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Thread: My Mom's Dresdon

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    Wink My Mom's Dresdon

    Some of you know I lost my Mom last year to Alzheimer's. My Dad and I have had some trouble letting go as she was so full of life. So to help in my grief and my Dad's, I made a pillow for him. I printed out on photo fabric my Dad's favorite picture of my Mom with her beautiful smile. Then I took one of her mother's dresdon plates she had made from old clothing. My dear Grandma has been gone for almost 50 yrs now. I put them together like a picture I found in a quilt magazine. I left all the top stich threads Grandma had on the plate I just couldn't cut them off as they were Grandma's. My DGD wrote the words on and I quilted them on. Well after Dad and I finished crying when I gave it to him, He enjoyed it the whole time we were at my DD's house. I think it helped us both. I hope you enjoy seeing my project and my Mother with that incredible smile of hers. Thanks for looking!
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    What a good thing you did for yourself and your dad. Sorry for your lose. Love the pillow.

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    What a wonderful way to remember your mom.

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    Your pillow is precious, and your mom is beautiful. I am sorry for your and your dad's loss. I lost my mother last year. It is still so hard. I miss her so much. Your mother does have a beautiful smile.
    "Sometimes it's OK if the only thing you did today was breathe."
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    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing this special idea!

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    Beautiful pillow and beautiful mother... So sorry for your loss..

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    Beautiful....

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    What a wonderful treasure!

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    Very touching. Your mother was a beautiful woman.

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    what a wonderful memory
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    Your mother is beautiful on the outside and must be beautiful on the "inside" too to have such a lovely, caring daughter. Thanks for sharing. (I love the pillow)

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    What a treasure......now I'm talking about YOU! Your mother and father are lucky to have such a wonderful daughter.
    Love what you did with the pillow!

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    So very nice. My MIL suffered from Alzheimers.....I feel for you all.

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    great memory its very pretty!!!!
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    Beautiful job and pillow. Sorry for your loss.

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    Very thoughtful!
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    What a wonderful idea and beautiful smile. Such a comfort for your Dad too. Sorry for your lose.
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    Such a sweet thing to do to help your dad cope with his loss. And I know the making of your pillow helped you deal with your loss too.

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    What a wonderful thing you've given your father. So sorry for both of you on your loss.

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    Great job!

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    That is a beautiful idea and that picture of your Mom is perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JuneBillie View Post
    Your pillow is precious, and your mom is beautiful. I am sorry for your and your dad's loss. I lost my mother last year. It is still so hard. I miss her so much. Your mother does have a beautiful smile.
    I echo JuneBillie's post. We lost my mum just over a year ago and my DH's mum four months ago, both had dementia. Your lovely pillow will be a very tangible and beautiful reminder for your Dad, especially with your Mum's wonderful smile. Thank you for sharing.

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    what a creative idea
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    This pillow will have many happy memories for years to come. Great work from the heart. Thanks for sharing.
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    Such a nice idea and the photo is lovely. So sorry for your loss.

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