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Old 03-23-2005, 06:29 AM   #1
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Good Morning Fair Ladies.
I thought I would start my journey here with you with an introduction and some words of advice I have gathered from perusing this lovely website.
Later if you feel the need arise, you may ask any question you would like if you find yourself in a difficult stamping situation that may require etiquette assistance.
I come here with an open heart and helpful words with no intention to offend or upset.

With that here are some gentle reminders that I use as a guide to remaining mannerly.

Treat others with the respect that you wish to receive. It is often easier to maintain a sense of decorum with a smile and nod rather than an unkind word.

Follow through on your word. If you say you will do something, do it well. That applies to any situation. And whatever you do, do it nicely.

If you visit either in person or a cybervisit, remember your host and hostess. Miss Manners can think of few things worse than a person acting ungracious in the "home" of another.

On dress: it is considered acceptable to remove your white gloves for stamping and crafting. Etiquette dictates that they be folded and placed in your bag and away from the crafting area as to not impede the artistic endeavors of those around you.

With these early morning thoughts, Miss Manners signs off. I wish you a day filled with pleasant thoughts and joyful interactions, and a hot cup of tea.
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Welcome Miss Manners,

You will love this place, and thanks for the tips.
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Welcome Miss Manners...you look familiar!
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Miss Manners, I am so glad to have your gracious company here in our midst and hope that you will find it to be a most gentile place. I know that your presence will inspire us to live up to our fullest potential.

Thank you for your helpful advice as to where to keep gloves while crafting. Is there a ladylike way to set eyelets with a hammer? Just wondering.
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Good Morning my dear, How lovely to have you joining us for a a chat. You share valuable decorum for a wonderful cybervisit. We will be awaiting further politeness lessons and tips. May you have the most pleasant of days.
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Miss Manners, Miss Manners! I have a question! What is proper etiquette when someone else wants to use the computer and you are on SCS? Is there a time limit that is considered proper or is it first come, first served? Thank you
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Thank you for your helpful advice as to where to keep gloves while crafting. Is there a ladylike way to set eyelets with a hammer? Just wondering.
I believe it is proper but only if you are wearing pink gloves for that purpose.
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Welcome to our fair site, Miss Manners. I've always enjoyed your column (read it three times a week in the Washington Post) and look forward to getting guidance in our everyday stamping life. I, too, have wrestled with the thorny problem of what to do with my gloves when stamping.

You don't look at all like your picture in the paper! Someone must have antiqued your picture with a little distress ink. As it is, you look a lot like Opie's Aunt Bea.

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Dear Miss Manners,

I am humbled by your presence and by graciously administering your wonderful advice.

Dear Daven,

If at all possible, may we please have an emoticon added to the side bar at the left that features

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Young Lady Kimberly I am sure you were referring to a person sighing deeply at the wonder of a full moon on a starlit night. That is a glorious sight indeed.

As to sharing computer time, it is often a difficult situation to share but always important. If just asking each other is not working, perhaps you could offer the other person some scheduled times so they understand that their time is as important as yours. Perhaps the hours of 12am-8am for their use is fair-Miss Manners would be delighted to have 8 hours of uniterrupted computer time, I am sure they wil be delighted with the new arrangement.

Setting eyelets without a hammer is an important skill for everyone. Miss Manners uses a hole punch (althiugh I perfer the term hole creator) to create hole, and a smaller hole creator to squeeze it shut. In this manner you do not offend those around you.

My picture has been antiqued as I thought it would be appropriate for this creative site. Thank you for noticing.

Continue to enjoy this glorious day.
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all you genteel ladies make me feel like putting on a spot of tea, but then I may soil my white gloves.
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Welcome gentle lady. I'm certain we will be happy that you are willing to share your knowledge of manners and deportment with this humble group.

As I'm sitting here sipping my tea, I'm planning a tea party for my senior stamping group. I think we shall all wear hats and gloves, and after we remove said gloves, only stamp things that are tea related.

We would be so pleased if you could attend.

(actually, I'm sitting in my all too cluttered spare room) but think a tea party at the next meeting of our senior group would be fun. One of our other groups had a tea party, and it was a hoot. Eileen
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Covering my mouth with my hand as I LOL and try not to snort. I dont want to offend Miss Manners.

You gals are tooooooooooo much!!!!
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Welcome aboard Miss Manners ~ your presence and wisdom here at SCS are greatly needed and much appreciated.

Just one question -- WTH took you soooooo long to get here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Thank you for your gracious words of wisdom! I love my hot tea!
My question is why do your post#'s not advance? Is your wisdom beyond age so that you are not affected by numbers?

I'm looking forward to seeing your manner lessons on here more often!
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Welcome, Miss Manners!


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Dear Miss Manners,

Thank you for posting on this forum.
We are honored to have you amongst us!
I welcome you & I am sure most of my fellow SCS
sisters do also.

I wonder if I may be so bold as to ask your opinion on something that has puzzled me, as I do not wish to offend or do the wrong thing:

Is it proper to sit or to stand when stamping?

I have even heard of a technique which may cause you to blush, called "Butt stamping". Is this a proper name? Is there another name it could be called? One that can be mentioned in the company of ladies?

Thank you in advance for your advice.

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Miss Manners - so nice that you could join this illustrious group of artists. I do have one question for you. How do you gently and humorously point out that someone has made a spelling error in their post, such as the one here?

"If you visit either in person or a cybervisit, remmeber your host and hostess. Miss Manners can think of few things worse than a person acting ungracious in the "home" of another."



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I'll edit it for her so she doesn't have to be embarassed! LOL
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Miss Manners,

I was explaining to a group about the techniques of kissing, huffing and rolling stamps, but felt that perhaps it was something best not discussed in mixed company. Could you please advise me as the proper etiquette regarding this?
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Dear Ms. Manners,
Are you by chance related to Skunky?

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Oh, I hope Miss Manners will grace us with her presence daily!!
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Covering my mouth with my hand as I LOL and try not to snort. I dont want to offend Miss Manners.

You gals are tooooooooooo much!!!!
I am not nearly so ladylike.....*snort-laugh*

A fine lesson. Thank you Miss Manners.
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Miss Manners,

You are so welcome here and I'm sure QC will cordially invite you to join her for Chai tea.

When you have visited QC, please pop over for a genteel visit to my English kitchen for some imported Earl Grey served in the "Hycinth Bucket" style complete with mother's best China.

I hope you are able to visit SCS for the long term and serve as a reminder for us all to mind our P's and Q's (... that is our Classic Alpha P's and Q's - to be exact.)

(And don't you mind Skunky, he may be a bit smelly, but he's really easy to deal with.)

I must also add, you have a very nice hairstyle, my fine lady.

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Thank you again for your warm and gracious welcome. Miss Laycock when I find myself in your neighborhood I will accept your kind invitation for tea-sounds scrumptious and I am sure a lovely sight served in such fine china!

And as far as the questions, here are a few guidelines. Thank you for asking.

While stamping, both sitting or standing are considered correct as stamping is a lovely creative outlet and each person may do so in a different manner. I will admit to being a bit flumoxxed by a term I have seen here that I will refer to as bottom stamping, and do wish a new term could be introduced.

If introducing a new terms such as those listed above it is important to ensure your guests are seated and let them know in advance that you might be using vocabulary that is more modern and to not be alarmed. As a good friend should, allow space for fainting couches if you feel your group may need them.

Have a glorious day and enjoy the sweet beauty of Spring as the morning dew glistens on the daffodils.
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