Monday, November 18, 2013

Well, life happens and lessons learned.

I missed blogging... I missed quilting...

Sometimes, life just happens. I, unfortunately, missed out on my opportunity to participate in a great blog hop through the Sew We Quilt hop. To those people that left disparaging comments...which were removed, perhaps you should express concern as opposed to accusing and reveling in telling someone how they screwed up. Sometimes one's health and life are simply more important and sometimes, just sometimes coming to check your blog and email are the last things you care about.

Around the same time I missed out on a swap I was doing through Wifessionals. Thankfully, come to find out the person was re-partnered and all went well there, eventually, leaving me only black listed.

I also missed out on the entire Penny Sampler Camp I paid good money for through Stitched in Color, which really sucks because I was so looking forward to learning a few specific things. Thankfully, I should be able to get those directions still. I will just have to figure it out on my own. 

So...lesson learned. Keep learning and growing as a person and a quilter and simply stay away from swaps and things that I may not be able to complete...because you never know.

I also not judge so quickly, for you know not what someone may or may not be going through.

So...for now, at least I hope to be able to blog again occasionally. Hopefully someone out there won't beat me up about it.



  1. You're absolutely right! I don't know why some people are so hard on each other. Rachel said she'll be leaving the Camp Flickr group open so we can still connect there!

  2. I hope everything is better now. I was wondering where you had disappeared to!

  3. I find it amazing how quick some people can be to say hurtful things through an email or online comment. You wouldn't say those same things to a person's face now would you? Sometimes it is hard to know the person's tone when you read an email though. I mean if someone were teasing, how would you know that?Yes life happens and we are all human too. Please do continue to blog Tanyia but only when you feel like it. Take care Tanyia.

  4. I hope things continue to improve for you! You'll get the ebook for the Penny Sampler, and just like Sarah said, the flickr group will be a great place to continue to connect with people. Happy sewing!!!

  5. You know what, you're exactly right. I was approached today by a woman at a gas station with a very complete sob story on why she needed a little money for gas. I gave her all the cash I had (5 bucks) and went on. My friend asked me why I did that because I didn't know that her story was true. I told him, it doesn't really matter if it is true or not. She could take that $5 and walk right in the gas station and buy a beer. Once I gave it to her it was hers. But what if, just what if it was true? What if she was in a bad situation and just needed enough cash to put gas in her car to get home? What if it was far worse than that? At the end of the day - it just doesn't matter. Regardless of what she does with it, I'm glad I'm in a position that I could help, even if just a little bit.

    I'm sorry things have been tough for you, but I'm glad to see you stop back by! :)


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