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Thread: Crisis averted! LOL!

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    When my mother & dad moved to the farm, she packed a bunch of Tupperware in a black garbage bag and you can guess where it all ended up. Luckily I was selling at the time and could replace it all for cost. I always check the garbage before it goes out the door. I have had to go thru it too many times. Here's what I do. When I buy something like fabric or especially small stuff, I take a tote bag and put the items in it till I get home. That way I'm sure where it is. That's what you call sweating bullets. Glad you found it.

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    Don't feel bad. I did the same thing. Only with Buttons. I was cleaning my sewingroom the day after I had bought these one of a kind buttons that a 9year old girl made by hand . Well you got the idea but I did not know until 3 days later and the trash had been picked up. No buttons. :cry: :cry: :cry:

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    Stupid garbage. lol I'm so glad that you found your fabric. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to keep it a secert?

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    It's not like you're the only one that's done that. I had a bag of items I purchased. I usually use those plastic bags as garbage bags for my car.

    Only I had an envelope of money from the bank machine. Something like a hundred bucks that I carelessly threw in the garbage bag too and threw it in the trash.

    It wasn't until I got in a store and needed it to buy something did I realize what happened and went back to the trash can to get it.

    I was lucky to get my bag with the money back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vicki reno
    Is the quilt name going to be "The Dumpster Dive Quilt"? I am SO glad you found it!
    hey it has a good ring to it :) And the story to go with it is great!

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    So glad you got it back. Are'nt our husbands great? I had just picked up my packet of fabric and instructions from the quilt store and we had to stop at Walmart to match some fabric so I carried it into the store. They didn't have a match so we picked up some items and went toward home several miles away. I wanted to check something out on the pattern so went to reach for it and it was'nt there! We whipped a u-turn and went back to check all the garbage cans and baskets at Walmart. You know how they park all the baskets half in the store and half out, well my DH went thriugh all the baskets and the last one is where he found it. What a releif! He's a keeper!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janstar
    ...my DH went thriugh all the baskets and the last one is where he found it. What a releif! He's a keeper!!!!!!
    Oh, definately!

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    OH my gosh ! I swore I would never look through the trash for stuff.. you eat your words on that one.. I would have been dumpster diving myself over this one !!!

    Funny story.. You have to sent that in to a quilt book for the editor !!!

    Ellen

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    quilting Aggie you are funny !! I think that is a name !!

    Ellen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste
    Quote Originally Posted by Janstar
    ...my DH went thriugh all the baskets and the last one is where he found it. What a releif! He's a keeper!!!!!!
    Oh, definately!
    Mine too! LOL

    I bought five tiny buttons to finish a wall hanging, and the store put them in a little white paper bag for me. When I got home I did the same thing, cleaned out the car, then that night when I went to sew my buttons on they were nowhere to be found. I was gutted, and while I was cursing and swearing and vowing there was no way I would go through the rubbish my darling partner went outside and went through all the rubbish till he found the tiny little white paper bag with my buttons in it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueChicken
    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste
    Quote Originally Posted by Janstar
    ...my DH went thriugh all the baskets and the last one is where he found it. What a releif! He's a keeper!!!!!!
    Oh, definately!
    Mine too! LOL

    I bought five tiny buttons to finish a wall hanging, and the store put them in a little white paper bag for me. When I got home I did the same thing, cleaned out the car, then that night when I went to sew my buttons on they were nowhere to be found. I was gutted, and while I was cursing and swearing and vowing there was no way I would go through the rubbish my darling partner went outside and went through all the rubbish till he found the tiny little white paper bag with my buttons in it.
    Men can be sweet, can't they?

    OR, did he know that you'd be upset about it for a LOOOONG time and decided it was worth the effort? :lol:

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    It's quite possible digging through the rubbish was less painful that being inside the house with me sulking! LOL




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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueChicken
    It's quite possible digging through the rubbish was less painful that being inside the house with me sulking! LOL
    But we will let them know what hero's they are, right?
    :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by collettakay
    I almost had a heartattack today! Here's the story if you care to read it....

    I ordered cow fabric from bighornquilts.com and received it yesterday. Today the whole family went on an errand run to Wal-mart etc. I took my fabric to get coordinating fabrics at Wal-mart and then put all my fabric in 1 bag and sat it on the floor in the van between the 2 girls. All was well. I was excited and planning out my quilt. Then....

    We made a couple other stops and then stopped at Sheetz to get some lunch. After we ate I thought "gee, now's a good time to throw out some of the garbage I had collected from the van and put in an old wal-mart bag." "The garbage can is right here by the door" So I did....

    We then went to the video store to rent a movie to watch tonight and when I got back in the van I sat the movies down where I had put my fabric. But...the bag wasn't there...

    At first I just thought that it had gotten moved and quickly looked through the van. Then, it hit me....

    I had thrown out the bag of fabric with the garbage! :shock:

    I made my husband drive back to Sheetz and had the manager help me find my fabric in the garbage. Rubber gloves and all! I was so relieved that we were able to find it. My husband was relieved that he didn't have to climb in the dumpster (the can hadn't been emptied.)

    Oh well. There is now a very interesting story behind the quilt-to-be. I just make sure my aunt knows that I've washed the fabric and hope that it doesn't make her shy away from using the quilt.

    Thanks for reading and I'm sure laughing if you've made it this far.
    I remember reading this thread back in August when it was posted and on another thread I see you now have a cow quilt. I'm glad you had a happy ending.

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    I'm new here, so I am glad you found this so I now know why that quilt has the strange name! I saw the cows, and I could'nt make the connection. Thank you for letting me know that my faculties are okay! :lol:

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    OMGoodness. I'm so glad you got your fabric back. I would have had a heart attack too. That's horrid!

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