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This reminds me !! i have a grande apple tree, my daughter traveled to
Europe and i sent with her some for our relatives. Never heard a
word , but when i was due to travel a week or so to same house, i
phoned and asked , if they would like more of my fruits. Lady of the
house coughed a bit and said "No thank you!!! , It was very
bitter !".... "Bitter i wondered, my granade apples are famous for
their sweetness ???" -------------" Weeeeeeellllll," she said , "after
i threw out the pits , the rest was ever so bitter !!!!" ........i was
speechless.......
mirjam

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What a wonderful way to keep the family memories.  Your MIL would be so
proud of you.  As my parents age, their fear is that all their stuff will be
thrown out.  We are happy to keep anything that comes our way as we feel it
is so important to have some keepsakes of our family for our daughter.  Your
family will thank you for it too.

I will now look at family items in a completely different way and think
about adaptive use of items, rather than have them being unused.

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Viviane wrote:
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It's a mixed blessing, as my DMIL was one of two children,
DH was an only child, we had just two daughters and (so far)
I have only two grandchildren.  In addition, my DMIL married
a man who had three children, none of whom have any children
of their own.  There are an awful lot of keepsakes funneling
down to just two kids.  Can you say:  Four sets of wedding
china, three sets of sterling flatware, two complete silver
coffee services, dozens of pieces of spectacular cut-glass,
300 bone-china cups and saucers, 4 men's antique pocket
watches, .....
:-}

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Great, re-purposing may be the start of a whole new trend
for family treasures.

Beverly



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Have a look at my curated , and participated exhibition
"Fabrics Remember"
in my site www.fibersiv.israel.net

the whole `raison d`etre` of the exhibition was keeping inherited
textiles.
mirjam

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BEI Design wrote:

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Great idea!!!  You will definitely have to share pictures when you get them
done.  That's a lovely way to reuse them.  Too, if anyone in the family
wears scarves, there might be enough in the sleeves to do a rolled hem and
make a thin scarf.  

Sharon
--
Never try to teach a pig to sing.  It's a waste of time and just annoys the
pig.

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Sharon Hays wrote:
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Thanks!  The throw pillows are down the list of sewing
projects, but I will take pictures eventually.  And after
taking another look, I think I'll make covered buttons to
replace the ones on the blouses when I make the pillows.

Beverly



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Oh, yeah....

I have some biscuit-quilted pillows that my gramma made (she sewed a
LOT) and I remember some of the dresses she made using some of the
fabrics in those pillows.

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On Aug 27, 3:47=A0pm, Samantha Hill - remove TRASH to reply
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I made my daughter a Wall hanging , with `pieces` [mainly cut parts of
things otherwise ruined] from  my late mother , my husbands GM. Her
own T shirt fronts with names of courses or summer courses she took or
gave, i added several things Typical to her . She likes it and hung
onm her bedside wall.
mirjam

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On Tue, 26 Aug 2008 21:28:00 -0700, "BEI Design"

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What a wonderful way to keep a momento of your DMIL!

-Irene

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Not that I need anything *more* to remember her by, I am
surrounded by her lovely things.  But it will be nice to put
those two blouses to good use.

Beverly



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On 8/27/08 9:47 PM, in article wumdnXtU9Iq0jyvVnZ2dnUVZ snipped-for-privacy@comcast.com,

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Two pillows will be wonderful to show off the beauty of the fabric, as well
as something to memorialize your dear MIL.  You are very fortunate to have
had one, I was not so fortunate, since she lost her fight with cancer when
my ex- was only 7 years old.
Emily


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Emily Bengston wrote:
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How very sad for you Ex.  My mother died when I was 31, and
my older DD who was five remembers her maternal grandmother
vividly.  My younger DD was just six months old and of
course has no memory of my DM at all.  But they both had an
extraordinary grandmother in my DMIL.

Beverly



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On 8/28/08 12:15 AM, in article
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My Mother died when I was 32, she stayed with us a few months after we lost
my Dad; my children knew both of them well and spent many happy times with
them.  Also, even after a messy divorce, I made certain my children remained
close to the their other DGF and his Sister.  In fact, his DS was one of my
best friends till her death last year.
Emily


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Emily Bengston wrote:
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I think that was extremely wise as well as civilized of you.
Kids should never be pawns.  Yours were fortunate.

Beverly



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