Thursday, June 20, 2013

Sentimental Quilt

I had a comment on my blog about the hand quilt so I thought I'd tell you a bit about it as it is a very special one to me.
In February 2002 because of bad choices from a family member we became guardians of my niece and 2 nephews. It happened fast. We had a senior in high school, one in college and looked forward to being empty nesters. Life doesn't always follow a set plan.  I was in a bit of a twister for a while. Some good quilter friends came to the rescue with a quilt to wrap their love around me. Sometimes we think of a quilt as cotton fabric sewn together. In the midst of a crisis it was so much more.
I treasure this quilt and remember fondly the memories we made with my 5 kids for the 5 years we had them.
 This was our first summer together. The youngest will be a junior in high school!!



P.S. June is starting with a BANG, so my posts and replies will be sporadic.

23 comments:

  1. Lucky kids to have had you and wonderful support from your quilting friends!

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  2. That is a wonderful quilt and love the idea of hands from family members to make a quilt with.

    Debbie

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  3. Nice to see that quilt again! I had totally forgotten about it.

    xx n, np

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  4. Thanks for the sharing of this very special time in your life! Blessings!!!

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  5. Glad you were there to take care of them....and happy to hear your quilting friends stepped in...wonderful story.

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  6. Wonderful to have such friends and that you made such a place in your heart for these very lucky kids! Special memories, thanks for sharing :0)

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  7. Sometimes we are handed a new script to our lives whether we want it or not. That must have been a daunting thing to face, but you made a difference in the lives of those kids, I'm sure. What a meaningful quilt your friends made for you--just at a time that you needed to feel that extra strength and support. I applaud you, your husband, and your friends!

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  8. How wonderful for those children that you and your family were able to help them in what must have been a traumatic time in their lives, and how wonderful of your friends to show their love and support for you in taking on such a big challenge. I always like hearing the back story about quilts -- and this one really is special.

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  9. I love the placement of the hearts with the hands. I've not seen that before. It's a very special quilt obviously made with lots of love.:)

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  10. Thank you for sharing. I wondered about the quilt when I saw it in your one picture. I like that it is in red, white, and blues.
    My daughter and husband took in a step-niece a few years ago to keep her out of another round of foster care due to the mother's poor life choices. The girl will be a senior this year. Some rough times but a much better life for her.

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  11. mis felicitaciones mas grandes!!!!!
    me emociona tu familia
    mi cariño para todos
    para ti como decimos en mi Gijon del alma
    besinos, Belarmina

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  12. el quilt es muy, muy guapo
    besinos

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  13. We still hold our hearts and hands, don't we?

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  14. What did you break?????Love the family photo, everyone should have one like this, the joy of family and summer camping trips!

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  15. You are such a treasure - not only generous on your blog, but in life as well. Hugs and blessings.

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  16. you opened your heart and hands and welcomed in those in need ...... a very appropiate and generous gift from your friends .....

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  17. I hope the June bang is a good one. ;) Love your hands quilt. I like to think of quilts as fabric hugs.

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  18. What a wonderful quilt Lori, and also your gift to provide family, support and love for your two nephews and neice!!!! What goes around, comes around.......You must be very proud of them all now!!!!

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  19. That quilt is a precious treasure. What a wonderful family photo and what amazing people you all are.

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  20. Lori, you are and always have been a true saint. The quilt was a small way to recognize you!

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  21. How lovely Lori to have the quilt but to also have had those kids in your life when the needed it .

    You and Ken are two special people to take on the role of guardians. Gotta love you !!!!

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  22. what lovely friends you have and what lovely support.

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  23. life is good at throwing us those curve balls just when we least expect it and that's when we most need "a little help" from our friends . . . this quilt is a great reminder of that.

    hope all is well.
    :-)
    libbyQ

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