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Thursday, December 6, 2007

BEAR with me

I can't sew, not really. Okay, so I can...a little. I always wanted to sew, and just a few years ago my sister-in-law Lindsey (the creative one over at imperfect), helped me sew duvet covers for my girls,
and then sometime later she helped me make another duvet cover for Noah's room.
I was a straight line sewer, and after that added pillows, bed skirts, and shower curtains to our decor. Then it happened, BEARS! In autumn of 03 God took my grandfather home, and instead of packing up his clothes and sending them to a thrift store, I decided to take his shirts and make bears from them. I took 2 lessons, and then made 8 bears on my own. It was wonderful to surprise my grandmother, aunts, and sister on Christmas, to give them each a part of my grandfather to hold. I am sewing 9 bears for a woman who lost her father unexpectedly this summer, so that she too can surprise and bless her family with a part of him to hold this Christmas.


Kristen said...

That is so awesome! What a truly wonderful idea and great way to remember a loved one. The bears are cute. I love the duvet covers too!

Sarah Markley said...

This is so cool, Denise. My mom made me a quilt with part of my grandfather's shirts. Very cool. =)

Jennifer Partin said...

What a beautiful tribute and ministry Denise!

nikki said...

I love those blankets on the kids beds ! I also really like those bears ! You should make some of those bears for the Children's Hospital (out of regular fabric)!