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    Moderator tlrnhi's Avatar
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    I always say I'm NOT sending gifts to the in laws because they don't appreciate them. But, hubby likes my aprons, so I thought I'd just make one for all of them.
    This one is just pinned at the moment.
    What do you think?

    The breeze was blowing, so that's why there is a bit of distortion on it.

    I got my nails all prettied too! :)
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    I feel your pain with UNAPPRECIATIVE family members. That is a call only you can make... will they even say thanks I got the package.

    Good Luck with that decision.

    Personally I say NO... I gots to much sh to do to be wasteing time on people who won't appreciate it.

    But hey that is just my opinion!

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    See, that's the problem. If I don't send anything, then they'll call and ask if the package was sent/lost. When I tell them I didn't send them anything, then they call again and ONLY want to talk to Bill. Then he gets the guilt trip and we send something. The ONLY one who appreciates anything I send is his mom. She's a fan of what I make. I made her a quilt one year....she went out and when she came back, I was wrapped up in it. She quickly told me that was NOW HERS and I couldn't take it back. lol So, I know she appreciates it. The rest of them? Nope, they are just into what the price tag says. This way, I'm only out a few dollars. So, at least I am sending something, right?

    Oh, and not to mention.....ONLY his mom and dad send us gifts. We don't get so much as a card from the rest of them, but, God forbid if we don't send something.

    Maybe they WON'T get them and I'll give them to someone else.

    Bill can deal with the repercussions later. They are already mad that we aren't going to visit for Christmas.

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    Like my Mom used to say.........."They can get glad in the same shoes that they got mad in". I know it is a tough decision, Terri. I have inlaws like that too. If you have the time, make the aprons.......love your aprons, you don't mind if I make some for my daughters and I do you? :D

    Hope your Thanksgiving is special and happy!

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    So send them napkins or something else stupid easy. Then you feel like you did something and they can't complain. Perhaps they will be able to wipe their ungratitude off.

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    I don't mind. Go for it!

    Easy peezy directions.

    1. cut piece for apron 20" x width of fabric
    2. cut 2 pieces 3 1/2 inches x width of fabric. Sew those together for your tie. I folded them in 1/2, then ironed down 1/4 inch on each side.
    3. hem bottom and sides.
    4. I used my ruffler, but you can gather the top how ever you want.
    5. find center of top, place seam of tie and pin. Then pin and sew.

    Voila...you have an apron.

    To put in a towel... all I did was gather the top of it and sew it to top, then put tie on and sew it down.

    Easy, huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth A.
    So send them napkins or something else stupid easy. Then you feel like you did something and they can't complain. Perhaps they will be able to wipe their ungratitude off.
    I'd like to find manure to send them lol

    Ok, that was mean.....

    I'm just going to let hubby handle it. I think I'm going to keep the aprons for my friends.

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    Thanks for the directions, Terri! We will be sporting aprons for Thanksgiving and Christmas!! Wooohooo! :D

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    I was in KMart today. They have some REALLY cute thin kitchen towels in there that I saw, all embroidered up. You could get a couple of those and attach them if you want to put towels on the aprons.


    I just finished talking to hubby. He said to make one for his mom and that is it. Said the rest of the family can settle on getting a card and if they don't like it, then oh well. :) :)
    So, I guess I can keep all the rest of the aprons for me! :) :)

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    Just send them all some small thing, don't let them spoil xmas for you and your hubby.....Don't sink to their level, xmas is joy and family, remember you can pick your friends but not the family

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    ok well send your mother in law the good one!!!

    Just so you know this year my Mother in law ..

    ... well we my fabulous husband and I were out shopping and he said oo this bathrob would be GREAT for my mom.. I looked at the price and said to myself 20.00 perfect. He went around the corner and found pjs 17.88.. He said what do you think of these .. I once again looked at the price and said oo even better. I am sure those will be perfect.

    Let me describe them.... they are the pj's that give you SEVERE static. My mom is still laughing saying she will look like madoosa with lightening bolts shooting out of her head. I put on my biggest dirtiest grin. And said .. O well it is the thought that counts!

    When will they just give up and get over the fact that we are not getting divorced in this life time! They are just stuck with MEEEEE!



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    Oh the towel is a must. The Kmart is right up the street from me! Thanks for the tip too!


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    Don't you just love in-laws. Terri great on just send them cards and mom is behind you. Love the aprons I just might try to find time to WHIP one out for my mom. hehehe She'd like that.

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    Oh, that's funny! And if she complains, just give her over to hubby. He's the one that picked them out! lmao

    I know it's better to give than recieve, but come on....how many times do WE have to give before WE recieve?
    I'll send a nice one to his mom. Won't make it a holiday one, that way, she can wear it all year long and brag on me. :) She does that and don't you know, I LOVE IT! lol
    The rest of them can just "whistle Dixie" and be happy that they at least get a card.
    I don't like to stress over them, just gives me a headache and then I can't sew! Not a good thing.

    So, now that I posted directions....all of you who wanted me to make one for you, you can now make one for yourself! :) :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lfw045
    Oh the towel is a must. The Kmart is right up the street from me! Thanks for the tip too!

    Don't you just love in-laws. Terri great on just send them cards and mom is behind you. Love the aprons I just might try to find time to WHIP one out for my mom. hehehe She'd like that.
    I thought about picking some of those up for the aprons, but I already found a cute embroidery pattern. If I were smart,,,,I'd use the ones from KMart lol

    Yes, make your mom one. She'll love it!! They only take about an hour to make

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    :D I think its very nice....

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    In your shoes, I'd want Hubby to explain why he lets people who make you feel badly make him feel guilty? :?

    AND if he's going to insist on putting their selfishness above your feelings, why doesn't he take sole responsibility for the shopping or the making AND the sending?

    on the other hand ....

    you could just send them a box of recycled bags from the grocery store. they certainly couldn't complain you didn't send anything useful. :lol:


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    You could send coal.It's useful in a way. And they got something too.

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    send them one of those coconut crabs, that would keep them entertained for hours :mrgreen:
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    I feel your pain!


    I really like your aprons!!!

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    He doesn't make me feel bad...he understands exactly how I feel. He's just him, that's the only way I can explain it.

    BABEEGIRL!! I'M SMACKING YOU!!! CAN YOU FEEL IT!! THOSE CRABS ARE GROSS!!!!!

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    Love your apron, Terri. And thanks for sharing the pattern. I really like the towel idea!!!

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    Don't ya just love family members like that? :twisted: I really LOVE your apron..... I love the fab too

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    Send them some of those creepy crawly things you have running around there!!! :lol: :lol: That should make them think twice about wanting gifts!! :lol:

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    I bet they'd never say another word about you sending something!

    "DUCKS"!

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