No, not him but he’s probably watching too, so . . you’d better watch out, you’d better not pout; you’d better use your stash and stop spending all your cash! 🙂
Seriously, there was a time when people . . more so our parents and grandparents, could do things and people across the country or farther, didn’t find out about it. With the internet, it’s like everyone is in my little home town of Westlake, LA — everything you do is found out.
Vicky did a post the other day about growing up in a small town. Her home town was right next door to my home town so I know exactly what she’s talking about and I suspect most small towns are the same. My mom was a teacher so anything I did (or didn’t do) at school, she knew about before I got home. And, anything I did in the rest of town, dad knew about before I got home.
But here are two stories about how small our world has become.
The other day when I posted the little picture about how cold it was here, I got this comment:
“RealFeel ™” … I know where you get your weather! 😉 I work at the place that holds the Trademark on that name. =-)
She works for Accuweather and yes, that’s where I get my weather and I love their 15 day forecasts and I really like Joe Bastardi on there! We’ll see how good they really are because I wrote her back and asked her to please hold the ice this year! Snow is fine but they can keep the ice! 🙂
Another thing that I’ll never forget is that at a former guild many years ago, we had monthly workshops. Some guilds are really bad about copying patterns, without permission. I hope if that happens at your guild, you do your best to convince them that this isn’t right.
There was a class taught at one of the guild workshops by a guild member. She may not have come out and stated it (and maybe she did, I just can’t remember) but we got the impression the design was her own. It had been copied from a magazine (but we didn’t know that); re-typed and no credit was given to the designer, or the magazine, nor was permission obtained. I made the quilt and later, after I began longarm quilting, the girl who had designed the pattern saw mine on my webshots page and told me that she loved my quilt made from her pattern. Huh? That was a pattern from someone in my guild. Nope, went back and found the magazine that had Michelle’s pattern and the same graphics but just different type were used in the copy I was given at the guild workshop.