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    Missouri Star

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    Thank you for sharing this with us. I, too, am a bit teary reading this. What beautiful gifts you made.
    Toni ... If I keep sewing long enough, will they make their own dinner?

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    The Guild President

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    That's just awesome.

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    Missouri Star

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    Such a touching story. Sorry for the loss in your extended family. Your DIL's father sounds like a sweet/caring person. So nice of you to make those cozies for him. I may have to learn how to make them one day. That would be a nice gift for the office folks at Christmas.

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    Missouri Star

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    You made me remember.... One of the first quilts I made ... I made four that first summer... I intended for me. Pink and blue flowers on a cream background, a simple strip pieced quilt. I loved that fabric, I was so excited when I was making it, making sure seams nested etc. When it was all done and came back from the quilter.... $55.00 for back, batting, quilted and bound... Full Size. I was so proud.

    My husband asked me to give it to his mother.... and I did. She called not to thank me, but to ask me if I could make it bigger. I was blown away. I gave my honest answer for my skill set at that time... NO.

    Rarely do I get that reaction... but 2 years ago I gave my niece a Christmas quilt and I called and told her I had something for her, and when I got there and she opened it, she cried tears and said, "I was hoping I would get one of these." Totally worth it.

    We gotta keep growing!!

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    Missouri Star

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    I loved your story, thank you for sharing with us. It is the little things that mean so much.
    Blessed are the children of the piecemakers for they shall inherit the quilts!

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    Wonderful story. Thank you for sharing. Condolences to you and your family.

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    Very touching story - thank you for sharing it with us.

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