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    I've got neat grand kids, they only want something hand made or very old that belonged to some of the old folks no longer with us.
    Step kids and stepGKs too, guess I'm just really lucky.

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    I would have said "Hey if you don't like them, give them back to me and I will sell these, and you don't get anything."

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    I am so sorry your family felt that way about all your hard work. I think reactions like that are why I am hesitant about making things for family and friends sometimes. But for the most part, my family loves what I make them. Especially my grandbabies. They love to cuddle under quilts made by Mamaw.

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    Hi,

    Sorry that you got that reaction from your family.....been there, know how you feel!
    It's that way with quilts also....people who don't quilt don't have a clue the time and money that goes into a quilt.
    I have many purses I made and love em all!

    Bev

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    That is so sad. Some people just don't appreciate what you do for them.

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    So sorry :cry: :cry: :cry:

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    I'm so very sorry this happened to you. I was raised that you expressed sincere appreciation to the giver of a gift whether you liked it or not. It's the thought that counts. I'm constantly shaking my head at how people act nowdays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaigai
    I'm so very sorry this happened to you. I was raised that you expressed sincere appreciation to the giver of a gift whether you liked it or not. It's the thought that counts. I'm constantly shaking my head at how people act nowdays.
    Me too. Sorry that happened. Its frustrating. You could take them all back and send me 1. :thumbup:

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    Bless your heart, I'm so sorry they treated your loving gifts that way, just don't make them anything else, and someday they will come to regret it I'm sure.

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    Sorry, I made them a few yrs ago..my DIL asked me to make another for her(she used it til it was worn out) and my SIL's sister wanted me to make them for her to sell...I laughed and told here how much they would cost her...she changed her mind

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    Rude rude rude.

    Hold your head up.
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    So incredibly sorry that the family gave you such rude and unappreciative reactions.
    That happened in our family, too. So no more quilts for the adults. I have made a few for the newborns because I love making quilts and just want them to have them {{love}}.
    I can only hazard a guess that people who do not craft/sew/quilt are clueless about the thought, time and effort that is put into these gifts. Not to mention your heart felt love and spirit.

    What kind of purse(s) do you like to make? Do you have one/two now-so that you could post a picture?

    Happy New Year to you.

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    (grrrrr).......don't yeah just want to.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbm
    then adopt me. I love anything handmade and truly appreciate the hard work put into it.

    That said- my dil made me a bow tucks purse. I LOVE it!
    Me too! i love homemde gifts!

    my DD didn't have money for gifts this year, so she knitted everyone in the family scarfs! ( i sent coupons for her to florida) they were all loved!

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    Hi sorry I don't do it at akk anymore. I found one of mine full of cigarette holes at A relatines houise. However my daighter came for xmas she has 3 of my quilts and really appreciates. them and wabted to take 4 more
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    Sadly not all appreciate what goes into homemade gifts... I sorry you had to experience such a situation... They should have realized how much it means when one makes gifts ~ much more meaningful than any store bought, but not all do..... I sure do and thankfully my family does too.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk
    Oh geez,

    Take them all back and send them to us.......lol
    I so agree with you !!!

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    I know the feeling. I made dresses for my GD's ages 1,2, & 5 and haven't heard a word from their moms.

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    Sometimes it's the color or style that just doesn't suit. I received a purse from a friend this year. I will use it when I see her, but it is not "me." I hate to be ungrateful because I know she worked hard on it, but it just isn't my taste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ftkls501
    I am no longer going to make pureses for family I worked soooo hard getting every one a purse to only have them not like them. They were like oh ths is what you got us? It is not what i expected exspeacially after working so hard but one thing i have learned it is not their thing. I felt like i worked for nothing. I wish they could know how much work and love went into them.
    Oh Dear...Last Christmas I did the same thing making quilted and hand embroidered totes for each lady or girl in my family...about 17!!! Most did not appreciate them at all, and two of them left them behind, and when I asked them about why they didn't take them, they denigned not taking them, but I had them....so I decided I'd keep them for myself since I hadn't made any for myself! I just could not believe they didn't appreciate atleast my efforts! Even a couple of my granddaughters acted like they were dumb. They were beautiful! The funny thing is that several of the men in my family were actually upset I had not made them one...and they meant it! Go figure!!!

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    I have been in the same spot.We now give because we want too. not because they are our family and freinds.Don't give up hope. You made it with love and if they give it away to some one who really likes it more,that is a blessing to. I always add with a gift that they are welcome to share it if it isn't them. That way they can share it with out guilt and instead of being upset i see them sharing my gift of love.
    Other wise I seam to bbbb for months on end about all the work of love and how come they did not like it? Giving should never make you feel bad.
    Now I will say ..You could adopt us too.
    chrissy b

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    I made "professional totes" for daughters and daughters-in-law for Christmas this year. Three have really loved them and have been excited to start using them. The 4th, I've heard nothing from. Of course, I do realize there has been no time for a Thank you note to get here, but the other distant one made a quick phone call. And I need to learn patience.

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    i also am sorry that all your had work went unappreciated.

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    If you feel the need to make something for the gals in the future, make a small cosmetic bag. Just may have a better chance of it being used. Purses are sooo personal. So are totes.Sorry for what you went thru. Know it hurts alot.

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    I'm so sorry that happened. I used to make things for part of my family and they would say, oh if you didn't have the money to buy us something, you should just say so. Now I make things for people that will enjoy them and buy things for those who don't. Your purses are beautiful and most people would be proud to carry one. If you count up all the desires for them on this site, then you didn't make enough of those gorgeous bags. So don't let those poor people who lack manners ruin your day.

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