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Old 12-23-2011, 01:29 PM
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I had a request for TWO king size T-shirt quilts from parents of two sons who love basketball. Being so sports minded, they had lots of shirts and lots of memories of the game. They also had a sweatshirt from a dear friend that had passed and wanted to incorporate that into the present as well. I hesitated in cutting the sweatshirt emblems, which were closely set together and didn't want them to lose the impact of the memory. So "the poem" was born. I'm no poet, but this just seemed to flow onto the page. I must have hit the right chords, however, since everyone connected teared up while reading. The mother met us at Lambert's Cafe in Sikeston, MO to pickup the quilts and pillow. (Absolutely wonderful restaurant, you have to try if you're anywhere nearby. "Home of the throwed rolls".) We met in the foyer and showed them off to her and it was there she read the pillow poem - "Nothin' But Net". She was actually still sobbing when she left and drove away in her car. I'm so happy I was able to be a part of this lovely celebration. Here are some pics -
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:50 PM
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Peggy, you gave that family memories that they will treasure forever. It seems as though the good Lord guided your hand while writing that poem. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:59 PM
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how sweet! love the poem, and the fact that you did so much for that family
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What a wonderful poem and great idea. Great job on the t-shirt quilts.
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So touching and what a way to preserve the sweat shirt I am sure there will more tears shed over it- You have a knack
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Love the poem. Squinted like crazy to read it and then scrolled down to see it enlarged. I am not feeling too smart today...
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Great quilts, lovely poem
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What a nice story. Good job on the poem, pillow, and quilts.
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:53 PM
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This is wonderful. I understand the mom driving away in tears. This will certainly be loved for sure.
Lambert's .......... OH YUM!!! Love that place. makes me wanna go there now, but am 2000 miles
away, dang it.
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Fantastic poem and the quilts are beautiful. You did a wonderful job.
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