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Wedding Gift

I am feeling so OLD this morning.  I made a wedding quilt that my sister and Dan had commiioned for his nieces wedding. Barbara and Dan were very involved in the pattern and color selection, it turned out great and Barbara and Dan loved it.  In fact Dan gave me $1500.00 for making it!!!!!  Talk about overwhelmed.  The wedding was the first weekend of September.  I asked Barbara last week if she or Dan had heard from the bride about the quilt, nope not a word.  Now here is why I feel old, in my day thank you notes MUST be sent out within 6 weeks!!!!!!  Nowadays those thing have gone by the wayside and for that I am so sad.  Good manners should never go out of style.  My sisters and I always called my mom Emily Post, I mentioned that to someone the other day and they wanted to know who Emily was, sigh.  Anyway here is the quilt.  Pattern is Metro Link and it is done all in batiks and backed in flannel.  Dan wrote the hiku and the wording for the label.

Here is the back

The labels





Spudgrandma said:

Very pretty Elizabeth and I think that Thank yous come much later these days.

# October 23, 2012 1:52 PM

Dennise Sheppard said:

Elizabeth.  Your quilt is very nice.  I too believe the "thank yous" will come later.  My new Daughter in Law waited almost a year to send hers out because she was waiting for the photographer to complete her photo order to include a photo in each thank you.  No excuse in my book, I agree with you.  As soon as you receive a gift, a thank you goes in the mail.  She could have always sent to photo later as well.  In the "olden" days, if we borrowed a cup of sugar, an egg, flour, etc from a neighbor, it was promptly returned two fold.  Yes, those were the days of appreciation.  Today's youth are not being taught the same values as we had.  Don't give up on them, they are OUR future.  Keep praying for them.  I'm sure we were different from our parents too.  

# October 23, 2012 6:37 PM

Patricia Faye said:

I'm fortunate to have a wonderful daughter in law who is extremely well trained & she did send out the thank you cards within 2-6 of the wedding.  She also "helps" her husband (my son) to remember birthdays & Christmas cards/gifts for his side of the family!  She's a keeper.

I agree with Dennise that many children aren't being taught the same values as we were.  If you haven't heard from them within 6 months, I think I'd send a note asking if they received the quilt!

# October 23, 2012 10:15 PM