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Thread: Another reaction story, but a good one

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    Beautiful quilt. I love it.

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    That is a beautiful, high quality quilt!

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    This is such a pretty quilt. Your friend was so sweet to send you that lovely note to express her appreciation for all your hard work. Sometimes people just can't say things like that in person. Your attitude is remarkable indeed. So glad your work is appreciated.

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    She was probably just so stunned and in awe that you had made her a quilt that she didn't jump up and down with excitement. But it seems like she is very well pleased with the quilt, from her responses. Pretty quilt, so glad she really likes it. But I'm with you just the feeling I get when I give someone a quilt really makes me feel so good.

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    I am so happy for you. I know it must hve really touched your heart. :)

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    I just love the quilt. What a nice thing you did. I am sure she was in shock.

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    That is an awesome story and such a beautiful quilt!! :XD:

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2livesdown7togo
    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.
    That is a cute bear!!

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    What a lovely story. Some people just express things differently, and it was quite wise of you to not be offended when she didn't react in a excited, over the top manner. It sounds like you really touched her heart. :) Bless you!

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    Totally awesome quilt and so happy that your DF loved it. :D

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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.


    I adore that Bear she was a lucky friend to have gotten such a cute gift from you , it's so adorable :-D :thumbup:

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    I really like the pattern you used. I had looked at that fabric and just didn't know how best to use it! Good choice on your part. Now it's finished and is very loved!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachelcb80
    With the giving season upon us we've been talking so much about how people have reacted that received a quilt from us. I'm as guilty as the next person about wanting to bask in a joyful and thankful response to one of my quilts, but I also know that isn't how everyone reacts to gifts, even to gifts they love. This is my proof;

    My friend's birthday was today and this past month or so I've worked on a quilt for her. We live pretty far apart (different states) and I don't think she really knew I quilted and such. She hasn't been to my house in a little over a year (we go over there more because my husband has family there) and I've been quilting for just a year now. Anyways, she loves the Wizard of Oz and collects stuff from the movie. I made her a quilt with some of the Wizard of Oz fabrics that came out this summer (or spring, or whenever it was). I wasn't sure if she'd liked getting a quilt or not but I wasn't going to let my feelings be hurt if she didn't like it. I wanted to make it for her so I did.

    I gave it to her last night and she reacted fine to it. She looked at it for a bit and said she really liked it. Showed it to her husband and he said he liked it. I was pretty sure she did in fact like it, but the reaction wasn't a super excited one. That was okay though.

    This morning she text me and told me that words could not describe how much me giving her that quilt meant to her. She said it was the most thoughtful thing anyone had ever done for her and that she loved it so much. She thanked me again and told me how happy she was I was her friend. She text me again even later and sent a picture of herself riding in the car (passenger's seat) wrapped up in her quilt. :)

    I can't tell you how much that message touched me. The quilt meant more to her than just any 'ole gift a friend could give. It probably isn't like her to react big to a gift but that didn't mean she didn't appreciate the gift. Best of all, I got to feel the deeper meaning of giving and that is better than any gift I could receive.
    It is a very beautiful quilt and I am glad she loved it!

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    Beautiful quilt and story.................thank you so much for sharing!!

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    That's so wonderful. I have only had someone react negative to a quilt.

    Your quilt is beautiful, and you made it very personal by making it with oz fabric. Great job. Lucky friend to have you as a friend.

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    Great story Rachel - thanks for sharing it! I am so glad that your friend loved her quilt!

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    The quilt is beautiful and what a story to go with it. You must feel so proud and you should be. Thank you for sharing.

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    What a beautiful quilt, but nothing compares to the beautiful friendship you two share. Sometimes it is hard to put into words that which fills one's heart. You obviously have touched a place deep in your friend's heart.

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    Lovely story and quilt.

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    What a nice story and the quilt is very nice. You did an outstanding job for a new quilter. I am sure your friend will treasure the quilt and treasuer your friendship.

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    My husband taught me: Give because that is what you want to do - - no strings attached. Just give because you want to.
    Not many know how to practice that or how important it is to understand that it really isn't about what you get back - - it is that YOU gave.
    It is a true blessing when what you chose to give was/is appreciated - - makes you want to do it more often, doesn't it?

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    very pretty!

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    What a beautiful quilt you made for your friend.
    A gift made from the heart - with a heartfelt reaction.
    "Priceless"...

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    Wow that is beautiful!! Love it. Glad that your girlfriend wrote how she feels, she was taken back with it. :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Very pretty quilt.

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