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hillstreetmama
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Posted - 03/06/2013 :  06:15:00 AM  Show Profile Send hillstreetmama a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Years ago, I made a lovely scarf for a friend. We were at a school event, and coats were left in the hall on racks. When we went back for our coats, the new scarf was gone. She asked me to make her another, but my heart wasn't in it and I never did.

Jan
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agnesgooch
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573 Posts

Posted - 03/09/2013 :  5:39:54 PM  Show Profile Send agnesgooch a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jessica-Jean

Stolen knits? Yep.
First was not a knit, but the gorgeous yarn my mother'd bought for me on her one trip overseas. She'd gone to Scotland and bought loads of yarn for me, but some baggage handler at one airport or another broke into her locked luggage and removed the wool.
Second was a poncho I'd made for my daughter. She'd found it too warm during the afternoon recess and had hung it on the school-yard fence. Poof! Gone. I still have some of the yarn that was intended to enlarge it for her when she'd grown; she was in 1st grade then.
Third was a second poncho this time made by my mother for me. It was nearing completion and - because I'm a big woman (6', ~250 pounds) - it had its own very large tote bag. She'd put the bag up on top of the coat rack in a restaurant, but it was never seen again.

Theives abound everywhere. Jesus may have said that the poor will always be with us, but He neglected to mention that theives would be also. ;)

I've caught two women pulling up plants from my postage-stamp-sized garden. They were upset that I didn't let them make off with my plants! No accounting for some folks lack of couth.



The attempted plant theft really blew my mind, but does not surprise me. I have lived in apartments my whole adult life. In our last apartment you would not believe what was stolen.

My husband returned one morning from taking me to work to find that someone had stolen our Brussels Sprout plant in a pot next to our front door. One Thanksgiving Sunday we noticed that someone had made off with a Norfolk Island pine tree (again, right outside our front door).

The real head scratcher occurred on another Thanksgiving morning. I was sleeping when my husband rushed into the bedroom to retrieve his shotgun. Believe me, I was suddenly awake! Apparently a group of people were leaving to go to some family gathering when they decided to take some of my husband's potted plants with them. My husband went out there with the shotgun and told them to drop them! They did! One of them set the plants he had down and ran out of there. Another commented that he wasn't going to die over some plants. Little did they know that the gun wasn't loaded.

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lucybug
Warming Up

USA
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Posted - 03/10/2013 :  3:55:42 PM  Show Profile Send lucybug a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It's heart breaking to hear about hand-knits being stolen and unconscienable to hear that knitters would do it. Talking about other things being stolen our next door neighbor told us that when his lab escaped he would come home with shoes and boots that he would take from neighbors porches. They didn't know who they belonged to so would leave them by the mailboxes.

Pam in the Colorado mountains
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donnawatk
Seriously Hooked

760 Posts

Posted - 03/11/2013 :  03:38:04 AM  Show Profile Send donnawatk a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Lucybug, Thats funny In my younger years our dog made us keep thing off the floor because he would steal any thing and take it to the back yard. Thats a dog that didn't know any better. I dont think I would be so quick to forgive another knitter.Donna

PS That dog owners are trying to return what he took and thats a plus.
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kare
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Posted - 03/14/2013 :  5:50:19 PM  Show Profile Send kare a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It was so sad to hear about hand-knits being stolen...and especially that a knitter would do this. Goodness, I know how much work goes into making something knitted and how heart breaking it would be to have it stolen. I don't know that I've had anything actually stolen, just left on a bus or at a park and by the time I realized where I perhaps left it...of course, by the next day, it was gone...and I only hoped that maybe a homeless person came by and really needed it to keep warm that night.
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Lynne604
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USA
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Posted - 05/06/2013 :  09:52:02 AM  Show Profile Send Lynne604 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It saddens me so much that thieves are in churches. So many things have gone missing from my church that there isn't room to list it all. At one point, someone was even taking the extra rolls of toilet paper from the restrooms!
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donnawatk
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Posted - 05/10/2013 :  04:37:57 AM  Show Profile Send donnawatk a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Lynne604, I just heard a lady say somebody stole her bible while she was standing at the alter. I also had my picture frame stolen of my desk at work it had my childrens pictures in it, and flowers that my boss sent for Tech week. It turn out to be a co-worker that was stealing, I lock everything up now. I cant tell you how many times they have stolen lunches from the frig. Donna
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hillstreetmama
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Posted - 05/17/2013 :  9:14:34 PM  Show Profile Send hillstreetmama a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Years ago, we lost our third child. I made a handmade wreath for her grave and put it out Memorial weekend. Yep, it was stolen. Ever since then, anything I put on her grave is clearly marked "stolen from the grave of ...." I've not lost anything since.

Jan
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