by louise2333 01 Jun 2009

As you can imagine, my mind just is not working due to the shock of his death. His youngest son, the same age as my daughter is my god son.


by read180 01 Jun 2009

My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I know that the loss of a loved one is not easy to deal with.
I lost an uncle and a very dear friend just recently and my son lost his best friend last fall. We made memory quilts, for my sons, best friend, he was like a son to us. I also like the idea of a hankie or pillow which would be faster. I believe that whatever you choose your family will treasure for a lone time. The tears and joys will shine through on your project and will help you in dealing with your loss. Lots of prayers, hugs and flowers to you Peace and God Bless

by castelyn 01 Jun 2009

Sorry Louise, this is the link - Hugs Yvonne

by marjialexa Moderator 01 Jun 2009

Louise, I'm so sorry for your loss!! I would stick with the hankies for right now, but I'm sure the memory quilt would be great for your Aunt as a Christmas gift. Believe me, I know the first Christmas without your husband is a really bad time, and the quilt would help more then than even now. I would have loved to have one. Thanks for being so kind to think of everyone in this way, they will appreciate whatever you decide on. Hugs, Marji

by aviesel 01 Jun 2009

I can't add to the list of suggestions, but I too want to let you know that you and your family are in my thoughts & prayers.

by iris2006 01 Jun 2009

So sorry to hear about your loss, my deapest ympathy for you and your family. You've got some greatideas. You and your family will be in my thoughts.

by camylow 01 Jun 2009

I am very sorry about your loss...we just buried my husbands uncle last week also......I don't think I would take on too big of a project right now.....the hankies would be great....Perhaps a beautiful small table cloth with his name on it (to put his pictures around on) would be a great family treasure for the immeditae family to have..many prayers for you and yours...

by lbrow 01 Jun 2009

Louise I am very sorry for your loss. It is commendable for u to want to commemorate your uncle him with something. U r getting excellent ideas *4U

by letvia 01 Jun 2009

Dear Louise, sorry for your loss. You already have good ideas. Flower and XoXo

by mad14kt 01 Jun 2009

My prayers for your family in their time of lost. I pray that you all will be strengthen and every tear bottled. My your GOOD days always outweigh your bad days. Even death brings about a BLESSING that we NEVER see with the naked eyes. Walk in VICTORY *2U

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louise2333 by louise2333 01 Jun 2009

I want to thank each and everyone of you for your kind words. You have all given me wonderful ideas. This group is the best! Louise G

by lflanders 01 Jun 2009

I am sorry for the loss of your Uncle. A memory quilt for his wife and some bookmarks or hankies for the rest of the family sounds like a very good idea. That way, each member of the family would have something from you. I just lost a close family member last week and I am still trying to figure out how to cope with it. My heartfelt blessings go out to you and his family! Linda

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camylow by camylow 01 Jun 2009

my prayers for you also....

by jrob Moderator 01 Jun 2009

Louise, I am so sorry for your loss. I believe the hankies will be well received at this time and perhaps you can do a bigger project (quilt) later when you have the time. I am sure that they will treasure anything you decide to do as there isn't a backside to a gift presented with love.

by lenamae 01 Jun 2009

I am sorry about your uncle . small teddy bears made from his clothing is great I have a friend that makes memory bears and she has made beautiful bears from uniforms and things like that .from old jeans or overalls that they wore. such a beautiful memory.

by lenamae 01 Jun 2009

Small photo quilt wall hangings are nice also a photo pillow is nice .and very simple to make . My friend got a photo quilt from some one when her husband passes and it is so nice she used photo all through his life in it . such a treasure.

by castelyn 01 Jun 2009

Louise Sorry to hear about your Uncle, I will go with Chris to do quilt as a longer tirm project. Hankies are also nice. I did fsl bookmarks for my sisters and Aunt when my Dad passed away.
You can view it on projects

Hugs Yvonne

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castelyn by castelyn 01 Jun 2009

Sorry I have loaded the links

by jennyt 01 Jun 2009

make a patched quilt out of his shirts for the family, i have seen this doneand they are quite treasured. cut a square or two out of each shirt, and then sew them together. check link below.

by kathyjt 01 Jun 2009

I make handkerchiefs in the corner I put
In Loving Memory
Persons Name
Date of Birth
Date of Death.
Everyone that I have given them to they love them. Will post one if you what to see what it looks like.

by mops Moderator 01 Jun 2009

My sympathy for you and your family. This must be a hard time for all of you. I think your suggestion for a hanky is great and I also think a quilt as a longer time project would be a loving present for your aunt.

by bokkieborduur 01 Jun 2009

Louise Sorry to hear about your Uncle, I will go with Chris to do quilt. Love Marie

by pennifold 01 Jun 2009

Dear Louise,

First of all my sincere sympathy for you and your family during this sad time. Any death is heartwrenching, especially when it is a close family relative.

My idea would be to offer to make them a MEMORY QUILT. These are a great comfort - you need to find out as much as possible from the family on his favourite things. E.g. sport, music, family members, his choice of music, food etc. I made one for a parishioner and she just loves it. It takes some time, so it is something not to be rushed. If you wanted something just to embroider then maybe someone else on here can suggest something. I personally love the FSL bookmarks with crosses and bibles etc. I don't know whether or not the family is Christian, so it is up to you to choose.

Love and blessings Chris

louise2333 by louise2333 01 Jun 2009

thank you Chris

What a wonderful idea. I think I will plan on doing this for Aunt Tootsie for Christmas. It will be a very difficult holiday. After asking this question, I thought of doing quick hankies similar to wedding hankies but with a small cross and "DAD" "LOVING HUSBAND" "PEPERE" etc for the family at the funeral. THANK YOU

pennifold by pennifold 01 Jun 2009

That would be lovely Louise. A small gift for all.

Love and blessings Chris