Friday, August 9, 2013

Day 891

If you've been a reader for a while you know one of my passions is sewing and quilting for charities.

Turtle Pillows for Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Camp.
Stockings for Soldiers.
Quilts for children of servicemen and women.

Usually the quilts are for kids who have parents away fighting some war somewhere around the world. While I know who I'm making the quilt for, I don't usually know much about the families. (Remember back on Day 497 when I got to personally present quilts to kids when I went to Anchorage? That was certainly special.) But today's quilt is special, too. It's for a soldier's niece. She's been growing up with her uncle being a big part of her life, developed a very close bond with him, and loves him as much as anyone could. But she misses her uncle, the soldier, dearly.

When the military base in Alaska contacted me about the possibility of making this special quilt for a special little girl I was honored to be part of it.  I hope the bright colors and vivid pictures hold her uncle - the one who was killed on Christmas Day - close to her heart.

2 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous, a bright shining quilt for such a special child! It came out just wonderful! It is amazing you can take so many disparate photos and create a unified quilt.

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  2. It breaks my heart that the little girl has to go through life without her special uncle. I'm so thankful you created this quilt for her. I'm sure she will treasure it! You continue to make a positive impact on the lives of others and that is something our family strives to do also. ~Lisa

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