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    Don't you hate that?!

    Hello girls!
    I need to share this.
    A friend came over a few days ago, and I showed a gift I was making to my daughter's teacher, I was so excited about that gift. And, this friend says, yes nice, and in a heart beat changed subjects! I know people doesn't have to love patchwork as I do, but I can't help myself feeling frustrated. Don't you hate that?! not having the same enthusiasm back?!
    Virginia

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    Yes, totally understand that Virginia!
    I work at a school and when they ask what I did over the weekend and I say worked on some quilting, they give me that blank look and change the subject. Of course I am excited that I found the time to work on something!

    WE all get excited here when you tell us, so - their loss, our gain!

    Hugs,
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    What if you woke up today and the only things you had were the things you thanked God for yesterday? :icon_hug:quilting trish

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      #3
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      Try telling a bunch of 20 year, male engineering students. They just look at you with a confused look and then go get another beer
      Quilting through the dull times
      northstarquilting.blogspot.com

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        I've experienced this many times, but my alternative is that I tell them I went shooting for the weekend...in a country that is getting to be very anti shooting that is almost as bad as saying I spent the weekend quilting. A little sad as I do both quite well and it's nice to share your achievements and disappointing to not receive a positive response.
        Lynn

        "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain" Anonymous.

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          #5
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          yep.... show us! we would love to see it!!
          Two of my favorite things, to encourage and to be encouraged
          hugs, Suzi
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          it's what i do when i'm not here sewing with you

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            #6
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            I totally agree! Some people just aren't interested in anything but themselves. Show us Virginia we would love to see it!!
            Saundra

            May your troubles be less and your blessings be more and nothing but happiness come through your door! God bless the USA!:icon_wave:

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              Originally posted by jrchapman View Post
              Try telling a bunch of 20 year, male engineering students. They just look at you with a confused look and then go get another beer
              My daughter doesn't quilt but she loves to go to quilt shows. When they asked her one time what she did over the weekend and she told them she went to a show they made fun of her and said isn't quilting for old ladies. I have told her about you and some other younger people who quilt. She said not to worry because a lot of them are older than her and still act like high schoolers and she really doesn't care if they laugh or not.

              So yea Virginia you show us -we want to see what you make!
              Shelia

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                I shoot & quilt too. I am relatively new at the shooting, but after a few things that have happened here on the farm, I decided that I needed to know how to use the firearms we have. It doesn't do me any good to not know how to, or be afraid of using them when we have a predator in the pasture. People quit asking me what I did over the weekend a long time ago. My answers range from canning, gardening, quilting, splitting firewood, & shoveling manure to castrating & tattooing this year's crop of goat kids. The last one really makes the guys stop asking!

                The other thing that irks me is careless disregard for my quilted gifts. Some things are meant to be used and abused, and they are built that way. The quilt I made for you is NOT to be thrown on the floor & used as a dog bed or worse. I guess I would rather know they have no interest in my hobby, than make the mistake of giving them something I lovingly created that they will totally treat like a thrift store rag.
                I'll get off my soap box now....
                Be who you are and say what you feel
                because those who mind don't matter,
                and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Seuss

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                  #9
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                  Originally posted by Texsam View Post
                  My daughter doesn't quilt but she loves to go to quilt shows.
                  I took a boyfriend to the quilt museum in York. He really didn't want to go but at the end of the day he said it was the best thing we did all day. Considering we'd gone to his favourite viking museum and the York dungeons I think it won him over. It'll probably be a while before he sits down at a sewing machine but you never know....
                  Quilting through the dull times
                  northstarquilting.blogspot.com

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                    Originally posted by toggpine View Post
                    The other thing that irks me is careless disregard for my quilted gifts. Some things are meant to be used and abused, and they are built that way. The quilt I made for you is NOT to be thrown on the floor & used as a dog bed or worse. I guess I would rather know they have no interest in my hobby, than make the mistake of giving them something I lovingly created that they will totally treat like a thrift store rag.
                    I'll get off my soap box now....
                    Amen to that one; got a giggle about the castration. good for you
                    Sewing mends the soul.
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                      #11
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                      I'm always hounding my poor family for opinions on my latest creations. I am trying so hard to stop hounding them. Of course, since I've created nothing lately...it's made that much easier!

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                        #12
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                        Oh can I relate. I am in law enforcement and well telling the guys your quilted over the weekend they look at you with blank stares and walk away. Now if I told them I went shooting they would be singing my praises. I am a bit of a conundrum. I work in a mostly male enviroment but I am into canning, crafting and domestic stuff. I love doing dishes by hand and hanging laundry on the line Strange huh!
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                          #13
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                          I absolutely loved reading all the messages!!! thank you for the support and sharing some of your experience... yeahh to bad for those who aren't sensible enough to appreciate patchwork and doesn't know how great it is to do patchwork! Hope you all have a great weekend and a lot of time to quilt!!!!

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                            #14
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                            I think I want to learn to shoot!!! Any tips ladies?
                            Home, where each lives for the others and all live for God! ><(((((o>

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                              #15
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                              jan always keep the safety on... take lessons...
                              all the best
                              Gina

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