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Thread: 2013 Fabric Moratorium

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    Ok! So far i have been excellent in October! Sitting in the front seat of the wagon with fabric tying me to the bench! Hahaha! Let's see ya get me this month, temptation!!

    Emma-- i would love to meet you, too! It would be soooooo much fun to have a retreat in the middle of the country, so everyone could come to it! Just to clarify, the roses are at the bottom of my yard next to the sidewalk . There's a pesky little hill that runs between my house and garden all the way to the rose bushes. I am very glad the roses are there because they keep me from rolling into the street. When i play in the garden i have a " habit" of falling down, and then rolling down the hill( wheeeee!) to the roses. If they weren't there i might end up being run over or hitting a car and being charged with a moving violation! They would never see what hit them! Lol i do have interesting little prick marks in interesting places. The roses do have thorns.
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    nancia, you do have a way of putting a funny, positive "spin"on things. Thanks for the laugh.
    "Life is mostly froth and bubble, but one thing stands as stone. Kindness in another's trouble, courage in one's own." Adam Lindsey Gordon

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    Well...I had a "slip up" at a church charity store on Saturday....there was a partial bolt of unbleached calico ($1.00 who could resist that), plus a metre or so of quilting fabric/scraps so for a grand total of $3.00 I did well. Did get stronger yesterday...on the way home from my Employment Agent I called in at Textile Traders and didn't buy any fabric - despite some heavily discounted fat quarters and some very cool batiks....I just came away with two packs of handquilting needles and a metre of fusible (20% discount). So I am getting stronger and concentrating on finishing two quilts and making some "stashbusters".

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    It is my opinion that any purchase of fabric in or for the benefit of a religious organization is due special dispensation by the religious leaders of the quilt cult, and there fore and further more and not withstanding, doesn't count! JmHo.
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    You keep those opinions coming Nancia! I like 'em

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    Overall, my stash has gotten larger since I started participating, but I'd say it is more controlled than it would be if I wasn't. I've learned why though, too much buying what I like instead of what goes together for a project. I end up needing to buy something else to be able to do a project, and 9 times out of 10, I don't come out of the store with only what I went for. This has been good for me though, and I hope we do it again next year. I'm going to keep following this thread til it dies, so if someone posts a link to the new thread here, I'll definitely find it!

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    I'm with ya Dusty's Mom, I've had so much enjoyment reading everyones posts and its a rare day that I don't laugh right out loud.
    Nancia: I think we should nominate you our Cults lawyer. I am almost sure you could justify anything and we would all agree.

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    I totally agree DustysMomma
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    I can't believe it's been almost a year already!! I have spent no where near what I have spent in prior years, and most of it was for specific projects and never made it to stash..I will soon have completed quilts for every family member, and then will concentrate on using stash for EVRYTHING!

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    Good job pat625.....its kind of liberating isn't it?
    "Life is mostly froth and bubble, but one thing stands as stone. Kindness in another's trouble, courage in one's own." Adam Lindsey Gordon

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