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Thread: Nice to know my work was appreciated

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    Super Member May in Jersey's Avatar
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    In the past few years there have been lots of new babies born in my extended family and I've made each of them a little quilt, nothing too big or special pattern and quilting was stitch in the ditch. Today was the Christening of another new baby, grandneice Elizabeth Anne. Her mom was thrilled that I made Elizabeth Anne a quilt as she said the one I made for her first child, Claire Louise has been admired by everyone. Really made me feel good that she appreciated the work I put into the quilts. Another neice was at the reception with her 3 year old and 9 month old sons and both of their quitls were in the strolled this neice had with her. Just wanted to share this with the message board as so many times we feel that our quilts and effort aren't appreciated.

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    that is so awesome! glad you shared!

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    Awwww, that's awesome.

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    Seeing them being used and loved means more than a thank you note to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by emerald46
    Seeing them being used and loved means more than a thank you note to me!
    ditto :lol:

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    :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Congratulations, what an wonderful feeling. I sent DD #2 her quilt this week and for the first time in years she said "I Love You'! It was so awesome to hear those words. Appreciation goes a long way!

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    Feels good, heh???? Glad you are seeing your work/gifts appreciated

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    How wonderful that your work was acknowledged and appreciated!!!

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    so nice to hear THIS side of the story...normally it is how the quilt is ignored and the maker feels slighted and sad!

    Good for you!
    Thanks for sharing this!

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    I agree that seeing them used is the best thank-you. When I made quilts for both my niece's boys she thanked me but when she had pictures and they were laying on the quilt or wrapped in it, I felt like I was thanked all over again.

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    Makes you feel good to your work is loved.

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    I agree, it is nice to know your efforts and talents are appreciated. I talked with one quilter who said she made a queen size wedding quilt for each of her grandchildren. Until one day she visited one of their homes and found her lovely quilt thrown in the dog's bed. Unfortunately the rest of the grandchildren missed out on getting a quilt for their wedding.

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    What a great feeling seeing your quilts being used:)

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    Great. Thanks for sharing. BrendaK

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    It makes you feel good when you know they are appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emerald46
    Seeing them being used and loved means more than a thank you note to me!
    I agree!

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    Gives you a good feeling when they are used. I made one for my moms 75th and she takes it off the bed every night. I just laugh and tell her quilts are made to use. She loves the quilt and doesn't want to wear it out.

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    It is so nice to know our gift quilts are appreciated.

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    Thats nice. Makes you feel good.

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    Thanks for sharing,,,I was surprise to walk in to my son's house and see the quilts I made on his bed and my GD's...
    and the other day he ask if I would make him a rag throw like I had on my couch...It does make you feel good..

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    awesome, the best complement anyone can give us to is wear the darn thing out so we can make another one :-)

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    Thanks for sharing

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    This is nice to read about. Thank you!!

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    That's what it is all about :)

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