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A Gift for A Friend

March 17, 2016

Back in 2014, my dear friend Marilyn came to me and ask if  I’d make a teddy bear from a shirt that belonged to her son who had pasted away. It would be for his granddaughter, her great-granddaughter. I was so honored that she would ask me to make it.  I received the shirt and was a bit overwhelmed. I didn’t want to mess this up! There was no going back once I started cutting. A pattern was picked and the projected began.

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After finishing the teddy bear, I had a little fabric left. I knew how much this shirt meant to my friend, so I decided to make her a pillow from the scraps that were leftover. After cutting my pieces I cut the rest into small pieces and used it as filling along with my batting and placed the buttons on the pillow.  Nothing was wasted.

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I surprised her with the pillow. She was so happy we both teared up! I was so happy she liked the end result. Even though the teddy bear ended up looking like Sid from Ice Age. Haha!

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A year later she came to me once again. This time with a t-shirt, asking for a baby blanket for his grandson. Her great-grandson.  Again very honored! Didn’t know what I was going to do with a t-shirt. My friend Marilyn told me it was a jungle theme so I went with it. I found this image of a monkey and drew it out.


Here they are at the baby shower. They were all very happy with the blanket. Marilyn told me everyone cried.


The gift was for her, but I felt as though I had received the gift. The gift of blessing someone with a memory that will last a lifetime.

Happy Sewing!

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