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Thread: I think I have rare & scary disease!

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    I sure hope I'm wrong on this. About a month ago we went into the town, that is close to us at the lake, for their sidewalk days & naturally I always head to the quilt shop. That's when I noticed I might have a disease. I'm usually all excited about going in & looking around but that day I just couldn't really get excited about it & I actually left without buying anything! Not even from the sales section. A couple of weeks ago I went to Duluth for a wedding & stopped at a quilt shop in Walker & once again I didn't feel like buying anything & nothing jumped out at me to get me excited & I left without buying anything again. I'm really beginning to worry since our annual Quilt Show is coming up in a couple of weeks & I'm afraid I might not be cured by then. Anybody have any suggestions on how to overcome this terrible disease???? I need help!!!!!

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    maybe pick a pattern and buy some fabrics for a particular quilt,
    so you can get back into sewing and quilting again

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    Not to worry, your disease is self-limiting, just like a cold. It will go away and you'll be good as new!

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    Sometimes we get overwhelmed by all the stuff and planned projects, etc. Maybe you have enough on your plate and getting more would be glutinous. It's perfectly fine to walk through a store and admire everything but buy nothing...

    Buying for the sake of buying isn't fun. Finish some projects and you will probably be in the purchasing mood again.

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    You poor dear. What a horrible thing to have happen. I can sometimes go a month without buying fabric but then I find myself on the second floor of the hospital I work at gazing out the window at the fabric store across the street and find myself wanting to leave work and go there. Then I know I'm in remission and will start buying again. Don't worry.......your will find that fabric that calls your name and will be on the road to recovery soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopetoquilt
    Sometimes we get overwhelmed by all the stuff and planned projects, etc. Maybe you have enough on your plate and getting more would be glutinous. It's perfectly fine to walk through a store and admire everything but buy nothing...

    Buying for the sake of buying isn't fun. Finish some projects and you will probably be in the purchasing mood again.
    Sounds like good advice to me :thumbup:

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    Oh, dear. I hope that it's not contagious just reading about it!!


    Here's wishing you a short session of that lesser known disease "Oh, what do I want with this stuff?" that some unlucky folks get.

    Get well soon.

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    I have suffered from that disease from time to time. What I found to help is my mindset. The antidote is the following mantra: "I do not need anything from the quilt store/show. I have no need to buy anything. I will not buy anything. I am not even taking the checkbook so I CAN'T buy anything!"
    Guaranteed - you'll find something you can't live without and on the rare chance that you really don't find anything - it's OK.

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    Try doing something totally different! Maybe a bag or something you can gift for Christmas...?

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    I think I have the disease too. Haven't bought anything for weeks now and the Quilt Expo in Madison is next week. I've tried taking inventory to make a shopping list but so far nothing's on the list. I've had fleeting moments of thinking about not attending but I correct myself right away. I'm hoping when my Espire comes back from the Dr. I'll get in the mood again. If you find a cure before next weekend let me know!

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    It's a passing phase. You will be all ready for the quilt show. It's happened to me also

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    It to shall pass.

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    This happened to me just this last week, I took my baby granddaughter for a walk to the LQS, spent about an hour there looking around and visiting, then we left without spending a penny!!!!! :shock: :roll:

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    Oh no! U might need intense therapy!!! After taking a break to rest and recuperate u might have to force yourself to buy a fq to just get ur feet wet. Then go back a week or two later and buy a pattern. If that gives u sweats use stuff from stash. If u feel brave buy fabric. They say a journey begins with a single step. So in a week or two take the first step. If u need further sessions let me know.
    PS. Your bill is in the mail!!

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    I need to catch that disease! My problem is I can't stop buying even though I don't NEED it. I don't go to the quilt shops, but the people on this board sell some beautiful fabric at great prices and I cannot resist.

    I wouldn't worry if I were you. 'This, too, shall pass,' as my mom used to say.

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    it is kismet...something wonderful is waiting for you at the quilt show

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    Take a piece of your fabric and massage slowly on both arms and face, especially on the cheekbones. Next, go to fabric store and inhale deeply as you get closer to fabric. That should help cure this intolerable disease!

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    I think you should listen to your inner self and don't buy if you don't see anything that motivates you. Save it all for the quilt show and if nothing there motivates you then that is OK too. Go look, enjoy yourself and get ideas to use later. You will get excited again.

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    I need that disease...until I finish using up my stash.

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    It goes away. Feel better soon!

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    Can we have coffee so I can catch what you have?? ;-)

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    If it's catching maybe I should head to N Dakota! I have been saving for a trip in October and the withdrawal symptoms are terrible. I have however completed 3 scrap tops. Haven't made a dent in the scraps but I do like the quilts.

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    Every time I make a scrap quilt, I have more leftovers than I started with!!!! Not sure how this happens, but I wish they would reform as yardage!

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    {{{HUGS AND KISSES}}}
    I've been through this too. It won't last long.........

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    yes stop looking at your stash. I did that earlier this year and even went to Rainbow's End (18,000+ bolts) and found nothing of interest. Turns out I thought I had too much fabric. After I stopped looking at it I was cured.

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