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Thread: I'm needing a hug

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    Several days ago I was waiting for my husband in a doctor's office, hand binding a quilt I had quilted on my quilting machine. This older man came in, sat down across the waiting room from me and kept watching what I was doing. After several minutes of looking at my quilt, he asked how long it had taken me to quilt it. This was a large full size which I had quilted double feathered wreaths on, so it took about 15 hours of quilting time. He grunted and made a comment about he bet the fabric was even new. Then he went into a loud and lenghty speach about how women these days don't know how to make a quilt. How they (quilts) should be made from scraps of clothing. Should never be made from new material. Should all be done by hand, etc. on and on. I really felt small. I finally folded my quilt and went to my car to wait on my husband.

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    This is absolutely gorgeous. I would give no attention to his opinion and I would not have left the room. You had nothing to feel small for. Great job on this quilt. Thank you for sharing.

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    Some people are just not happy unless they make someone else unhappy. It is a beautiful quilt and just ignore the grumpy old man!

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    People are clueless. He just didn't get it. I love your quilt
    it is beautiful and your work on it is amazing:)

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    It is beautiful.

    Some men just don't get it.:(

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    Oh how beautiful!!!!!!!
    Hope the doctor gave that guy some anti-grumpy, anti-opinionated, pills lol
    HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!

    PS. There are so many roads to a beautiful quilt, too bad you didn't tell him that :)

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    It is gorgeous. Never let anyone make you feel uncomfortable. Smile sweetly and say it will be an heirloom for my grandchildren.

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    It's to bad he is living in the Depression Era! I love your quilt and anybody that takes the time to do the beautiful work that you did on ANY type of quilt needs LOTS OF HUGS!
    {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{HUG}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

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    its stunning!!

    next time someone talks to you like that tell him its a new generation that has taken the quilt world by storm and those outdated rules don't apply any longer.

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    That is a beautiful quilt! Never mind what he said, old people get crabby, it's just a fact of life. I would love to have a quilt that beautiful.

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    Hugs just for you.
    Don't ever let someone as small as that person get you down. Your feeling are your own keep control of them. Others enjoy belittling others. It must take that to build their ego. We know it makes them look and act like an idiot.

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    ((((((*)))))))

    Hugs to you! Don't let unhappy people make you lose the joy of a work of love! Your quilt is beautiful and it is also my favorite pattern in my favorite colors! I am proud for all your hard work.

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    Some people just think they know everything, your quilt is beautiful and quite an accomplishment. You should be proud of your work, I wish I could that!

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    It is absolutely gorgeous!!!

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    HUGS just for you...Your quilt is beautiful!!!!

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    Your quilt is beautiful and it looks like you were using alot of your fabric in it. He probably doesn't know anything about quilting but yet he thinks he's an expert on the subject. Some people, hard to understand.

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    Real men eat berries and flog themselves in steam huts when they get sick! They didn't need none of them city doctors with their equipment and medications. Men today are SOFT! SOFT I TELL YA!

    Don't let his problems become yours. You've done an amazing job!

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    What a jerk, I hope you understand you should not take it personally. Maybe he was in a bad mood because he was having a procedure at the doctors that made him grumpy. Your quilt is just beautiful.

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    What a pretty quilt!

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    Your quilt is beautiful. Some people just have to make a comment and ruin your day if you let them!

    Hugs to you!

    Jenny:)

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    Your quilt is lovely. Pay no attention to that grumpy old man!!!

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    HUGS! HUGS! HUGS! HUGS! HUGS! and more HUGS! Its beautiful.

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    Don't let his grumpy mood make you feel bad. How many quilts has he made? Your quilt is beautiful! :thumbup: :-P Hugs to you.

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    Do not ever give anyone that little the power to steal your joy. This quilt is absolutely excellent,professional quality work.There is no reason you should ever feel small or little. He apparently showed his ignorance when he opened his mouth. You were much the better person for not giving him the satisfaction of a nasty reply. Bet he was itching for someone to argue with him. So sorry he hurt your feelings. So sorry that he is such a miserable person-sure would hate to live in his skin!!!!

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    Its beautiful. The man was clueless. I would never have left. I would have told him to mind his own business and possibly more. And if my hubby had been present when it happened ...well,look out!

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