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« on: August 14, 2008 05:43:01 PM »

For those who are interested, I posted the first of these quilts on this Quilter forum, with the second on Needlecraft because of the enormous number of cross-stitches!

This is another one of the projects my Auntie did while being treated for the bladder cancer.  This one has such beautiful little dollies embroidered on each square (dollies or ladies with umbrellas?)

My granddaughter loved this one and she dearly loves her Great Auntie.

I cannot fathom the patience this took!

Was it Emerson who said "the great use of life is to spend it on something that outlasts it."
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2008 05:59:48 PM »

Truly stunning and inspiring!
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2008 06:29:53 PM »

That's lovely.  It reminds me a bit of Holly Hobby! 
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2008 07:50:47 PM »

I hope your Aunt is doing better. My prayers are with her. But lets get to the good stuff. This is BEAUTIFUL  Grin Grin I wish someone made this for me or i can learn and make it for someone i love hmmm. She did an awesome job and yes paitence galore. how long did she work on it?.
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2008 08:36:08 PM »

I too hope your Aunt is doing well. My great grandmother before she passed did an enormous amount of rug hooking. I still have the rug she made for me when I was born. It had six little ladies just like yours with the umbrellas and a little dog. It's so sweet and it's obvious your aunt made it with a great deal of love (and patience!!!!). And it's an heirloom for the next several generations! =)
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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2008 06:10:51 AM »

Hi all and thanks for the comments.  Actually I thought my Aunt was doing well but when I last visited her last month (she lives about 5 hours away) she was talking about making plans for the home place for after she was gone.  Sometimes I think we know instinctively when our time is near for departure.  She wrote me a nice letter and told me she'd sold five little baby guinea fowl for $25.00 and thought people were "plum crazy" for paying that price.  I don't think she has a clue as to what people will pay for anything.  My Uncle, her husband, is slowing down too.  He still raises his alpacas, llamas, sheep,and chickens, but got rid of his peacocks.  That seemed odd to me too.  He's always had them.  They won't live forever, but I want them around me longer. 
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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2008 12:01:05 PM »

thats outstanding !! thst is truley amazing the time it take to do such a great job.  truley amazing.
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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2008 01:22:52 PM »

They won't live forever, but I want them around me longer. 

That's true of anyone, but most of us just don't realize it.  Take the opportunity to spend as much time as you can with them.  They sound wonderful.
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