Thursday, January 11, 2007

No more complaining!

I got tired of looking at my own whining! So I erased it! I agree with all of you about that if you give a quilt as a gift - it is up to the receiver how they choose to use it. I want the quilts to be loved and used - even to the point of being worn out.

The in-laws left this afternoon. My house is still relatively clean. Tomorrow I am going to pick up a few small messes and then give myself the rest of the day to sew! The baby shower is less than two weeks away.

How is everyone's no-buying resolutions going? So far I don't think I have even stepped foot in a fabric store. Safer that way, no?

12 comments:

Melzie said...

I do remember the coffee quilt :) Too neat that he had it appraised and its priceless to him and how sad hers is practically worthless to her. Weird. Congrats to your hubby! xoxo melzie

Su Bee said...

Good thing you have a sense of humor! It is kind of funny -- one is juiced and the other is cherished. Does the juicy quilt get any more respect now they know what quilts are worth?

sophie said...

Your inlaws sound like an interesting pair.

A cozy, oversized flannel quilt I made for my parents was used for the first time (by me) when I was visiting in winter years later. I've given up on trying to explain that it was meant to be used ... and now I just add hanging sleeves to anything I make for them :-)

joyce said...

I think the quilt is well worth $1000. Does she have a plastic cloth over the quilt on her table? Maybe once she hears the price of the other one she will be more cautious.

quiltpixie said...

some people are so far removed from the world of textiles to just not understand....

Dawn said...

I remember that quilt - love the colors, even if I'm not a coffee drinker! If it helps at least he isn't changing oil on it!

Elizabeth said...

I hope you're in a better mood this morning -- otherwise it's going to be a LONG weekend!

tami said...

Isn't the validation great??

Congrats to both you and your DH.

Nines said...

Giggle. Oh I can't believe that I am going to say this out loud... First, I'm thinkin' that it's an inlaw thing... then I remember, no, some one of blood relation to you used a very pretty red quilt to keep the sun out of a room... fade city. I think you should limit your quilt giving to me. Yep, that would fix it. The girls are using my orange quilt on their bed- keeping it off the floor, I might add. But being used. And the wallhangings you have given me... yep, all hanging on the walls. You know, the joy is in the giving. There are some things you can't control- and some thing you need to let go!! Let it go, let it go, let it go. It'll only make you miserable. If you gave some one $100, would you need to tell them how to use it? Nope, that's what makes it a gift. Plus, the quilt you gave to DFiL will come back to you, someday, in mint condition. I am sure he was just so touched that you made it for him that he has gotten it's full value out of it. I can't say about the MIL- only that quilt was made from fabric that had plates on it- kinda makes sense to use it on a table... giggle. Ya gotta laugh- and you will as soon as they leave!!!! Love ya babe!

Shelina said...

I agree with the others that once your MIL knows the appraisal of the one quilt, she will value the other one more. I hear you though, I have had someone who said she would put away the baby quilt in the closet for "safekeeping" and another person who kept her quilt outside in the sunlight to use as a porch swing blanket.
I keep telling myself that once you give away a gift, the person can do whatever they want to do with it. It's theirs.

Patti the Hardenbrook Girl said...

Safer that way yes! And so far I'm doing fine.

YankeeQuilter said...

Sorry to hear they didn't value your work to begin with! My no-buying is going well...does it count if you ordered something on-line before the 1st of the year and it hasn't arrived yet?!
Siobhan