Friday, October 19, 2012

I guess i'm quilty



I received a very unexpected email from a follower who had some very harsh words for me.  Apparently, in their eyes, I am a show off and not worth the time to read.  I was accused of only posting whenever I purchase something so to showoff what I have.  I have to say that this hurt me very deeply.  I guess this person just can't pass my blog on by and read the next one in line.  I don't force anyone to read or look at what I've posted and I hope I don't come across that way.  I'm not posting this to get sympathy but I'm hoping that none of you have received an email about your blog like this one.  I'm going to take a little break and concentrate on things I have to finish for the holidays but I will still post anything that comes my way for the SAL starting January 1st.  
Just incase I forget, all of you have a Happy Halloween and don't eat too much chocolate......what am I saying!.....eat!
Until we talk again Have a Blessed Day,
Barbara

64 comments:

Vickie said...

Oh Barbara! I am sorry you ran into someone in a bad mood. :( Good grief.
I thought we all share with each other?! Have a good day Barbara.♥

Hillcresthome Prims said...

Barbara, you DON'T have anything to be sorry about. You have a BIG HEART of GOLD and this is what blogging is about, we share our crafts,what we have bought, how we decorate our homes,I and others sometimes put up recipes,and we sometimes just talk about our families etc.
If people don't like what someone writes on their blog those people shouldn't read them.
You shouldn't take a break, DON'T let this one person know this got to you. You keep blogging. There are alot of rude and very mean people out in this world. I am so sorry that this person hurt your feelings,but again PLEASE DON'T let it.
Us gals that have joined your blog love you and your blog.
So, put on a SMILE and keep on BLOGGING!!!!!!!

Have a wonderful fall weekend,
Lots of love coming your way,
Tricia

Annie said...

That's the silliest thing I've ever heard. Most stitching bloggers share what they buy, what they make, what they sell, and whatever they feel like writing about. That's the whole point. I would just ignore that e-mail if I were you. I thoroughly enjoy your blog!

Ranae said...

Well said Tricia
Please don't let it discourage you, I love reading and looking at all your lovely post.
I received an email probably a couple of years ago, and I almost quit too, but the stitching community supported me and talked me out of giving them that satisfaction
Brag all you want, we love it and you should when you create something beautiful, show it off, stash and all
(((hugs)))

cucki said...

Oh dear..you are such a sweet lady and a very lovely friend :)
I love you so much
Big Beary hugs for you
Your always forever cucki friend xxxx

Rita E in AZ said...

I so enjoy your blog and how sad that a reader has taken offense to your posts.
It is a busy time of year so I think everybody understands if a blogger takes a break every so often.
I do look forward to your blog when I take the time to visit blogland and the only thing you are guilty of is sharing your love of stitching with the rest of us.

By Hoki Quilts said...

Oh for goodness sake - we blog to share. We share good, bad, buys, finishes, aquisitions, family and life. Please try to ignore that narrow minded acid tongue perso. I have had to learn to ignore those sort of comments and not publish them. After a trip I took earlier in the year I got some nasty woman telling me how horrible I was etc - well I just removed them and barred them so maybe you could do the same.
Good luck and don't go into hiding, we all want to see what you get up to.
Lots of sharing hugs
Miche'le

Denise said...

If bloggers didn't share their stash experiences - I wouldn't know what's out there to buy! Please ignore the one in the bad mood and continue as always. I love that you share!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

How boring would it be if every post said "I've been stitching but it's so bad I can't show you"! I hate false modesty, if you've stitched something you're proud of then go ahead and show off!
It's not like any of us say "this is so much better than anyone else could do", we might say "this is the nicest thing I've ever stitched" and include a compliment for the designer.
I think the worst thing about the email is that it comes just as you've put so much effort into organising the amazing needlework book event next year. That's a real selfless act if I ever saw one. I might enter but then I'm so darned brilliant it wouldn't be fair on everyone else LOL.

(((hugs)))

Sharon said...

Barbara, don't let one jealous sourpuss stop you from doing what you are doing. If they don't like it-the internet is a huge place-they can just move on! Keep posting!

Danielle said...

You know what? This really chaps my hide. Above all, please remember that this is YOUR BLOG!!! You post what you want. Every post can be about stash. Again, this is YOUR BLOG!! If someone does not like something on your blog, don't read it, don't follow it. OMG. I just don't get people. I love to see stash. What stitcher doesn't? I have gotten lots of good ideas or seen things I never would have thought to stitch if it wouldn't have been for someone posting it on their blog. Please do not feel like you have to take a break because of this person.

Sweet Sue said...

Dunno where some people get their nerve. Send that ~ahem~ my way, there's a big ass mule outside my window (yes I said ass) with a very strong and swift kick! I'm so very sorry you encountered a wet willy, I remember this nastiness going around a couple years ago. While I can understand you wanting to take a break, plz don't. You bring so much more to us than stitchy stuff, and enabling, and recipes, and puppers love, and patience, and guidance. Your heart is sweet, full of love and golden ~ we need more of you, not less:) Excuse me plz while I go call that mule and get ready! xoxo

Barbi said...

You know sometimes pweople are just not worth even responding or paying attention to! Don't you worry about it, it's your blog and as long as you are not touting child porn you can blog about whatever your heart desires!! I love looking at stash! So show off my dear! Show off! People like that commenter can @#$@-off! :)

Dawn said...

I agree with all of the above and I look at your blog to draw inspiration for finishes. If she doesn't like it, then she should just take it off of her list, no harm no foul. Please don't stop, we may have to start a petition to nudge you to keep going. :)

Dawn

Barb said...

Barbara, this makes me so sad. I have enjoyed your blog very much and totally disagree with the nasty person who said those unkind things to you. I guess that person's mother never taught ," If you can't say something nice, just be quiet!!" Such wise words my Mom taught me. I'm sorry you had to go through this!!

Joanie said...

Barbara, DON'T STOP BLOGGING! Keep posting your finishes, your stash, your interests. It's inspiring and interesting to read. It's your blog, post what you want. PFFFTTT on the sourpuss.

pandy said...

I don't comment very often but I do like reading your blog and seeing your finishes and pictures.

What I'd like to say is that there is absolutely no reason for you to stop doing what you're doing. People like this thrive on being nasty, they want a reaction like this. Unfortunately this is going to happen more and more as people seem to be losing the ability to shut the hell up. They are cowards behind their keyboards and are unhappy in their lives, so they must drag down others. Do not let this bother you. You're a wonderful and generous soul. You have many people who love to see your work, and I'd rather not see you stop sharing your life and your craft over unhappy people.

Bianca said...

Barbara,
Your blog is one of my favorites to read. I it is hard, but please don't let that person's rude comments get to you. Whoever did that is obviously miserable and enjoys bringing others down. This is your blog, and you can write about whatever you choose. Any normal person when finding a blog they're not interested in simply wouldn't read it, not take the time to harass someone. Many people enjoy your blog because you share wonderful pictures of your fabulous stash and projects. You are amazing! I hope you feel better soon :)

Lee said...

What can I add to all thats been said. yes MOST of us love reading about stash, new finds and what others have stitched.... being so far away from shops yours and other blogs are my inspiration dont give up now. We all need you
Cheer up have a happy day

Monica said...

It's your blog and you can post whatever you damn well please! People can make the choice of not reading it or not. I enjoy seeing the stash acquisition. It helps me make a decision on my own future acquisitions. Speaking as a fellow blogger, stop on your terms and not somebody elses. Hugs to you!

Nicola said...

Ignore them, probably jealous.

I certainly want to see your new stash.

Big hug xxxx

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

i personally find your blog interesting and yes even inspiring - you come across friendly and cheerful, please dont stop blogging - i will miss your posts - one big hug from me, Amanda

marly said...

We read blogs to see ideas for finishing, new products, new charts, stitched pieces, what others can accomplish, tips we need, glorious photos, inspiration, motivation, and a recipe or tidbit of info thrown in. Many of us with no local shops NEED this. ENJOY this. APPRECIATE this. Along with the stitching friends we make. And I (and 525 other followers) am anxious to see what you have lined up for the holidays.

Maggee said...

Poppycock! It IS your blog, and you should post whatever stash enhancements you want to! Pffft!! The whole idea of a blog is sharing what your passion is with like-minded people! I follow blogs that I find interesting... yours is in my Reader. That person needs to go away! You STAY! Hugs!

Marilyn said...

Oh, I so hope you do not stop posting, I for one, love everything you show/talk about.
Don't let some Troll scare you away! We as followers ebjoy your work.
Marilyn

~*Sharee*~ said...

Some people are so mean and must have horrible lives hun; please don't take what this awlful person said to you to heart. I've been a follower of your blog for a bit now and yours is one of the first ones I read when I see you have posted something new. You give us all ideas and have brough joy to so many of us. Please don't stop sharing; it's fun to see what new things each of us gets; I've been on a stash spending spree and love sharing it with all my blogging friends as you should too...have a good weekend hun.

Hugs, Shar

Jennifer M. said...

I honestly don't understand why people bother to send e-mails and write comments like that on other people's blogs. This is your space in cyberland and you can post what you want. You aren't posting anything hurtful or wrong on your blog. I say just block that person and continue blogging. There are many miserable people in this world who just want to make other people feel miserable too. Don't let it get to you. :)

Jen

Krista said...

Barbara, I hope you will not take that email to heart, no matter how hard. I love reading your blog and seeing what you are stitching. It is inspiring! And who doesn't love stash!! We all do!

Krista xx

sunny said...

I see that you have 526 followers, so please blog for us, and not the malcontents of the world. I love to come herre to see your pretties! And I'm so honored that I even won one! Take a break if you must, but don't let anyone chase you away.

Carolyn @ The Baseball Stitcher said...

DITTO what everybody else said! It's rotten when someone like that comes along. Blogging is about sharing!

Besides, I recenty found your blog -- you can't take a break! LOL

xoxox

Rebecca said...

Barbara,
So sorry to hear of your recent poison pen person. Like everyone has all ready posted, don't pay attention to them. There is always someone that the Devil uses to tear individuals down that are doing good things.
I love your blog and look forward to reading what interests you. Enjoy your break but know you will be missed by many. You are so talented, just remember that, okay.

Carolyn said...

Do what??? I just saw this as we've been on the road traveling to the see the buglets. Nobody better EVER hurt my Louie. Nobody! I can't believe someone would be so hurtful to say something like that. I've learned SO much from you in the years I've known you, and one of those things is how generous you are of your time, your talents, your stash and whatever else you have to share. If someone is saying otherwise, then they have a problem, and unfortunately for them, don't really know you. You keep on keepin' on, girlfriend. I'll call you when we get back home.

Love you,
Thellie

Mouse said...

ohhhh good grief ... so folks are just down right rude ...and I would say extremely jealous of your wonderful stitching and finishing skills ... well I say PFFFTTTT to them in a rather un mouse like way ... I for one love coming and feasting my eyes on your beautiful work :)sooo don't stop blogging just because of one narrow minded comment ok ....
hope to see you back here real soon .. I have cookies and a cuppa waiting for you :)
love mouse xxxxx

Annette-California said...

Lots to say but will try to keep it short... I have read EVERYONES comment above & I AGREE with them ALL. I LOVE all you share with us Barbara and you have inspired me & created those lovely blogs for Cross Stitching STASH:))))))) I don't have a LNS its far away. I am proud of our stitching community in blog land & I believe you are to. So delete, block, that mean & hurtful person. WE LOVE YOU. I think that about says it all.
love Annette

Loretta said...

Wow! It takes all kinds doesn't it.

The best thing to do is press DELETE and forget about it.

You have a lovely blog and if someone doesn't like it they should just move on.

EveningEmma said...

Don't listen to them! They're stupid. What is a blog for if not to show off what you find and make?

If they don't like your blog they don't have to look at it. So, don't worry about it.

Valma said...

ho my !
this person is nothing more but 0,000000000001% of the people here
you have no place in your life for those kind of person
you do what you want !!!! and if they don't like reading your blog they just go away !
don't take care about this
I already had the case on a forum :(
We love you all =)
Baby come back, pleeeease , come back, OK I stop singing it's already a rainy day =D
big hugs
xxxx


Lorraine said...

You don't have to feel sorry for anything. I love your blog.
Hugs Lorraine xxx

CalamityJr said...

Please don't stop blogging. Your finishes inspire me, seeing your new "acquisitions" often leads me to purchase that same design (for which the shops and designers thank you!), my Woody loves when I tell him what your Vallie's been up to, and I just plain enjoy hearing what's going on where you are. Selfish? Perhaps, but I feel like bloggers are friends and some are sisters, and I'd miss you!

Natasha said...

PHOOEY on them!!!!! I and alot of others really enjoy seeing your posts stitching, stash or normal everyday things. I love seeing what other people buy for themselves.

It amazes me that people can be SO rude.Wait, no it does not, people have no sense these days. I hope that person is reading all of these posts and the niceness overflows into their own heart!!!


So with that don't stop posting. :)

Catherine said...

It's pretty much been covered by all the comments already. There is obviously something going with that person that has more to do with their issue than your blog! You obviously have great support!! Keep your chin up, needles smoking, and keep on posting!

Deborah said...

Barbara, we all love reading your blog and seeing your stash. I really don't want to see you stop blogging because of one hateful person. Remember this is her problem not yours. Keep on posting and stitching and showing us your beautiful finishing.

Linda said...

You're one of the kindest, most generous stitcher's I've ever met. You've inspired me, challenged me, and helped me become a better stitcher. I don't understand some people, well, okay, LOTS of people, but I wouldn't let one person with a poor attitude deter you from what gives you joy. Your blog is just that- YOUR blog. Many people get alot of happiness from reading what you write, and it's sad that one person can take all that away from so many.

Chris said...

I am so sorry that you have had this experience Barbara. I love your blog!
hugs!

lesli said...

unfortunately, people are entitled to their opinions...but the best part is...you're entitled to IGNORE them!!

I'm so sorry this hurt you....I ceratinly hope you realize that this isn't the same opinion that the rest of us have!

Love to Stitch said...

It is unfortunate to have a such a NASTY email regarding your blog. Clearly that person should have "cc"ed us ALL in her email, because that is what blogging is all about. Sharing ideas, purchases, positives/negatives, etc., etc., etc. I don't ever read folks blogs and think they are tooting their own horn. If they are, I must be too. That person ought to realize what a wonderful tool blogging really is, and they too, might find the support in so many points in all of our lives, they might even grow too. Without my blog, I wouldnt have met all of the folks I have through out the entire world who have similar interests and are supportive in so many ways. This, has enabled me to be the same type of person to so many folks. Dont stop sharing your ideas, and creativeness, we are ALL interested in your posts-- just finding your blog, it is a great one and I will be watching for more!!!!!! Keep your chin up and forget about that nasty nasty person. It would be sad for that person to have the email sent to her, but that person must be used to it :(

Lynn said...

I'm so sorry that you have had such a negative experience. I have heard of others receiving the same sort of comments and I would just ignore it.
There are so many of us who absolutely love your blog and are inspired by your stitching and finishing. I count myself among them!
Please don't take this individual's comments to heart.

Patty C. said...

You have nothing to be sorry about! You have a wonderful blog - inspiring & creative & a pleasure to read!

Patty C. said...

By the way - SHOW ME SOME STASH - i love to see the good fortune of others - may your stash be enhanced 10x my friend!

tiffstitch said...

I'm more a lurker than a poster, but your post today made me _have_ to comment. All the posts I've read by you are always filled with hope and love, I really hope you don't let one person's ill-humour keep you from enjoying your blogging. Clearly they were jealous or just in a spiteful mood to write such a terrible email to you. I do not understand people that do this. Why on earth do you purposely try and ruin someone else's day? Please do not stop posting, I love seeing your stash (it helps mine grow) and from all these comments, everyone does!! 50-1, we love your posts!

Carol said...

Oh, Barbara, I'm so sorry you experienced this... I don't understand people sometimes! Everyone loves seeing stash--it inspires us and gives us new ideas! And of course, I'm sure the emailer was "anonymous" as most mean-spirited people are. Please know how much we all love seeing your lovely finishes and try not to let this get you down. Sending a warm hug your way...

Carol R said...

I'm sorry to read that you have received such nasty emails. My motto is 'if you can't say something nice don't say anything at all'! Keep blogging Barbara. I love to see pictures of both your stitching and your stash! [[[Hugs]]]

Angela said...

This person is around....again! Ugh! Don't listen to a word they say. This is your blog and you get to post whatever you want on it :) BTW this person (or something similar) happened to me not so long ago too. It really, really, really upset me as well. Carry on as normal and ignore them. I wish they would just go away!

Faye said...

Please ignore this person Barbara....No one thinks you are showy or over the top at all! I have to say, I thoroughly enjoy your posts and find your blog very inspirational~~~~ Always, Faye

Sally said...

What??? This person must be such a sad individual to actually email someone and tell them they're showing off. They must just be jealous so ignore them. I don't comment very often but I do always read and I love seeing both your stitching and whatever you're adding to your stash. {{{{hugs}}}}

stitcheranon said...

Perhaps you should add a subtitle to your blog; to read or not to read rofl. I guess some people are struggling at the moment and felt the need to vent and innapropriately chose you to vent at. Ignore them: they are not forced to you follow and it's your blog. Put what you like on it xxx

Anonymous said...

Well, I think your blog is lovely, and we all need a little celebration in our lives, don't we? I will say a prayer for this person who "grinched" at you. Keep up the good work on your blog and with all your creativity. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name! E. Hansen, Chester County, PA

Jannie said...

Man Barbara - I think this person's demmented (sp?) and just need 15 mins. of fame. Hope they got their thrill out of all the comments and will just move on. I've read that there have been a few bloggers getting similar comments. Shish! Yours is one of the few blogs I read any more. Please don't stop.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Oh, please don't ever listen to someone who is jealous of you. Only jealous people send e-mails complaining about a blog. If that person does not like your blog they don't have to read it.

I hope you don't let this stop you from blogging. Share your thoughts with the world, don't let one sour puss take your joy away.


Blessings always

Anonymous said...

You are giving the person who criticized you control over your life by responding to her/him. Would you advise your daughter to withdraw from her lovely blog if she received one negative comment?

Hopefully, you will return soon as you are VERY missed.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

I know this can be hurtful, but in my mind you have never even been boastful. Sharing your stash helps your friends/followers know what kinds of things you enjoy and love, as well as a bit of enabling sometimes :-). Is there a way to remove a 'follower'from your list? that's what should happen to mean/rude people.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I agree 100% with everyone else! Don't give this person power over you. There are plenty of other places this person can go if they don't like it here! You are a sweet person and nobody can take that away from you! Hugs!

Kathy A. said...

Sending warm supportive hugs. You are a wonderful blogger and stitcher.
Keep it coming.

Elaine said...

Ditto to all thats been said already. Don;t you dare let that nasty person put you down, your a lovely lady Barbara. Please keep sharing all your beautiful finishes and new stash with us. Your stitches are always an inspiration to someone like myself. Hugs!