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Hello Diana,
I received the runner, safe and sound. It’s a wonderful piece of art and a grand memory.
Thank you so much for your beautiful work!
Brooke Mansker

Hi Diana,
I received the pillow today and just in time
because today is my birthday!
I absolutely love the pillow. Thank you so much!
Alyssa  

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Great, she loved it! Thanks, Charlie Bosselman

They look beautiful, thank you. See you tomorrow. Maryann La Carrubba

I am so grateful that you did this for me!!! I will definitely give you feedback
and can't wait for Mia to open her present. Thank you so very much again, Christa

Wow!! I'm so impressed. Thanks, Heather

Hi- I just wanted to let you know that the banners and pillow arrived safe and sound yesterday. They are lovely and I can't wait to get them hung up properly! Thanks so much! Terrie

They bring back wonderful memories! This is a marvelous way to capture those memories in a ‘physical’ way. I can’t wait for all of my friends, particularly my dog friends, to see them. Annie

Just to let you know I received the pillows and they are perfect.  My mom loved hers and ours is proudly on display.  Thanks so much, Marta

They look beautiful!!!! Thank you!
Best, Diane

Diana, The pillows are absolutely gorgeous!  They bring back such great memories!  THANK YOU so much! Sydney
 


Dear Diana,
I love the pillows! They bring back wonderful memories! This is a marvelous way to capture those memories in a ‘physical’ way. I can’t wait for all of my friends, particularly my dog friends, to see them.They are in perfect condition. They are so much prettier “in person!” Thanks so much! - Annie Lynch
 


Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! Even better in person. 
Now I have to come up with well-organized praise for you to post! - J. Phoenix
 

Diana!!
I had tears in my eyes when I opened this pillow! I can't thank you enough for creating such a sentimental keepsake. I am sure it will be treasured forever. It is simply gorgeous! And the detail is exquisite !! I am speechless!!! With that being said, I want to share with you the note I wrote to my daughter that will accompany this pillow when I give it to her:
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Dear Gioia,
.....I took your ribbons down from your wall today and couldn't fight back the tears remembering all your hard work and all the fun we had over all those years.
.....Thoughts came back of me doing your hair at 4:30 in the morning for the horse shows and tying the little blue ribbons at the bottom of your braids. From cheering you on in lead line, as just a 3 year old, and then over all the jumps with Stoli as a teenager, I loved those days - days when we were always together -enjoying the majesty and fun of our horses.
......Time has a way of flying when you don't realize it and one day you turn around and all that's left are the memories.
So I wanted to have a keepsake made for you of all those beautiful days.
I hope when you look at this gift you will remember all the fun we had together and how your hard work paid  off with not only ribbons as your reward - but knowing the value of teamwork and determination with your partner. And most of all, I hope it continues to stir the passion in your heart for the horse.
....I love you more than words can ever say- Ride on, my dear!

Love you,
Mom
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So I hope you can see what this beautiful pillow means to us. I love it, Diana!! And my youngest daughter wants one now too!! So I will be in touch with that. But I am hoping we keep in touch just the same. I now consider you a friend and wish you all the blessings in life!! I will request you on Facebook too! Talk to you soon !

God bless you!
Laurie

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Hi Diana,
Just wanted to send you a note and let you know that my daughter opened her gift yesterday and saw her wall hanging Christmas gift.  She called immediately from Canada with tears in her voice.  She was overwhelmed that I had kept so many ribbons so long, and even more overjoyed that the wall hanging came out so beautiful.  She said she couldn’t believe how far they had gone back (some to 1981) and what a beautiful design and perfect size it was.  Sooooooooo, I just wanted to thank you again for completing this project for me which has taken years of trying to organize.
We returned home from NYC after a fantastic week of sightseeing, eating and shopping. It was a wonderful trip, cold, but I won't complain because we didn't have rain or snow so we never stopped moving. A trip my granddaughter and I will cherish forever!

 Your family pictures on Facebook have been delightful to see.  You obviously are very blessed with a lovely family.  I also hope your mother is doing well.

 Fond Wishes,
Nancy Gee
 

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My pillow arrived last week and I wanted to let you know how much I loveit! The craftsmanship is superb and I could not be happier with the final product. Thank you so much for your care and patience while crafting my pillow.
It is a memory I will cherish for years to come. Thank you.
Rachel Morgan


Your work continues to amaze me, Diana! Everything is stunning.  I am so excited to have received the package. 

I look forward to staying in touch with you throughout
the year! Thanks again, Diana!
Fondly,
Mary Kay


A HUGE thank you for the quilt and pillows… Amanda loved them and is anxious to put them in her college dorm room. She is to send me a picture this weekend when she puts them out and I will send it to you.
Patty Rocker
 

 

The wall hanging arrived today and I literally broke into tears!   I cannot tell you how very thrilled I am with the outcome.  You are a true artist!  I can’t tell you how long I have wanted to get something like this done as a memento for my daughter to enjoy as a remembrance of her youth.  I was never able to find a quilter or anyone else who would touch the ribbons until I was told about you.  I just cannot express my appreciation enough.  It is worth every penny!
Thank you again, and who knows, when she receives it at Christmas she may decide to add a pillow or another hanging, or maybe even a quilt.Take care of yourself ………… You are a treasure!
Nancy Gee
 

LOVE THEM! THANK YOU SO MUCH! Taylor Swen

They arrived, they look GREAT--Thanks SO MUCH!  I have ribbons from four more horses, so there will be more when the budget allows (these horses have LOTS of ribbons, so the quilts will probably be large). 
Thanks, Helen Ferguson

Thanks, Diana! The pillows look fantastic!  They bring back so many wonderful memories for me and I am so excited to see them in person!  Thanks, again!  It has been a pleasure working with you!
Sincerely,
Natalie Lotspeich            

Hi Diana,
That looks absolutely gorgeous.Thanks again,
Leanna, CANADA


It was emotional for me when I decided to create something with my ribbons. Diana got it from the very start:
she took her time, got to know a little bit about me, and treated the entire process with such thoughtfulness
and reverence. She was easy to communicate with and brought a level of creativity and professionalism to the project that is unmatched. Her talent combined with the love she clearly pours into every project made something that exceeded my expectations.

Thanks so much! Tristan

Hello Diana,  
I just picked the Fed Ex box up at our local store. I kept missing the truck and it required a signature.
My daughter and I are truly in awe of your work. I can't tell you how lovely it is to see her ribbons again.
Our many thanks for making us so happy with your beautiful designs. Take care and keep on sewing.  
Debbie and Jennifer

Diana,
It's late here and even later on your coast. I just got home from a 4-day work event where I put in 17-hour days.
Saw the box when I got home, opened it. WOW, I LOVE THEM SO MUCH! They make me want to cry they are so beautiful. Just wanted to drop you a note before I fall asleep. Will be posting on my social media and raving about your work!
With respect and gratitude,
Tristan