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Thread: I'm upset...he didn't like it

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeresaS View Post
    The quilt is wonderful and its his loss. sorry about your hurt. My mother is very gifted at doing the same thing, it hurts alot. With this being your first and the time spent on it. I am sorry.
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    Sorry to say, but your father is outragious! What a terrible thing to say to anyone, especially your own daughter! I LOVE your quilt, I think it is terrific, and very patriotic......the man is out of his mind!
    Hugs to you!

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    i'm very sorry to hear that...his words and actions were very hurtful and he does not deserve your wallhanging....it looks great...
    So many quilts, so little time :-)

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    Your father needs some lessons in LOVE! Even if my dad didn't like it he would say he did cause he loves me for thinking of doing this for him, you should just explain that this is your first and you thought of giving he a "first" and just how much you are hurt by it. Even if it doesn't faze him you will get it off your chest and feel better! I would if I were you!

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    Many people just don't understand the "art" of quilting. Be proud, it's beautiful!!

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    i love it. and i'm being serious...i would be very proud to hang that in my home. i think you did a beautiful job on it...from the piecing to the quilting to the binding. I don't know how much more patriotic you could be. sometimes our family members are very good at dissapointing us. I am very lucky--ALL of my family loves what i do. as my husband says about my sister "you could cross stich a big black X on burlap and she would think it gorgeous".

    if you need a home...i would proudly display it for you!

    betsey

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    I feel your pain. Someday, ask your father if he could give it back to you and then go ahead and donate it to a charity in his name. That way, someone else will have it and truly appreciate what you have done.

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    This quilt is lovely. Sometimes people especially family thinks they can say whatever they want to and give no consideration to others. I am sorry you were hurt.
    A friend is someone who knows all about you and loves you anyway.

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    It's beautiful and very patriotic. I would proudly display it in my house, and your quilting and binding is very well done, not to mention the beautiful piecing you done! Big Hugs!

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    HUGE hug for you!! {{{{{{{{{{{{}}}}}}}}}}}}}
    The quilt is lovely, it has plenty of patriotic feeling without going over the top.
    I've seen too many that have every fabric used a RW&B and the quilt becomes
    too busy with no place for the eye to rest. Still pretty, but to my eyes it's too much.

    I'm so very sorry your dad acted the way he did. Please realize that his actions have nothing--
    NOT A THING--- to do with you or your lovely sweet gift to him.
    Your dad may be having sad or angry feelings about something that you aren't aware of. And possibly he
    couldn't even articulate the problem.
    Try to forgive his actions, he's only a man.

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    So sorry he hurt you that way. I think it's beautiful and you know what - there are a lot of veterans and injured troops whose heart would be so blessed to receive this. If I was you I'd go pick it up and find a soldier that would cherish it.

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    So hard when you do the work in Love. Remember not to give him anything else. BUT don't hold back your hugs, you only have one dad.

    I am a firm believer if you do not quilt or just not creative you(they) will never appreciate. It is beautiful.
    Respect one another

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    I love it! And can I ever emphasize with you....made my Mom a wonderful vest (knitted) with expensive yarn and nice colors(she was always cold).....she unraveled it and put it in a ball. She said the yarn was too expensive to have for it.

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    Years ago I made a crib quilt for my married stepson's new baby. We were moving at the same time, packing up a house we'd had for 9 years and there was a lot going on but I took the time to make it from scratch, not a panel (not criticizing panels!!). I never saw it in use for the baby but I did see it a year or two later ... stuffing a gap between the air conditioner and the window frame
    I'm sorry your dad doesn't appreciate the thought and work that went in to making his gift. Remember - his actions are not a reflection on you or your gift but they say a lot about him.

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    Hold your head high!! You did a great job.

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    Sorry he didn't like it. It is beautiful. Maybe if he could see the process of making a quilt/wallhanging he would have a better appreciation for a handmade gift.

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    it is wonderful. My Mother would have done the same thing. She didn't want her daughters to be conceited so nothing we did was ever good enough. At least you tried. I am sorry he didn't see see your kindness and thoughtfullness.
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    It is the ones we love that can hurt us the most. Some people are just not "quilt worthy."

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    That happened two years and five months ago.
    How are things now?

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    You made a beautiful quilt and it is very patriotic. DO NOT let him discourage you. Donate it to a Vetern's hospital where it will be displayed and cherished.

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    Just wonderful, great job and thank you for sharing, old Navy gal here married to an old Navy guy. Hugs to you
    Have a Blessed day
    Ellen

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    So sorry that your father didn't like your wall hanging.
    He probably had no idea of the time and love you put into it.

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