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odie1962
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Gifts

Postby odie1962 » Sat Oct 11, 2008 3:24 pm America/Denver

This is perfect for everyone from grandchildren to grandparents. Children love to see their favorite outfit or jeans in a memory quilt.
Made this for a young friend of mine. Her mother passed away 1 week before her wedding. Due to a split in the family she was not able to salvage anything of her mom's except a satin dress,denim jacket. Was able to use for a small quilt. The serentity prayer is underneath photo on the top row of quilt.

Basic sewing skills necessary. No need for all the embroidery.
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Re: Gifts

Postby odie1962 » Sat Oct 11, 2008 3:34 pm America/Denver

The enclosed picture is a quilt made with two of my grandchildren's artwork. Rather than lose it over the years I made it into quilts for them. Very simple technique and basic sewing skills and you can give a gift grandparents will never forget. These are especially nice and meaningful if you have elderly family members in a nursing home . I also have taken the cards my sons have given me over the years and made a card quilt. They choose some of the most beautiful cards and it was my way of perserving them
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Re: Gifts

Postby odie1962 » Sat Oct 11, 2008 3:43 pm America/Denver

Christmas is a really big family time for our family. It gets to be a challenge at times because of the numbers and different ages.
A few years ago, the Christmas following the death of one of our young adults, Christmas did not seem to mean the same.
I made a scarpbook/album for each family member. Including pictures and antidote's of 4 generations . Our family is very large and I made for all neices/nephews/children/brothers and SIL's.
It was a big project for our family but can be kept smaller and include only your chilfren.
It was a hit with all and each have claimed it one of the best Christmas's they can remember



A written history of your family makes a great and lasting gift.
After my mother past away,we were afraid her life's story would be forgotten.
The Christmas following her death,I wrote her life's story and had it bound in book form. A testamnent to her faith.

Her life was an inspiration to many . It was made even more interesting and worthy of not being forgotten because of her early years and adoption following the death of her mother to the flu of 1918.
Grams was loved and admired by all her grandchildren. Her death was extremely hard even on the adults.
Her story is cherished by all.
Something you cannot buy


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