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Thread: Christmas gift feedback

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    Christmas gift feedback

    Since Christmas we have recieved some wonderful feedback from family, freinds, customers, and customers friends and relatives about how pleased they were with gifts we had made for them. These compliments are the reason we do what we do. It made us happy to see the smiles on their faces and hear the joy and excitement in their voices when they recieved them or talking about the reactions when they gave them to their loved ones. They obviously know the hard work that went into making the items. Of course there were some sad stories we recieved about how some customers that had made or gave items for their loved ones, and when they open them just tossed them off to the side, or let their kids walk and trample all over them. We know from having our shop for a while that there will always be some that just don't know or appreciate the work that goes into the items we make, but it sure feels good to see and hear the good reactions and feedback when we get it. What are some of the reactions you recieved from the items you gave this Christmas?
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    This year it was all positive! Last year, I made my MIL a fleece vest and appliqued flowers on the front and back. She was drooling over them at a festival that we went to in the summer so I know she really wanted one but didn't want to spend the money. She unwrapped it, said (and I quote) : "Oh my god, it's beautiful. Let me hang it up!" And that is where it has been since Christmas day 2010!
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    I'm afraid most of my family is quilted out. Until we have some new additions to the family, I will be doing gift cards.

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    Most of my gifts were small, but I've gotten lots of accolades on all of it. One GD has already thanked me five separate times for her table runner. I was told our two young GS's were playing on their play mat I made for them all day. DH made some wooden toys & banks for them & they were loved too!
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    Hearing the sad stories just makes the positive feedback even more special.
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    I made a jacket and matching hat for my future DIL, she is super tiny (petite), I just knew that it wouldnt fit....well....lo and behold,,,fit like a glove, so did the hat. I couldnt believe it. And she kept the hat on all night, LOL.Pretty sure she liked it.
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    I made lap quilts for friends this year (http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...t172431-7.html), but the most gratifying was the bed I made for Charlie:
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    Quote Originally Posted by katybob View Post
    I made lap quilts for friends this year (http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...t172431-7.html), but the most gratifying was the bed I made for Charlie:
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    Looks like the pooch is enjoying it!!! Nice job!
    No one has ever become poor by giving. - Anne Frank
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    Made my DIL'S, potholders, and kitchen towels tied nicely and added a wooden spoon.. One DIL said "we can sure use these"! My other DIL said to me, "homemade gifts are the best". Made me feel good! Of course I joked, that I didn't make the spoon! We laughed!

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    Positive comments to the gifts I made this year...but I did only small gifts...small zippered bags called Abby's Treasure Box by This and That patterns...so fun to make...they use charm squares. Here is a link to the pattern:http://www.thisandthatpatterns.com/g...reasurebox.jpg

    Of course, couldn't give them empty, so had some small gifts inside each one.
    I made them for my family so far, but will be making more for other gifts.

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    Gave youngest son's wife a quilt and she seemed to love it. She is a Canadian and I chose Maple leaves and had it long-armed with maple leaves. Colors were what she has in her house, it was really quite beautiful to me and my friends. I loved it and I think that counts with me. I always hope they love it, but I trust my judgement too.

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    I have 3 great-nieces aged 7,5, and 2. I talked with their mom lately and found out they were "green with envy" about the girls that she babysits bringing their "babies" with real doll clothes on. So, I had her send me the sizes of their "babies" and made a box full of doll clothes - dresses, vests, pants, hoodies, frilly blouses, diapers and big girl panties. Each one also got a doll quilt. Watching them gasp, and jump up and down and dive into that box was priceless. My niece texted me that she woke up this morning to find the girls playing with their babies and the clothes. That felt fantastic!
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    Im a new quilter, made quilts for my niece and 2 nephews. My sisters ooh'd and aah'd over them so I was happy with the response.

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    the best was the one I "helped" my goddaughter make for her parents. It was a stand-alone stuffed Christmas tree that she embellished with heat-bond Swarovski crystals and charms. I am proud of her, if you could't tell! The truth is she did 99% of the work this time. I just talked her through it while helping her learn to read and understand directions. I also made about 6 10-minute table runners. Our receptionist at work thanked me this morning, telling me she had a perfect table for it and that it would remain out all year!!

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