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Thread: Inspiration strikes in funny places.....

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    Member bronnyb's Avatar
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    Ok...I'm still new to this board. I still have issues desribing myself as a patchworker/quilter. I still think of myself as a cross-stitcher first.
    Why oh why am I planning my fornight holiday around making a quilt???
    I want to spend at least one day driving in the dandenong ranges (vic, aust) looking for/at antique and quilt shops.
    I need to ensure I have enough tree green fat quarters before I start my holidays (in 2 weeks) so that I can stitch it while on holidays. I am not thinking about the cross-stitching I can do..just the patchwork....
    Shopping this afternoon, I was drawn to a child's book in the aisle in the supermarket - and I picked it up, read it (twice) and thought ... "Oh I could SO stitch a quilt on this book!!"
    So now I have to save up to buy a copy of the book to keep as an inspiration for another quilt.
    I still haven't plotted out my 'Arabian nights' quilt and here I am planning another one...
    the shame of it all...

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    Awwww, my dear friend, you are so hooked like the rest of us. Have a nice journey.

    Blessings, Ruth

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    We plan our lives around quilt shops, sewing and reading this Board.

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    Welcome to the world of addicted quilting!! There is no hope for you now, so just give in and enjoy it!!! :lol: :lol:

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    Enjoy the holidays and the Dandenongs - maybe the William Ricketts Sanctuary for inspiration? Newbie too - nice to see another Aussie here

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    The only cure for what ails you is fabric! Go get some more. You will feel better.

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    Can I go on holiday with you? Welcome abroad.

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    Welcome to our addiction...don't fight it, it's easier if you just go with it!!! :lol:

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    My DD still contends that we all need a "12 step program" for our quilting . I said No, that's why we don't need a 12 step program, because we have the quilting board members and we quilt...sometimes it is more looking at fabric online, somedays it is sitting at the sewing machine and like yesterday the whole day revolved trying to get the iron to my kids quilt so I could press and put together....Oh, well, today is a brand new day. I did get the iron into the same room as the machine and the quilt. Maybe today after soccer practice. Have a great day. Hope I don't have to stop at the QS on the way home from soccer practice...HA HA

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    Welcome aboard to the most addicting habit that I know of. Don't look for a cure cause we don't want one.

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    You are hooked. Sounds like fun. Have a great time.

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    I can help with the addiction.....

    wanna come play in my stash??

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    Quote Originally Posted by studio-christine
    I can help with the addiction.....

    wanna come play in my stash??
    I agree and there are much worse things to be addicted to

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    I agree and there are much worse things to be addicted to[/quote]

    I think we'll know if the quilt addition becomes a national health concern when we see "pushers" on the streets with little rolls of half-quarters and we are lined up to get our "score". We'll turn into gangs and pelt each other with fabric. By the way these are "words" I learned watching Law & Order.

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    wanna come play in my stash??[/quote]

    I agree and there are much worse things to be addicted to[/quote]

    I totally agree. In fact, my quilting served as therpy for me for a cpl. of yrs. Nothing more fun than fingering my stash.

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    I thought I was a stitcher first and foremost also but lately I only stitch when I can`t quilt, like waiting at the Dr`s office or on long car rides. The machine is just too bulky to carry along! And where would I plug in my iron? [IMG]http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/s...o/dontknow.gif[/IMG]

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    Very good.....law and order fan....

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    Well, you are as infected with the quilties as we are!!! Count it as blessing!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlasuewho
    I thought I was a stitcher first and foremost also but lately I only stitch when I can`t quilt, like waiting at the Dr`s office or on long car rides. The machine is just too bulky to carry along! And where would I plug in my iron? [IMG]http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/s...o/dontknow.gif[/IMG]
    Hee-Hee-Hee!!!! :wink:

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    I am a new quilter too, and my dear I would like to welcome you to the world of quilting. :D Penny

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianlee
    I agree and there are much worse things to be addicted to
    I think we'll know if the quilt addition becomes a national health concern when we see "pushers" on the streets with little rolls of half-quarters and we are lined up to get our "score". We'll turn into gangs and pelt each other with fabric. By the way these are "words" I learned watching Law & Order.[/quote]

    :lol: So funny! Thanks for the laugh.

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    One of my ring tones on my cell is the theme to Law and Order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisalovesquilting
    Quote Originally Posted by adrianlee
    I agree and there are much worse things to be addicted to
    I think we'll know if the quilt addition becomes a national health concern when we see "pushers" on the streets with little rolls of half-quarters and we are lined up to get our "score". We'll turn into gangs and pelt each other with fabric. By the way these are "words" I learned watching Law & Order.
    :lol: So funny! Thanks for the laugh.[/quote]

    That was good. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Welcome to the club. Ideas for quilts are everywhere!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by I come to the sea to breathe
    My DD still contends that we all need a "12 step program" for our quilting . I said No, that's why we don't need a 12 step program, because we have the quilting board members and we quilt...sometimes it is more looking at fabric online, somedays it is sitting at the sewing machine and like yesterday the whole day revolved trying to get the iron to my kids quilt so I could press and put together....Oh, well, today is a brand new day. I did get the iron into the same room as the machine and the quilt. Maybe today after soccer practice. Have a great day. Hope I don't have to stop at the QS on the way home from soccer practice...HA HA
    Nah...we don't need a 12-step program! WE're fine just as we are! And Bronnnyb, welcome to the board and the wonderful addicting world of quilting!

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