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Thread: My sanity!

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    Right now I am living with my in laws becasue my father in law is terminaly ill and my mother in law has alzheimers. My husabnd and son live an hour away in our home so my son can finish his senior year of high school. Making quilts has become my sanity!! These are the ones I finished in the last few months. The first is a quilt top that my grandmother pieced some 40 years ago and I inherited it when she passed in 2002. I hand quilted it and gave it to my father for Christmas. The second is one I hand pieced and quilted for my father in law that spent some 60 years working on airplanes. The third I made for my mom, with hand embroidered flowers on each block, then hand pieced and hand quilted. Next I want to make a long quilted coat for myself, I will send along pictures of that when I get to work on it.
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    All of these are beautiful. I love the colors in your Grandmothers quilt & your hand quilting really makes it look sensational. I remember shirts & dresses made in those colors. Keep up the great work & show us your progress.

    Happy to have you onboard. I'm from NE Alabama.

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    Beautiful projects

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    First off... angel wings to you for what you are doing for your in-laws. Heaven only knows how difficult it is for you and the family living an hour away. Keep quilting for your sanity, it will help in so many ways. I never had my mother living with us when she had alzheimer's, but taking her to doctor appointments and just making sure the day to day was getting done was very daunting, even when other family members helped.
    I love the dahlia quilt. I have made one block, just to try the pattern years ago and it is one I dream of making in at least a full size quilt. Oh well, some day.

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    Awww, GF, You are a blessing. Thank the Lord for the chance to be that blessing.

    Blessings,
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    Psst, and the quilts are perfectly wonderful.

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    You do such beautiful work!!! I love them all :D:D:D

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    You guys have no idea how much this site and and all your warm comments mean to me!! Thank you!!!

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    You are an Angel to your family - there is a special place in Heaven waiting just for you!

    Your quilts are beatuiful - just like you!

    {{{{HUGS}}}}

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    Beautiful quilts. Bless you for what you are doing. I had my mother, with Alzheimer's, living with us for 7 years. I understand your need for some sanity. Actually, that was the period of time I started my first quilt and she helped me. Didn't finish it for 22 years. I did make some others in that time though.

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    Bless you for the love you are showing. Love your quilts - keep quilting and keep loving. You are stowing up treasures!!

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    Bless you and your quilts are beautiful!!!

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    I love all of them but the first one is a knockout!!! :thumbup:

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    I love all of your quilts but especially the one with the flowers...it is so personal.

    God bless.
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    Beautiful quilts.

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    Lovely quilts.....and bless you!

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    Your work is beautiful and bless you :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I am glad you can quilt through the caregiving you are doing. Both your FIL and MIL need you for different reasons - hope you are doing ok. Bless you.

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    Your quilts are beautiful. The sacrifice you are making for your family is also beautiful. God bless and give you strength.

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    Beautiful quilts!!!

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    There is a special place in Heaven for you. Alzheimers is a terrible thing. The quilts are beautiful.

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    Your quilts are all beautiful. I love the block design of the first one and the hand embroidered flower quilt. I can appreciate what you must be going through as I look after my elderly Mother who has many health issues and memory loss, it is sad as she used to make the most beautiful things craft wise, sewing knitting painting embroidery rag rugs etc mostly making up her own patterns, she still manages a little but her eyesight is not good now. I hope to make a quilt one day ( when I learn a bit more that is) using some of her unique design shapes and colours. Keep up the great work and keep quilting, I find my creative outlets are what keeps me sane too!!!!

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    Your quilts are very beautiful. It is wonderful you have found a way to de-stress and be creative at the same time. I think what you are doing for your family is absolutely beyond price....stay strong and come by here when you need a "break".

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    There is a special place in heaven for you. I worked with elderly patients, some of which had Alzheimers, and it is rewarding but very taxing. Now helping my dad at the age of 81, you realize, somewhat, what life and loving family is all about. Quilting will be your saving grace as it is mine. Your quilts are those to be proud of.
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    Beautiful quilts!! You're an angel to be taking care of your In-laws. Keep on quilting!

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