If I were you …I would start charging for this website …and here is why:
The most active “threads” (pun intended) recently appear to be by a bunch of middle-aged, menopausal women (although they sound like a bunch of 5-year old cry babies), constantly complaining about the same thing. The worst part, is it is the SAME PEOPLE …writing the SAME THING …over and over again …whining away until they get THEIR way …with no regard to the real reason this board exists.
For you women who constantly complain: If you all don’t like the ad …or if it hurts your eyes …for goodness sakes, have the good sense to ignore it! Are you all daft? STOP BEATING A DEAD HORSE! Obviously you have nothing better to do but complain. When on earth do you ever take time to sew, cook something special for your family, do volunteer work, help a sick neighbor?
Are any of you aware that you could spend the same time making a prom dress for a girl who has no money to buy one or a mother to make one for her? Have you ever thought of making darling little dresses for those little girls in your church who never have a new dress to wear? How about knitting mittens and caps for children who have nothing warm to wear when another cold winter arrives? Start a neighborhood sewing class – FOR FREE – so that our wonderful craft can be passed on and enjoyed by future generations.
It’s all OK to make suggestion or to comment ONCE on what bothers us. But this has gotten out of hand. LET IT GO! And for those of you who have taken the time to suggest valid ideas for articles – good for you!
As for the content of Threads Magazine: I’ve never read one of them that I didn’t get a good idea or learn something …and I have been sewing for myself and other for nearly 60-years. And while there are always some articles that are not of primary interest to me, I realize that the world does not revolve around ME. This is a magazine for EVERYONE …not just me! Didn’t we all learn (or should have) in kindergarten to SHARE?!
So please: STOP COMPLAINING …and get on with enjoying your lives, and appreciating this service that Threads Magazine is giving to each of us. It is an opportunity, girls; use it and enjoy it for the purpose it was created.