She Wanted To Gift Her Brother-In-Law Unique And Handmade Crocheted Items But Then She Discovered That The Bride-To-Be Made Snide Comments About Her Craft

An avid crocheter recently questioned whether she would be wrong to consider a lesser gift for her brother-in-law’s wedding after discovering how much the bride-to-be hated the crochet items she usually gifted to the family. Here’s what she had to say.

She Was a Talented Crochet Artist

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The 54-year-old woman was very skilled at crocheting. She loved making things with yarn and was proud of her abilities and creations. She said that many people considered her work to be of museum standard.

Her Husband’s Family

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The woman had been married to her husband, John, for over 17 years, and they’d been together for 23 ether. Her husband had a sister named Samantha and two younger half-brothers, Rob and Seth.

She Had a Passion for Crocheting

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She loved to crochet and often made things for her family. She had created unique items for her sister-in-law Samantha, mother-in-law, and other relatives. When her husband’s brother Rob married Joanne three years ago, she and her husband bought them gifts from their wedding registry, which cost around $25.

She Made Gifts for Rob’s Wedding

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“I also got them a set of napkin rings, & made them a matching set of 8 coasters, 8 napkins & a tablecloth. Between store-bought items/materials purchased/time invested, I’d value the whole gift at over $5K,” she said. But all she got was a thank-you note from Rob. His wife Joanne, however, didn’t like the crocheted items and preferred store-bought things.

She Didn’t Feel Appreciated

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A year after their wedding, Rob and Joanne had a baby named Charlie. Despite the woman battling cancer and going through chemotherapy, she made two baby afghans for the baby shower. She couldn’t attend but sent the gifts through her mother-in-law. Once again, she didn’t receive a thank-you from Joanne.

She Got a Rude Message

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Sometime later, she also made a cute baby sweater for Charlie and sent it the same way. But then, Joanne sent her a rude message, saying she didn’t like the bright colors and wanted more muted colors next time.

There Was Another Upcoming Wedding

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Now, Seth, her husband’s youngest brother, was getting married to Diana. She planned to buy a few small items from their wedding registry and make them a special tablecloth with a different pattern. However, she heard from her mother-in-law and Samantha that homemade gifts might not be appreciated.

Hurtful Comments Were Made

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The woman’s sister-in-law Samantha had overheard Diana and Joanne’s conversation. “I’m hearing from Mother-in-law & Samantha that the last time they babysat for Charlie, Diana & Joanne were complaining about the ornaments, laughing about the “kitschy handmade crap” I’d made for Rob & Joanne’s wedding & saying how Diana would likely get the same,” she said.

Was She Right?

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The woman was unsure now about whether or not she should still gift Seth and Diana the tablecloth she planned to make. She thought about just buying something small from their registry instead and giving the tablecloth to her best friend, who she felt would appreciate it more. She felt torn about what to do and asked the internet for advice.

People Online Reacted

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One person said, “Save your talent and the love that goes into them for those that appreciate the gifts. If Seth says anything, just tell him that you understand Diane doesn’t prefer homemade gifts, and you respect that.”

Another person said, “I came here to say that you should only give handmade items to those who express interest in your work. Personally, I dislike anything crocheted.”

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