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Thread: Mixed Emotions About This

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    Super Member BuzzinBumble's Avatar
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    Mixed Emotions About This

    I feel both Sad and Happy over this:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/3pc-Lot-Yell...item3cc4a485af
    Not the fabrics, but the description:
    "This is from the estate of a avid sewer. This talented, older lady was an avid sewer who had a basement turned into a sewing room filled with fabrics, patterns, 5 sewing machines and everything else you can think of associated with sewing. She also had weakness for soft, rich looking fabrics.While I was not able to acquire any of her finished quilts, I was able to get a hold of many of the fabrics and quilt patterns she had left. Please enjoy!"

    On the one hand, how marvelous for this talented lady that she was able to create a haven for her sewing & quilting and surround herself with things to fuel her passion! But on the other hand, it's so sad she didn't have a chance to use it all. What's that saying? She who dies with the most fabric wins?
    Lara B.
    ... My husband lets me buy all the fabric I can hide.

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    It is sad. It reminds me I really need to use up my stash.
    Sandra

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra-P View Post
    .....reminds me I really need to use up my stash.
    Yeah, because one man's treasure is another man's trash. Or in our case, a fabric one quilter adores is "yucky" to another quilter. Since I chose and love my stash, it behooves me to use it up before leaving this mortal coil and forcing my daughter to dig through for the few things she wants, then passing the rest on to the local guild as leftovers for community quilts.

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    As someone who just sold a large part of my stash----it was so fun to watch and share with others my love of fabric--- I enjoyed it and now others are too----With what I still have left ( and I know it is still a lot) I will enjoy and have asked my children (when I no longer can sew) to take what they want and then donate the vintage machines and fabric to the local animal shelter to sell or auction for "sew many animals"that need homes.

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    I look at it this way. I love fabric. I have a pretty significant stash which brings me much happiness. I will NEVER use all that I have but that doesn't deter me from gathering more. Leaving a stash behind after I am gone doesn't trouble me one bit. I have left specific written instructions for my family as well as discussed with them on how to dispose of my sewing and quilting supplies when I am gone. They know who gets what and what to do with anything that is left over. I even have some rare, highly sought after, hard to find fabrics that are separate from my stash. My family knows that these fabrics are special and will be sold. I also let my family know that if they didn't wish to follow my instructions upon my demise, that is their prerogative. I'm not going to come back and haunt them!!!
    No one has ever become poor by giving. - Anne Frank
    Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    Our sewing rooms hold our passion. After we are gone, it's just stuff to be dealt with the best it can be.
    Got fabric?

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    I've been cleaning out my sewing room bit by bit. no way can i live long enough to use everything i have. sad but true!

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    It's interesting to read your thoughts on this and i feel better. Thanks!
    Maybe we should look upon it as evidence of a life well lived!
    Lara B.
    ... My husband lets me buy all the fabric I can hide.

    http://www.buzzinbumble.com/


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    Quote Originally Posted by BuzzinBumble View Post
    It's interesting to read your thoughts on this and i feel better. Thanks!
    Maybe we should look upon it as evidence of a life well lived!
    Absolutely!!!!
    No one has ever become poor by giving. - Anne Frank
    Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheQuiltedPig

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    What a great life she had! I hope to be just like her one day.

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