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    holiday overspend

    Just back from holiday in Florida, slight overspend on fabric, scissors thread, rulers and other assorted sewing goodies, needed to purchase extra luggage allowance, I now have a small stash to keep me going for a while, nothing like the ones you lucky American gals seem to have. I am one happy sewing lady. The difference in price between the UK and the USA is astonishing.

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    so glad that you could take advantage.
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    Glad you enjoyed our Sunshine state!

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    Hope you didn't have to pay too much on luggage fees. Those are exorbitant too !!
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    I am sew happy that you were able to make a trip like that. I am sure no fabric goes to waste when you have to go through that much trouble and expense.
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    Glad you were able to enjoy our beautiful state and the wonderful quilt shops we have. Enjoy your stash...what a nice way to enjoy vacation!
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    I can only imagine how you must feel, taking back some wonderful fabric! It must be difficult to decide what to buy! I rarely have a plan in place for fabric purchases when I travel -- I just hope for something to really inspire me. Show us your projects when you are done. In fact show us what you purchased!

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    Gland you found so many goodies at a good price..Enjoy them. We are lucky here in America.

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    There is nothing like having fabric as a great way to remember your trip. And getting it at great prices... well ...that too will be remembered.

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    I'm sure the money you saved on the fabric and other notions you bought paid for teh extra allowance you had to buy in order to get back home! Glad you were alr to buy lots of fabric for new creations.

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    omgoodness..........I think I would throw out all the clothes, pack my goodies, then see if any of the clothes fit, if not oh well..........or, wrap your fabric yardage around your body instead of a girdle, lol, my do ladies wear girdles anymore? I certainly don't.

    another thought, you could always fill your extra shoes with spools of thread, and other small things...???
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    Glad you made out well

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    that is great enjoy your goodies!!!
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    So thankful you found some nice fabric I'm sure you will enjoy your purchase,,, We are so blessed here in America

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    Good for you, have fun with your new stash.

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    You need a quilting buddy in the US who will purchase the fabric and mail it to you. Would you still have to pay customs on it? I noticed that fabric in the US was MUCH less expensive than in England, the Netherlands, Germany or France.

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    I am glad you had a good trip and were able to stock up while you were here!
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    I went to Alaska during the summer on a quilt cruise. There was only one port where I didn't find the quilt shop but I hit every other one. I ended up packing it all into my carry on and having some of it shipped home, which got there before I did.

    Glad you had a good time.

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    Good for you, what better way to spend your money than on fabric, my son lives in orlando, i hope you had a great trip and a safe return. I hope you get to make some wonderful goodies.
    Mary

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