She was so grateful that I offered to do this. I asked her to e-mail me the picture. When she sent this picture I was so glad that I had committed to doing this. I didn't realize how young their daughter was. She looks like she is about a year and half or younger to me. No wonder the mom wanted me to put these taggies on it. I had no idea what she was talking about. I kept thinking she wanted dog tags sewn on the pillow. Apparently, there is a blanket called a Taggie for young kids. It is different textured ribbons with bright colors sewn around a blanket. Once I figured out what it was, I was able to make it with all the ribbon that I had around the house. I used some remenant fabrics that I found at JoAnn's for the rest of the pillow. I'm not that great of a seamstress, so I think this turned out rather good for my ability levels. I was just grateful that I could make this for their family. I hope that during their deployment they will find much comfort by seeing the picture of their family while they are homesick and start missing each other.
If you have a chance, take the time to make a difference in the life of a complete stranger. Simple random acts of kindness have deeper impacts than you will ever know. I took these pictures before I finished sewing them to show the mom. I haven't uploaded the finished ones yet. Have a great day.