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Thread: I'm upset...he didn't like it

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    Senior Member debbiecharlie's Avatar
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    I'm speechless! I hope I NEVER EVER say something like that to ANYONE! I am so sorry and hugs are sent your way. I think it is very nice, very patriotic and you did a great job. I have no doubt it was all done from your heart! Hugs to you!

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    His lack of gratitude is harsh...I'm very sorry for you. I think it looks good and I'm not just saying it in hopes that it will make you feel better. It's unfortunate when parents treat their children like that; I try to tell myself that they're people just like us and screw up just as bad or worse. You can always take it back and give it to someone who will appreciate it.

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    It's Beautiful!!! And you did an awesome job. It's just not his style. Don't take it personal. Just know that there are a lot of people that have no idea how much time and effort goes into a quilt. It's truly a gift of labor to make a quilt and give it away. We must be selective. Quilts are not for everyone.
    I have been burned too...
    My adult son hand delivered this quilt to his boss, first time parents. They never acknowledged recieving it. Don't know if they liked it or hated it. But a thank you would have been nice. Years later, it still stings to think about it. It's too bad that we can forget just about anything, but we always remember what hurts us. Life is too short, we gotta move on, and learn the lessons that pain teaches us without harboring bitterness.

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    Your quilt is absolutely beautiful - it is *his* loss that he does not appreciate it (or cannot express his appreciation).

    Please do not let this dissuade you from quilting. You obviously have a talent for it, and there is the potential for you to receive great joy from this hobby!

    Sending you a big hug

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    I think it looks very patriotic.I'm am soooo sorry for the hurt this is causing you. I have to think that sometimes people really don't realize how things sound coming out of their mouths. Even parents. It looks like you did a great job, so don't let this slow you down.
    Tammy

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    That is an awesome quilt. I'm sorry your Dad reacted as he did. Hopefully he was just having a bad day and will have it hanging up the next time you go over.

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    When I first saw the title, I thought how peculiar as it sounded like one a while back. LOL little did I know it is from last year. Sure does get the dander up, doesn't it?
    30 pages worth. Your poor dad.

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    Kimberlie,
    Chalk it up to the fact that some people just don't "get" creativity or art...your work was beautiful and you honored him by making it for him...if he chooses to react that way, it's his issue, not yours...don't let it stop you from being creative...

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    Are we Sisters Rhonda? My Mom does exactly the same thing when I make her something. She just complains that I should have done this or that. Then just goes and puts it out of sight. I am a perfectionist - happily because of her and my Dad but it is never to her standards. I love to sew for my MIL, she adores the things I make for her. Her favourite gift is flannel nightgowns that I sew for her every year. Her children know not to buy her gowns as she makes it well known that she will only wear the ones I make for her.


    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda
    Sooo sorry. I understand completely. My mom is like that. I made her a small embroidered flower years ago and she took it and stored it away without any comments other than to say you should have done this and you should have done that to make it better.

    Yes it hurts and I hurt for you! But remember he does love you just probably not good at showing it.


    BTW I think it is lovely and very patriotic!!

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    I love your quilt and the blocks look beautiful. Next time you are there take it back. Someone else would love it. You did a beautiful job.

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