Thursday, January 19, 2017

Common Courtsey

Just going to put this out there as we all have blogs for different reasons, and enjoy visitors.  I started mine solely to just track my personal journey back to sewing.  We all have different styles, views and personalities, and thats what I love about readings others blogs, as well as inspiration!

Enjoy visitors, comments, can can even take constructive criticism.  Why I welcome someone telling me that my outfit looks like clown clothes.  But what I can't accept is when someone attacks someone personally.  My style right now while its not couture, its my style and fits my life.  There is a reason why I approve comments before they are  posted, and this is the reason.  So with that said....please when visiting someone's blog....common courtsey....IF you can't say something nice..don't say nothing at all.

Sorry for the small rant...but just had to put this out there!

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  1. Oh my, I am so sorry. You are so lovely and sweet. I don't know how anyone could ever have the nerve to say something negative to you. Just know that there are many of us who support all that you do. And please know that I for one thinknthe world of you ❤️❤️❤️

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    1. Awe thank you Rhonda! Thank you for the kind and supportive words. I think the world of you too! Looking forward to when you visit Houston again.

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  2. I'm so sorry for the nasty comments made to you. I will keep this person in my prayers for healing as it seems they are in need. Your clothes are lovely not at all clownish & similar to many of mine Blessings, Baa

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    1. Thank you so much and glad we have similar styles!

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  3. Shame, SHAME on that person! You keep sewing what you want and like--that's what I do----its' what I LIKE not what SOME ELSE LIKES. Hang in and don't let these types get you down!!

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    1. Thank you Linda! You are so right we have to sew what works for us and not someone else! Not going to let anyone rain on my parade thats for sure!

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  4. Sorry to read that some negative Nellie spewed judgement at you. Heartened to think that you're moving right on past it. Your style is your own, your clothes fit you well & you sew beautifully. Love the pop of color on the upcycled yellow chair! Found you via Rhonda's Creative Life. Sending you big hugs from NJ. xoxo

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    1. Thank you Reetay for the lovey words of encouragement. No negative Nellie going to bring me down! Hugz back from Texas

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  5. I do not know what someone said but please know that although I do not comment, I love reading your blog. Some people are so damaged that they reach out and spread bad feelings through the universe. We need to pity them Because your blog is was you want it to be and I, personally, think it is lovely.

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    1. Thank you Kathryn, your kind words are appreciated!

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  6. Well said! I'm sorry you had to deal with a web troll. Bad things happen to the best of us!

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    1. So true Brenda, and we just have to pick ourselves up and brush ourselves off and go on with life.

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  7. Diane, there are many mean spirited people in the world. Fortunately, the sewing community is just that, a community. You have people from all corners of the world, interested in all types of sewing/knitting/crafts and the main thing they have in common is interest in and encouragement for, other members' effort. Please don't be too hurt by this obnoxious person's comments. She is not representative of the community. It takes a nasty person bent on creating havoc to go to these lengths to hurt someone. Don't let her succeed. You have many admirers and people who just like to see what you have accomplished lately. They may not write to comment, (I don't always), but I follow blogs for a reason, the subject is something I am interested in.
    People like this person do not really belong in any community. Rude, disrespectful people do not deserve a moment of your time. You take care.

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  8. That is terrible. Imagine this cruel person spending their life stewing away in hatred and feeling the need to bring others down. It makes me feel sorry for them.
    On the positive side, I've now found your blog. I see you are planning to make the toaster sweater - I just made one of each version and love them both (but add some length to #2 if you you don't want it cropped. I added 2" and I am only 5'6".
    Rena

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    1. Correct sometimes, I feel sorry for people who can only find negative in life.

      I have my toaster sweater cut out, I cut a larger size because it looked close fitting, and wanted a little looser. Love the look of this sweater, and think it will be a TNT for me! Would love to see yours.

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  9. Hello I've just found your blog and I see we have a similar approach to sewing and clothes- which means you must have excellent taste ;) so I'm going to enjoy regularly reading your sewing adventures!

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    1. Thank you Minuit! Great minds think the same. Look forward to hearing from you!

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  10. Your style is lovely, optimistic, and an inspiration to all sewists. Shame on the person who left that absurd comment and keep on sewing! We all enjoy and look forward to your posts.

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    1. Thank you for your lovely words of encouragement.

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  11. So sorry you got a hateful comment. Hate seems to be rampant in our country now. Looking through recent posts of yours I really like your tops. You have nailed a really nice casual top to wear everyday. I am not one for full sleeves but I even liked that one on you. Also the ones with the bands at the bottom of the sleeves and body. Keep on turning them out. Even when I have a wadder, I learn from it and I get better at turning out clothes for me. Enjoy the journey!

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    1. Thank you Paula. Like you, I learn from my wadders and trust me I have several, just don't write about them.

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  12. I came by from Rhonda's site...so sorry you were attacked for no reason. I have met some people who can only feel bigger by stepping on someone else. This wad totally undeserved. I am only getting comfortable recently with making any comments at all because I was afraid I would come across as rude. But I guess I needn't have worried since I try not to criticize... since I do frequently make closings clothes- but I am getting better and appreciate the inspiring people like you who share. Thanks. For sharing your normal good, and that poor persons bad.

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    1. So true! I encourage you to go ahead and leave comments, and I am sure you will not come across rude. I too love to read other blogs for inspiration. Please stop back by!

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  13. I'm so sorry to hear that a rude person attacked you and your style. There is simply no room for such behavior! We sewists need to support each other.

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    1. Thanks you sewingkm and yes we do sewist need to support each other!

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  14. I am sorry that you were the recipient of unkind comments. Your clothes do not look like clown clothes, they are rather inspiring! Please continue to blog and do not let unkind words stifle your creativity. Thank you for your blog
    Marie

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    1. Thank you Maria for the words of encouragement.

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  15. I heard about the rant you went through. I read blogs to learn and have fun. It is very rare I don't see something I can take and use, whether a technique or style. Everything adds to my day and knowledge. I thank you for sharing your makes and please don't stop doing what you do. My heart is with you. Karen in Illinois

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    1. Hi Karen, thank you for your supportive message!

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  16. Hi. I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to have a blog, post your projects, and talk about sewing in your life. I enjoy your blog, and hope you can continue to find enjoyment in posting to it.

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    1. Hi Julia, Glad you enjoy my blog, and am going to continue to post. Please do stop back by, and Thank you!

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  17. When my district was on strike, charming folks would drive by the picket lines and hurl invective our way. One of my clever colleagues would always respond, "Oh, thank you so much. You're so kind." The bullies would be tearing their hair out and screaming even louder as she smiled, waved and thanked them again. Such sweet revenge. If you can bring yourself to do it, it just might shut them down to "Kill them with kindness." Thank them for taking the time out of their busy days, thank them for caring, thank them for wanting you to be the best you can be. Wish them the opportunity to receive such uplifting posts. Click send, be thankful that they don't live in your house, and have a wonderful life! One good thing to come of your unfortunate bullying? A blogger wrote about you and I found your site. Enjoy the weekend.

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    1. Hi Judy You are so right kill with with kindness, and leave them speechless! Glad you found my blog, and Thank you for Rhonda! I think her blog was one of the first I started following, have learned so much from her.

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  18. I am sorry that this happened to you. This type of behavior is one of the things that prevents me from using most social media. I hope that despite the trend toward saying highly negative things that we at least try to be more circumspect and kinder to one another.

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    1. Completely agree with you Cindy. I think alot of people believe that because of social media they can be as rude and nasty as they want, but not true. Thank you again!

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  19. I've just come to visit for the first time thanks to Rhonda Buss's blog. I have been in your shoes and can promise I will only pass kindness along when I visit. I look forward to following your journey and will search out some of your older posts. I just know I will enjoy them.

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    1. Hi Bunny thank you for stopping by via Rhonda's blog. Sorry to hear you have been through this. There is not reason, but there are those people out there. Thank you for you kind words and please do stop back by!

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  20. You know, I'm looking and looking and I don't see any red noses or big shoes here... where are the clown clothes?? LOL! I think your clothes are lovely and useful and they are made for YOU!

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    1. HaHa Thank you Summer and yes they are made my me. Thank you for the sweet comment.

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  21. Yes.yes,yes... If you can't say something nice/don't say anything at all.
    Diane, you make some beautiful garments [and sew really well].. You make some everyday useful clothes [which we all need] ... I have seen nothing that looked like a clown.. Our blogs are our worlds.. and what we enjoy.. I am now 62 yrs old, retired and dress a lot differently than when I was working.. that being said, I enjoy the sewing...not the style.. Why??? do we have to sew what others might deem "good sewing, stylish, or what they are enjoying at the time?". I quiet frequently sew things for my grandchildren [and have had people say, they don't like to look at children's clothes, the blog should be about my sewing??? I blog about sewing for Emily's mission-- because I am proud of her... I blog about my sweet hubby.... because I like him..lol--- I blog about my cleaning tips/schedules,etc...because this helps me keep things done. lol. What I am trying to say............. Whatever we sew or whatever we blog about.. is our hearts.. Be kind.. Be caring.. And Remember, God loves us and would have us to treat others the way we want to be treated..

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    1. Judy you are so right! Thank you for the kind words.

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