I suspect it happens to you as well. You tat so when a friend or a friend of a friend has a relative who passes away and has thread/supplies, they ask to give it to you. It's kind and I appreciate that they want to give these things to someone will use it. Sometimes the thread is not to my taste or style or it's old/brittle and generally I can comfortably throw it away. But this bag had tatting in it. Some other woman's (probably?) work, some other person's time, some other person's talent.
But what do I do with it? I have a few pieces of tatting which were gifts from others. I cherish them. and they mean something to me. But the ones in the bag don't. Where do these go? I wouldn't display them, I barely display my own. I wouldn't give them as gifts since when I give, I think I'm giving of myself. Donate them? Where?
But I can't bear to throw them away. Suggestions? Are there any crazy quilters who would want them? Or anyone?