Friday, June 15, 2007

feeling like shit

Ever participated in an exchange, stitched something that you love and hope that your recipient loves it too. That feeling of excitement and expectation waiting to hear from the person you stitched for? Every get kicked in the guts for your hard work? Well, I have. And it is going to take some deep breaths for a long time to get over this.
I joined a fob exchange on a BB that I won't name but I'm sure would be obvious if my blog is read. She hates it, thinks that I stitched it for myself and decided to give it to her instead. What to read her whinings? Here it is http://tapestry-of-dreams.blogspot.com/ **EDITED to add that she has now removed her offensive post to me and another exchange stitcher**

Should I let this bother me? Probably not, but having feelings makes it very hard. Guess if you join exchanges for the presents you receive you're bound to be disappointed. Maybe you should think twice about the reasons you join exchanges.

9 comments:

Carol said...

I'm so sorry Suzanne. I feel badly for you. I read what the receiver wrote and was surprised that she wrote such a negative and hurtful note. I don't know if she realized it at the time or not. But that is no excuse. Your exchange is lovely, please don't quit on us!

Michele said...

This is a tough one Suzanne .. I thought your exchange was lovely also .. I find it very intimating to exchange with the lovely group of ladies because it's obvious they've been finishing long before I even thought about doing it .. I've stitched for years, but never really got into finishing. I was very pleased with my fob, it's the 2nd one I've finished and I feel like I'm getting better at it .. but it's definately not like what I received or what I have seen pictures of .. know what I mean? I'm just very sorry that there are two of you out there with hurt feelings .. this group is always so nice and fun. I hope things cool down soon and that you stay around here!

tkdchick said...

I'm so sorry that happened to you. I think that's just horrible!

Lynne said...

(((Suzanne))) I am sorry that she was so very unkind.

Chelle said...

Yikes! I'm so sorry to hear about this. I know I would be crushed if such a thing happened to me. I hope you don't plan to leave the BB! {{{HUGS}}}

Suzanne said...

Thanks for the positive vibes. They are appreciated like you will never know.

Glenda said...

More good vibes from the east coast. As far as I'm considered, exchanges should be about learning, not perfection! And should you ever need more NS tartan material, Farbricville is across the parking lot from my Superstore. :)

andi said...

Suzanne I am so sorry this happened. I know how hard this is, I recently had it happen on another board too.
It certainly does put a damper on your willingnesses to participate. I hope you don't let one person stop you from participating again tho'

Jenny said...

I'm so sorry this has happened to you! I'd have been very grateful to recieve the fob you stitched - it looked wonderful.