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Thread: Crisis averted! LOL!

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    community benefactor collettakay's Avatar
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    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.

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    That is too funny! But I would have done the same thing!! :lol:

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    :shock: I'm glad you found your fabric. I'd be willing to go dumpster diving for fabric too.

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    Compulsive cleaning will bite you in the butt every time! Glad it worked out for you.

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    The thing is garbage NEVER gets taken out of the van and the one time I did......

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    Oh my gosh!!!!!!!! lol lol Yeah, that's something i'd do lol lol Thanks sooo much for the laugh, almost 100F today, and sooo needed a laugh :)

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    I'm so glad the story had a happy ending!!! :D

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    Phew!!!!! Thanks for sharing!

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    :lol: I'm so glad you let us know it was a happy ending before we started reading. Saved on heart race. :lol:

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    Colleta, the minute I got to the part that you started picking up the garbage in the van I knew what you had done. You are just to funny. Don't feel bad girl, I have done the sane thing inside my house, I start cleaning and putting stuff away and something always ends up in the garbage when is not supposed to.

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    So glad you found the fabric. I can just imagine your panic!

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    I have thrown away all kinds of things in the darn plastic bags....I am trying real hard to use my "green" cloth bags....I wouldn't toss those :D

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    I'm chuckling only because I've done it before, but not with fabric.. Good thing you found it.......

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    Reminds me of the time when I had a trash can by my sewing machine and somehow my walking foot fell into it and I ended up throwing it away.
    Had to buy a new one, bummer.

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    I'm glad things worked out for you. I had a similar incident with a dumpster and some wedding photos/negatives that didn't turn out so well. Happy quilting!

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    That was a close one!! I am glad you realized it in time to have a happy ending to your story!

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    Gosh, that is awful!! I thought only things like that happened to me :lol:

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    OMG, I'm glad you found it! That just makes the story of the quilt more interesting.

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    :lol: :lol: :lol: Glad you found it!! I bet you were relieved the trash men hadn't been by yet.

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    Is the quilt name going to be "The Dumpster Dive Quilt"? I am SO glad you found it!

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    Vicki-that's probably how I'll always think of it! lol

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    Oh, that sounds like something I would do.

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    See thats what you get for being to neat :lol: I would have been sick. Thankfully you found it :!:

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    Always happens, the one time you decide to do something right. One night at work, (hospital) I had one very hard patient that I pretty much spent all night in his room. As we were charting a nurse asked me if my ring was supposed to look like it did, or was something wrong with it? It looked like a tooth was missing, the middle diamand and setting were gone. We spent the next hour changing the man's bed, dusting his floors, going through the garbage. Still couldn't find the darn thing. I remembered that we had ordered a pizza for break and I had gone in my purse to get money to pay for my share. When I opened my purse there it was laying on the bottom. My husband teased me and said I was trying to get a bigger diamond, my original ring had 5 diamond chips in settings to make them look bigger. Several years later I did get a bigger diamond in my ring for our 20th wedding anniversary. The poor patient properly wondered why he was turned so much and had his bed made twice in one shift when he didn't soil the sheets.............

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    I'm sooo relieved that most of the stories here have happy endings! I also was glad to have the chuckle for the day...and I thought I was the queen of this kind of thing....

    Glad it worked out for you...and I looked at bighorn at their cow fabric and I like it! I hadn't seen it before and I like cows.

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