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1/10/17 4:47 P

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Most of what I make gets appreciated. Usually the gifts are afghans, socks, that type of thing, and usually for family. I have made baby gifts for coworkers, friends, and my doctor when she was waiting for her first grandchild, and I know they've all been appreciated. But it's disgusting when people take your hard work and what is truly a labor of love and don't appreciate it.

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Becky

May I deal with honour, may I act with courage, may I achieve humility.--Dick Francis

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
--Antoine de Saint-Exupery



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1/8/17 8:38 P

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That is so aweful!

I only make things for people close to me - plus, I'm far too slow to be busting out gifts left and right.

I also have only made stuff for people when they've requested it. I would take it far too personally if I made stuff for people and never saw them using it!

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1/8/17 8:32 P

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I no longer give gifts that I've made to people either, too much of the time I'm never even thanked for them or see them being worn. My time is way to valuable for that!!!!

Guess this has happened to many of us.

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1/8/17 4:20 P

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Most of the things I have made as gifts have been for family. It has been hit and miss--sometimes they love them and actually wear them (although they don't always remember to tell me) and sometimes I am sure the items are in a drawer somewhere never to be seen by light of day!

~Barbara~

"What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say....Ralph Waldo Emerson"


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1/8/17 3:20 P

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I made a felted bag and gave it to my sister in law one year. I never heard anything about it (or any of the other gifts we sent to them). The following summer, I was talking to my mom about something that I was knitting while she was up and she finally acknowledged that she had it. She said that she gets complements every time that she uses it. For that reason, I do not give gifts of my knitting.

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for all those who have made a gift from the heart and it was not appreciated you will understand this post

I copied pasted from a friend.who actually had a sweater I knitted handed back to me.
"If YOU did NOT get a Hand Crocheted gift from me at Christmas 2016, then check the list of possible reasons to see if any of these may have been the reason.

LIST of POSSIBLE REASONS:
1: The last hand crocheted gift you received, you never wore.
2: You have been known to have said that Crochet was a dumb thing for anyone to waste time on.
3: You are ASHAMED to be seen wearing anything handmade by anyone.
4: You tell everyone that I only give you stuff I made that no one else wants.
5: You only contact me when you NEED my help or to complain about what I made.
6: You tell everyone that sees the last handmade gift I gave you, that is was a gag gift from a party you went to.
7: The only interest you have in me, is what's in it for you.
8: You regifted it even before you got it home.
9: You complained to a lot of people that it was the wrong color, even though you said you wanted that color to start with.
10: You used the hat I made you as a rag to wash that big 4-wheel drive truck you got all muddy."
I would like to say that many of these are reason I no longer make items for gifts. I would love to share items that I put a lot of thought and energy into to give to those that I love. Too often the above reasons are what I get in return and it hurts more than you can imagine. I have had items laughed at and tossed aside. Please taken the time to thank those that made items for you. They spent a lot of time and energy making them.

Everybody tells me that they would love to knit, but they don't have time. I look at people's lives and I can see opportunity and time for knitting all over the place. The time spent riding the bus each day? That's a pair of socks over a month. Waiting in line? Mittens. Watching TV? Buckets of wasted time that could be an exquisite lace shawl. ~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much A true friend reaches for your hand but touches your hea


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