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Thread: A Swoon for Dad's New! Girlfriend

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    A Swoon for Dad's New! Girlfriend

    I don't know what this man has got but someone ought to bottle it. He is 86 now and has outlived two wives. We always thought he was a mean son-of-a-gun, but we must have been wrong. During his displacement after Hurricane Sandy, Dad found another lovely lady - at church - which is highly appropriate. She has seen lots of my projects and told him that she would love to have something I made. Well, I had something in the works and no plans for it. I thought maybe he could give it to her for Valentine's Day - but that was before I started the hand quilting - which took far too long for someone I barely know. I live in Maine, they are in New Jersey. Oh well - finally finished and ready to send. It's not one of my favorites but it is done. I'm challenging myself with orange tones.
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    Hope she knows how lucky she is, I love your quilt!

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    If I were single, I'ld ask to meet your Dad -- to get a quilt like this! Only kidding - lovely item, and she should realize that it's a one-of-a-kind treasure.

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    You said it, swoon is what she is going to do when she receives it. ou did a beautiful job on it. Good for your Dad, to be so favorably blessed with his years and charm. I'm sure he will be pleased that you were so thoughtful to his new sweetheart.

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    Very nice.

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    very nice indeed
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    Very nice indeed. The colors work really great together! She will love it for sure!

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    very nice quilt !!!
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    very nice....

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    Great quilt and gift!

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    Very lovely indeed!
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    Just beautiful. You do wonderful work. Your dads new lady will be thrilled!
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    Very pretty quilt.

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    That's very pretty. And such a nice welcome for the new friend. She'll love it. Sometimes the orneriest people have the strongest constitutions. God bless him.
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    Your quilt and quilting are both beautiful. Lucky recipient, as we know the time and value of such a gift. Thanks for sharing.
    Kathy

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    Very pretty quilt - I really like it!

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    Very very pretty
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    Nice quilt nice daughter! Your father must think a lot of her to ask you to make a quilt for her! Something in the air? Never too old for love!!

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    What a beautiful quilt. The lady receiving it is one lucky girl.
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    Wow, that lady is doubly blessed - to have a new "friend" & to have you make her such a wonderful quilt. She is one lucky lady. I hope she buys a lottery ticket & shares the winnings with you !! lol
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    Great piecing! You know they say that women are attracted to "Bad boys". LOL! Weather you give this to your dad's new friend or not whomever gets this quilt will be very lucky. Great job!
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    What a lovely quilt, and how nice of you to make it - and hand quilted yet! But it doesn't sound like your dad needs any help in attracting the ladies.

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    Perfect! incredible at his age a girlfriend.
    Just passing through!

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    You, however, are a VERY sweet person !!!!! Not an orange fan myself, but that's a really sharp combination !!
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    Very beautiful. Lucky lady to receive this.

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