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Thread: Gift appreciation

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    Red face Gift appreciation

    I made a baby quilt for a dear friend's daughter's "surprise" bundle of joy. When I took it over to my friend's, she said she was going over to her DD's to stay overnight & why didn't I follow her over (about a 30 min. drive) and give the gift myself. Checked with DH, to be sure it wouldn't be a problem, and said sure. Put the quilt back into the gift bag with other items & drove off. When we got there, her daughter was so overcome with joy & appreciation for the quilt and the baby afghan I had crocheted. She just kept saying, "You made this??? For me??? That is so flipping awesome!!! I can't believe you did that for me! That is just awesome!" Made me so happy that I wrestled with it & finally got it done.
    I know so many times I've seen posts from folks who have made beautiful quilt gifts that were severely underappreciated or even put down, I just had to share that remarkable reaction. It made me feel so glad that the effort I made was honored.
    Have a blessed day, everyone!

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    So glad you got the appreciation that many times is never given for all the time, money,and effort that's put in a quilt.Really makes a person so happy!This is one of the very reasons most all of us quilt.

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    So happy your little friend did appreciate you refforts and actually let you know. I have an 80+ year old friend who had some butterfly quilt blocks that her mother had appliqued and embroidered back in the 40s. I asked her if I could put them together for her and she let me take them. I sashed them together and added a floral border; quilted it in a free motion design and took it to her before Christmas last year. She said it was the most beautiful thing she ever had. She cried and I cried....still affects me now. Makes our efforts so worthwhile!
    Linda

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    I'm so happy that you got that reaction!!! It makes it all worthwhile!
    Gloria 

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    A wonderful reaction to your thoughtfulness! Thanks for sharing

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    Bless her heart!

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    I'm sure she will treasure your thoughtful gift. Thanks for sharing your pleasure with us.

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    So sweet to hear your story of appreciation for homemade gifts. I love making homemade gifts. My friends and family accept them gratefully.

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    Doesn't it make you want to make her another one.

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    That is wonderful. It does feel good when someone appreciates all your hard work. Good Job!!!
    Marie

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