Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
Hello quilters! As I said the other day in my post, I have just completed my bachelor's degree in nursing after starting in the field in 1979. After getting my associate's degree in 1981, I was in the process of getting my BSN when I became pregnant with my first child in 1988. I have spent the better part of the last 2 years taking both online and traditional classes. There is such a weight now lifted off my shoulders!! On my days off, I actually have nothing to do!! It's so wonderful. Now all the projects that I have been hoarding fabric for for the past 2 years can finally be started, and I may not emerge from my sewing room for days!
While I am at it, I would like opinions on a situation I have. My husband's nephew and his wife are expecting their first child in July. They were married last september but I was unable to attend the wedding so I have never met the bride (they live in my husband's home town of New Orleans). I received a baby shower invitation and sent 2 blankets that I embroiderd on my embroidery machine with a large design and the baby's name. I also started a quilt for the baby. When I did not hear any response about the gift I sent ( this was about a month ago), I asked her on facebook if she had received the gift. No response.
I am now very disinclined to complete and give the quilt to this ungrateful and rude neice-in-law. While I understand that very few people will truly appreciate the value of a quilt I am loathe to spend so much time and money on something that will not be anknowledged and will probably end up in a Goodwill pile.
Am I being oversensitive?? Should I complete the quilt and give it to her anyway? Should I give the quilt to someone else and just give the neice a store bought something when the baby comes? Should I just write her off completely??
There is a wedding in October for another neice that all of us are planning to attend so I will be seeing everyone there. Thanks in advance for your opinions!