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Thread: I was bad

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    Went shopping on thousandsofbolts.com. That's all I need to say.... I even told my husband about it. Silly me.

    So, my question is, what is the most you have spent on one shopping trip/spree and did you try to hide the receipts (lol)?

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    :lol: :lol:

    i don't hide receipts. i just kiss him a lot to make up for it!

    so . . . how much did you spend?

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    I think the most I ever spent in one stop was about $128. But I am sure there has been sprees that totaled more. I have never hidden the receipt, but maybe "forgot" to mention it before! :wink: DH never says much about what I spend,(Thank Goodness), He went to a shop with me before to buy fabric for a baby quilt for one of his co-workers and it totaled over $80, so he knows what it costs!

    So how much did you spend?

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    I always tell JB when he comes through the door from work..."I bought fabric today and it cost..." at which point he says "It's ok baby, I don't care what you spent, you like doing fabric stuff." Did I mention how much I love JB :lol:


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    My hubbie is the same way. He'll ask "Have we paid the utilities and house note?" Then he'll say, I don't care what you spend. You enjoy it.
    I spent $107 with my grandnieces today trying to give them the "quilting bug." We are making rag quilts together, putting together 12" squares, 5x5. They sure were excited today when I left them. They are hoping to have 6 sandwiches sewn together by tomorrow. We are hand sewing because that's what I do.

    You weren't BAD, exactly...just overstimulated to buy.
    We want to see pictures...

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    My husband has no idea what I spend on my hobbies. I never mention what I have spent in the past month or year and he never asks. Then again, I don't have a clue what he spends on his golf, football lotteries, camping with the guys, etc. Works for us.

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    And the total $$$$$ is???????? lol
    Drum roll please.

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    I guess I am really bad. I have been to a quilt show where I spent over $300 in one day-and that was just fabric, patterns, books etc at the show. I was also spending the night in a hotel, eating out, paying for gas to get there and back, etc. My DH does not care how much I spend and he never asks. I am just really lucky, I guess :lol:

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    My husband gave me $400 in gift certificates to a fabric shop for Christmas. I spent about half of it at the post-Christmas sale then looked at the enormous pile of fabric and thought uh-oh, that's going to fill up my stash box. So I bought another box. And have been dribbling away the rest of the certificates adding highlights to what I splurged on. Shopping for fabric is just plain FUN.

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    Almost a year ago when I started quilting I spent almost $200.00 buying a lot of supplies and a couple yard of fabric. Then I spent $116.00 on my hand quilt frame just after Christmas.

    Kyia

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    Okay You are killing us...how much did you spend?????? :shock:

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    Ok, I spent around $100..but its for a special aunt's 25th anniversary and it also gives me much enjoyment to work on. So its not only a gift but a past-time. The "bad" part is that I want to remodel our garage into a family room and we're putting a pool and surrounding patio in. My dh didn't say much. I just got the "you want all this stuff done and there you go spending $100 on fabric" speach. I just remind him of all the hunting and fishing accesories that he gets, not to mention licenses, and it usually ends there. I know I can talk him around to just about anything I want. Hence, the pool and family room. lol

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    OK I got You beat. I went on a bus trip to the Cape Cod. last year with my guild. I spent over $500 and never told my husban and he never asked me about it. I was also the one who spent the most on that trip.

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    I have spent up to $300. on one shopping spree. Especially when I went to Paducah whichi is not hard to do. Sometimes my DH says "Is that all you bought" gotta love him. LOL

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    I've gone crazy on this find the bunny shop hop.
    I don't know my total, but it is well over $100. I keep buying sale fabric and super buys. I will post pix after I get the stuff in the mail.

    That is my weakness, buying fabric online and at the shop hop.
    Gotta love this hobby, it keeps me out of the bars.
    Too broke! LOL! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    $300 but it was all on sale for half price. I just told my DH that I just saved $300. I know, I'm BAD
    Conne

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    My monthly balances are what's frightening. :) I was on a mission to buy enough fabric for quilt, bedskirt, shams, pillowcases and 3 pairs of curtains for our bedroom. Then the brilliant idea hits me- a shower curtain and curtain for the bathroom. Cost- don't ask- you don't want to know. Add in some tidbits along the way of "specials" and- well, lets say I better do a lot of notary work. :)

    Hubby say the bill, but just said I better finish the project.

    But I haven't had a bedroom set purchase like this since 1996 when I splurged and bought a set for my last house. I wanted to put it on the bed now, but it's quite faded and as my daughter says- that is so 80s. So the pastel goes away and I'm working on Lakehouse, milk & honey blue hydrangeas. I have all the fabric, 1 topper made (love it!) and another cut out. But it's on the back burner as I finish WIPs 'cause I can't stand having unfinished projects hanging out. 2 more to go and I'm back in business. Hoping to finish before 1st week of August.

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    I have never kept track of what I spend. DH goes with me sometimes and just sits in the car and takes an hour + nap. I might spend over $100.00, but when that is all folded up and put in maybe just two bags, it doesn't look like much. This is at the surplus store and the name brands are at most $3.29 a yard, so can get quite a lot for $100.00. Love shopping for fabric. Who cares if we ever use it all up?

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    i know when I bought my sewing machine a long time ago and spent 700 on it, my husband threw a fit. I still have the machine and still sewing. He has spent more on tools for himself and only used them once or twice, and we both had good paying jobs. I felt a little guilty, about a minute or so :twisted: :twisted:

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    I try not to keep up with what I've spent...its too scary. I just tell DH what someone else here on the board has said...."just be happy I'm not a fast quilter...I couldn't afford it!" He disagrees..(aren't I lucky)

    He is going shopping with me for a new machine..I'm looking at used...he is looking at the 7K embroidery machine. He always wants me to spend more than I want to on myself and my hobbies. He loves my quilts and takes them out to show everyone who comes over to the house. Its embarrassing! :oops:

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    Quote Originally Posted by b.zang
    My husband gave me $400 in gift certificates to a fabric shop for Christmas. I spent about half of it at the post-Christmas sale then looked at the enormous pile of fabric and thought uh-oh, that's going to fill up my stash box. So I bought another box. And have been dribbling away the rest of the certificates adding highlights to what I splurged on. Shopping for fabric is just plain FUN.
    So-you bought another box!!! LOL. I like your way of thinking!!!! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilt4u
    OK I got You beat. I went on a bus trip to the Cape Cod. last year with my guild. I spent over $500 and never told my husban and he never asked me about it. I was also the one who spent the most on that trip.
    That must have been a really fun trip. I bet I could have given you a run for your money on who spent the most!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachlady
    I have never kept track of what I spend. DH goes with me sometimes and just sits in the car and takes an hour + nap. I might spend over $100.00, but when that is all folded up and put in maybe just two bags, it doesn't look like much. This is at the surplus store and the name brands are at most $3.29 a yard, so can get quite a lot for $100.00. Love shopping for fabric. Who cares if we ever use it all up?
    My husband will do the same thing-nap in the car. He will drive me to any quilt shop, any where when we are on a trip. I tell him that he is an "enabler" to my habit and he just laughs!! When I get back in the car he always says "is that all you bought?" Gotta love him! :D

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    I don't know the most I've spent - a little less than $100 I think. From the very beginning of our marriage his money has been his, mine has been mine (I don't like that but...) so as long as there's food on the table and the kids have clothes - and he can see TV (those bills I pay) he's a happy man and doesn't care what I buy. :)

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    [quote]That must have been a really fun trip. I bet I could have given you a run for your money on who spent the most!!


    I wish you where there.

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