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Thread: I'm not a fabriholic!

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    thanks for the great laugh............

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    I love this response! LOL
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    I am the curator of a textile collection myself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolph33
    sew funny-I collect faster than I sew.
    thats me!!!! :lol: :lol:

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    Amen for live and let live. (I'd like to be called a fabric artist too. An artist needs her supplies).

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    When my mother died, she left behind tons of books - mostly hard covers. I took what I wanted, my brother did too and most of them went to her local library for their summer sale. It was a lot of work packing up all of those boxes and believe me, those boxes could get heavy but all I could think of was the pleasure she got from them. (Most of them, she bought used throughout her life). She passed on her love of books to me.
    The love of fabric, well, I'm not sure where that came from!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA
    And in the same way you would not ask Picasso to paint your garage doors, don't ask me to hem your pants or sew on buttons!!

    Jan in VA
    Exactly!

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    LOL I agree. I buy fabric because i like the color. Have to keep the stores in business.

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    i don't understand why have it if your not gonna use it. you must have liked it why not like it in a quilt ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by darlin121
    This is from a friend of mine.

    No one expects the stamp collector to actually mail letters with his stamps.
    No one expects the coin collector to use his coins in a vending machine for soda.
    So WHY does everybody expect me to use my fabric collection to actually SEW anything?!!
    I'm not a fabriholic; I'm a fabric collector!
    Love it! Great analogy! :thumbup:

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    Love it.....

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    Ooooookay. Some days I am a fabric collector and some days I abuse my fabric. I admit I actually use it in different projects. I think I need help, my collection is getting out of hand. he he

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    Quote Originally Posted by darlin121
    This is from a friend of mine.

    No one expects the stamp collector to actually mail letters with his stamps.
    No one expects the coin collector to use his coins in a vending machine for soda.
    So WHY does everybody expect me to use my fabric collection to actually SEW anything?!!
    I'm not a fabriholic; I'm a fabric collector!
    :thumbup:

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    Right on!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dotski
    i don't understand why have it if your not gonna use it. you must have liked it why not like it in a quilt ?
    Cause some of us are hopeless dreamers of the many quilts we want to make in that "someday land of eternal time".....we see a piece of fabric, can see it in the quilt we want/plan to make, buy the fabric, bring it home, add it to our stash, and then see another fabric, in another quilt in just the same way :-P

    It is a "hopeless" state of our never ending dreaming that keeps us happy, content, and smiling....

    I personally plan to never wake up from my dreams!!! :mrgreen:

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    Love it! I look at my fabric piles and get a huge smile on my face. I have bought a lot of fabric at thrift stores and it can go back there when I go to the great quilting classroom in the sky!

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    I love it. Can I use this the next time my husband says something about my fabric? He is usually very good about it. He doesn't care how much I spend, just once in a while he asks if I am ever going to use all that fabric.

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    I am an archivist!

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    Quote Originally Posted by darlin121
    This is from a friend of mine.

    No one expects the stamp collector to actually mail letters with his stamps.
    No one expects the coin collector to use his coins in a vending machine for soda.
    So WHY does everybody expect me to use my fabric collection to actually SEW anything?!!
    I'm not a fabriholic; I'm a fabric collector!
    Excellent point!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    I am the curator of a textile collection myself!
    LOL, that is what I'm going to claim to be the next time someone asks! And it is a job!

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    Sorry, to say, but yesterday when I was sorting STUFF off my couch, I came to the determination that I'm a hoarder. I have fabric-----------but in the back of my head, 24/7, is I've got to stop at Goodwill or Walmart's Clearance Aisle or a neighborhood yard sale or a church rummage sale. NOT BECAUSE, but because I want to see what kind of good deals I can find on fabric.

    Got to work on some baby stuff for new grand coming in late August. Unless I find out someone had a yard sale with fabric.

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    You know, I like that idea, I knew I was saving all this stuff for a reason.

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    Well said. That poster is up in my sewing room

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    Love your outlook!!!

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    Well said!!

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    Love it!!!

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