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    An update to situation: Am still buying some fabric but mostly only as needed and what's needed. Partner still helping although hubby has become more of an enabler. Latest goody I love is the YLI variegated threads. Am buying those as I find combos I like at prices I like! :) Will continue conttrolling fabric spending as I need more storage space for fabric - again.

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    Now see I understand perfectly the "need" to purchase fabric. I have been in huge pain for a week now, just found out today that I had a twisted ovary that apparently twisted itself back last night after a long night of fever and sweating. Today I'm like a new person (does happy dance). I want to go shopping and buy something and Thursday is awesome because my two favorite quilt stores are open late on Thursdays.

    Somebody stop me please.........don't!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamiestitcher62
    Now see I understand perfectly the "need" to purchase fabric. I have been in huge pain for a week now, just found out today that I had a twisted ovary that apparently twisted itself back last night after a long night of fever and sweating. Today I'm like a new person (does happy dance). I want to go shopping and buy something and Thursday is awesome because my two favorite quilt stores are open late on Thursdays.

    Somebody stop me please.........don't!
    Have fun!! You deserve a reward for putting up with the pain. Be good to yourself.

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    Thank you for reminding us to be good stewards with both our money and the items/fabric we already own. No need to be gluttons. Best wishes on your journey.

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    Good luck to you all! But I need professional help.LOL

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    So I bought myself a nice representative sampling of the new Moda fabric line of William Morris prints by Barbara Brackman. I feel much better now.

    I also got a placemat, napkin and tablecloth pattern. That's kind of like a quilt as you go.

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    I took stock of my life and my fabric stash in December 2010. I left my 2000 sqft + basement home due to losing my job and ending aN unhealthy 10 year relationship. I used to have 1/2 a basement for my sewing room so I had tons of fabrics. I just gritted my teeth and dove in and was realistic about what I wanted, what I needed, what I would use and what needed to go somewhere else. I whittled down my stash greatly. At that point, I couldn't even consider the cost of the fabric I was giving away. I now have a 10x13 sewing room in a safe and happy home. I have shelves along one of the walls and they are packed with my fabrics. i still have a couple of tubs in the garage full of fabric. I have lots of projects planned and in progress. And most importantly, I am HAPPY!!!!

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    Ruth, Glad you are safe and happy in your new home and obviously you are a strong person to have done what you did. I have become a lot more giving when it comes to my fabric - if someone needs it and asks me I will give some away. Can't hold onto it forever and can't take it with me. Now I need to do that with some of the vintage machines I currently own. :) FYI: LOVE the dogs in your avatar. Are they all shepherds? Mine has me well-trained - swear she must be part cat with the training she has been able to accomplish with me.

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    I recently pulled from stash and found fabrics I hadn't seen in years so realized I needed intervention, thus confessed to my quilting buddies. So what do we do but hit the LQS. Good friends, good times, and beautiful fabrics--there are worse things to spend $ on. Now to get busy and sew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_quilts
    Ruth, Glad you are safe and happy in your new home and obviously you are a strong person to have done what you did. I have become a lot more giving when it comes to my fabric - if someone needs it and asks me I will give some away. Can't hold onto it forever and can't take it with me. Now I need to do that with some of the vintage machines I currently own. :) FYI: LOVE the dogs in your avatar. Are they all shepherds? Mine has me well-trained - swear she must be part cat with the training she has been able to accomplish with me.
    The tan and black and the white one are both shepherds. The red and black on the right is a shepherd - akita mix. She's the biggest but she is also the biggest baby! She's my worrier! This picture was taken during their first stay at a new kennel. Now she loves it there. She is also the one that I know would protect me at all times. The white one is 13 years old and very lame in her hind quarters. Last year she was attacked in our driveway by a neighbor's pitbull. My shepherd-akita took care of the situation! I love them all!!

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