May is bike awareness month. Every year, thousands are injured in accidents.
In 2012, there were 8.5 million motor cycles on the road in the U.S. and 4,986 deaths according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Although that number declined to 4,668 in 2013, any fatality is too many. So please be mindful of those on bikes not only in May but every month.
I am offering 20% off of our t-shirt quilts for the month of May and June with Bike awareness month in mind. Check out My Etsy shop and convo me for details.
We don’t often think of or even appreciate the beautiful gift we have; the ability to call back to mind the special times in our lives.
Perhaps your wedding day or the day your child/children were born.
As a mother, I can remember the exact time to the minute that my son and daughter were born. Every detail to the fraction of ounce and fraction of inch for their weight and measurements without having to look it up in a baby book. That doesn’t make me special. Most mothers can remember every detail. The Mind is an amazing thing!
Now imagine that wonderful gift, slipping away from you and no matter how hard you try, you can’t call back to your mind those special events that make your life so meaningful.
For millions, including my dear mother, this is a reality and the effects are devastating! Not only do they the lack of ability to recall things, they also suffer the feelings of worthlessness, loss of dignity, they feel hopeless and all of this can lead to severe depression, among other things.
About 3 years ago, I was “thinking out loud” (big mistake) in front of my mother, asking a thoughtless question. “what year was my middle sister Debbie born?” I couldn’t remember if it was 1964 or 1965. What seemed like an innocent question, haunted her the remainder of the day. No matter how much I tried to change the subject, she struggled, trying to remember. And I struggled all day trying to hold back the tears. That incident taught me how important it was to assist her with coming up with an answer, so she did not feel worthless.
I admired a beautiful photo quilt (made by my sister’s friend) and how it brought comfort to my father during his final days. It was then that I realized how much it meant for those who are suffering to cling onto something with their fondest memories and see everyone they love on it.
This inspired me to start creating photo memory quilts. The combination of all your favorite photos and a quilt that one can cuddle and keep warm has proved to bring comfort to those suffering from many ailments.
The photo quilt below was created as a result of me asking about the year my sister was born. I made this for my mother. It has her favorite pictures of my sisters and I. Our names and date of birth under each of our pictures. Since we all were born in the winter time, the panel in the middle says “winter blessings”.
Photo Quilts really do help bring comfort to those suffering from memory loss and that is what Connie’s Keepsake Cafe is all about. Preserving your most cherished memories with style.
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Got a closet full of t-shirts just collecting dust?
Send them to us and we’ll make a special memory quilt for you!
Made with cotton batting and fleece backing, but best of all.. your most memorable t-shirts that are sure to keep you warm and warm at heart. So visit our shop at Etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/ConniesKeepsakeCafe?ref=hdr_shop_menu And declutter your closets!
Preserve your precious memories for many decades to come! We use premium, fade resistant ink to print out your photos, so they last much longer than other photo quilts that fade in time. Then we use a simple pattern that make your pictures stand out with fabrics colors of your choice that compliment your photos rather than distract from them. Our pillows have a zipper & a removable pillow inside for easy cleaning. Both our photo quilts and photo pillows are washable. Order yours today from our Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/ConniesKeepsakeCafe
If your closets are full of t-shirts that are just taking up space, but you can’t bear to part with them. We have a solution for you. Our new t-shirt memory quilts are a perfect way to repurpose your t-shirts. Whether they are souvenirs from music concerts, vacation and travel, college memories , school days, or your favorite sports team, we will stitch your best memories together into a memory quilt that’s sure to please anyone. They make a great gift! Visit our shop at Etsy https://www.etsy.com/listing/170132352/54×54-t-shirt-memory-quilt? for more information.
We will soon be offering a new product. T- Shirt Quilts.
T-Shirt Quilts are a perfect way to preserve some of your best memories using your old t-shirts. Whether it’s a collection of music concerts T-shirts or university & school or your favorite sport teams. Even T-shirts from a loved one who has passed. Putting them into a T- Shirt Quilt is one way to keep those precious memories close to your heart. So get out those old T-Shirts and let us create another great memory for you.
Our 54×72 throw quilt, are a great gift for everyone. They are a perfect size to wrap up in to keep warm. They can be made in any color to go with your home decor. And best of all they are made with photos of your most cherished moments and your dearest loved ones. Made with up to 12 photo’s, but more photos may be added. (additional photos are extra) We use premium fade resistant ink so your portraits last decades longer than other photo quilts. To place your order click here: Connie’s Keepsake Cafe/Beloved Memories by Connie.
Additional photos are 5.00 each.
Embroidery is 5.00 per panel.
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I made this quilt for my mother; my sisters and I were all born in the winter months. So the red cardinal (her favorite bird) and the snowflakes create the perfect winter theme for this 45×54″ photo memory quilt. Personalized with the names and date of birth under each of our baby pictures, and a block with the words, ” Winter Blessings” embroidered in the middle. To order, please click on the link provided: Connie’s Keepsake Cafe/Beloved Memories by Connie.
This is the perfect personalized gift for loved ones. Photo memory quilts are made to order for babies, graduations, weddings, engagements, anniversaries, pets, themes, and more. Check out our PRICE LIST page for sizes and prices. Beautifully sewn and our photo printing is done with non-fade ink. Or, to place your order click here: Connie’s Keepsake Cafe/Beloved Memories.
Contact us at ConniesKeepsakeCafe@gmail.com with your questions and details about color, pattern and theme. For a small additional charge, we can embroidery a name, date or phrase to personalize your Photo Memory Quilt even more! Preserve memories and smiles with this special gift!