Sunday, August 3, 2014

Such A Lady!



"Lady's Bio"

Lady came into our lives as a pup, pretty much the same 
time our 2 boys were pups themselves. 
She was a German Shepard/Lab mix.

Lady was that dog that both boys will remember as their childhood best buddy!
She was all about being there for them to play with, talk to and comfort them.
She was apart of our lives for 12 years.
I get choked up even writing about this now!



Squint your eyes!
This quilt requires distance.




"The Quilt's Bio"
After the passing of Lady our oldest was soon heading off to college.  Ronald was having a hard time with the lose of Lady's passing and his brothers leaving home.
 We decide to make a memory quilt of Lady!
Our son picked the photo and fabrics and I made a pattern.
Everyday when Ronald got off the bus he would run in to work on Lady's quilt.
It was a incredible way for him to work through his lose and grief.
We would laugh and cry while talking of the memories of her!

I little fact:
With every lose in our family our boys wrote a note to whomever passed.
They would attach it to a balloon and would send it to heaven.
Lady's (original letters) are sewn into a envelope label on  the back of the quilt.
Ronald will get this quilt when he settles down someday and will be able to read the note he wrote.
This quilt hung in the New Jersey Quilt Show too.
There are over 500  One-inch squares.




This post is linked to Lily at Lily Pad Quilting. She hosting this party and I am sure you
will enjoy hopping over to see all the wonderful animal quilts.

I am submitting Lady in the Dog Category.



And not to leave our current dog for the past 6 years.
Here"s Buddy!






Till We Quilt Again,










20 comments:

  1. What a beautiful story and a wonderful way to remember.

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  2. This quilt is amazing and the story behind it heartwarming. It's a beautiful tribute.

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  3. Helen, What a great story and a wonderful tribute to Lady. I am sure your son will always treasure this quilt. Buddy looks like he is a lot of fun and keeps you busy! Hope you are enjoying the summer!

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  4. What a wonderful story and a beautiful quilt. Such a wonderful way to deal with your dog's passing.

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  5. Helen, that quilt is amazing! And the story behind it, working with your son and both of you working through your grief. Wow! Losing furry family members is soo hard, how appropriate for you, with your son, to make a quilt to help ease the pain.

    Buddy is a very handsome boy! He looks like he is grinning :)

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  6. A lovely memory quilt - our pets are family members and we greive just as much at their loss. What a special way for your son to handle an emotional journey.

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  7. What a wonderful tribute quilt to Lady and Hi to Buddy :)

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  8. What a lovely remembrance.

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  9. That's a lovely way to remember Lady. And what a lovely gift someday for your son. Gorgeous thing to do.

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  10. Sweet story! These creatures fill our hearts.

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  11. Perfect way to remember Lady forever!

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  12. What a perfect memory quilt! Thank you for sharing Lady with us and Buddy too!

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  13. You made me cry. Such a beautiful way to remember a loved family member.

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  14. all I can say is WOW... what a quilt and such a wonderful memory you gave your son

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  15. Such a beautiful tribute to your sweet Lady!

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  16. Thank you for sharing a wonderful memory and a beautiful quilt.

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  17. Helen what a lovely way to remember a wonderful member of the family. When our Eldest's dog passed, I made him a scrap book of her and him together and he still treasurers it. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Susie x

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  18. What a great way to remember your dog. Beautiful quilt

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