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Old 11-27-2011, 10:23 AM   #11
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Yesterday I was explaining to someone why i felt the urge to donate time, money, and effort in knitting items to worthy causes. This woman then told me it was useless to give handmade 'stuff' but rather go out and by 'new products'. I am confused now, if it's charity and a hobby, aren't I being productive either way? She kinda made me rethink motives/priorities, but then I realized I have compassion and someone if only one person/animal shows happiness/warmth then my task is completed. Thank you.
Your are doing good productive work, lots of people love hand knitting but so many people cannot knit. This lady reminds me of the people from one of our affluent cities that give their old clothes and broken toys to chartiy drive and think they are being so good giving to quote 'those poor people'. Keep up your good work and enjoy what you do.

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Old 11-27-2011, 03:15 PM   #12
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Should she ever find herself in the same place as those in need (real need), she'll think differently and hopefully appreciate anything someone else would do for her. Even a stranger.

We just came through the Thanksgiving holiday, but I wonder just how many people are truly grateful for what they have. A lot of people have no concept of what gratitude and thankfulness mean.
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:35 PM   #13
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Many people who need warm clothing etc love that the items they receive have been made by another human, someone who cared enough to make it. Store bought is just that, someone took a few minutes and their money to buy something for them. Appreciated but not filled with love like handmade.

I remember years ago a friend of mine who used to take leprosy bandages to the colonies in India, told me that the people who received them would be SO grateful and shocked that someone took all that time to make their bandages. They often would hug them and with tears in their eyes, would say a prayer for the knitter.

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Many people who need warm clothing etc love that the items they receive have been made by another human, someone who cared enough to make it. Store bought is just that, someone took a few minutes and their money to buy something for them. Appreciated but not filled with love like handmade.

I remember years ago a friend of mine who used to take leprosy bandages to the colonies in India, told me that the people who received them would be SO grateful and shocked that someone took all that time to make their bandages. They often would hug them and with tears in their eyes, would say a prayer for the knitter.

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Well, pass this on to your "friend", let's see what happens? https://givingfirst.org/index.php?se...namic&cmsID=36
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It's been my experience, that whenever I've given a hand-made knitted item to someone they have always appreciated that I had taken the time to make them something myself. Keep up
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Many people who do not give will criticize those who do or make an excuse why they don't give. I am guessing that this lady is someone who shoots down people any chance she can get and then offers what she says is " a better way" whether she actually believes it of not. She really is not worth your anger. Glad to hear that you help others out so.
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You have a talent that God has given you. We were called to use our talents, not hide them away, just as Christ showed us in the parable of the servants who invested and increased their talents v the one who buried his away. Using your talents to help others is a noble thing. She expressed just one person's narrow-minded opinion. If homemade items are worthless then why are quilt shows and craft shows always so crowded? Please be encouraged to continue using your talents to help others and hold your head high in doing so. Good bless!
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Somebody once told me how jealous she was of me that I always wore hand knitted jumpers.

I always thought that handmade was the best quality.

Look how much you have to pay for hand finished suits and shoes!

Tell that lady about Savile Row.
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