Wednesday, April 29, 2009

In Loving Memory

Hi everypup!

A year ago today our family lost a very special mom's mom. At the young age of 54, she was taken from us too early. We all love and miss her very much and not a day goes by when we don't think about her. When going through her clothes, mom had an idea. Since we all have such great memories of her and her many outfits, we wanted something to remember her by. She suggested making quilts out of her clothes. I would like to share the pics of the quilts made with her clothes.

Mom's dad's quilt

Mom and dad's quilt

Aunty Tricia's quilt

Aunty Christie's quilt

In all the square pattern quilts, the big and small squares are made from her clothes. In the center of the quilts is an origami doll pattern that she used to make cards with. My Aunty Tricia's quilt is made only of those dolls. All of the origami dolls have a flower in the hair which is also made of her clothes. The hair for the dolls are all made out of a beautiful dark purple dress that she loved very much. We cannot take credit for making the quilts. Mom found a wonderful quilt maker on Oahu and hired her to make the quilts. Mom's grandpa also wanted a quilt and it is currently being worked on. We all miss her very much and will cherish all our memories with her.


PS...I may not be able to post anything for the rest of the week since mom went back to the Big Island to visit her family, but I should be able to visit your blogs.


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...


What a fantastikh idea!

Please pass along some special H&K to your mom today from US! I mean, my mom is only four years from that age...

Tank woo fur sharing this special memory with us on a diffikhult day. One of my mom's most special furiends in the world lost his dad last May 1 so his day is approaching as well.


Ludo van Doggy said...

Thank you for sharing that wonderful idea with us. What beautiful quilts and a great way to remember her. I so sorry for your Mom, that really a very young age, my grandpawents both be older than that.
~lickies, Ludo

The Army of Four said...

Woo, Mochi! We are so sorry your mom's mom left so early. What a truly wonderful way to remember her, though! Those quilts are just bee-woo-tiful and the sentiment just can't be any more heart-felt!
Thank you for sharing those special keepsakes with us!
Dave, Guide Dog for the Color Blind
PS: Safe travels to your mom!

Painter Pack said...

Mochi, those are pawsome quilts! I think that is so special and such a great idea. Give your mommy a hug from this pack!

Mya Boo Boo

Ransom said...

Wow! Those quilts are gorgeous. What a wonderful, special keepsake. I know each piece of the quilt holds precious memories.

Anonymous said...

Ahh Mochi. I am so sorry to hear that you and your family are sad right now.
Those quilts are a wonderful idea and truly bootiful.
Hope you don't miss your mummy too much while she is gone. Love Scotty xx

The OP Pack said...

That is such a wonderful way to honor the memory of your loved ones. Our Mom so wishes she knew how to quilt.

Hope Mom has a great visit and we will miss you. Come back soon.

Woos, the OP Pack

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Oh, this is such a lovely idea! And such beautiful quilts too that we're sure will be treasured for many generations to come, and as they are slept under it must be like getting hugged by your Mom's Mom, so lovely.
Our Mum's Mum was taken too young also, she was only 35 and Mum still misses her every day but has lovely memories.
Please give your Mommy a big hug from all of us here at this sad time.
Slobbers from the Beagles xx
And their Mum, Nicky xx