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twylag
« on: September 22, 2009 06:27:20 AM »

there it is.  months of work.  complete with blotchy tea dye and wrinkles and pulls from using two layers of cloth.  and yes the border is wobbly, its pulling in spots.  and no i don't think they liked it. :/ oh well

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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2009 07:20:11 AM »

Aww I think it's quite sweet in its simplicity. Handmade (that's a compliment!) and subtle.

I'd be happy to receive a gift like this.
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2009 07:37:26 AM »

I also like the simplicity of it; it can always be displayed regardless of how their decor changes.
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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2009 07:39:43 AM »

I think it looks good-I really like it with the frame.
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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2009 08:35:07 AM »

Hey, it's the thought that (should) count, right? I think it's adorable. Some people just dont appreciate hand made crafts, grr!!
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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2009 09:13:43 AM »

i actually love the way it looks! aged and handmade! its precious and i would be super happy to receive something like this instead of a toaster oven. dont be so hard on yourself, you're always your worst critic 
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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2009 05:43:27 PM »

thanks you guys.  i really appreciate it.  my dad made the frame, we couldn't find any of the proper hardware for frame-making (vnails) anywhere and the swiqqly bits they reccommended at the hardware store ... suck .. you know just for future reference, don't ever try them.
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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2009 04:53:52 PM »

I think it's lovely, but no, some people don't 'get' homemade gifts *sigh*

One of my dearest friends x-stitched a wedding sampler for me, my nieces x-stitched a prayer pillow for my bridal shower, and I received quilts, x-stitches and crocheted receiving blankets from many family members when my kids were born, and I cherish them all!

Again, it's lovely and you made it with love.  That's good karma,
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« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2009 09:17:10 AM »

it's too bad that you think they don't like it  Sad  Personally, I love it!  The simplicity of your layout and the rustic frame compliment each other well!  Don't let it get you down, you did a great job.
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