I have something that has been gnawing at me and I would like some opinions.
I have a friend that I've known for over 50 years. At least I have always thought that we were friends - even close friends - in fact, I have considered her my best friend.
We retired here and so did they but they are not having a good time of it because her husband still needs to work - and in his line of work (tree service) he has only gotten a few small jobs here. In fact they probably will wind up moving back to Florida. That's ok - whatever they need to do.
My question is about a quilt. I found 'cat' prints from Indiana to Florida to Missouri (like the cats in Paris, etc) and made them a quilt large enough for their king size bed. Granted it's 'just' a 9 patch but I really wanted to showcase the fabrics because she's a real cat lover.
I stippled the quilt - not the world's greatest job because I'm still learning the machine quilting part. Presented the quilt to them for Christmas.
We went over one day about two months ago and there's this quilt on the couch as a slipcover - NOT artfully draped on the back or arm of the couch but used as PROTECTION for the couch so her husband could lounge on the couch and not make it dirty from tree jobs or working on the diesel trucks and stuff.
Frankly I was speechless - I didn't say anything because I think I was in shock. How would you have reacted?
The same way I did and still not say anything?
I asked another friend - a quilter - and she said yes she'd be hurt but 'once you've given the quilt the other person can do as they please'....
Is that really how it goes?
Let's put it this way - will she EVER get anything else from me? A resounding NO.