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I am not a Fabric Hoarder, I am a Fabric Collector Gone Awry

I am not a Fabric Hoarder, I am a Fabric Collector Gone Awry

Old 01-20-2014, 08:51 AM
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You have a great hubby! I tell people I am the curator and in charge of acquistions at my fabric museum.
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Old 01-20-2014, 10:37 AM
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Your DH is a wise man and a keeper, I wish my DH were as observant about my fabric collection. A friend of mine told me that she believes some fabrics need to age before being used - like fine wine. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. I know what you mean about fabrics going out to play when you want them to come in to play, but I have found that by periodically re-organizing my stash of fabrics by their use - holidays, Christmas, children's, color, etc., etc. I find that wayward piece of fabric I'd been looking for, as I tend to pull from all sections of my stash, but never quite seem to put them back where they belong - hence they become missing in action.
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Old 01-20-2014, 10:51 AM
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MargeD I like your fine wine theory. I'm going to start using it.
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Old 01-20-2014, 10:53 AM
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The only problem with finding it "later" is that you will inevitably be gobbled up by something else at the time you find what you were looking for "earlier."
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Old 01-20-2014, 11:50 AM
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I can sew relate to the title. MY DH just shakes his head when he walks by my sewing cave and usually closes the door.
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Old 01-20-2014, 02:05 PM
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I like how he thinks!!!! I was in the same state this morning looking for a pattern I knew I had.....you are not alone!
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Old 01-22-2014, 10:07 AM
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A sweet and very smart husband you have there, could I send mine to him for training? I would be so much easier! I Recently gave my husband a lesson he won't forget! When I commented that I didn't have the "right blue" he snarked "Why do you need more fabric? just use what you have". I had to snap back "Why do you have 23 coffee cans full of nails? " then I gave him a color lesson, dark, light, medium, shade, tint, warm, cool, neutral, complimentary, contrasting, matching, then I showed him a dozen "whites" that aren't just white. I stopped when his mouth dropped open in horror when I said "and then there is black"! That'll teach him to question a fabric arteest! LOL
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Old 01-22-2014, 05:04 PM
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Cecelia: I bet it'll be a colder day in the state of Jefferson before he comments on your fabric again.
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Old 01-28-2014, 02:53 PM
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I think I caught the fabric collector bug. It's contagious!
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Old 01-28-2014, 02:57 PM
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I am sew relieved to read this and learn that i am not an addict...lol. You can never have enough fabric.
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