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General Discussion / Re: Being our own General Contractor
« on: April 11, 2016, 08:47:27 AM »
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Actually, Gene said "Muslin terrorists".


PS: Let it be known that I was not the one to bring up "Burlap terrorists". I would never go there. Even Obama has never called terrorists "Burlap".

Think that was sofadoc and it caused my laptop to die an early death as I spewed a large mouthful of iced tea all over the keyboard.  Still trying to dry it out.  Seriously, that was funny as all get out and I am known for being PC most of the time.  I guess that's instead of saying b*****u***$#$%r**()))k*(****a terrorists.  (That should foil a search engine I hope).

Virginia

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General Discussion / Re: Tune-up
« on: April 11, 2016, 08:44:22 AM »
Ummm, Virginia did you get demoted or something? I'm pretty sure you have posted more than 12 times.
I'm surprised that you were able to keep the exact same online name. I think when Mike had computer problems a few years ago, he had to re-join under a new name. He went from Mike8560 to just Mike.

I was too.  I was just going to register as Virg.  Decided to type in the old user name just for kicks and it let me.  Lost my post count which is not a big deal to me.  Registration date too.  That would have been nice to keep as I don't remember when I first signed up but again not the end of the world.

Virginia

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General Discussion / Re: Being our own General Contractor
« on: April 10, 2016, 04:35:32 PM »
LOL!

We thought about it but honestly, he's just not worth it.  What goes around comes around seems to come to play most of the time.  Tim (new contractor) will correct some of Ray's crap and my room will look fabulous.  A couple of years from now, Ray will be a fading memory (or sooner I hope).

Virginia

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General Discussion / Re: Tune-up
« on: April 10, 2016, 03:34:10 PM »
Ummm, Virginia did you get demoted or something? I'm pretty sure you have posted more than 12 times.


LOL!

I decided that padding my post count was so much fun that I would start fresh. ; )

Good to see you!
Yes, whenever you get an injury your entitled to a fresh start. I thought everyone knew that!
Virginia
I did not know that injuries entitle fresh starts but it makes perfect sense to me.  Soon I'll be injury free.  YAEH!

Virginia

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General Discussion / Re: Tune-up
« on: April 10, 2016, 03:32:42 PM »
Too funny but that is exactly how I've learned to do chairs.  I take pictures every step of the way and then refer to my pictures when I am ready to start reassembling the chair.

I've also bought the 5 DVD's that are for sale at the top of the forum.  I want to watch them and my down time would have been an excellent time to do that except that my laptop (cheapest one Bob could find) doesn't have a CD slot, I couldn't get downstairs to my tower which would have let me or the TV with DVD player hooked up on the other side of Sew & Sew.  When we got rid of Direct TV, Bob took out the upstairs DVD player.  

So, once I get to being more mobile and get my current rush of prom dresses and income taxes mailed, I intend to be a newbie and watch all five DVD's to see what tips I can pick up.  I figure that also might make me more knowledgeable about answering questions even if something I haven't done.  I can just reference the DVD and perhaps help get some of them sold.  That would definitely be a Win/Win.

Speaking of prom dresses, off to the sewing machine I go.  Very excited for my upholstery client to get here tomorrow.  5 waiting chairs for a barber shop.  He brought one by in January and I have written down that it is a waterfall style chair.  I did about 60 of those for one of the restaurants so I've already got the learning curve whipped into submission on this project!

Virginia

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General Discussion / Re: Tune-up
« on: April 10, 2016, 01:10:20 PM »
Well, I for sure almost bit off more than I could chew my first go round.  I upholstered restaurant benches.  Fabric came with projects and was either defective or was not suitable.  First seat I did was god awful.  Owner was very nice and worked with me.  Hopped on here and talked with you guys and every seat got better.  By the time I finished, I looked like I had been upholstering all my life.  I should also point out I am stubborn and don't like to admit defeat.

Virginia

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General Discussion / Re: Tune-up
« on: April 10, 2016, 12:45:09 PM »
Ummm, Virginia did you get demoted or something? I'm pretty sure you have posted more than 12 times.


LOL!

I decided that padding my post count was so much fun that I would start fresh. ; )

Good to see you!

Virginia

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General Discussion / Re: Off topic folder?
« on: April 10, 2016, 10:16:55 AM »
I tend to agree with the participation standpoint.  When the spinal/back board starting adding forums, it was because membership had gone from 10-15 regulars to several hundred regulars perusing different forums daily and literally thousands of guests who read but never registered.  New forums were added as user population requested.  Each forum added another level of complexity and aftrer 2 or 3 new forums were added, another moderator was necessary to deal with reading threads and insurisng that they were on topic.  Every time we moved a thread, as a courtesy, we would send a pm to the thread author and explain what forum their thread was moved and the rationale behind it. 

Yes, adding forums does help with housekeeping but the housekeeping adds complexity to running the site.  I guess my hope is that at some point, due to our bourgening  membershhip, new forums and a mod or two will become necessary.  For right now I would hope that we are all capable of backing out of threads that don't interest us or that we think are off topic.  It's been my experience that oftentimes threads are kind of like the ebbing and wanning of the ocean tides.  A thread can start out relevant or not relevant and as people post it will change.  Or sometimes, it will just stay on topic or off topic as the case may be.  Usually, I find some entertainment in those off topic threads, like the Friday funnies for example.

Virginia

 

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General Discussion / Re: Being our own General Contractor
« on: April 10, 2016, 09:40:43 AM »
Why is it wrong to tell Virginia what to do but it is OK to tell Keith what to do?

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Calm down
Yes Steve, let's tell others to stop taunting.  :o

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I rather enjoy reading about how fellow upholsterers live their daily lives. It's as relevant to me as discussing the proper way to tie springs or staple a skirt.
Except for Keith's, right? I may not share his exact sentiments but I did appreciate his tack and manner of presentation. I don't think I have that much control.

And don't forget it's the internet. You can't say, "You're full of sh1t. Pass me another cookie, would you?" And you either get a cookie passed to you or thrown at you.

I stopped reading the political thread when Virginia justified Muslin terrorists being allowed to come into this country. It's the internet. I was wrong to expect rational discussions on politics.

And I too rarely read her other posts. And that was my choice.

When I post non upholstery related stuff I put "Friday" somewhere in the Topic line assuming folks know that an incredibly funny, witty, and often insightful joke is contained within the post. But not necessarily upholstery related. I'll make an effort to be more detailed in the Topic line of non upholstery related topics should I post any more such topics.

gene










Gene, please PM me.  I would like to discuss your comment about my justifying Muslim terrorists entry into the US.  Specifically talked about vetting all immigrants.  Would like to make sure you understand that I do NOT think terrorists of any religion/color should be allowed entry.  PERIOD!

Virginia

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General Discussion / Re: Lap Desk
« on: April 10, 2016, 08:47:48 AM »
Either way that is one gorgeous item Steve.  I'm actually kind of jealous of you.  First you found it.  Second you could do the refinish on the wood as well as the upholstery.  You have every right to be proud of that piece!

Virginia

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General Discussion / Re: Off topic folder?
« on: April 10, 2016, 08:45:36 AM »
Steve said in another thread that when upholstery threads start being posted, folks will gravitate towards them and not the other.  I kind of suspect that is true but don't know for sure.

Be that as it may, during my time as a moderator on a forum for people with back and spinal issues, we had multiple forums: necks, backs, fibro-myalgsia (sp?), chronic pain, surgery, spiritual, tobacco addiction, etc.  We also had a forum that was described as a place to come and share a cup of coffee and talk about current events.  The admin may not want to set it up.  I don't know how difficult this software is to do such a thing. 

I don't think it would be a bad thing to have such a forum added but then the problem becomes deciding what should and should not be moved to that forum.  Someone may get their panties in a wad because their topic was moved and they feel that it was pertinent to upholstery. 

I think that it has been purposely set up very simplistically because it doesn't take a lot of moderating.  Moderating truly is a thankless job, take it from one who has worn those shoes.

Of the top current top 12 topics (not counting the two stickies, 7 are germain and 5 are not.  This thread was already being discussed in the Tune Up thread, so it could easily be 8 to 4 (topic 13 is also germaine to upholstery).  My take is that it's not as dire as being made out.  Of course, that's just my opinion.

Virginia

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General Discussion / Re: Being our own General Contractor
« on: April 10, 2016, 07:55:30 AM »
Gene, we have always had non upholstery talk (since I started posting that is).  Folks have posted pictures of dogs they found homes for, talk of dogs and pictures of their dog or dogs, pictures or videos of grandkids, holiday get togethers, well wishes for a family member recovering from an ailment, requests for postcards for a grandchild's class project, my busted knee and contractor from h*ll.  In my opinion, those threads are the glue that binds us as it makes us humans.  I think one or two other posters said that as well.  I know it was what took people off the pedestals I had them on and made me see that they were no different from anyone else, just had a ton of experience under their belts.  Just my opinion though. 

I will also say that I've never seen any post neglected for the bs.  I tend to defer to you long termers on a lot of threads because I don't feel as confident.  There have been a couple of threads that I knew that I had the knowledge and jumped in with my $0.02 worth.  I honestly don't think that people would leave over a little koffee klatzing.  Someone did mention in either this or the Tune-Up thread that perhaps a new forum could be started for those wishing to socialize a little before going to work.  I would whole heartedly support that suggestion.

Virginia

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General Discussion / Re: Tune-up
« on: April 10, 2016, 07:45:24 AM »
Also should have added that there are quite a few very knowledgeable posters on this site.  When you find your way over here as a very green newbie, it can be very intimidating to even ask a question.  You may or may not even know the correct terminology for the method you are trying to use and you are supposed to ask these people who sound like gods of the upholstery world a question.  I, for sure, felt like Dorothy when she went to see the Great and Powerful Oz the first time.

I'm not saying you should change your posting methods or standards, I'm just offering a possible explanation of why it seems like so many new posters blurt out a question and then depart to parts unknown never to be heard from again. 

Contrary to Dorothy, my experience was that after I stammered and stuttered and figured out some of the correct terminology, most people were very friendly and, in my opinion, genuinely want you to succeed.  That was one of the reasons that I hung around here.  This is a great support system but it may not be readily apparent to a new poster.

Virginia

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General Discussion / Re: Tune-up
« on: April 10, 2016, 05:42:34 AM »
Insightful post for a newbie !  Keep at it  :)

SA

Why thank you sir!  Appreciate your feedback!

Virginia

PS.  It's awfully early on a Sunday.  Yet here sit you, myself and Paul.  I was going to sleep in today.  Sleep is highly overrated though.

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General Discussion / Re: Being our own General Contractor
« on: April 10, 2016, 05:36:51 AM »
Virginia..... when Bernie and Trump go at it I'm glad you're here for me to taunt  :o
SA

Thanks Paul!

And they say that you can't go home again!

Virginia

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