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Thread: What do you collect ~ besides fabric

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    I collect pincushion, Santas (though I have been giving them away) snowmen, and back in the 80's I collected Cabbage Patch dolls. I have over 30 and I work with two young men that have young daughters and I gave each girl one of my dolls and the birth certificate. Funny the one I gave to Ryleigh had the same birthday as she did, how cool it that? I also have way too many cook books and embroidery designs for my machine that I will never use and I have zillions of quilt magazines that I can not part with.

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    I love vintage sewing machines, especially hand cranks , but I've limited myself to the number that can fit in my workroom and on display. I collect and play musical instruments, mostly the string family. I collect nesting dolls. And bears - especially Muffy Vanderbear, her dog Lulu, cat Purrlie - and all their little outfits of course!

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    NOTHING! my DH is just about 3 " short of being a hoarder and I spend my time dissuading him from getting another thing! LOL when not tearing my hair out!

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    i collect...

    * puppy hair on my black work clothes
    * ex-husbands (i've got two, so far)
    * vintage sewing machines (i have 7)
    * race t-shirts
    i'd like to collect race medals... i only have 2, so far. i'll have three by next month
    * running slow isn't a character flaw; quitting is.
    * ANY idiot can run; it takes a SPECIAL KIND OF IDIOT to run a marathon.

    *4- 5ks *1- 5miler *1- 10k *2- 13.1 *1- 26.2.... and counting

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    Lately, it's been Starbucks cards, but I also collect stuffed animals (once in a while) and quilt books. It used to be regular books as well, but found the library to be much cheaper, since I rarely reread most books. If I had more money, there are so many things that are collectable. As it is, I have 3 sewing machines and a LA.

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    Vintage fabric, vintage sewing items, tea pots, thimbles, Fenton Hobnob Glassware, vintage sewing machines, antique glassware, and antique quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Learner747 View Post
    I have collected British china cups and saucers, old books and Bibles, penny stocks, and best of all Grandchildren.
    Oh, yes...I nearly forgot. I also collect Male Angel figurines, gold and silver coins, and dirt from other countries - so far Australia, Afghanistan, Ireland, Hawaii (I know it's a state but it is beautiful), and Korea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodster View Post
    My house collects dust.........
    My collection is older - they have already full-grown dust bunnies!

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    I collect fairies...started with Boyd fairies, then went to kitchen fairies. Down sized homes and have little room to start a new line. :-)

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    I collect teddy bears. Have over 50 now - some small and some over 3' tall and they all make me smile. Couldn't part with any of them.

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    Antique dolls are my favorite things, and I love old hand made quilts, miniature woven baskets, all kinds of fabrics (mostly FQs), and friends, of course!!

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    Now this is funny. I have moved from alimony checks to retirement checks....
    Quote Originally Posted by Diana Lea View Post
    I read all the post on this thread. I am very impressed with the interesting stuff we collect. I started collecting fat. I have gained 40 lbs. Last year. Also Betty Boop, deck of cards from places I have been. Pillsbury , see, hear and speck no evil. green M & M's. Pink depression glass and dead people ( genealogy ). Put my favorite thing to collect is alimony checks.
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    I collect ladybugs. Not all ladybugs, but just the ones I like. Jim Shore and Willow Tree. For a while I was collecting Christmas Carolers but not any more. I also collect genealogy records (haven't done that for a while tho).
    KSue

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychonurse View Post
    Did u see recently someone of Craigs list in Bham had sheet music listed?
    No I didn't see it yet, but I'll try to find it now! Thanks for the tip!
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    What a fun thread! I collect boxes, but I collect boxes that don't look like boxes! LOL! Most of my boxes are wooden, but I have quite a few that are made of other substances too. I'm gonna attempt to post 3 pictures so you know what I mean!

    Believe it or not, I got my sewing machine box years before I ever started sewing! It sure looks good in my sewing room though! :c) My gazebo is one of my more expensive boxes. The top of it opens, and the stairs also slide out to reveal a "box" area. And on the shelf pictured, the two burled wood pieces, the two Noah's arks, and the large globe are all boxes. :c)

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    WOW What a great post. Have smiled a lot. Brought back lots of happy memories. My collections seem to change with time. I started with stamps, next dolls then on to Waterford Crystal. Now I collect thimbles. I do have lots of WIP's and UFO's but they really collected me.
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    I collect vintage sewing machines-and am looking for a hand-crank; miniatures, buttons, Precious Moments figurines (been long time since bought any), some chicken things, Old Country Roses china, moose things, and snowmen items for Christmas time.... and, and............!
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    Bells, have not only the states but countries. Thanks to my children and grandchildren that travel the world
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    Grandmother of 5 and great grandmother of 1,

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    Watering cans and old toys
    You know that feeling when you've finished all your quilting projects and your studio is perfectly clean???? Me neither.

    It's not how fast you sew, it's how well you sew fast! Wait, I think that's supposed to be MOW!

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    Wow. I love the sewing machine the most. The gazebo is really neat too. Thanks for posting pics.
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    Too funny. I love your sense of humor. Congratulations on your running. My step sister is a runner too. I admire your stamina and your determination.
    Next to God we are indebted to women, first for life itself, and then for making it worth having.

    Christian Nestell Bovee,



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    Another dust collector here.

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    Dust! That's because I love to sew and hate to clean!
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    minature telephones worked for phone co 35 yrs, thimbles spoons
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    Emmit the Clown ,Minature Timex clocks,Minature silver objects.

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