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Old 10-11-2014, 05:23 AM
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We have all had different reactions to giving handmade gifts. This is from one of my favorite columnists. Read the original question, Carolyn's advice, but make sure you read the follow-on. Truly lovely, and have a tissue ready.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifest...=nl-hax&wpmm=1

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Old 10-11-2014, 05:34 AM
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Great story!
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Oh yes! Rings a bell. Very lovely that the daughter feels able to express herself so beautifully. Sniffle.
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Very good. I shared it on my Facebook page.
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Just goes to show no matter how bad the fight daughter still loves her mommy! Like healing a wound and making it all better!
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Thank you, for sharing!!! Beautiful!!! Tears are now streaming down my face and my nose is running. It's exactly what I needed, to ease my sinus pressure!
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I LUV Carolyn Hax!
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Oh my, sometimes our teens say the darnest things. Chuckle!!

My daughter had a very rough time a few years back and she said whenever she felt blue she wraped up in one of the quilts that I or her grandma made for her. She has one special one that is a go to for those teary times. She does not use it for her bed cause she doesn't want it to wear out!!!
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The older I get, the more handmade items mean to me -- whether they were made for me or I purchased directly from the artist. Thanks for sharing.
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I have made quilts for every one in my family and they are very much used and loved by all. But a year ago my 18 yr old niece had a baby girl. I made a light wgt quilt and sent it to Fla. so it would be there for the shower. - They posted pics of her holding up each present and a special thank you and how much she loved the cheesy store bought quilts and blankies. But no pic or thank you of the quilt I made for her. So I call and leave a VM for my sister afraid it may have got lost in transit. A wk past by before my niece sent a Facebook message -yeah it got here ty --- I still don't know if she liked it or gave it to the Goodwill.
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