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Old 04-29-2022, 03:12 PM
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Hello Quilters! Here are a couple of 18 inch pillows I made for my grandson who is graduating high school. He will be getting money too but Iíll tell you why I made these.
When Mason was about 6 months old his mom, our daughter got cancer. We kept him while his mom had surgery and during her treatments. He missed his mom like any baby would and would cry when it was nap time or bedtime so I started singing the song You Are My Sunshine.

You are my sunshine
My only sunshine
You make me happy
When skies are gray
You'll never know, dear
How much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away
Anyway, he seemed to like it because he would settle down and go to sleep. ( or just maybe he went to sleep so he wouldnít have to listen to me singing-lol) No I think it calmed him along with the rocking.
So itís hard to believe this boy is 18 in January and finishing high school already. BTW mom is doing good.
The doctor wanted me to have therapy for my arm so I thought sewing and quilting would be good therapy even if thatís not the kind he meant. It took me longer to quilt because my arm would get tired and hurt to reach to thread my machine or wind a bobbin, but I finally finished. I quilted both sides because they can be reversible. The zipper is in the bottom edge. No pattern for the patchwork, just whatever piece would fit them both, so they would be alike.
I am pleased with the turn out. Mason may not remember but his mom will. Mason learned to walk while we had him. I didnít tell his mom, even though we spoke on the phone when she felt like it. When she was well enough to come get him and got out of the car, it looked like a scene from Steel Magnolias. I put him down and he started walking to her. She wasnít the only one crying when he did. His mom should have been the one to see his first steps. ❤️❤️❤️

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Old 04-29-2022, 03:20 PM
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What an awesome gift! Those are both adorable, and I'm sure they will be loved and appreciated.
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Old 04-29-2022, 04:12 PM
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Such a sweet story. Well done.
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Awesome... both the cushions and the family ties
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Old 04-30-2022, 02:12 AM
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great pillows for a great kid with a great story!
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Old 04-30-2022, 02:23 AM
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What a wonderful story and what beautiful pillows! I have no doubt these will be cherished and loved!
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Beautiful story and gifts. Glad your daughter is a survivor. Hope you arm heals soon. God Bless you all.
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So cute, pillows and story!
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Old 04-30-2022, 02:45 AM
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Awesome! Thanks for sharing the back story behind your pillows. You are my sunshine is my favorite song that I sing to my Granddaughter at naptime! Please share the pattern for the pillows if you have one. I also would like to order the embroidery designs you used. I see many future projects using this design. I like the black and white fabrics you have chosen.

Happy Graduation to your grandson and the proud Grandmother!
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Old 04-30-2022, 04:01 AM
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Great job on the pillows and a lovely story to go with them too.
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