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Thread: This was kind of sad...

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    Did that woman make quilts to sell or donate or did she have a buying problem?

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    Its sad to see things like this. I went to an auction that had items from a 3ooo sq ft home it was in a large building the lady had ever type of plastic container available tupperware pieces by the thousand but they were all Brand new never used still in the plastic from the seller

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    I am trying to be careful with my purchases, I had to go through my mothers things a few years ago and it is a sad time.

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    I don't think it is sad that she had all that stuff...I like to shop for fabric...do I use all that I by? Not even close! But I truly enjoy the hunt and the time spent planning and coordinating is as satisfying as the actual sewing (which I hardly have time for right now) ...Maybe she got great pleasure out of buying the fabric and craft stuff and had dreams of some day making something with it all....
    When I die, I hope that my family looks at the piles of stuff I leave behind and say "I remember when she got this - she really liked it at the time"....instead of feeling bad for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katmom54
    I don't think it is sad that she had all that stuff...I like to shop for fabric...do I use all that I by? Not even close! But I truly enjoy the hunt and the time spent planning and coordinating is as satisfying as the actual sewing (which I hardly have time for right now) ...Maybe she got great pleasure out of buying the fabric and craft stuff and had dreams of some day making something with it all....
    When I die, I hope that my family looks at the piles of stuff I leave behind and say "I remember when she got this - she really liked it at the time"....instead of feeling bad for me.
    If she could afford it and enjoyed it then no, it wasn't a problem.
    I had a uncle that looked at all of my fabric and quilting supplies and told me that I had a problem. He shut up real fast when I told him that my quilting sales fixed my house repairs,bought christmas gifts and birthdays, medical emergencies,home insurance, and had not cost one dime out of my disability check, but he's the kind of uncle who is the expert of everything.Does everyone have a relivative like that? If you don't ,you're lucky.

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    Wow! This really is sad.If you have a passion for something,then that's where your joy is. When your joy is gone you gone. It doesn't matter what it is!!!

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    Kind of reminds me of myself. When I moved to WV four yrs. ago, I moved every single piece of my many and varied crafts that I had started and accumulated over the years. When getting ready to move to my new place here, I realized, finally, that most of these things that I thought I had to have were still boxed and never touched. Knowing I had to downsize, I ruthlessly donated to Boy Scout yard sales, local charity organizations, Goodwill and Salvation Army. I even donated some unused and unopened craft items to a little local craft shop that had recently been bought and I knew the new owners were probably struggling to make a go of it. I still have some to go yet, but am mostly down to my quilting stash and my painting supplies, and boy, does it feel like a load off my back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun
    Glad you were able to find a few things. I hope all the other stuff finds a good home. I worked at a small yarn shop years ago and when one of our elderly customers died her family actually had the nerve to bring in some of her stuff and ask for a refund. She didn't have that much so I couldn't figure why they didn't just donate it.
    You wouldn't ask that question if you'd priced a funeral lately.

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    I have a hoarder who lives across the street from me. She can't even get her car in the garage anymore and won't let anyone in. I'm wondering if there's any quilting things.......... hmmm

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    We have a woman in our guild (older) who is going to be in the same boat...when she moved from down below she had to wrap her dishes in the fabric so her husband wouldn't know how much she had...

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