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    You know you're addicted to sewing when...

    ...your DH, while planning vacation, scrutinizes the photos of the potential vacation lodgings carefully to make sure there's a spot with a good view and an outlet, for you to set up your sewing machine in.

    ...you spend more time deciding which sewing machine to bring on vacation than you spend deciding on what clothes to pack. (I still haven't decided; I may bring two!)


    What about you? What gives away your addiction?

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    ... you go to Nashville and hit all the quilt shops. Never saw a show.

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    When you go away on vacation and worry more about your sewing machines from theft or fire then anything else.

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    When ya find different color of threads in your undies.-lol

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    When you go to church and someone pulls threads from your hair!
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    When you go to a sewing seminar in Las Vegas -- I'm serious! - - and never hit a casino, restaurant, or show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lildinks2013 View Post
    when ya find different color of threads in your undies.-lol
    :d roflmao

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    When you go to a sewing seminar in Las Vegas -- I'm serious! - - and never hit a casino, restaurant, or show.

    Jan in VA
    Now that is a serious addiction!

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    When you are constantly picking thread from your little Morkie's hair.
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    When you hit every quilt shop in Alaska and worry about exceeding your baggage limit. I didn't because I packed all the fabric into my carry on but someone in our group had to pay extra for all that she brought.

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    When you plan a Shop Hop and bring the iPad to read QB while hubby drives and tries to find the shops! (Don't feel too sorry for him..he likes to drive!)
    AND...when you plan your sewing projects around when company will visit!
    "A woman is like a tea bag-you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water." Eleanor Roosevelt

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    Quote Originally Posted by donac View Post
    When you hit every quilt shop in Alaska and worry about exceeding your baggage limit. I didn't because I packed all the fabric into my carry on but someone in our group had to pay extra for all that she brought.
    Denali was interesting, Eagles perched and in flight were beautiful, but the quilt shops at each port were the most fun ! Not just because you had your own space and time on your own two feet rather than looking through grimy windows of an overcrowded old park bus. Some of the Quilt shops had fabrics I had never seen before, or since.

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    We travel in our 5th wheel most of every summer, starting in late April thru at least October. We usually go to fishing spots cause my husband loves to fish. I spend the winters figuring out and packing what sewing items and fabric I will need while he is fishing. I love our 5th wheel, and I love "sewing/quilting in the woods".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sewnoma View Post
    ...your DH, while planning vacation, scrutinizes the photos of the potential vacation lodgings carefully to make sure there's a spot with a good view and an outlet, for you to set up your sewing machine in.

    ...you spend more time deciding which sewing machine to bring on vacation than you spend deciding on what clothes to pack. (I still haven't decided; I may bring two!)


    What about you? What gives away your addiction?

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    Wow, sounds like we have some serious addictions on the QB !! LOL
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    Bless his heart, does he have a brother? LOL
    Quote Originally Posted by Sewnoma View Post
    ...your DH, while planning vacation, scrutinizes the photos of the potential vacation lodgings carefully to make sure there's a spot with a good view and an outlet, for you to set up your sewing machine in.

    ...you spend more time deciding which sewing machine to bring on vacation than you spend deciding on what clothes to pack. (I still haven't decided; I may bring two!)


    What about you? What gives away your addiction?

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    I took a portable scale with me to a shop to consume every ounce of luggage allotment. I even left behind some clothing to bring home fabric.

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    I have shipped my clothes to my destination and back again so I would have room for fabric. You can't always find what you need back home. So when you find your fabric you want to keep it with you. As far as your clothes go, you ca always replace them with another trip to WAlmart or wherever.

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    We went on a cruise over the holidays, and a friend ask me a couple of days before we left, if I had my clothes packed yet. I told her only the important stuff. enough hexie fabric and forms to piece as many flowers as possible and to finish the border for my FG quilt. The night before I packed my clothes.

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    When you have to buy a generator for you 5th wheel so you can take your sewing machine to sew in the forest and at the lake.

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    The last vacation we took, my featherweight and current scrappy quilts blocks in progress went with me. My DH finally realizes that sewing quilt blocks isn't work, its relaxing, I've only been quilting since 1988.
    Sharon in Texas

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    I go to bed and cannot get to sleep because I am thinking I could have stayed up just one more hour and work on something. Oh heck, two of the cats are asleep in the chair anyhow.....
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    when you travel to NYC or major city for business and you can't wait to get done with work so you can explore the LQS in the area.
    attitude is everything...the rest will fall into place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyquiltlover1942 View Post
    We went on a cruise over the holidays, and a friend ask me a couple of days before we left, if I had my clothes packed yet. I told her only the important stuff. enough hexie fabric and forms to piece as many flowers as possible and to finish the border for my FG quilt. The night before I packed my clothes.
    This is me pertaining to anywhere I go, the first thing I think about is having enough sewing supplies!
    If a woman's work is never done....why start?

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    Sounds like he is a keeper.......
    A Good Friend, like an old quilt, is both a Treasure and a Comfort

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    When your back seat on a trip across the USA has your portable sewing machine and 3-4 projects going so when you have free time you can access them.

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