Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Best Gift I Ever Got to Keep

My co-worker's sister made this
"Remembrance Bear" for me to give to O.S. It's made of one of his camo shirt/jackets and one of his tee shirts. You can't see it, but on the left arm is part of the actual pocket from the left sleeve of the original shirt, with a 3 pen holder. The pocket on the front (which the pins are on) is one of the two shirt pockets with velcro closure. The velcro piece above his heart is for the name off his actual camos.

The pins are the:
1) Honor Above All pin
2) The Tenth Mountain Division pin
3) Iraq Campaign Veteran pin

On the bottom of the bear is sewn the actual garment label that identifies the material as an authentic Army issued piece.
These Army camos don't have any buttons or the bear would have button eyes.
So, I will keep it until the Grandkids are born.
I consider it a true treasure.

I did not get permission to put the seamstress' name here, but she will make a bear from any material you may own that has meaning to you (or any other material, for that matter). Please let me know if you are interested and I'll contact her to see if I can give out her number, email address, etc. Her prices are completely minimal for such a special bear.


Kokopelli said...

The 10th Mountain Divison is a bit of a coincidence, Cher. They were moving into upstate New York just as I was leaving, and there is also a highway named after them here in Austin.

Cute bear, btw. I've got a special jean jacket I might want a bear made from.

Kristy said...

That's really neat!

TERI MANN said...

How cool, I had a good friend who had to have his jeans cut off when he fell and had a head injury, and his girlfriend was wanting to have a purse made out of the jeans, but a bear would be another idea. I also have josh's baby blanket that would be a awesome bear to give to his children if he ever has any. what a neat thing to do. in this day and age, a niche in the market is a good thing.

Cher said...

There seems to be a lot of coincidence between the two of us, doesn't there, Michael? It's neat! Please feel free to e-mail me about the jean jacket and baby blanket fellow bloggers!