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Writer's Block: Merry Christmas - Not a rock, I'm just Ruth
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Writer's Block: Merry Christmas

In 2009 I gave my sister Judith all of Jack's ties and she made two lovely quilts for myself and Marirose.

The New York State Lottery had an audition for a commericial for their "If I had a million dollars" game - Jack went and got Yolanda Vega, the face of the Lottery to sign a hastily bought tie.

The shamrocks on the back match the shamrocks quilted on the quilt Judith gave Jack in 2005


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tinylegacies From: tinylegacies Date: December 26th, 2011 03:39 am (UTC) (Link)
what a gorgeous and touching gift!

that is definitely something I never would have thought of doing - turning ties into a quilt.
just_ruth From: just_ruth Date: December 26th, 2011 02:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I had heard about it after 9-11; when we boxed up Jack's clothes after his memorial service I decided it would be a good idea.
darthanne From: darthanne Date: December 26th, 2011 03:53 am (UTC) (Link)
wow. That is beautiful and such a wonderful memory too.

Definitely a family heirloom to be passed down.
lil_1337 From: lil_1337 Date: December 26th, 2011 04:55 am (UTC) (Link)
The quits are gorgeous and what a wonderful way to not only remember Jack, but have something of him with you. You can tell that so much love went into making them.
seidoo_ryuu From: seidoo_ryuu Date: December 26th, 2011 06:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Ohhh, it's beautiful. What a wonderful gift!
kedriaa From: kedriaa Date: December 26th, 2011 08:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Beautiful! And that is a lot of ties!
just_ruth From: just_ruth Date: December 27th, 2011 12:53 am (UTC) (Link)
When Jack became the Time Keeper for the agency, he wore a tie almost every day of the week. :) He usually skipped Saturdays.
sharona1x2 From: sharona1x2 Date: December 26th, 2011 10:52 am (UTC) (Link)
That was such a wonderful idea! Really beautiful work there. I'm totally amazed.
ficwriter1966 From: ficwriter1966 Date: December 26th, 2011 01:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
SO beautiful, Ruth - and what a lovely gift. Your sister is very talented!
okaasan59 From: okaasan59 Date: December 26th, 2011 10:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
What a lovely idea! The quilts are beautiful.

And, man, Jack sure had a lot of ties, lol! I'd be lucky to get a potholder out of my hubby's.
just_ruth From: just_ruth Date: December 27th, 2011 12:55 am (UTC) (Link)
When he became Time Keeper for the agency, he wore a tie six days a week - he skipped Saturdays and usually wore one on Sunday. :)
jade_kadir From: jade_kadir Date: January 8th, 2012 06:15 am (UTC) (Link)
That's an amazing thing for her to do for you guys. :)
just_ruth From: just_ruth Date: January 8th, 2012 12:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
She started quliting classes 20+ years ago and she likes it too much to stop.
jade_kadir From: jade_kadir Date: January 8th, 2012 04:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, she's really good at it. :)
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