its such a broad spectrum includes about every color)... some are sending other colors to his Rehab place with their card....

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/user_pr...?usernum=18085

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    I remember him!! Be happy to send him a card!

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    thanks MsWord.. i am sending you the address.....

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    Alittle update about Dick....Our Guy Quilter With The Broken Hip

    I spoke to him last night and he is doing somewhat better....

    yet to start rehab, but hopefully by friday, after the xrays of his re-fracture hip, he will be able to start some therapy.

    He was just tickled to get well wish card from a member from the QB, you could hear it in his voice over the phone.
    He was totally surprised by this.

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    I chatted with him a few times and he live's close to where my family lives in Arkansaw. Yes I'd like his address and will send a card.
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    (((Connie))))) address is on the way... I talked to him Thursday night after dinnertime and he is doing well, some local sewing person came to visit with him... and one of his old friends called him, who, through lack of internet contact at the Rehab Facility... they had lost connections.
    He said that he made a baby dress with some *fine thread* a lady brought to him, and its just gorgeous, and they took pictures of it and when he gets back to Arkansas and can get on the Board... he will have pictures to show.
    My package is awaiting the FedEx truck to get its little self to his address and he will have the enjoyment of unpacking the box with little goodies in it.. hehehehehe Sheeps

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    That is really nice of you and I'm sure he will appreciate it.

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    He told me he has five flowers done....

    but sadly from a scan done on last Friday he will not be able to walk or be involved in therapy for at least another month or so,

    as he can not bear weight on his legs yet....the fracture is still healing.

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    He told me he has five flowers done....

    but sadly from a scan done on last Friday he will not be able to walk or be involved in therapy for at least another month or so,

    as he can not bear weight on his legs yet....the fracture is still healing.

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    I called him both Thursday night and Friday evening, and he sounds chipper considering, yes, the news from the xrays that it will be more weeks before starting weight bearing.

    I told him he is a captive audience for several weeks at Rehab for SHOPPING MY STASH ! ! Ha Ha. He is leaning towards gentle autumn colors in his GFG and when he gets home he will pick out his own shade of authentic early 1900s shades of the pathways and whatevers. He has the particular shade of soft yellows he wants for the centers now, and I have supplied about 30 of the *muted autumn colors* he likes and have another 30 washed and cut and ready to mail tomorrow morning.. so he will have more than enough of othe flower-colors.
    DARLENE I am so tickled you sent flowers he said he had TWO bunches of flowers and he is so tickled ! Some lady actually visited him Thursday afternoon from a sewing group, he couldnt remember her name when I called Thursday ight... but he was so tickled to have company.... and someone who sewed.
    Dick has been such a contributor to our Board with his pictures and stories and fantastic quilts... and to the chat room when he came in. Do you realize he made more than just that one *postage stamp* queen quilt in the picture on the Board? He said he made THREE postage stamp quilts for family members. He is quite a character, and at 85 and new to quliting for just two years. Of course, he had a lifetime in Clothing Design and is a master of sewing techniques before coming to quilting. He is a real treasure.
    He said to thank people for the cards and someone sent him a *tote bag* to keep the goodies in.. haha Huggers again to everyone, Sheeps

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    It was me who visited with Dick on that Thursday. It was my pleasure. He feels so far away from people. The dress that Dick made is OUTSTANDING!!!!! He is one special talented person. I haven't read all the posts on Dick so I apologize if this has already been said, but when I visited with Dick,......some lady was in the room with him that was taping his conversation and will be writing a book on him.


    Quote Originally Posted by Sheepshed
    I called him both Thursday night and Friday evening, and he sounds chipper considering, yes, the news from the xrays that it will be more weeks before starting weight bearing.

    I told him he is a captive audience for several weeks at Rehab for SHOPPING MY STASH ! ! Ha Ha. He is leaning towards gentle autumn colors in his GFG and when he gets home he will pick out his own shade of authentic early 1900s shades of the pathways and whatevers. He has the particular shade of soft yellows he wants for the centers now, and I have supplied about 30 of the *muted autumn colors* he likes and have another 30 washed and cut and ready to mail tomorrow morning.. so he will have more than enough of othe flower-colors.
    DARLENE I am so tickled you sent flowers he said he had TWO bunches of flowers and he is so tickled ! Some lady actually visited him Thursday afternoon from a sewing group, he couldnt remember her name when I called Thursday ight... but he was so tickled to have company.... and someone who sewed.
    Dick has been such a contributor to our Board with his pictures and stories and fantastic quilts... and to the chat room when he came in. Do you realize he made more than just that one *postage stamp* queen quilt in the picture on the Board? He said he made THREE postage stamp quilts for family members. He is quite a character, and at 85 and new to quliting for just two years. Of course, he had a lifetime in Clothing Design and is a master of sewing techniques before coming to quilting. He is a real treasure.
    He said to thank people for the cards and someone sent him a *tote bag* to keep the goodies in.. haha Huggers again to everyone, Sheeps

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    how is he is it to late to send a note or card?

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    MEMA - thanks for sendin a card... I sent his address by PM to you. Last I heard, he expects to be at this Rehab address until around June 17, then with a relative for a few weeks, then possibly back at this Rehab place for Physical Therapy. He sure enjoys the cards he says.. Sheeps

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    Yes, we still have time to send those cards. Dick will be at rehab until the 17th and then to his daughters for 30 days and then back to the same rehab.

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    I just finished talking to Dick for a while, he says his plans have changed, he will be leaving the Rehab place sometime this weekend, between Friday (June10) and Monday, swinging by for a few days at some medical clinic in Arkansas, then arriving at his daughter's house in MO where he will be for about 30 days.

    He said he got some of the nurses to get pictures of the crocheted baby dress and the FOUR ROWS OF CARDS ON HIS WALL and wants to thank everyone SOOOOO much for their cards and well wishes, and gifts (and that WILD pillowcase someone sent him :)
    When he gets relocated at his daughters I have his new address there for people to use for contact... AND I AM HOPING his daughter will have a computer and internet access... if she does, I bet he figures out her computer and manages to get on line a little bit to be in better touch with us... I sure miss his friendly chat and posts.
    The Grandmothers Flower Garden is up to 20 finished single row flowers.... and he says he has enough fabrics for 60 flowers now hehehe and is busy cutting out more hexagons. ... Anyway he sounds good and wanted to be sure I told everyone how much the cards and goodies made his stay SO much nicer... and sends his love to all... Sheeps

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    Thanks for the info. Be sure to get the next address out.

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    I also talked to Dick and the last plans were that his daughter will pick him up on Monday morning from rehab to come to Arkansas to have an implant put in...(prostate)
    Will then go to his daughters for about the 30 days and then back to the same rehab. Dick wants to thank everyone for the lovely cards that he has received. Dick also told me that he should have the Grandmothers Flower Garden blocks completed by the time he gets out, but Dick is not calling it a Grandmothers Flower Garden.....he is calling it "Dick''s Flower GArden" because it is unique. Anyone who knows Dick, you will know that Dick is unique himself.

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    Comment from Wednesday late afternoon (June 8)

    I talked with the husband of Dick's daughter to be sure I had his address correct for next week and the month following, and its all GOOD. I sent to the three people who asked already, and if anyone wants it.. holler.

    Then I asked if they had internet connection there and they DO ! ! ! ! So the odds are good when Dick gets through the transition Monday to their place.. I bet he will be online... Huggers to all... Sheeps

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    Dick is back in the Rehab Center in Springfield MO where he started for april and may, in the next four weeks they hope to gradually enagle him to bear some weight on the hip and hopefully be able to walk on it by the end of four weeks. This is July 12 Tuesday, i talked with him tonight. so... for almost four more weeks.. he will be there. IF ANYONE WANTS the address and phone number there... email-PM me and I will send it right back Dick said to tell everyone I love them all. (sheeps)(kathy)

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