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Buttermilk
All I wish is that my side of the story may be told. Kintpuash of the Modoc tribe, 1873
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« on: August 10, 2008 04:39:05 PM »

My 80+ year old Aunt was told five years ago she had cancer of the bladder.
Her WWII veteran hubby learned to administer medications and change catheters.
She laid in bed for three . . . . long . . . . years.
She began to sew.

AND SEW!

AND WOW!  She made beautiful QUILTS.  Lemons to lemonade!  I want to share her story, and pictures of her quilts.  This is one of my favorites from her collection.  ENJOY!
PS:  She has survived and now gads about on her little farm feeding the chickens, llamas, alpacas, sheep, guineas, and yes, she still sews--using her treadle machine now, instead of the "tedious" (her word) hand sewing.  Shocked
Crafting does heal the mind and the body doesn't it?
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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2008 05:02:55 PM »

That is a beautiful quilt! I'd glad to see your aunt is doing well now Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2008 05:15:29 PM »

Wow! Was that one hand sewn?
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2008 06:32:41 PM »

Tell your Aunt I have never seen anything so beautiful. What an inspirational crafter! Bless her and your Uncle.
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2008 02:11:44 AM »

WOW! Both her story and her stiching left me absolutely speechless. Wonderful sewing and soo glad to hear she is doing well!
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2008 05:50:21 PM »

She made this one all by hand.  The only time she uses her "machine" is when she is able to climb to the second story of her 100 year old farm house and sit in front of the treadle.  -- no electric

I like this one the best of all she produced.  But it isn't the one with the most stitches if you can believe it.
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linsayd
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2008 09:39:48 AM »

Wow that's amazing!  The quilt is beautiful and the story behind it is so inspiring.
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psycholupine
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2008 10:25:37 AM »

WOW WOW WOW. That is so beautiful and what amazing stiches. I would love to know your aunt-- so talented and industrious and spunky!
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« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2008 10:26:28 AM »

Oh, and I meant to ask-- please post more of them!
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« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2008 06:25:08 AM »

 Cry   Our internetssss were down yesterday so I've been having craftster withdrawal.

Psycholupine, I did post another of my Auntie's quilts:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=262701.0
This time on the needlecraft section because of the loads of cross-stitching.  It's really a lot of work, and so even and nice. 

I still think the floral applique one is the prettiest, but then it's my favorite colors.
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