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Thread: Fabric Moratorium Crash and Burn

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    Fabric Moratorium Crash and Burn

    Sorry folks, I'm out! Just took advantage of the last day special low shipping at 1,000 Bolts a few minutes ago and placed a whopper order. Haven't purchased any fabric since early November. Not a long time but an eternity for me. Do I have actual plans for any of the fabrics - heck no! The new fabric can make friends with my enormously overgrown existing stash. So I'll enjoy the new fabrics, play around with some colors, think of spring and let my credit card cool down. Everyone have a good weekend.

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    Congratulations! Waiting to buy since November is remarkable. I don't have that kind of self-control.

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    i cant go for a week so your doing good

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    LOL, well you gave it a good try, so far I am doing good with my resolution to ONLY buy what I need for a project....have a new grandbaby coming in May so I have been buying to match things I already had in my stash.
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    Since November sounds like a long time to me! Now off to check out 1000 bolts...
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    Good for you, you only go around once.
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    I think there is a major "pile up" because of their shipping promotion. My credit card nearly overheated earlier this week at the same site... .So its off the road for a while . I got my box of goodies yesterday...

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    This just blows me away. I have not purchased fabric for probably 5 years and I don't have much of a stash at all. Mostly fat quarters, but make do with what I have and am thankful for that. Just cannot afford it. SS is not what it should be, just not enough money to purchase anything fun. So, have an awesome time with what you get and have fun with it. You are a very lucky lady.
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    The fact that you waited four months to buy fabric is mind-blowing to me!! I say you have EVERY RIGHT to buy fabric! LOL

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    Sounds wonderful, enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Well at least when you say you crashed and burned, you did it with style. lol.
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    We know you fell off the Fabric Moratorium Cart but we'll let you back on. Climb back on... but in the meantime, enjoy your new stash additions.

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    WOW, you have lots of self control….but when you crash..woohoo..watch out
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    Just love your quote. It is so very true. My quote: Don't cry because it's gone, Smile because it happened.
    This kept my sanity after my companion of 19 years died last year.

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    Way to crash and burn good luck in everything you make with the new fabric

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    How did you make it from Nov to Feb???? I don't think I could do that.

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    I cannot wait four months to buy fabric, it keeps calling me, i have sooo much i am litterally running out of room. Its awful, hahaha, ok gotta go and check out 1000 blots. have fun
    Mary

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    You did good going that long without buying. I gave that up for lent. Did manage to go a whole month without sometime ago. That is hard.

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    I have been very good on this moratorium. I have only bought what I need to finish up my UFO's, things like batting. I have also bought material for swaps that we are doing in my quilt class but only if I don't have the colors in my own stash. I am like the other person who is on SS, I am retired and have a pension and there is not much room for extra goodies. SIGH
    Dreaming of New England while being stuck in So. Calif.(the asphalt jungle of the world.) But hey the Happiest Place on Earth is here.

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    You lasted longer than I ever would have. Enjoy your new fans!
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    A time to keep silence, And a time to speak;

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    My best friend and I have laughed for years while fabric shopping about "building our stash for our retirement", because of the fixed income thing. Well, my retirement date is 3/30/12 so this was my last large blow out for quite some time. Feel I spent my $$ well, by buying tan and cream blenders, if I were to rationalize the whole blitz :0). I have a little notebook, a bucket list" of sorts with actual quilts I want to make and quilting ideas in general. Instead maybe the entire spring will be spent on my porch, sipping ice tea and listening to the robins come back north.

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    I, too, can not wait 4 months. I can hardly wait a day when I have the urge to splurge!
    "Be yourself...everyone else is taken."
    Strong people don't put others down...they build them up."
    "Remember that your instincts are more important than rules"

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    Wow.......4 months! You're my heroine (she said with envy).
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    Wow! can you post a photo when it arrives for the rest of us to "drool" over? I don't know how you made it that long without buying. I seem to get at least something every month-DARN Joann's for sending these flyers and the coupons! However, I justify it by saying I will clear out stash and sell it. Which I do! It gets easier each time I part with stash I know I will never use (but HAD to have at the time!).

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    I can tell we're related.

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