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Thread: non-quilters don't understand

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    Super Member carrieg's Avatar
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    I brought some fabric to work recently. They are planning an event & the theme is Wizard of Oz. So I was showing 2 ladies my Oz collection of fabrics. I was saying I didn't know what I was going to make with it. One secretary said 'but you must have had a project in mind when you bought it'. I said no, I just wanted to have it because if I thought of a project later, I wouldn't be able to find it then.

    It's a fabric collection, like coins or stamps or comics. I don't need a purpose for it - it's a collection! :lol:

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    I explained to my DH that my "collection" is really my 401K. When I retire I can draw from it anytime I want and there will never be a shortage even if I live to 400. See I have invested will :mrgreen:

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    I like that idea, a COLLECTION!!

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    Nice 405K :D

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    Lol.

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    It is collecting :) You never know when your going to need it.

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    I can relate to this , for my two grown children say the same things to me, like Mom why would you ever want more Fabric when you have way to much already, well in my eyes I don't have way to much actually not nearly enough as I don't get to many chances to get out to go Fabric hunting. My Children don't see it that way at all though.. :shock:

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    you guys are so very right. At the meet n greet the other day my mom said (at a table of all quilters mind you) That I have way to much fabric because I have on curio cabinet filled with it. The look of that's all that filled faces was great cuz they then informed her round about the amounts they have and I finally got to say SEE I do not have to much fabric, I need much much more before that's even a thought!!! lol thanks just had to share that :)

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    Yes, if they don't quilt or sew, they do not understand!

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    And it is still cheaper than therapy

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    Quote Originally Posted by mustangquilts
    I explained to my DH that my "collection" is really my 401K. When I retire I can draw from it anytime I want and there will never be a shortage even if I live to 400. See I have invested will :mrgreen:
    this is so true. i retired early unexpectedly. thank goodness i have my 'collection' as i don't have the funds to shop at will now :)

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    I love going "shopping" in my barn :D....as does my dgd who is also learning to quilt :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by mustangquilts
    I explained to my DH that my "collection" is really my 401K. When I retire I can draw from it anytime I want and there will never be a shortage even if I live to 400. See I have invested will :mrgreen:

    I will have to remember this when my husband wants to know why I have so much fabric.

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    I did not have a witty comment to make back in 97 when I began "collecting'. So after many many purchases, I told DH that I was stocking up in case there ever was a shortage. He was & is fine with that, even with the shortage that has caused the prices to rise. So now I just tell folks that this is for whenever I might not be able to go out & hit the Shops. Waiting for one of them to pop off about having the internet to shop from. LOL

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    DH has never questioned my collection -- he does comment about it having expanded to fill all available space. I am glad I have it since I am retired and money is tighter (especially with the price of gas and groceries).

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    People who collect anything, understand fully. someone who doesn't collect or wouldn't collect, hasn't a clue.
    When DH has mentioned that while I have overflowing fabric in stash, I never have the right one anyway, I remind him that he still needs more nails or screws because his # of boxes were not the right ones. He said, "yea, but that's different" with a smirk!
    My oldest daughter asked me if "dad" was ok with my BUYING quilts when I have all the fabric to MAKE my own. I said your dad still buys furniture when he has wood in his workshop to make things with. She said "oh".

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    People who collect anything, understand fully. someone who doesn't collect or wouldn't collect, hasn't a clue.
    When DH has mentioned that while I have overflowing fabric in stash, I never have the right one anyway, I remind him that he still needs more nails or screws because his # of boxes were not the right ones. He said, "yea, but that's different" with a smirk!
    My oldest daughter asked me if "dad" was ok with my BUYING quilts when I have all the fabric to MAKE my own. I said your dad still buys furniture when he has wood in his workshop to make things with. She said "oh".

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