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Thread: I shouldn't be dissappointed...

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    Junior Member mbake's Avatar
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    I made this baby shower gift for a distant step niece. When she opened it she just held it up, said "a blanket" and stuffed it back in the bag. It kind of made me feel like I shouldn't have bothered making it. It had minky on the back and warm & white batting in the middle. It was sooo soft, I thought sure she would like it....What do you do with feelings like that? I tell myself she'll appreciate later (maybe).... :(
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    I think it's adorable.....Hopefully, she will realize the love that was put into this "blanket" and will be more appreciative later....Hugzzz to you...

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    I friend of mine had something similar happen until someone told the receiver it was a handcrafted quilt she was thank profusely a few months later - you have to be of the mind set to give it as it is intended if they don't get it well don't give them another one - some people don't have any comprehension of what our time is worth or what it takes to make a quilt....- just hope they use it

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    I learned along time ago that I have no control of how a gift is received. My joy is in the making and the giving. If the receiver does not enjoy or use it, it is their loss. You might try asking next time you want to gift a quilt, if they would like you to make one and what color. My DH sister, nicely made it clear that she does not like to use quilts.....so I will not make one for her. My brother's wife said...if she did not want it to send it to my brother....he loves quilts. You just never know.:)

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    Super Member Grama Lehr's Avatar
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    How old was she? Sometimes these youngsters don't realize the time and love that go into these items. HUGS TO YOU!! I love it!
    People invite me to their baby showers and are disappointed if I don't make them a quilt, but I only make them for "special friends".

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    She may not of realized it was handmade by you. Even so, she should of said what a sweet little blanket and thank you...

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    It's so beautiful I would give it to MY grandbabies!

    Great job...it really is a nice QUILT.

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    Maybe she did not realize it was hand made. If she never saw how a quilt was made, she would have no clue. My sister had me give my 1st quilts to her teen age grandaughters. I know their wants turned shortly to I don't care about this.

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    I had a tag on the back that said " Made with love for little baby Lawson etc.... Maybe she didn't see it and didn't realize that it was handcrafted, I don't know...

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    I know that it hurts, ))))))HUGS((((( to you. However look at it this way it might be the baby's favorite blankie. My son had one and he would not go to sleep without it. :P

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