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Thread: Tired of carping!

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    We are living in a frustrating time. Jobs are scarce, money is scarce, we are all getting older even if we are only three months old now, most of us have an ache or a pain in the morning and maybe still at night. Some of us have children or grandchildren who are in the thick of one of the two wars we are engaged in. Lots of people are nearly overwhelmed. They need to be lifted up, not shoved down.

    I would like, at least once, to log into this board, and find someone singing someone's praises--the employee at JoAnn's who helped you find just the right shade of blue, the clerk at WalMart who told you when the next shipment of cantalopes would be in, the owner of the LQS who spent time coordinating your fabrics for a baby quilt.

    Instead, there seems to be this constant need to complain about husband, boyfriend, mother, daughter, the clerk at JoAnn's or WalMart or at the LQS and there seems also to be a constant need to be right/correct about every definition of every quilting term no matter whether there is a widely accepted defintion.

    Could we all just get over it and try to be happier about having the means and the opportunity to be creative? froggyintexas

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    I like the way you think :thumbup:

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    LOL i think you were just doing what you did not want to see on the board. It is hard sometimes to always be upbeat. Have a great day and smile

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    you posted a thread complaining... about COMPLAINING??!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CloverPatch
    you posted a thread complaining... about COMPLAINING??!!
    Yea i couldnt belive it
    :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    You wrote a very negative post - about negativity. I don't think QB members predominately post negative comments. I find the board very positive & supportive.

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    Today in Texas it is beautiful weather.. My grandkids came over and picked threw my stash and asked to make a quilt.. So I want to praise God for His Son... Praise God fir my health. Praise America for all our freedom... And praise grandkids who make an old quilting women feel like a million doller prize... Cuz they want to hang with gramma and respect the art if quilting.... Hugs and kisses to all on this great, quilting site... Where we vent, praise, cry, learn and respect each others opinions...<><

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    Quote Originally Posted by CloverPatch
    you posted a thread complaining... about COMPLAINING??!!
    :thumbup:

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    I'm so new at quilting I thought CARPING was a block ??? Now that's funny.. Anyway u look st it.

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    The most wonderful thing about the QB is you can find almost anything you want . If you want to see beautiful quilts, they are aplenty. You want to hear a funny joke/story, they are here. You need to vent, you can. You need to see that you are not alone, because you did something stupid, you can find it here. This Board can be a real friend if you want it to be.

    There are plenty of thread where people give kudos to others, and the moderators work very hard to keep out the ones that are ultra negative. And it was good for froggyintexas to vent also. This is a wonderful site and I am very thankful to all that participate.

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    Yesterday I was at a brand new Joann Fabric shop in Scarsdale, NY getting a piece of fabric cut. I was chatting with the lady that was cutting my fabric about how pretty her hair was. As I glanced down at the 3/8 yd of fabric she was cutting I noticed there wasn't a "pretty" selvage edge (collecting selvages for an upcoming quilt)on my piece, rather these markings started after my piece of fabric. When I said I wish I had purchased more so I could get that edge she immediately took back the piece she had cut and recut it to include the edge I wanted. I was shocked she would do something like that. She replied by saying, "what a fresh breath of air it is to wait on a nice customer for a change"!

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    I thought it would be a post about carp fishing!!!! LOL!! DH likes fishing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TxDiana
    I'm so new at quilting I thought CARPING was a block ??? Now that's funny.. Anyway u look st it.
    Now that's funny! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maribeth
    Quote Originally Posted by CloverPatch
    you posted a thread complaining... about COMPLAINING??!!
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    Yep! and knew in advance that it would probably get several responses just like this one. But I'll be it does make you think about it! froggyintexas

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewwhat85
    Quote Originally Posted by CloverPatch
    you posted a thread complaining... about COMPLAINING??!!
    Yea i couldnt belive it
    :lol: :lol: :lol:
    ROTFLMAO!!!!

    not to mention some one this morning just posting a lovely statement of devotion about her DH

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    With the current drought going on now, Iíd say itís probably not easy being a froggy in Texas. Iím going to cut her some slack......

    CD in Oklahoma

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingcandy
    The most wonderful thing about the QB is you can find almost anything you want . If you want to see beautiful quilts, they are aplenty. You want to hear a funny joke/story, they are here. You need to vent, you can. You need to see that you are not alone, because you did something stupid, you can find it here. This Board can be a real friend if you want it to be.

    There are plenty of thread where people give kudos to others, and the moderators work very hard to keep out the ones that are ultra negative. And it was good for froggyintexas to vent also. This is a wonderful site and I am very thankful to all that participate.
    I second these thoughts. Moderators work very hard at keeping this site safe for all of us to use, as we feel we need to at that given time. We do support each other in quilting endeavors, but also in times of stress, frustration, sadness. We rejoice in others achievements, and pray for those who are in need. All of us are truly threads that make up the entire fabric of this Quilting Board.

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    Well there are reasons for everything. Have you considered that maybe having this site as an outlet allows some folks to refrain from taking their frustration out on their loved ones or the clerk or whomever? It is my choice whether I continue reading the post or not so I have no problem with anyone's post! (Even yours!)

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    I was looking to see an Oriental fabric with orange/gold fishies. Re: some peoples need to vent, etc.,it might be helpful to know that this may be their only forum to let off steam. Maybe noone at home will listen, or perhaps it is not safe to express themselves. Hope that their day/life gets better and that they will find beauty in the little things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deb watkins
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingcandy
    The most wonderful thing about the QB is you can find almost anything you want . If you want to see beautiful quilts, they are aplenty. You want to hear a funny joke/story, they are here. You need to vent, you can. You need to see that you are not alone, because you did something stupid, you can find it here. This Board can be a real friend if you want it to be.

    There are plenty of thread where people give kudos to others, and the moderators work very hard to keep out the ones that are ultra negative. And it was good for froggyintexas to vent also. This is a wonderful site and I am very thankful to all that participate.
    I second these thoughts. Moderators work very hard at keeping this site safe for all of us to use, as we feel we need to at that given time. We do support each other in quilting endeavors, but also in times of stress, frustration, sadness. We rejoice in others achievements, and pray for those who are in need. All of us are truly threads that make up the entire fabric of this Quilting Board.

    When I click on this I didn't know what
    carping was either, maybe a new quilting secret. Just tell you how much I know.
    :oops:
    But I do agree with the above comments, nicely said.

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    Actually, it reminds me of people thanking other members for help, surprise pkgs, advice, patterns, etc. Also, of comments re' good customer service at fabric stores and on-line. Of sharing interesting web sites. Pic's of our accomplishments and families and furballs. Of telling us about pretty new lines of fabric being introduced. I'm willing to bet most of the above mentioned can be found in the last wk's threads on this Board. Personally, I love this Board as it is, and hope it doesn't change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingcandy
    The most wonderful thing about the QB is you can find almost anything you want . If you want to see beautiful quilts, they are aplenty. You want to hear a funny joke/story, they are here. You need to vent, you can. You need to see that you are not alone, because you did something stupid, you can find it here. This Board can be a real friend if you want it to be.

    There are plenty of thread where people give kudos to others, and the moderators work very hard to keep out the ones that are ultra negative. And it was good for froggyintexas to vent also. This is a wonderful site and I am very thankful to all that participate.
    I agree with you!!! :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnajean
    You wrote a very negative post - about negativity. I don't think QB members predominately post negative comments. I find the board very positive & supportive.
    I see alot of encourgement and support here

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    You must have missed this post:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-155473-1.htm
    and this one..
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-127743-1.htm
    and what about this one:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-155132-1.htm

    There are 100's of good positive stories on this board. But then people only see what they want to see. Be postive yourself and you will see positive in others

    Just a thought...
    :)

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    MTS...

    There are many generations on this board. and over the generations, acceptable terminology has changed time and time again. not always easy for everyone to keep up.

    Let's try to assume the best?

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