I have had that experience as well. I am sorry to hear so many of you talented folks have the same issue! Your blanket is phenomenal and I only wish i had time to make some that are that nice!
I get fleece blankets and crochet borders and embroider the child's name. The last one I did was for a friend of the family who said "Yay another blanket just what I needed!" (in a very sarcastic manner) rolled her eyes and tossed it under the stroller. I have never seen the blanket since. After grueling over it for a few weeks and re-stitching the name 3 times, you would think I would get a little more appreciation. Some people just don't get how much us crafty people put our heart into what we do. And YOUR blanket is sooo delicate and you can tell it took you alot of time and devotion. Well if she didn't appreciate it, at least you know we craftster peeps do!
(BTW, did she know YOU made it? Sometimes when I give handmade gifts, they aren't received well until they know I made it, then they really think about the time and effort that went into it.)
Better luck next time, don't let it get you down!