Here is some food for thought this morning. If you are making something for charity, what quality of work is acceptable? I am working on a lapghan for a local charity. When I brought it with me to my seniors' craft group, the overwhelming majority opinion was that it was too nice to give away. I took it as a nice compliment on my work. But the overall attitude was that if you are giving something away, it shouldn't be too nice since it might get stolen, it won't be appreciated or taken care of, etc. The prevailing attitude was that "just anything" was fine to give since it was more than the person had before. That bothers me. My thinking is that if a person is already ill or otherwise in need of comfort, they deserve my very best. A simple lapghan can cheer them up, give comfort to the family that someone cares about their loved one, and brighten the day of the dedicated people who are caring for them.
Maybe I have a selfish motive, too. Sometimes I just make things for the sheer pleasure of making them and giving them away is an added benefit for me.
What do you think?