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Thread: Another reaction story, but a good one

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    beautiful quilt and beautiful story!

    I posted on here yesterday how I don't jump and squeal and act out about things, and that a subdued reaction isn't necissarily an ungrateful reaction....your friend sounds like me!

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    I really like this quilt. I love your choice of colors and I think your friend is very lucky to have the quilt and to have you as a friend ! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingnonie
    My lifelong best friend collects nothing. Her home is gorgeous, could be right out of the pages of a decorating magazine. She throw things out all the time...she has NO clutter, and redecorates often. Throughout the years, she has shown a slight interest in quilts - mainly I think to appease me. :) So I finally made her a quilt, altho I was a bit nervous about what might become of it. She went NUTS over it, and loves it. She told me, "No matter where I go, where I live, I will ALWAYS need a blanket! I will keep it forever." Whew! I was happy to hear that. LOL
    I love your quilt, my friend likes to do jigsaw puzzles, is there a pattern for the one you made?

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    I love your jigsaw puzzle quilt is it interesting and bright. I am glad your friend appreciated it.

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    I am glad your friend told you how much the quilt meant to her. It is lovely and will now have a happy home.

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    That's great! Glad to hear that she liked it. You know I am the same way sometimes and don't realize it. I had a friend of mine to make me a beautiful table topper and my husband was here when she gave it to me. I absolutely loved it but my husband said he thought that I didn't like it because of my reaction. He said I didn't say a lot. Well, I didn't because it shocked me so much that she had made it for me that I was taking it all in that someone had actually given "me" yes me.. a beautiful homemade gift...I did however, let her know how much it meant and how much I loved it and that it was just such a surprise to me and it was. It's so great to hear that your friend liked it.

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    Sweet story to go with a beautiful quilt! Nice job! :)

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    how nice

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    She was probably overwhelmed that someone would think enough of her to do something so much from the heart.

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    A wonderful story!

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    It is a more simple pattern you mad gorgeous with your choice if fabric. Sometimes choosing just the right fabric can make all the difference! I love your quilt.

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    So thoughtful of you to give her the quilt with special fabric. And how wonderful that she emailed you her true feelings. You each have a special friend.

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    I love it. so glad she liked it

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    How wonderful is that!!!! The deeper meaning means more than a bunch of excitement at the moment!

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    It's a beautiful quilt and I'm happy your friend enjoyed getting it :)

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    I think it was so kind of you to make this quilt for your friend. It is so hard sometimes to know if people really appreciate your work.

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    I made a memory quilt for my boss of 25 years for his retirement a few years back. Had 25 photos of people who had worked for him over the years. He was stunned I think. We hung it for his party and he just stared at it. His wife sent me a thank you note. Sometime later, she sent me another thank you note and told me a lady that saw the quilt told her, do you know how much work this lady went to to make this quilt? I designed it, did some trupunto and machine quilted it all on my regular machine. It is nice to know that some people really appreciate your work.

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    I loved your story - very pretty quilt.

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    What a thoughful gift for a friend.You made this gift out of love, no mater the outcome! That's a true friend indeed. As she had time to look at it and feel it etc. and realize what a lovely personal gift,she felt the love and all the work you have placed into making this gift just for her. You knew what she liked to collect and that was a thoughtful gift.

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    Great story. I think it might take a bit of time for someone to realize just how much work/time/thought goes into a quilt. So--it hit her later. Sweet.

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    Sometimes I think people are overwhelmed by the surprise and are confused by their own response. It takes them a while to find their words. I've felt this way at times (like when my first child was born). I was instantly in love, but I remember thinking to myself that I was uncharacteristically quiet. "Stunned," I think, might be a good word for it.

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    rachel,

    What a beautiful quilt! I studied the photo for a long time. Who WOULDN'T love such a quilt? Wow!

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    High praise, and I had a similar experience, but not a quilting one.

    I knit as well, and two summers back I attempted to make a teddy bear fashioned after the one seen in the Mr. Bean British TV comedy. It was too large, so I made another scaled down. I posted them on Facebook and an old and dear friend saw them and made funny comments about them, something about how the vacant stares look like we did in our younger and sillier days.

    This year, she commented again about the vacant stare from the bears' eyes, so I shipped the large one to her so it could stare at her in person. She waited until Christmas to open it. She apparently loves it, because she now uses it as her Facebook profile picture.

    All in good fun, we've been laughing together for nearly forty years even though we are thousands of miles apart.

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    A Great Quilt!

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    Beautiful quilt and lovely story.

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