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« on: January 03, 2017 10:28:47 PM »

My mom passed away in July of 2016 and while I was helping dad go through her stuff, I discovered she had many Christmas themed pins.  I decided I would make each of her grandchildren a Keepsake Ornament using these pins.  Dad wanted one and then I decided myself and my brother should have one too.  I have not made mine yet because I ran out of time before Christmas.

This collage shows the front and back of each ornament, with the exception of the bottom middle and right, which are the ones for my own sons.  The top left is my dad's and it's quilted.  The next three are rag quilted and then three are in plastic balls.  

Everyone loved them and I know they will remember their wife/mom/grammie/nana every year they are hung.


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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2017 10:46:56 PM »

What a neat idea! 

I just shipped my mom's jewelry off to her granddaughters.  This would have been a lovely way to display her (not christmas) pin collection!
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2017 12:01:08 AM »

Such a wonderful idea, and such sweet ornaments.
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2017 05:42:37 AM »

I am sorry to hear of your mom's passing.  I know your family will love the ornaments as a reminder of their love for her.

I really love that you repurposed her jewelry into lovely things!  I love the little snowmen.
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2017 06:21:22 AM »

What a fantastic way to remember your mom.  Beautifully done.
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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2017 08:34:52 AM »

What a thoughtful and wonderful way to hold her memory.
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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2017 09:13:19 AM »

A great remembrance of your mother, I hope all recipients continue to pass on to the next generation!
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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2017 07:46:22 PM »

excelsior - sorry for your loss.

A wonderful way to display your mother's jewelry. I still have a lot of my mother's things - this is a great way to finally pass them on to her children & grandchildren.

I have a pin that is in the shape of a silver bell - the back post is wobbly and probably about to fall off. Time to make an ornament, I think.
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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2017 06:20:22 AM »

This is so sweet and so lovely for you to have gifted everyone with these memories.
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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2017 05:29:14 PM »

Thank you everyone for your kind comments.  I know Mom will stay in the memories of her grandchildren for years to come.
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