by toogie 16 Jun 2022

Hi Cuties! Sorry if I’ve missed some birthdays but hope you had a great one! I haven’t been on as much recently because we unexpectedly lost a nephew in an accident. I have managed to make another veteran a quilt top that now will be passed on to another member to quilt. It’s a more modern setting I came up with sorta like Lanie’s Sunflower quilt I made but not exactly. I need to write my measurements but it didn’t take me too long to draw it up. I love red, white and blue but this panel called for something different than the normal. Ashley likes it because it is different. I hope the vet it goes to likes it as well. First picture on top queen bed-Second picture on floor- I used printed sayings and really like this one.

I wish you all good health and hope you enjoy a beautiful day- ❤️Toogie

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by peafarm 21 Jun 2022

I am so sorry for your familly loss of your nephew. Your quilts are so fine and your donations will bring Vets comfort. This one is amazing. You are amazing.

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toogie by toogie 21 Jun 2022

Thank you for everything.

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by sebsews 20 Jun 2022

Dear Toogie, I am so sorry for the loss of your nephew. I am glad you spent time with his mother. RIP Justin.
The quilt is amazing, powerful, and beautiful. God bless you for what your do for the Vets, I am sure they appreciate every quilt you have donated. Hugs, Suzanna

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toogie by toogie 21 Jun 2022

Thank you Suzanna, you are always so supportive.

I won't get to sew much, if any at all this week. My sister Sheila is down and brought her friend Nancy with her. They will be over tomorrow for lunch. Then Thursday through Saturday my son-in-law will bring Gus and Avery to me while he is at work. Nora ended up going with her mom to camp this week, in New Mexico. Ashley, my daughter, had to drive the church bus with the youth. Mason was supposed to go. They had paid his camp fees months ago and then he got a job, so he couldn't go. Thank goodness they had a camp for Nora's age group, so the monies were transferred for her to attend. They should be back some time Saturday.

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by graceandham 16 Jun 2022

Oh, Toogie, your family has had so much sorrow in the last 3 years. I hope you were able to come together and will get to celebrate soon in happier circumstances.

I do love your quilt - the colors and layout and especially the way you interspersed the text blocks into it. Next, an easy project?

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graceandham by graceandham 16 Jun 2022

Did you catch the Tattered Stitch Embroidery Fireworks Edge to Edge Quilt block today that Dragonflyer pointed us to? It might be useful in future red, white, and blue patriotic quilts...

toogie by toogie 16 Jun 2022

No, I haven't looked at the freebies today. It would not be easy to do blocks on my little machine unless maybe a preemie or baby quilt.Thanks I'll try to look. This couldn't have been easier. I sat down Monday morning to figure it up and was completely finished by noon Tuesday. I cooked while figuring, so we had leftovers Tuesday-lol

Yesterday was my sister Sharon Sue's birthday, the one that just passed away. I called my other sister Sheila and said you remember how Sue always liked to make a big deal of her birthday. Sheila remembered and also reminded me our mom was buried on Sue's birthday. I had not remembered that.
Justin was the nephew that died. His mom is my husband's oldest sister's child. He was her youngest at 60 and Faye will be 96 next month. She still lives in her own house, mind is good, but body is failing.

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by jrob Moderator 16 Jun 2022

So sorry dear for your loss. Your family is really being hit hard.
This is a wonderful quilt. I'm sure that whomever receives it will be so very happy.
Your beautiful heart is showing.

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toogie by toogie 16 Jun 2022

It is having friends like you that make my heart full. Thank you for your words. The nephew was on my husbands side, although they are my family too and have been for over 50 years, since mine is so small. Justin was a sweet guy. He had many surgeries when he was born and as he grew up. I came into the family when he was 6 years old and all my husband could tell me was Justin was born with his bladder on the outside and he wasn't sure what else. Hubby and I had just went to see Faye, Justin's mom, about 2 weeks before the accident. We even talked about Justin in some of our conversation. She lives about 50 miles one way so 100 round trip, so not too close, but not too far.

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by 02kar Moderator 16 Jun 2022

Toogie, I am so sorry to hear you have had another death in the family. It is never news you want to hear. And it always changes your life.

Love the new quilt. It is another quilt that the recipient is going to treasure.

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toogie by toogie 16 Jun 2022

Thank you, I always hope so and they seem so appreciative.

Justin had only one child they adopted, Becca. He has 2 grandsons and although Justin had plenty acreage Becca said when she is washing dishes she could look out her kitchen window and see her daddy when he was on the back porch. They will miss him terribly. The grandson about 10 years old, could not stop crying. Heartbreaking.

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