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    Sometimes simplest is best when things are tough

    I had a hard time getting back to sewing after DH had surgery for prostate cancer. With my older brother dying last year from brain cancer and my younger brother dying of colon cancer right now, it was almost too much when Jonas got diagnosed. When I forced myself, for my own good, to get into my sewing room, I picked the simplest block and the brightest fabrics and went to work. Here's "Luna's Dancing Giraffe's." It is made for a dear friend's granddaughter.
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    Cyndi


    “Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.” - Victor Hugo

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    That's very pretty. There's nothing wrong with simple. Sometimes it's relaxing to not have to work so hard at some quilt pattern. Hang in there. Prayers for you & yours.

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      #3
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      What a wonderful quilt ... it's sure to make that little girl happy! I believe some fabrics are better suited for simple quilts and those dancing giraffes go to prove that point.

      Continuing prayers for you and your family ...

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        Sweet quilt..I love the scalloped border.

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          What a cute little print! Love the colors and the scallop border. I've been thinking of and praying for you'll.
          "I'm putting together a list of 100 reasons why I am NOT relentless!" - Sue Heck, The Middle

          Leonard: For God's sake, Sheldon, do I have to hold up a sarcasm sign every time I open my mouth?
          Sheldon (intrigued): You have a sarcasm sign?

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            #6
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            Simple is sometimes better. This is so cute. I'm sure they will love it.

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              #7
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              Simple is good. Sewing/Quilting is something that you can control and I am guessing that is what you need in your life right now. something that can be controlled because Cancer is not one of those things.
              Good luck and God Bless.
              Sue

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                Cyndi that is a sweet and cheerful quilt that any little girl would adore! I have lived through times when multiple family members were passing. There is nothing that can ever prepare us for this, nor are there any words that will make it easier to bear. Finding something to put your hand to and keep your mind occupied is the best way to retain some sense of sanity. Keep doing what you can to look after yourself and know our thoughts and prayers are with you.
                Sandy B.
                "A heart that gives will never be empty."

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                  #9
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                  Your quilt is just adorable. Luna is going to love it.
                  Diana Grey

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                    #10
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                    That's an adorable quilt. I love your scalloped edges - very gentle.
                    Cindy

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                      God bless and keep you and all your family
                      Stash Treasure Acquisitions Beyond Life Expectancy. My stash keeps me STABLE, oh yeah.... and dark chocolate.

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                        #12
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                        Very nice quilt! Quilting is the best therapy, sometimes. ((Hugs))

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                          Well, I don't necessarily think that a nine patch is all that simple. It requires a great deal of skill in seaming and nesting. I really have to concentrate to get all that going and on top of that your sashing is perfect too. I used to call making blocks mindless sewing until I came to the forum and realized that there was a lot to it. Thanks to all you wonder ful sewing experts, I have upped my game and am trying to make all my corners match as well as you do. The colors are great. I own Longnecks restaurant and our logo is giraffes and I haven't seen anything quite as sweet as what you have done. God bless your family and my 2017 be a better year for you
                          Walk in peace with the Lord by your side.
                          Terry

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                            #14
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                            Hugs to you for all you have and are going through. I love simple patterns. Sometimes it just feels so good to make something easy

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                              #15
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                              Cindi, with all the hard things in your life, it is good to give yoursef a Little rest in your sewing room to get back the power you Need now to help all the People around you.

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