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Thread: givng quilts

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    Super Member sahm4605's Avatar
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    Well Saturday I finished and delivered a quilt and matching cough pillow to a dear family friend who last Monday had heart sergery. A 5 bypass. He hadn't been released from the hospital like i had thought. He was released on Sunday. Well it got me thinking how I wish I could have seen him open the quilt and pillow. Not for the thanks or for the praise but to see his face when he got a gift. Am I weird for wishing I could have seen him open it? Do you guys feel that way too?

    this was too cute to not share. he is trying not to eat his veggies.
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    You are not weird!

    It just gives us joy to see the happiness on someone else face.

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    Not weird at all. There are probably a ton of people out there who look forward to, and enjoy, seeing a gift opened. I'm one of them!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Mimm
    Not weird at all. There are probably a ton of people out there who look forward to, and enjoy, seeing a gift opened. I'm one of them!!
    Me too.

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    The pleasure is in the giving.....I love to see the response a gift from me brings:)

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    Of course it is only normal to want to see a gift we spent so much time and energy on being openned. People don't get enough gifts in this day and age. Oh kids do, and normal holiday family type gifts. But when someone has such a frightening life altering event as illness or surgery, gifts really can perk someone up. It's great to know the person loved receiving an unexpected gift.
    Oh and cute little one trying to hide his veggies!!!!!!!

    Kat

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    Not weird at all.At Christmas I am always the last to open my gifts. I love to watch everyone else open theirs. It doesn't matter who gave the gift, I just love to see the smiles and surprise all around. My family thinks I am weird.

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    i always want to see my gifts opened. part of the pleasure of giving is seeing the joy on the recipient's face

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    I always like to be there with the person that I give a quilt to when they open it up. It makes me feel good inside and glad I was able to give the quilt.
    :D

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    I too like to see people open my quilts. Just normal I think.

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    i don't think it is weird.
    We make something for someone.
    I don't think everyone understands just what that means "Made for YOU"
    not premade, off of a shelf and hope it fits your personality.
    No,... Made just for you.
    When you make something just for them, you want to see their face, you want to know you got it right.
    YOu don't always need a thank you, not looking for praise.
    Just a simple "that will do pig" to know you did good.

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    I like to see the recipients facial expression.
    Two years ago, a friend of mine who collected snowmen told me she had enough snowmen, and wouldn't be collecting any more. So that Christmas I made her a lap size sampler quilt, and gave our other friend a snowman themed quilt. When the ex snowman collector saw the snowman quilt she said, I hope I have one like that too. I felt sad when I saw the disappointment on her face when she opened her sampler quilt. The following year I made her a snowman quilt. This is the same friend who asked what I could use, and I mentioned certain colored hand towels for the powder room. Would you believe she gave me three sets, and none matched the color of the powder room. Of course, I was gracious and put on a happy face.

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    I worked in the nursing field. I just loved to put a smile on someone's face

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    After all the time and effort we put into making our works of art, it would make it even better if we can see the surprise and happiness on the recipient's face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CloverPatch
    i don't think it is weird.
    We make something for someone.
    I don't think everyone understands just what that means "Made for YOU"
    not premade, off of a shelf and hope it fits your personality.
    No,... Made just for you.
    When you make something just for them, you want to see their face, you want to know you got it right.
    YOu don't always need a thank you, not looking for praise.
    Just a simple "that will do pig" to know you did good.
    CloverPatch, "Babe" is one of my most favoritest animal movies and, I think, James Cromwell's best performance.

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    I don't think it is "weird" at all - we all put so much love and care into gifts we make for others and appreciate the thank you's we get but the look on someone's face gives us the greatest thrill and is what makes us feel the best.

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    I think it is nice to see the gift opened. The look on their face says it all.

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    I'd rather see the joy on the recipient's face than get a formula thank you card. But if I can't be there then I do expect a card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan
    i always want to see my gifts opened. part of the pleasure of giving is seeing the joy on the recipient's face
    It's one of the best parts!

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    Not weird, and the little boy is darling.

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    No not weird at all! My boss, who I also consider a friend, recently found out she has breast cancer. I wanted to make her a lap quilt to take to chemo and since I only see her once a month I presented it to her the last time I saw her........unfinished! It was pieced, sandwiched and 1/2 quilted but she didn't care, in fact she was so touched I had to leave the office for awhile so she could compose herself. I honestly think it was appreciated more because I was able to present it in person. Finishing the binding today and will mail tomorrow and she will receive it in time for her next chemo treatment. Not that I wanted to see her cry of course, but it meant a lot to both of us, I think, to give it in person.

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    Yes...I love to see faces of giftees. It makes the giving all the more fun.

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    Eating his veggies??! It looks to me like that little darling is hiding his broccoli in an envelope, lol! Thanks for the giggle!

    Edit: I had to go back and look again and see that I misread what you said. Still a super cute picture!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patchwork Pam
    Not weird at all.At Christmas I am always the last to open my gifts. I love to watch everyone else open theirs. It doesn't matter who gave the gift, I just love to see the smiles and surprise all around. My family thinks I am weird.
    I agree - I LOVE watching others open their presents, especially when it's something I made for them. As for Christmas, my family wised up and they ALL watch me to make sure I'm opening my presents along with them :)

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    Okay....admittedly....I do like to hear the praise....but more than that, I am with you on wanting to see the delight on someone's face when they receive their gift.

    As for the little guy hiding his veggies in an envelope, my youngest son did that too when he was about that age. He didn't want his lunch sandwich, so when no one was looking, he reached across the counter.....snagged an envelope and hid the remainder of his sandwich in the envelope. We didn't notice it until about an hour later and just busted up hysterically that a 2 year old could outsmart us 'wise' adults. Thanks for sharing the memories.

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