The next day was a new start and I set about cutting the panels out and sewing them together. When it came to the actual pillow part - it was cheaper for me to use cheap pillows from Wal-mart than the "craft pillows" from Jo-Ann's or Wal-mart. I just squashed the pillows up tighter -more square like and sewed a inner cover for them to help them hold their shape better and it makes the shirt panel work better.
It took a while - both physically and emotionally , but I think I have a gift that all 3 granddaughters will treasure as they do the memories of their Pawpaw.
While I was on a roll I have a friend who lost her DH a year before I did mine and her daughter has really Grieved -still to this day you can see the sadness has engulfed her affecting her everyday life. I just happened to have one of his shirts also .
So, this will be her Christmas gift and I know she will know that her Dad still loves her and watches her growth here on earth.
I do so love all of my family and friends. My wish is that they could all be happy and healthy and know love as I pray that you - do too.
Hugs to All.