Obligation Stitching: Yes? No? Maybe?
I gave up obligation stitching eight years ago and I am a much happier person for it.
Now I only stitch what I love. For a few years, I even only stitched for me. I still give the occasional gift, but not like how I used to be - where I would stitch something for someone under a deadline and end up hating what I was doing.
There was this Dimensions kit of a southwest scene done in pastel colors that matched my MIL's guest room. I ended up hating it. Even stopped stitching for 2 years. And now everytime I go home, I get to admire it in the bedroom. LOL