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Thread: The kid quilts we made this year and giving handmades in general.

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    Super Member jrhboxers's Avatar
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    I do still give my creations away - BUT I am very selective.

    The three quilts I gave last year are GREATLY loved. Thet are all well used and lovingly maintained.

    Here is the back story of this -
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-74128-1.htm
    about halfway down.

    The three quilts that I helped the kids make for Christmas for their parents were THE biggest hit with everyone. The parents were beyond thrilled and the most joy was from the kids. They were so excited to give them away. We had everyone at one house with all three families. The kids were more interested in GIVING their presents than opening theirs. By the end of the morning, all of the grown-ups were crying and the kids were showing everyone their special squares. I think that was the most wonderful Christmas I have had in a long time.

    As far as underappreciated gifts - the topper has to be my now-deceased MIL. She would find the Christmas Cross-Stitch Yearbooks, mark the items she wanted me to make her and then give me the book for Christmas. I did make two of these things for her - a Santa face tree skirt and a wall hanging of a full length Santa. Her response for both were the same - 'Oh, I thought it would be [bigger] [prettier] [more realistic].' And I never saw them again until we were going through her stuff after she died. It makes me sad that I tried so hard to please here and she didn't appreciate any of it.

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    Senior Member Japonica's Avatar
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    My DH and I are now at the point with family (which we love dearly, but can't figure out sometimes) that we start to sing a line from an old Rick Nelson song, Garden Party.

    You can't please everyone, so you got to please yourself!!!

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    Power Poster sueisallaboutquilts's Avatar
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    Oh that's a great one, Japonica!! Love the song and so appropriate! Your humor is great!!!!!!!!! :D:D:D

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    Super Member sewwhat85's Avatar
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    that is great about the gk

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    Super Member I go To The Sea To Breathe's Avatar
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    What a really unselfish thing for you to do for both your kids and grandkids. I wish I could do something like that. you must have the patience of a saint. Blessings and a Happy New Year

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