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Thread: The best gift I ever had

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    The best gift I ever had

    I am always very spoiled at Christmas but this year was my first quilting year. I made stockings for 10 person in my family and 4 went to my son and his family.
    Now The best gift ever was from my Son who is not expressive at all, called me and say Wow Mom are you crazy that is too much the stockings are very 'nice' and Veronique (his wife) was all choked up when she saw them.

    Yesterday, my Daughter called me and add that my Son also called my EX (his Father) and told him how magnificent they were all embroidered with their name on blablabla he praised them endlessly. I was so touched that my son and family were so very touched by these. And I have to admit, talking this way to my EX about something I made for them got my pride racing to the top way way high LOLOL

    Feels so good and encourage me to continue quilting!

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    That is so wonderful your family appreciated your hard work. Merry Christmas!
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    Awesome! Merry Christmas :-)

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    I just love when people get that excited over stuff we make. Makes you feel so good. I gave homemade scrubbies and dishclothes to the girls in the family and one told me last night that her daughter thought it was too pretty to use. That's why we do what we do!!! So glad you had that reaction.
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    Isn't that the best feeling
    To keep your mind fresh- learn one new thing a day !

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    Awwww, that's so nice! Somehow, his enthusiasm means even more because you heard about it from someone else. That way, you know it's completely genuine. That must've really warmed your heart.
    Jenel Looney
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    What great gifts and how wonderful to hear how much your son and his wife appreciated the effort and love that went into them! Things like that do encourage us to continue to do what we do.
    Ginny B

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    Thats just wonderful, You should be sew proud and please keep up the good work. You have a family who enjoys what you make as much as you enjoy making it for them. That is rare. And post some pics for us as well.
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    I'm happy for you...you got one of the best gifts a quilter can get....real appreciation. You also must have raised nice children.

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    Sounds like me...I'm ALWAYS happy when my kids brag to their father about something I did just for them. It just makes me feel good!
    If you feel like you're special...it's 'cause you are!
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    It is wonderful that they appreciate them so much. Homemade is always the best.
    enjoy your life...it's the only one you have!!!
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    happy for you!!!!!!

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    What a great story! Thanks for sharing.
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    what a great story..how wonderful for you..and for all of those recipients of your LOVE filled gifts!

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    It is wonderful to have your gifts appreciated in such a special way.

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    I made three Christmas stockings, and my kids really loved them. It really does encourage us, huh? I haven't seen you post in a while. Maybe you will again, and show is photos?

    Kathy in Jamaica Beach, TX

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    That is so awesome!! Thanks for sharing. :^)

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    What a wonderful family you have. Not everyone understands the time, effort and caring that go into homemade gifts. So happy yours were appreciated!

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    That is wonderful. I have to share a little something one of my grandsons said to his mother. This is a grandson that I have only seen a few times. He is now 13 years old. It is my husbands sons child - we don't get to see them very often. A long story and I won't even go there.
    Anyway, I feel that when I make something for grandkids, they all get what I am making. There are 9 in all. I made placemats this year for the kids. They are snowman faces and I embroidered their names on them. In the past I made pillowcases for different occasions and other goodies. Well, I sent them to the kids before Chirstmas along with a card and some cash.
    Well, their Mother and I chat through Facebook. She told me that Trey said that she should make a cabinet to put all the things that I have made in it. That way, he could look at them all year, not just for the season or holiday. When I read that, it brought tears to my eyes. It makes me feel so good that he thinks that much of what I have made and sent to him.
    Just had to share this.

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    What patterns do you use for stockings?
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    What a wonderful gift back to you.

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    Very nice Xmas present!

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    So Happy everyone loved them so!

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    Some positive feedback like that is worth more than any pile of gold.

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    Makes you feel warm all over! Now,, what are you going to do next year? You are so good!

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