Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Dear Family

I have been pondering for a couple of weeks the composition of a letter that could be used by any of us creative/crafter types to our family upon us crossing over to the heavenly sewing room...so here it goes.  Feel free to print a copy and insert what you will or amend any points that you don't agree with.

Dear Family,

I know you are missing me but know that I will be in your heart listening to all that you are saying about my (sewing, quilting, cross stitching) I understand the catch in your voice when you say, "look at all this stuff" What are we supposed to do with all of this?

I have spent many wonderful hours creating not only for my own need to create by also to make items for all of you.  And, I have enjoyed each and every stitch.  It gave me great pleasure and warmed my heart when I see one of you actually using a quilt I made or displaying an item I have spent hours working on.  You might wonder how I could begin to believe that I could use up everything I have gathered...but, what I want to share with you is that each and every item represents dreams and hopes.  That although I did not need any of this...at the moment of purchase it was another line in my book of hopes and dreams for the future.

I know it may seem overwhelming to you and so I have outlined a map of sorts to help you out.  If there is someone in the family who wants to embrace my dreams that would be awesome other wise let my girlfriends have a party in my creative space.  I would love any quilts (insert your craft) that the family does not want to be donated to a shelter.  It would warm my heart to know that my quilts could bring comfort to someone who needs comforting.

And lastly,  with what is left please donate to Goodwill or Habitat for Humanity so that these wonderful treasures could be discovered by another crafter looking for future hopes and dreams.

Love, me 


22 comments:

  1. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  2. I am fortunate to have a younger brother who sets up estate sales and a side business. We have already had discussions on how to handle things. I have a separate "quilter's will" that has a list of specific items to go to specific friends. He will do a regular estate sale first, then a quilters sale. Boy will he have his work cut out for him.

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  3. This is a topic often discussed with mom, sisters, daughters, sons and others. We (not so jokingly!) Put masking tape with names on back of some stitched pieces or treasures!!!!

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  4. absolutely love this - will be adding it to my last wishes book!

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  5. Omg. Tears in my eyes and love in my heart. I will use this. Thank you πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

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  6. Perfect!!! Am going to save to share. Thank you!

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  7. Perfectly awesome πŸ‘πŸ» thanks

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  9. This pretty much says it all doesn't it. I will use this as a cover sheet on my will. This answers all the many times I have been asked or told that I have way to much stuff and why did you buy this you'll never finish it all.

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  10. Thank you so much, Anna! This is just wonderful, and something I'm sure many, many of us will benefit from. I certainly intend to copy and tweak it to fit my "collection." You are such a blessing to so many of us. Thanks again!

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  11. I am donating my Mama’s amassed yarn collection. She is in memory care with an umbrella diagnosis of “dementia”. After months of research & years of medical academia, we believe she has frontotemporal dementia. My family has been in hell and felt the violence of a brain shrinking and dying. The tiny preemies will now have soft caps, young children will have a fuzzy comforting blanket, and my Mama will live on in the warmth of people’s hearts. This is a tiny bright moment that I am holding as close to my heart as I can!

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  12. Thank you ..... this is wonderful to pass on to family. My sister and nieces have been talking to me about my 'stuff'. Yes, it will be overwhelming for them, but they will deal with it. Your letter is a good starting point.

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  13. Thank you for sharing this Anna. Wonderful, thoughtful, and I so totally agree with your sentiments. Must do as others have suggested and print it out to put with my Will.

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  14. Thank you for sharing this Anna. Wonderful, thoughtful, and I so totally agree with your sentiments. Must do as others have suggested and print it out to put with my Will.

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  15. Thank you so much Anna! You have a true gift of putting thoughts and words together. I’m definitely going to copy this and put several copies tucked in all my different needle arts πŸ˜πŸ’œ

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  16. Thank you so much Anna! You have a true gift of putting thoughts and words together. I’m definitely going to copy this and put several copies tucked in all my different needle arts πŸ˜πŸ’œ

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  17. Thank you so much Anna! You have a true gift of putting thoughts and words together. I’m definitely going to copy this and put several copies tucked in all my different needle arts πŸ˜πŸ’œ

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  18. Thank you so much Anna! You have a true gift of putting thoughts and words together. I’m definitely going to copy this and put several copies tucked in all my different needle arts πŸ˜πŸ’œ

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  19. Thank you so much Anna! You have a true gift of putting thoughts and words together. I’m definitely going to copy this and put several copies tucked in all my different needle arts πŸ˜πŸ’œ

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  20. Oh my. This is wonderful. Thank you, Anna!

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  21. I've heard you voice these thoughts on your Roadies. I think a note like this is great. As we all 'get on' in life, we start planning and I love your outlook of giving and sharing with others after we're gone. You are a lovely person.

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