Sunday, November 22, 2009

Alex's T-shirt quilt
















Last night I took Tom and PK out the quilt that I made for them out of their son Alex's t-shirts. They were very very thankful to have it, and I felt good about being able to make it for them. I pieced and bound the quilt and a friend, Christine Nelson quilted it, and she did a terrific job!

I was hestitant to make the quilt when PK first asked me, but my husband Allan told me that if I only do one more quilt this one had to be it. I have told him thank you for convincing me to do it.
Have you ever listened to the song WHY by Rascall Flatts? I'd like you to click on the link and listen to it. From the first time I heard it, this song reminded me of Alex, right down to the reference to the tree in it.
Tom and PK have become very vocal in trying to stop bullying, and I pray that thru their efforts they are able to save at least one child. Every one in my family wears a brown bracelet in memory of Alex and on it is the words, Hear It, See It, Stop It. It's good advice and I hope you take it to heart and do just what the words say. Do it for Alex, do it for all the people that need you to help them.
Be nice, it matters....
(remember if you want to see more detail in the pictures just click on them...)










12 comments:

  1. Wow Rebecca! What a special gift you did for your friends!!!! It will be cherished forever. Sad story, so, so sad...

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  2. Oh Wow! I would have had a hard time making that, too. But, what an amazing gift that will be cherished always!

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  3. Rebecca, I have tears in my eyes. I know how difficult this was for you, but it was such an amazing gift. You did a great job on it. And such an important message, one I try to instill in my children every day.

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  4. Rebecca, I know how much of yourself went into that quilt, and I know that PK and Tom will feel that too. It's beautiful. Thank you for sharing the photos with us, along with the story.

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  5. what an amazing quilt... beautiful!

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  6. Oh my gosh Rebecca, what a rememberance. How very, very sad.

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  7. that is so wonderful rebecca!!!! love the page too!

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  8. Terribly sad.....

    Beautiful remembrance and wonderful page.

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  9. Rebecca - what a lovely quilt and a thoughtful gift. You have created a memory that could help them heal. You have touched me deeply and your message is so very clear. Hugs!

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  10. You are wonderful for creating this for them and for Alex! What a cherished gift! Hugs to you for being such a great person!

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  11. 培養健全孩子最好的方法是父母先成為健全的人。.........................

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  12. Amazing! You probably feel better now that you did it. Wonderful job!

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