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it has been awhile since I posted a comment, but want you to know I read pretty regularly. I love your yearly "awards" and review! You always have interesting ideas and even talk about the weird stuff! Which brings me to that You are Drunk website -- I have not ever gone to it and I doubt that I will, Meaness may be funny to some people, but those people have a sociapathic side I suspect and cannot feel what some of us feel. Keep writing all you write, I totally enjoy it all...
1 year, 11 months ago on 2012 Awesome Crochet Blogger Awards: Best Bilingual Crochet Blog
I donate crocheted items only once a year and make sure it is to a local charity. We have a christmas bureau and food bank in my town so each year in November I take all the scarfs, hats, and other items which includes tote bags and baby afghans over to their facilities. All the things i make, are made from acrylic yarns, and all of those yarns I purchase through thrift shops. I think the idea of using acrylic yarns bought 2nd hand is what keeps me from feeling any sort of resentment of giving! The outlay for the items becomes less its actual cost than the time i spend on the things I give. Also because it is given locally, there is no postage cost and when I take a huge box of things once a year it looks like I am contributing a bonanza! to those in need. It really does make be feel GOOD about what I do and amazingly, i have occasionally seen my handywork on young homeless men and that really gives me a smile! This year, I even got a thank-you note from a young mother (she gave the note to a volunteer at the christmas bureau who then passed it on to me). I have put that note in a plastic sleeve and taped it on the wall by my "crocheting and tv watching" chair - it is an excellent motivator!
2 years, 10 months ago on 12 in ’12 Charity Crochet: 1st Donation