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    Default Sometimes we don't know.......

    We all sew quilts and other projects, most times for others. Sometimes we don't know how much people appreciate our skills. Last year I made some microwave cozy bowls and gave them out for gifts. Little did I know how much people loved them, my DIL's father being one of them. He loved that he didn't burn his hands on the bowl.

    My DIL's father was at home in hospice care and asked if I would make a dozen so he could send them to his friends for a Christmas gift. He loved them that much! When asked how much I would charge, I replied that a nice box of dark chocolates would work nicely for me! Oh, such a nice deal. He was way too generous with boxes of chocolate but I sewed them with love and was happy that he liked them that much!

    Fast forward to July. With sadness, he passed away last week, but once again, those bowls were truly loved by the nurses involved with his care and feeding. Once again I was asked to make a few to give to the nurses. They are such hard working men & women and this little token of appreciation goes a long way to thank those who care so selflessly for others.

    So, the next time that I get annoyed with someone who did not appreciate my work, I will forever remember how much these little bowls meant to a few.
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    You are right, we sometimes just don't know how much people appreciate the work. I have found that something as relatively simple but so useful is one of the things that people request from me to make as gifts. I am sure that everyone that received microwave cozies from your dil's dad surely appreciated them as well as his thoughtfulness in giving them such a great gift.
    Ginny B

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    Just think of all the times your DIL's father will be remembered by so many people each time the pick up one of your cozies. Heartwarming thoughts indeed.

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    Amazing how one little bowl cozy can touch so many hearts: The maker, the giver, and the recipient, just to name a few .
    This is why we sew, you never know who will get so much out of what we do.

    Sending condolences to your DIL and the rest of the family.

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    Great story. It's nice to hear they were appreciated, as you said often as makers we don't.
    I had one of your bowl cozy fabrics, you have such good taste.
    Heather

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    Great story. It's nice to hear they were appreciated, as you said often as makers we don't ever know.
    I had one of your bowl cozy fabrics, you have such good taste.
    Heather

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    Sharyn, this brought tears to my eyes. I make quilts for the joy of it & always give them away. You did a good thing & brought joy to others specially to your DIL's father. My prayers with their family.
    Keep up the good work.

    Gina

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    Oh yes, you have brought joy. Good girl

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    The kindness of strangers. You never know how far it reaches. Your story of the little bowl cozies brings heart smiles to me.

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    Beautiful job on the bowls!

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