Saturday, December 31, 2005


Scrappy Pieces..I apologize for the poor quality of this pic. The quilt is "gone" and I only have the pic I snapped a couple of years ago before I gave it away. This is a mostly sad quilt for me. One that makes my face go straight, my lips to purse, and my eyes to blink. I guess I'm lucky that I've never had a quilt poorly received until this one. All you gals who quilt from your heart know what I mean. You do what you think is a good thing, for a good reason and then if spits in your face.Over a two year period I had made snuggle quilts for all 6 of my DD#1's nieces and nephews on the inlaw side. The kids loved the quilts. I should have quit then...but I had scraps from the backings, etc, of those 6 quilts. I got the bright idea that I should make a quilt for the son in laws mom...since she is grandma to those 6 and they are at her house frequently. So I did. I admit it's not a beautiful quilt or one that I love, but I saw it as a challenge and probably that was my mistake. It's couch size, all flannel and a combination of tied and utility quilted. I made a nice label with all the kids names on it. Gave it to her one spring day. She doesn't handle "receiving" very well, being a very "control everything" person. It embarassed her. I still don't know if the quilt is that bad..probably it's that. Or what, but basically she hasn't spoken to me since. At my son in laws 40th birthday party...with a large group of family and friends..she "cut me dead" so to speak. Never acknowledged I was there, spoke to me, etc. She adores my DD#1 who is married to her son..so...go figure??? Seems pretty strange to me..and I don't understand..but?? OH WELL........ as the saying goes. I've never asked my DD what became of the quilt. Better to pretend that nothing has happened I think, and act naive. Posted by Picasa

5 comments:

Joanne said...

Oh my, Finn -- I can't imagine anyone doing that and I know my share of weird people! I assume that any quilt I give to anyone would be loved, as I think all quilters believe. She obviously doesn't understand a warm hug when she gets one.

Laurie said...

Finn,
That is sad. I think the quilt was an AWESOME gift...I guess we just never know! It came from your heart and that is all that matters. But to carry it to the extent of not speaking to you anymore is a bit immature.
Hugs
Laurie

Tonya R said...

I can think of some words to describe that woman, but I'm not going to use them. She totally didn't deserve such a wonderful quilt. Maybe if you take it back she'll speak to you again :)

Darcie said...

Boy, Finn. It takes all kinds, doesn't it. There's just no figuring some, is there? So sad.

It is a great looking quilt though. And a terrific idea behind it all. You're always thinking, Finn!

The Calico Cat said...

Sorry you had one of my experiences....

I don't like when I give someone cookies or a quilt, because even though I might not have money I can create time, they look at me like I've tracked doggy do all over their bed.

Its too bad.....