A public apology: Some comments on this post are hurtful. Please remember that they represent individual opinions. I want to apologize to the talented women who have been hurt by what was said. I hold myself responsible for starting the discussion and for what I said, but I hold each author responsible for his or her own words. Still, I find value in what the comments reveal about ourselves and our community. I know this has been a learning experience for me, and I know it has been for many others as well. See follow-up posts here and here.
There are things I don't say, and now I feel like saying them. You'll get your turn too, just wait and see!
*I don't much like the Single Girl quilt. I don't know why. Sometimes it appeals to me as a pillow, but that's as far as it goes. I wonder, what's wrong with me given the way the quilt has swept over blogland?
*I think I need a break from Sherbet Pips before I'll actually want them. At first I was waiting for yardage, but now... They've just been everywhere for so long. I bet I'll want "Girl on a Swing" as soon as she's totally pricey!
*I sew on a sewing machine that's so cheap, it's not worth servicing. If it ever becomes unusable, I'll seriously buy a new one.
*I never really crushed hard on Innocent Crush. Anna Maria Horner is my favorite designer, so I feel weird saying so. I do love "Woodcut" and "Maybe", but not the collection when combined. I guess that's why I'm thrilled to find my heart a-thumping at Loulouthi.
*Driving downtown to buy up some of Denyse Schmidt's new line is not high on my list of priorities. I'd love me some of those dots, but I don't have to have them.
*My son has an Ikea duvet cover that doesn't close at the bottom. They should have finished it with buttons, but they left the opening finished but open. I still haven't put buttons on it and it's been years. It bugs me to no end. How's that for lazy?
*I kind of got tired of making pillows by the end of January. And Blogger's Pillow Party was all set up to go through April. Oops! Good thing I never got tired at seeing your creations!
*I would not continue blogging if it wasn't for comments. All of the sponsors in the world couldn't get me to talk to a silent crowd.
So, what is the thing you don't say? Come on, cough it up. It feels good to get it off your chest! What do you not say about sewing/quilting/fabric/blogging that you know you feel? What do you not say about Stitched in Color that might be helpful for me to know? Keep it real, but keep it constructive.
I have an extra copy of Natural Patchwork by Suzuko Koseki. I'm going to send it to someone who comments with something they wouldn't usually say, and I'm going to hand-pick the winner. I don't know how I'll choose - maybe something that's most interesting to me, maybe something that's most helpful.
So, go on - say it.
**updated to say: The winner of this giveaway has been chosen! But, feel free to add your thoughtful (non-bashy) comment. See follow-up posts here and here. Thanks for visiting!