Re: Swimwear help!
- From: Doreen <dhendrix@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2005 00:23:19 GMT
Melinda Meahan - take out TRASH ti send wrote:
Bobbie Sews Moore wrote:
Thanks Michelle! Well said. There is no reason to be rude on purpose. Barbara in SC
I don't know that she was meaning to be rude. It sounds like she is so young that she didn't understand the "forgot more than you will ever learn" idiom
i did not mean to be any more rude than those who responded to my reply.
i am sure that most of those posting here really love to sew, and for whatever reason--a well-to-do hubbie or family money--have the time to pursue this passion, unfettered by the rudimentary demands of paying the rent or buying food. i do not. i work 30 hours a week, and pursue a very demanding program at a good university; and so my friday nights, if they are not spent working or studying, are spent making clothes for me to look presentable in class the following week.
and for someone to suggest that all lifetimes are the same: this is just ignorant of medical history. a person my age, with the current trajectory of lifetimes, will on average live significantly longer than a perone who is middle-aged or older today. and independent of this, to say that someone has "forgotten more than you will ever know" is to committ the sin of falsely predicting future accomplishment in the vain attempt to preserve the standard what has already been accomplished. i have heard this too often to believe otherwise. anyone who is truly interested in encouraging the youth of today would offer the prospect of greater accomplishment than those of our elders, not a barracade of subservience to those already setting the standard.
in any case, I was just trying to be helpful. if there is anyone here who wishes to discuss the art of sewing in the context of trying to simply make ends meet, rather then in the context of a leisure indulgence, let's talk. othewise, i will ignore the above comments.
I believe if you check, you'll see that my tongue in cheek comment, "forgot more than you'll ever know" (about sewing/fitting) was preceded by "no offense intended." I'm sorry that you chose to take offense anyway. But since your announced intention is to sew for yourself only until you finish college and can pay someone else to sew for you, and Kate sews for a wide range of clients who present her with myriad fitting problems which she routinely solves to their satisfaction, I stand by my comment.
Your ambition is admirable. I salute you for it. Now, have you ever considered that others of us also worked our way through college; worked so that our husbands could finish college; worked so that our children could go to college?
My youngest DD is also named Kelly. She will be 40 next year. She graduated from college, as did her two sisters, on my earnings and hers. She now supports herself, two horses, a donkey, and many cats (I can't keep up with the actual number, as it varies according to the number of strays who show up at her door); has a long-term SO; and sews only in dire emergencies or when she feels a creative streak coming on.
Stick around, this is a good place.
Doreen in Alabama .
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