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Thread: Unappreciated

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    Junior Member Froggiey's Avatar
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    Unappreciated

    Guess people who don't sew can't appreciate hand made things. Made a set of satin pillow cases for a client for her birthday last year. Another client came into the beauty shop today while she was getting her hair done and announced to everyone that she had bought a satin pillow case and how well her hair was staying. last year birthday girl said I must get me one. Oh well.... Wanted to tell her that she had two somewhere. Ha

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    Ouch! Maybe she doesn't know what satin is? Know you gave her a nice gift.

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    The client probably gave them away or put them up and forgot she had them. Her loss. Next time just send a fruit basket. LOL
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    Ouch, that hurts! Maybe she'll go home and look for her set now that she has heard how nice they are.

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    Sadly that is often the case. Older daughter wanted to make younger daughter a quilt for her wedding. In a sneaky way older previewed pattern & fabrics before younger. Younger was totally unenthusiastic about project. She got $$ for wedding gift which she probably appreciated more. Older hand quilted one for sister-in-law's wedding. Dogs were sleeping on it. Word to the wise and mother-in-law rescued it so it now resides on their spare bed. Glad I don't hand quilt. I least when I longarm quilt it will stand up to some dog love. But I try to be careful to whom I gift Batiks and $15 a yard fabric, usually ME.
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    pillow cases forgotten

    Ouch....no, people don't know. They see quilts at walmart all finished...whaaa laaah. Ok only christmas card next time!
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    Not worth the stress only give to people who appreciate..

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    Eons ago I made my ex-MIL a wool bargello pillow, backed in velvet. Not to be petty but it wasn't exactly cheap to make (wool yarn is pricey!). But I'd made one from my Mom (which she kept on display on her couch) so I didn't want to look like I was playing favorites. What did MIL do with the pillow? Used it in her fishing boat. Some people just don't know anything... LOL!
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    Yeah, been there.
    I sell (and give away) baby quilts and other things and my "best friend" just went and bought baby things from a store for a friend!
    Oh, well.

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    A friend saw a quilt I'd made at a Carol Doak class - $10 a yard fabric - cost of the book plus cost of the class too - it easily came to a couple of hundred dollars -and she said "It's my 25th wedding anniversary soon - I'd love that quilt; I'd put it on the wall". So, what do you do? It was my first very complicated star pp quilt in my favorite colors but I gave it to her. Fast forward a few months and I'm visiting and the quilt is face up the pool table "to keep the cats off it". So now I'm very choosy about who I give my quilts to.
    And my ddl doesn't seem to want anything making for the new, first, grandchild - maybe she doesn't share my taste - but I've made him a play mat anyway....


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