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Thread: Do I have a problem?

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    Senior Member sew_lulu's Avatar
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    with buying fabrics? I really don't think I do. I have a small stash compare to most quilters I know.

    Well, I'm asking b/c my DH just finished my sewing room and as he was helping me moving my "stash" from another room to my sewing room. He said "this is insane. I think you may have a problem."

    First of all, my "stash" fit one bookcase with three shelves. I do have project in my mind for all my problem. It's not like I buy to just stash it. I haven't got around to finishing up, that's all. lol...


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    Not yet, anyway.

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    Ummm.......nope, no problem that I can see.
    Your hubby DEFINITELY doesn't want to come to my house to see my stash!

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    nor mine, lol!
    I have a couple of rubbermaid bins full, and two dressers full (that's 16 large drawers full) and a few bags here and there, and some still hidden in the trunk of my car. I buy because I like the faric, not because I have specific plans for it, now THAT's a problem, lol!

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    I have a couple dressers full. Some in bags. Nothing in the van, took it out. I have some on the dining table. Washed it and then folded it, keep forgetting to bring it upstairs.
    When it's time to pack my room, I'll have to take pics of all the boxes I pack the fabric in. I pack it myself, that way, I know grubby paws haven't touched it.

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    I would pack it myself to avoid commentary.

    But then there would be the matter/issue of all those boxes.

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    YES! you definitely have a problem.

    PROBLEM: a spouse who does NOT grasp the concept of "stash"!

    get him to a shrink. FAST!!!!!

    :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    HEAR!! HEAR!!!
    He doesn't have a collection of fishing gear? Tools? Brewing equipment? Sports memorabilia? Camping equipment? Hunting stuff? etc?!!!

    Tell him its better than keeping a ready supply of a variety of men :shock: :shock: :shock:

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    Your problem is him thinking you have a problem. :D My response would be to go buy more fabric.

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    look up some of the pictures on here of others stashes, and show him, then explain how you don't have enough yet! :D :D Also, if he collects anything, take pictures o that and show him.

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    Oh, lordy...he wouldn't want to see mine, either!!! :mrgreen: BTW -- what does his garage look like??? :?: Every time my DH says something about my craft room/stash, I point him to his garage... :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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    I say if yours is a problem i have a HUGE PROBLEM! I have a walk-in closet (5x4) with wall to wall shelves full to the top and four rubermaid totes stuffed. lol!!! He's lucky that yours is what it is!! Good luck with it growing into more!

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    Do you have a problem? Let me walk you through my home, in my sewing room are three bookcases, one is full of Quilting books, quilting magazines, and my radio to sew by. The other two are full of different fabrics, sorted by color/size. I have two plastic three drawer bins, full of fabrics, three baskets, two boxes, and another smaller three drawer bin of scraps (really gotta do something with them one of these days.) There are three under bed rolling tubs of fabric, two tubs in my closet, and several boxes, bags, of designated fabric with patterns.

    YOU don't have the problem, I do! But I wouldn't have it any other way!! :lol: :lol:

    Best deal I can tell you is to never pass one up! My husband had guns, ammo (enough to make me regret the whole gun thing,) fishing rods, reels, fly rods, etc, and I'm not even going to tell you about all the tools that he rarely used. Two boats and all the trimmings, two trucks and all the trimmings. He never fussed about me bringing in fabric, any notions, or a sewing machine. It wasn't in his best interest! :wink:

    I don't take pictures of my stash anymore because I feel overwhelmed with guilt for not sewing every minute of awake time. :roll:

    Enjoy it and don't let him put you in a state of panic, you've only JUST begun!!

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    Oh Lulu, he hasn't seen a problem yet. LOL Has he looked at his own stash of "stuff"? Men! When my DH says anything, I just point out all of his "stash" and he usually just gets this stupid smirk on his face and shuts up. LOL :lol: :lol: :lol: If that doesn't work I sic my SIL on him. She likes me better anyway. LOL :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    My hubby loves tools and love fabric shopping, we make a good combo. lol We both know when we retire, in about another 12 years, we will have somthings to keep us busy. I work for fabric!!!

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    I don't think you have a problem. I have a "small" stash, (well maybe not that small) Fabric calls my name I need to buy it and touch it and look at it in my sewing room. I have a whole wall of cabinets filled as well as a few (a dozen or so) Large rubbermaid tubs full in the garage. I love being able to walk into my sewing room and just pull all the fabrics needed to make a quilt!!!

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    Wow... I guess I don't have a problem! I need to buy more fabrics so he'll know what having a problem is like! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    YES! you definitely have a problem.

    PROBLEM: a spouse who does NOT grasp the concept of "stash"!

    get him to a shrink. FAST!!!!!

    :lol: :lol: :lol:
    LOL..love this answer!
    He'll have to wait in line, to see the doc, behind my hubby!
    I was copying a pattern, and he wanted to know if there was anything good on the board...I'm a little busy...
    hubby: "why? your not going to make it?"
    well, duh! I might need it one day, lol! silly man :roll: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by PamH
    My hubby loves tools and love fabric shopping, we make a good combo. lol We both know when we retire, in about another 12 years, we will have somthings to keep us busy. I work for fabric!!!

    I agree with you. My stash will keep me busy when I retire. I may need to live to 120 to use it all, but that's OK with me. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninnie
    look up some of the pictures on here of others stashes, and show him, then explain how you don't have enough yet! :D :D Also, if he collects anything, take pictures o that and show him.
    great idea, Ninnie. I have a thread called:
    Want To See What Hubby Calls My Cave?

    If he thinks you have a lot of fabric...get him a chair, before he sees mine,...and it has grown since then! :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    Oh, lordy...he wouldn't want to see mine, either!!! :mrgreen: BTW -- what does his garage look like??? :?: Every time my DH says something about my craft room/stash, I point him to his garage... :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
    that's what I do!
    my home-cave is 11 x 13, his garage is 20 x30!
    He has a motorcycle, a truck, a small tractor, several mowers,...can't even remember all the junk he has...and that's the big stuff, and he's going to buy another mower, pretty soon!
    I DON'T WANT TO HEAR IT :?
    Don't talk about my stuff, I won't talk about yours, honey.
    Dollar for dollar, I haven't caught up yet...but I'm steady working on it :!:

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    Its not a problem...Its an addiction but there is no cure.... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    I wouldn't say you have a problem...tell hubby to come see my stash! lol I have 9 large bins full, four half size bins, some in the laundry room that is washed and dried but I haven't retrieved it yet, and a large tote on wheels that is full! LOL

    Nope, you haven't gotten to where it's a problem! lol :)

    S.D.

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    hubby used to grumble bout my fabric, then i'd retort something back. Solution, was very very simple!!! When i get fabric now, i make sure he notices my Extreme pleasure! LOL LOL He likes it when i'm happy, cus happy me means happy him lol lol It works like a charm :) :) :) And now, if i'm grumpy, he'll say, hey, wanna go shopping??? LOL LOL :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ania755
    Its not a problem...Its an addiction but there is no cure.... :lol: :lol: :lol:
    Don't think he wants to hear this comment! lol

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