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    [–] 1 year later and my MIL tells me how she really feels about my daughters name mudslideme 1 points ago in JUSTNOMIL

    I love your response. My MIL passed away shortly after we got married and before we had kids.

    My JNMom thinks she should get special treatment because she’s the only grandmother. She lives far away and the kids have “extra” grandparents for the older people who are special in our lives (and treat our kids like grandchildren—more than she does). Every once in a while, she tries to guilt us/DH with something like “but your mom died; I get to be their only grandma; there shouldn’t be any other grandmas.” My husband shuts her down hard, “yes, my mother died and the girls don’t get to see her; I’m not going to deny my kids love just because you don’t like it.”

    [–] Need advice. Ex SO wants to contact the children mudslideme 3 points ago in JustNoSO

    If you do go along with the call, record it in case she makes an appearance.

    [–] Trying to figure out how to “quilt.” Questions... (more in comments) mudslideme 3 points ago in quilting

    Thanks everyone! I figured out I’m using the wrong foot. Good news: my husband got me a foot that works for Christmas!! Yay!!!!

    [–] Trying to figure out how to “quilt.” Questions... (more in comments) mudslideme 2 points ago in quilting

    Haha! I checked the feet my husband got me for Christmas, and he got me a darning foot. It works!! I’m off the races!!

    [–] Trying to figure out how to “quilt.” Questions... (more in comments) mudslideme 1 points ago in quilting

    I think it’s because I’m using a walking foot.

    What’s the point of the walking foot then? I used a standard 1/4” for all of my piecing. It seems like the would have worked fine for straight-line quilting too.

    EDIT: Thank you.

    [–] Trying to figure out how to “quilt.” Questions... (more in comments) mudslideme 1 points ago in quilting

    As soon as I lift the feed dogs, it’s fine. I don’t think it’s a weight issue, it’s a small table runner.

    [–] Trying to figure out how to “quilt.” Questions... (more in comments) mudslideme 1 points ago in quilting

    It’s a Singer Even Feed Foot. So, are you saying I need an actual “free motion” foot for free motion quilting? I thought the walking foot did it all.

    I thought the same thing about the batting being exposed, but it didn’t help when I did the complete sandwich. I used the batting picture because it actually looked better.

    [–] Trying to figure out how to “quilt.” Questions... (more in comments) mudslideme 1 points ago in quilting

    I’ve made several tops (1 lap quilt, a wall hanging, and three table runners) and have decided that I can’t make anything else until I learn how to quilt and bind. I got a walking foot for Christmas.

    I’m figuring out straight line (although it ain’t pretty, especially the back).

    But I’m completely lost on free motion. When I drop my feed dogs, it’s VERY difficult to move the quilt to get any movement going. What am I doing wrong? It seems like if I lift the foot, everything goes completely whacky.

    [–] Trying to figure out how to “quilt.” Questions... (more in comments) mudslideme 1 points ago in quilting

    After making several tops, I decided I need to make the next step and learn how to quilt and bind. I got a walking foot for Christmas.

    My straight line quilting is ugly, but appears to be getting better as I go along. (I’m glad I’m doing a table topper so people won’t see the back.)

    My question is on free motion. I dropped the feed dogs on my machine, but it seems like I can’t move the fabric, or at least it’s really hard to move. Am I doing something wrong?

    [–] My sister has been accused of being a child predator. I believe the victims. Am I doing the right thing? Obvious TW. mudslideme 2 points ago in JUSTNOFAMILY

    It’s actually fairly simple. Your #1 job in life is to protect your kids. You know there is a very strong chance they would hurt your kids, so you can’t let them in your kids’ lives. It’s not about them, it’s not about you, it’s about the kids.

    I’m sorry you didn’t get better family.

    [–] JNMIL Going on vacation with us mudslideme 2 points ago in JUSTNOMIL

    Practice saying several different things over and over. If you can’t bring yourself to say this, say “wow, that was incredibly rude,” or “did you really mean that as rude as it sounded,” or “MIL, you should repeat that so that everyone can hear.” Repeat over and over until you’ll remember it in the heat of the moment.

    [–] Lawyers of Reddit, what is a detail that your client failed to bring up to you that completely lost you the case? mudslideme 4 points ago in AskReddit

    Sounds like my niece’s baby daddy. He eventually lost custody for failure to show up on court dates. He’s allowed to see his daughter if he arranges it with the supervised visitation place, but he won’t go to the effort. He prefers to surprise his daughter at school or at home and tell her that mom is the problem.

    I’m so happy that niece has full custody. Her daughter has a condition that requires regular medical treatments. When custody was split, he’d refuse to take his daughter to appointments, so everything had to be done on mom’s time. Mom wanted to be there, so that wasn’t a problem, but it sometimes meant daughter didn’t get the treatment when she was supposed to because she couldn’t get them on certain days of the week.

    [–] SO coming out of the FOG!! mudslideme 15 points ago in JUSTNOMIL

    She sounds like a horrible person. She used him as an emotional dumping ground. Ironic that she would instill in him that he needed to be childless while she kept popping them out. She’s given him a great example of what not to be.

    [–] A minimalist drawing that represents closeness over time. mudslideme 1 points ago in Damnthatsinteresting

    My oldest is 11 and she’s started disagreeing with me just for the sake of it. That hill is going to be hard.

    The end of my line made me tear up, but it would be much, much worse if the top line ended first.

    [–] A picture of my newly Adopted Sister. mudslideme 2 points ago in MadeMeSmile

    My cousin did this and broke his leg because it got stuck as he flipped over. When you get it on the lower setting and she can do this, it’s toddler bed time!

    [–] It’s Sunday somewhere! I’m due to have a baby on the 29th, we’re in the middle of a huge move, and my husband may not be able to take any time off because of being newly employed. Over two weeks worth of dinners should make things smoother for postpartum. mudslideme 5 points ago in MealPrepSunday

    Great job. As a working mom, my big tip is to never/rarely cook for the same night. On Sundays, we cook one/two big meals that will last for several nights. Make sure you have meals in the freezer. If you don’t have a dinner for Thursday, take care of it Wednesday night. Also, eggs on toast or cereal is perfectly acceptable on occasion.

    [–] Fault Finder is upset because she accidentally texted me. mudslideme 195 points ago in JUSTNOMIL

    Add “but don’t worry, I will ignore all communication from you in the future.”