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« on: June 11, 2016 03:13:54 AM »

My Grandpa passed away 3 years ago in April.  Cry  My Grandma had given us each a shirt of his to do as we wished with, and for 3 years mine hung in the closest, among my husbands shirts.  Just hiding, not being  seen.... I had seen those memory pillows and quilts and thought it would be much nicer to have his shirt out on display, where I could see it everyday.  My sister came up to visit me this April, and she brought her shirt with her, and we made ourselves the pillows.
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(I sat in this chair after I took the pictures, and wept a little... It was like sitting on his lap again, at least in my mind...)

This one is mine.  The back is actually well faded... Grandpa loved to fish, so I think he maybe spent a lot of time in his boat in this one.


This one is my sisters (she sewed it herself! and she's not even crafty! lol I talked her through it though Smiley )



Anyway, sorry for the sappy story... I just hope someone who hasn't seen this concept yet does, and thinks it's a great idea Smiley  I love my Grandpa Pillow.
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2016 07:51:30 AM »

Those are very cool and a great way to remember a family member.  I particularly like how you chose to retain the buttons and pockets in the finished product.
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2016 08:54:23 AM »

This is wonderful. I'm glad you and your sister did this together.
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2016 09:31:50 PM »

Thank you both.  It was pretty great to make them together. We reminisced and laughed and maybe shed a tear or two.  But it was well worth it Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2016 01:14:26 AM »

It's such a perfect way to incorporate him into your daily life. And I loved the comment about the faded material in the back from fishing. Very sweet.
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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2016 06:14:52 AM »

thank you Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2016 08:18:49 AM »

This is a wonderful way to keep his memory.
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Beautiful, what a lovely tribute
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« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2016 12:55:47 PM »

Thank you!
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