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Thread: most are disappointed with reactions to gifting hand made

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    Super Member fidgety's Avatar
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    My family usually asks each other.. well what will she make us for xmas this year?? I hope I get a....... or a... is the usual ?'s at xmas time.. They love my work and do not snub it..

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    I have the same feeling. So what I do is give things to the local charity - I know those people need it and really appreciate it! Gifts should be gifts. Why do we kill ourselves calling, asking, bla, bla, bla. Just do what's in your heart. Enough said. Happy New Year. :lol:

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    Because you become a quilter....and no matter what family we are born into, quilters will always be a "breed" of their own!

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    I'm almost scared to say this, but just because someone makes something doesn't mean a person has to like it. Maybe it's just not there kind of thing. I know there has been times that I have been given something that I don't particularly care for. A person just needs to give the things to people that you know has seen your work and you can tell how they feel about it. Personally, I think alot of things that people make are a waste of time. But we all have different tastes, and if that's what they enjoy, so be it. If we all liked the same things, I think this would be a pretty boring world.

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    I totally agree with Dreaming. everyone is different and different doesn't mean bad, just different. I'm really weird. I really love the PROCESS. I love fabric shopping, I love cutting and sewing. when i'm done, it's almost like huh, now where did that quilt/bag etc. come from? I was having such a good time making it that I'm disappointed when it's over. I almost never personalize anything. When I give something, 99% of the time I tell them if they don't care for it, please re-gift it to someone who they think would like it. Having said that I will admit that most of my hand mades were well received (or all my friends deserve Oscars). When you are giving a gift, who are you trying to make happy, you or the recipient?

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    Love that quilt, what is the pattern? if you don't mind

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy
    I suppose because we value these lovely gifts so much we hope for a change (sigh). You know the saying "the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results".

    Also, some of us don't have others to give to.
    I love the "saying." One might say it applies to quilting. :lol: I'm lucky to have at least three family members who appear to love my quilted gifts.

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