By sewdevastated - 18/05/2016 02:02 - United States - Fremont

Today, I found out that my mother intentionally donated the quilt that I had made for her, because, "It didn't match anything". That was $70 worth of fabric and 7 and a half weeks spent on that handiwork of mine. FML
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I tried to find some kind of an upside to this. There isn't one. So sorry that happened :/.

scanimp 11

Don't ever buy her a Christmas gift, then.


I tried to find some kind of an upside to this. There isn't one. So sorry that happened :/.

At least someone who needs it will hopefully put it to good use?

usnwife 18

True, she didnt trash it... not much help to the OP as the mother didnt want or appreciate it, but at least someone is appreciating all that work instead of it just being thrown away.

scanimp 11

Don't ever buy her a Christmas gift, then.

I'm sorry to hear that, but hopefully it was at least donated to a good cause (:

That's awful! Sorry to hear that OP. I've had that kind of thing happen with many things but they were all accidental. You didn't deserve to have that happen to you. Hopefully your mother will come to her senses and realize how ignorant that was, and maybe try to make it up to you someway.

Well if it was for her birthday then don't waste more time and money and get her nothing cause clearly she's not grateful

OP be proud of what you were able to accomplish. Don't worry about what others think..

Well now you get to make another one :) get her to help you pick out the fabrics

Why would OP do that for her? That would reward her for being unappreciative and just plain rude.

that is so inconsiderate..maybe you wanted to pass it on to your own grandkids someday and she just gives it away :(

Next gift time give her a $5 receipt to a charity of your choice. If she complains, just remind her of the quilt.

ApparentlyNotEno 28

This is a brilliant idea. Alternatively, you could donate some of your time to a worthy charity in her name. At least the gift will be appreciated then.

Almost nobody really appreciates handmade crafts unless they also craft. I hardly make anything for family or friends unless I'm specifically asked to. So sorry that happened to you, she really should have handled it better!

countryb_cth 38

I guess I must be weird because I absolutely love homemade gifts and I can't craft at all. I Especially love scarves or blankets. I would much rather someone make something for me than buy something any day.

I think people appreciate them but don't really appreciate the time and effort that go into them, which is very different. I sure didn't until I stated crocheting and realised how long it took and how much money it took to make large items. And gifting something you've made also takes bravery because if someone rejects it, it's like they're rejecting a piece of you and it sucks.

SailorSolaris 43

My family doesn't craft, but they love any gift I make them because I put time and effort into it. Especially the baby those were rough!