What an emotionally busy few weeks it has been.....
I wanted to show you this beautiful book mark tatted by my cousin. I will always treasure this and will be a constant reminder of how much I love my cousin.
DO YOU THINK THAT ALL OF YOUR QUILTS AND ITEMS YOU MAKE ARE TREASURED BY THE PERSON YOU GIVE THEM TO?
Sometimes I feel like I am "Casting my pearls before swine".
Remember that is a parable and the people I give things to are not swine.
Do you think they really appreciate all of the hard work that has gone into it?
Even if I sell my items for less than what my time and supplies cost....at least I know the person really wanted it.
NO EGG THROWING PLEASE!!!
I do know a person that made this beautiful wall hanging for her best of best friends. She was so excited to give it to her but.....do you think that wall hanging is on the wall?
You are right....NO!!!!
When you make something do you get the proper thanks for it? Listen, I want to hear squealing.....I want the earth to shake.
Having said that, some people just don't show emotion. I remember making my mother in law a dress one time. The only way I know she liked it was when she immediately threw it over her clothes. She showed no emotion except for that one act.
So.....what do you say? Maybe fifty percent of all people appreciate what you make for them?
Now....as for myself, I know what goes into making an item.
My sister in law made me the cutest pillow (she crossed stitched it). It eventually wore out and I cut out the cross stitch to preserve it...can't find it but I know how much work she put into it.
All I know is that many times I hear bloggers and friends (which most are bloggers) say that they would rather give an item away than sell it for nothing...... WHAT SAY YOU?