woohooooo MiraB ... you got thru to the end with your fabrics. I know you were worried about running out.
And a grand pair to end off with.
Glad you trotted your PC off to your club ... looks like those comments were nothing but envious! :)
Great blocks, Mirab--can't wait to see it all finished. I got the same reaction to the PC blocks when I laid them out. They think I'm anal (why yes I am!). I told them about our group and the virtual campfire and all about everyone and the different look we're getting by using our own choice of fabrics. They were fascinated that we've been "hanging around" together for over 2 years. I explained that yinz converted me to paperpiecing and I think I converted one or two of them.
Originally Posted by janRN
JanRN my club members think the same of me, when I try and explain how we have been sewing together they just look at me like I am from outer space.
Yesterday I had a conversation with one about the history of the Pony Club and the letters in the book and how much I love the history behind quiltmaking and her response was dismissive which makes me very sad.
There is so much more than just picking a pattern and sewing it bits of fabric together, well I think there is anyway. Funny though when they want to know the name of a pattern or block guess who they ask:D
It's funny, when I begin to talk about the PC riders and come to the part that you are my friends but I've never met you, I kind of get a blank stare. For instance, when I talked about my friend in New Jersey that lives near Pleasant Point Beach where the hurricane hit or friends in California and Australia that do Bonnie Hunter quilts...I could go on for each one of you...they are amazed. I guess this group is sort of like having pen pals and we can read each others mail every day! I love it.:thumbup:
JanRN ... there's nothing wrong with being anal when quilting. That produces excellence!
I *S*M*I*L*E* everytime I see you celebrating your new PPing skill. I am SO happy for you!! :)
MiraB ... whaaaaaaaat? you think we're not from outerspace? :)
I haven't gone to far at talking about my virtual quilting buddies as when I mention it I get this "look" that all of "yinz" are going to come from outerspace and eat me alive and and and .......!!!!! Amyone relate?
I don't protest with explanations, as when they really don't want to know (and have their minds made up!), they will never truly understand how I have been blessed by all of you, the friendships we have made and all that we have each gained along this quilting trail. Their loss!
I don't have any IRL quilting friends ... yes, I have friends that quilt, though none that I meet and sew with or do any quilt planning with. Honestly, sometimes I feel closer to you ladies, my PC/FWS and some other QB friends than any IRL quilting friends.
Truly, I am blessed! :)
Absolutely, GGal ... I told many about being worried for my NJ friend as we had not heard from her.
Originally Posted by gardnergal970
Or how about when we tell someone about a technique or tip or trick we learned from our online friends.
Or when I ask at a LQS for a specific notion and of course, they do not have it. (So often USA has things long before we get them here in Canada.)
I know my two LQS' have not been overly supportive ... so I try not to mention it now.
Jealous of business lost (courses, LAQ etc.), I'd say.
Instead, they should be looking at it that if I do more sewing, there's more business there for them with my needing more fabric and supplies.
I live this board & how much I learn from here. Ya'll are my first stop here on this board. I am a member of another board & am close ta them because I go ta retreats w/'em. I went over ta that board just ta be w/them. I learn more here & come ta my PC threads last ta savor all o' our laughter, tears, & quiltin' tips. (Do ya see I come here first & last?:) ) I want ta continue w/ ya'll, whatever we do.
Wouldn't you know it???? I'm looking for the photo page for Young Man's Fancy 'cause I just finished it...and ...there's isn't one!!! Oh My...I wonder what happened...:)...well, here it is...a little wonky but that's ok..it's just like me...wonky...