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quilt snob?

Started by Rebecca Keith/VA. Last reply by Sandy Larkey May 11, 2020. 31 Replies

Stories of how you started quilting

Started by Carla. Last reply by Sandy Larkey Feb 19, 2018. 46 Replies

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Comment by Janet/MO on Thursday

It is nice to see a message from you Sandy.  I hope you are able to get your brother's estate settled soon.  I hope Pork Chop enjoys his new home.   You are sure going to miss your brother though.  

Some years back I read an interesting article about why it is not a good idea to be listed on someone else's bank accounts especially in some states.  This couple in New Jersey only had 1 child so they listed her as a co-owner on all of their bank accounts.  Sadly, she died from cancer before either one of them passed away.  They ended up having to pay inheritance taxes on their own money because the state considered it to be hers.  

Comment by Gail Brown on Thursday

Sandy, I'm so sorry that you are having such a job getting all your brothers affairs straightened out.  I helped a friend about five years ago when she lost her husband and it seemed to be an endless job.  There will always be reminders of your brother around but a time will come when you can smile when you see them.  I know that you found a good home for Porky, I know that was important to you.  Just know that we are all thinking about you and in our prayers.

Comment by Sandy Larkey on Thursday

Thanks to all of you who have expressed sympathy over the loss of my brother.  I'm still having a hard time dealing with it; his coffee cup in the cupboard nearly sets me crying every time I open the cupboard door.  And walking Ellie and having to dodge ice makes me remember how quick he was to come take me to the hospital with my broken ankle, or my appendicitis, and walking my Ellie pup when I couldn't.  I did manage to find his Pork Chop dog a new home--although Porky nearly broke my heart by standing up on his hind legs and wrapping his front legs around me, like "Don't go, Aunt Sandy!  Please take me home to my Daddy."  And I'm still finding things to have to deal with regarding his estate.  I did, finally, get myself named as official Estate Representative, so now I can deal with one of the banks where he had accounts.  They wouldn't even discuss his accounts prior to getting paperwork in their hands.  Surprisingly, his main bank ... no problem, even though I wasn't listed as ... co-owner(?).  I was listed as the person to whom the "Pay On Death" was to be made.  They didn't even require proof I was who I said I was.  I think they recognized my dog, Ellie.  I'd gone with Lucky somewhere and he wanted to stop at the bank.  So I got Ellie out of the car to "hit the grass" beside their parking lot; suddenly their drive-in speaker comes on and tells me to "Get that dog over here--we've got a treat for her."  Good memories are coming a little easier, now, although they still make me cry, because there won't be any more of them.  But I've still got insurance stuff to deal with--about three different businesses!  And paperwork up the gazoo.  Makes me realize I need to get our affairs in order, so whoever we decide is our beneficiary doesn't have such a mess to deal with.  But Lucky WAS our beneficiary. 

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on Thursday

Thanks, Lynne.  All of the solid color sashing are colors found in the main cowboy print, which is hard to see from the picture.  Looking forward to seeing your projects.

Comment by Lynne on Thursday

PQ, so cute.  I love bright colors for babies and toddlers.  

I have finished the t-shirt quilt top,, need to do some tweaking before I add a border.  Next up, a baby quilt for a great niece due in May.  

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on Thursday

This is the latest baby quilt.  This one goes to a great-nephew.  I think this should be the last one for awhile.  I've heard of no new expectations in the family.  Now to finish up some projects that have been pushed to the side.  

Comment by handstitcher/IL on February 16, 2021 at 2:31pm

Thinking of you, Sandy, on this difficult day. Hope all goes well and that the funeral brings some peace to all. 

Comment by Gail Brown on February 16, 2021 at 1:11pm

Sandy, my thoughts and prayers are with you today, I know it's a tough day for you.  Just remember that you belong to that magic group " Quilters" and we are all with you today.

Comment by Janet/MO on February 16, 2021 at 7:19am

Sandy, I hope all goes well today.  The loss of your brother is definitely going to leave a huge hole in your life as I know you spent a lot of time with him.  

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on February 16, 2021 at 5:45am

Thinking of you today, Sandy.  It's 12 below here this morning (which is an improvement from yesterday), so hopefully it will warm up this afternoon so that it is not too unbearably cold for the service.  

 

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