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Along with all the sewing with/for DGD, I have been doing
some major cleaning/donating/tossing of almost 37 years
worth of accumulated stuff.  My DMIL had come to live with
me at the end of her life and brought along many of her
treasures as well as some of her favorite clothes.  Mostly
her treasures will be shared for my DDs and DGC, but
recently I unpacked a box and discovered a couple of
gorgeous silk paisley blouses, one in multi hues of dark
green, burgundy, deep blue, etc the other deep red, black
and silver.  The blouses are lovely, but not my style at
all.  I've been looking at them for a couple of weeks now,
and cannot bear to toss them.

So this afternoon, brainstorm: I measured to see if there
was enough fabric in the fronts and backs to make
throw-pillow covers, with the front buttons serving as a
"design feature" on one side of each. Hooray, there is
plenty, even with a gathered yoke in the back.  And maybe
I'll incorporate the fabric in the sleeves to make a corded
edge.  So now these two blouse will continue to be a
cherished memento of my DMIL and serve to dress up my bed as
well. ;-)

Beverly



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Beverly
Great Idea !!!!
mirjam

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Ps any left over pieces would surely be useful for embroidering ,
applique etc !!!
mirjam

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I've said it before but your MIL was so lucky to have such a wonderful DIL
as you.  Truly she was blessed.



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Beth In Alaska wrote:
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I was the lucky one.  I honestly do not recall a single
cross word passing between us, and she NEVER imposed her
views unsolicited.  I kidded my DH for years that I married
him to get *her*!

Beverly



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BEI Design wrote:
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What a great idea!  You'll really enjoy having them close to you.
--
Joanne
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Pogonip wrote:
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Thanks, and yes it will be a very nice reminder of a very
special person. She loved me unreservedly and I don't
remember a single time when she offered me unsolicited
advice about child-rearing, or cooking, or caring for her
DS.  ;-)

I was close to my own mother as a child, but we battled like
cats-n-dogs during my teen years.  Fortunately, we
reconciled and had five great years together before she died
way too young.

Beverly



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You are doubly blessed.  Of course, it could be that you are a pleasant
person to have around and exhibit good judgment, etc., leaving nothing
for a MIL or even a mother to get upcited about - but that couldn't
possibly be the case, could it?     <g, d, & r>
--
Joanne
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Pogonip wrote:
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Yes, I really was!

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<SNORT>  You must be thinking of another Beverly!

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Dang, the shoe I threw at your head missed by this >< much.
;->

Beverly



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I am proud to be the one that keeps Beverly firmly rooted to the reality
of the Universe as it really is.  ;-)
--
Joanne
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Pogonip wrote:
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Department of redundancy calling for you on line two....
and three...  and four....

Beverly



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All calls lead to reality, as all roads lead to Rome.  Here's your shoe.
--
Joanne
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I'm sure that must be a quote from some incredibly profound
piece of literature, but I don't recognize it.

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Thanks, it was the left one of a favorite pair.  ;->

Beverly



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BEI Design wrote:
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Sheesh, now you want profound.  There's no pleasing you, is there?
--
Joanne
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Pogonip wrote:
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Sure there is, send Godivas...  ;->

Beverly



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Godivas are good, but if you really want a treat, you need
http://www.gravenimagedesign.net/boxhill/index.html

--
Joanne
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Pogonip wrote:
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Excellent, although a bit far for me to travel.  I was
kidding about Godiva's, I have a fabulous chocolatier about
a quarter mile from me:
http://www.micheles.com /

Spendy, so I usually buy just one at a time.  ;-)

Beverly



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BEI Design wrote:
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Like someone in another newsgroup who was in the South and had never
eaten grits.  So when they were in a restaurant and the waitress asked
if she wanted grits with her meal, she asked for just one to see if she
liked it.
--
Joanne
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Pogonip wrote:
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And she probably didn't, right?  ;-)

Beverly, who loathes okra, too



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BEI Design wrote:
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Okra, boiled, is awful.  Okra in gumbo is OK.  Okra dipped in egg and
seasoned batter and deep fried is delicious.  Of course, you don't taste
the okra at all that way, just the tasty batter.  ;-)    I had a
roommate from Georgia who fixed it that way, and she also made fried
chicken that you could eat the bones, it was so good.  She passed away
in February, but I think of her often.
--
Joanne
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