The comment I get is "...if I could see something come out of all of that!" Well if you leave me alone I could sew. I just purchased fabric boards to organize my stash and hopefully when it is all neatly arranged it won't look like so much. Hey, I'm looking for all the excuses I can find to explain the fabric. I also have many books and I love my books as much as my fabric. I can sure think of a lot of many more really bad things to spend money on than fabric and pattern books.