I don’t get handmade things usually

I make almost every gift by hand so I usually don’t get handmade things.

I did get some knitted socks for my daughter when she was born that came for a person from my parents church. I have known her for 30 years but only seen her a few times in the past 20 since I have been an adult.

That was the most wonderful gift not to mention warm for my daughter who hates to be cold.

I will cherish them until it is time to pass them to her.

I am not sure why people don’t give me handmade gifts I appreciate them that much more.

Thanks Sharon



  1. granonine · November 14, 2014

    Maybe it’s because others feel the quality of their handmade items isn’t quite as good as yours 🙂 I love to make handmade gifts, but rarely get them. My mom used to make things for me. I was told once that the things I make are such good quality that the other person felt she could never match the quality. It just doesn’t matter to me–I like knowing someone took the time and had the thoughtfulness to create something. I will say, though, that the gifts I receive are all wonderful and filled with thought. Can’t complain!

    • Rambling · November 14, 2014

      I am totally with you. I even buy hand made quilts at the thrift store even if I don’t need them because that $10 was someone’s heart. Unfortunately I never got to have any of my grandmothers quilts I wish I had but I feel a bit better that I might have saved someone’s hard work from being trashed.

      • granonine · November 14, 2014

        I’m delighted to have a quilt that my GREAT-grandmother hand-quilted over 100 years ago! What a precious keepsake.

  2. Aruna @RipplesnReflections · November 14, 2014

    I hope you get one – soooon

  3. timelesslady · November 14, 2014

    They are probably in awe of your abilities at creating and are afraid their own attempts won’t measure up.

  4. Lourdes Mint · November 14, 2014

    I make some gifts by hand but I’m not a confident gift-shopper/chooser, so I usually only do it if someone asks me. My sister asked me, finally, and I was so surprised and flattered. The platter I made is the “centerpiece” of her kitchen, she says. Wow. Not sure this directly applies…

    Anyway, maybe people assume that because you’re so crafty (or whatever adj. you might prefer there) yourself that they can’t measure up. What if you were to especially request HANDMADE gifts this year? I mean, let people know how much you’d like/prefer that if they feel so inclined. Some WON’T of course, but some may take you up on it.

    • Rambling · November 14, 2014

      That is a wonderful story unfortunately most people I know are not artistic (according to them not me) one of my cousins said am I the only one who doesn’t know what rickrack is? She wasn’t. She then told everyone that she liked stuff new from the store so she knows where it has been and she can get exactly what she wants and it fits her. I chose to ignore that comment but was laughing apparently she never considered the sweat shop that her designer jeans that fit her and the other size 2’s perfectly. My poor size 8 has curves weather the fashion industry says so or not therefor I have to make or alter stuff.
      Thanks again for sharing.

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  7. rehmanjafar · November 15, 2014

    That was pretty much my case,I just couldn’t write anything because I rarely get gifts.

  8. rondag · November 15, 2014

    The best handmade gift I’ve received were not intended as gifts, but rather letters written by my sons, both grown. Ross who’s 27 and John, age 18. They both wrote me letters of apology. Long, heartfelt and cherished. My oldest wrote a poem entitled “Mom”, and it was so moving I’ve framed it. My career as a writer may fumble and sputter, but the words fr the heart are the best gift a Mom could hope for.

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