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Thread: OK so I went overboard....

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    Congratulations!! How fun. Isn't it nice you didn't hesitate? I would probably spend so much time trying to decide how to spend it, it would end up at the grocery store. Good for you.
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    Wow, enjoy!!

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    LOL congratulations !!!
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    Congratulations. Sounds like a Win-Win situation for everyone. Have fun with your new fabrics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JNCT14 View Post
    You guys will like this. We were at our HS football game (last game of regular season, Go T Birds!!!!) last Wednesday night and I did something I don't normally do - I bought a 50/50 raffle ticket. And I WON!! $248!!!!
    So I immediately donated $50 to the North Branford Cheer Club (DD is a cheerleader), then each family member got $25. And I got a haircut.

    Then I went to Joanna's Saturday.

    I BOUGHT 46 YARDS OF FABRIC. I got 3 yards each of 11 different colors and 13 yards of blizzard fleece to make no sew blankets for the 3 kids and one for myself.

    I thought I was bad wandering around with all these bolts to be cut but apparently one woman came in and bought enough blizzard fleece to fill 12 large bags!!

    And I can't fit any more fabric in my closets.

    I think i am a hoarder!!!!! Or nuts.......
    Nope , not a hoarder , a squirrel. Squirrels save for bad weather and you are saving for later. BTW great job with what ya did for your family. great win !!!
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    Congrats on your win. Its okay to hoard fabrics-it is not okay to hoard dust collecting items. And its kinda nice being a nut.So I say enjoy being a nutty hoarder.

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    Sounds like you are a quilter to me! I spent $179. at Joann's on Sunday. I went because I had a 60% off one regular priced item and I couldn't resist...I never found a thing that was regular price so I just took advantage of sales! Sigh...I think we are all the same!
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    I'm making a deal with myself. If I make a huge crazy quilt with all of my scraps I am allowed to buy whatever I want once it is finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JNCT14 View Post
    You guys will like this. We were at our HS football game (last game of regular season, Go T Birds!!!!) last Wednesday night and I did something I don't normally do - I bought a 50/50 raffle ticket. And I WON!! $248!!!!
    So I immediately donated $50 to the North Branford Cheer Club (DD is a cheerleader), then each family member got $25. And I got a haircut.

    Then I went to Joanna's Saturday.

    I BOUGHT 46 YARDS OF FABRIC. I got 3 yards each of 11 different colors and 13 yards of blizzard fleece to make no sew blankets for the 3 kids and one for myself.

    I thought I was bad wandering around with all these bolts to be cut but apparently one woman came in and bought enough blizzard fleece to fill 12 large bags!!

    And I can't fit any more fabric in my closets.

    I think i am a hoarder!!!!! Or nuts.......
    no i don't think you are, i live north of the border and the prices down your way are so much better i order constantly. just last week i received 4 parcels one with 38 yards of fabric, one with 18 yards, the 3rd with 12 and then the other with 6 pks of 10 fat quarters. my husband just shakes his head. i have tried putting myself on a self imposed moritorium but it didn't last. lol pray for me i am hopeless.

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    Your not a hoarder.. you just lived out a fantasy!

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    OMG I just LOVED the comments!!!!!! Ya see as i walked up the aisles, the fabrics were calling to me in needy little voices...'...take me take me I am sooo alooone...I need a forever home....'
    HAHAHA
    BTW I never thought about the trunk to my car. Hmmmmmm.....:P

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    From one "stash builder" to another - CONGRATULATIONS. Isn't it great when you can win something, share it with others and still have time to shop for fabric? One thing for sure you are not nuts, and I'm envious of all that new fabric.

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    Congrats on your win!!! I would have bought fabric too.
    enjoy your life...it's the only one you have!!!
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    Love it!!!
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    Sounds perfectly normal to me.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mom3 View Post
    Oh, geez, what would you do if you won the lottery which is up to $500,000,000?

    You could buy me a HQ Sweet Sixteen and I'd be REAL happy!

    Seriously, congrats!
    I think I'd just walk into one of our local quilt shops and ask that everything in the store be delivered to my new studio------------whenever it was done! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zyngawf View Post
    I'm making a deal with myself. If I make a huge crazy quilt with all of my scraps I am allowed to buy whatever I want once it is finished.

    If I used 5# of fabric a day, I'd still be here for next to forever.
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    Congratulations! It is so much fun to spend unexpected money! And what better purchase than fabric?

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    Lucky you! I think most of us would have done something similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie View Post
    If I used 5# of fabric a day, I'd still be here for next to forever.
    That made me laugh GrannieAnnie - would love to live beside you just to look at all of it.

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    Hoarder..?? Welcome to the club....Congrats on your win.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dart1 View Post
    That made me laugh GrannieAnnie - would love to live beside you just to look at all of it.
    You're not that far away---------come by and take a few pounds home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie View Post
    You're not that far away---------come by and take a few pounds home.
    LOL - would love to. I've enjoyed seeing the posted pics of the stash of different members - it's amazing to see what they've accumulated, and I'm happy that everyone will share pictures of their quilts and that they're are so willing to help us newbies. I never knew a forum like this existed until a couple of months ago - now I'm hooked. We do have family in northeastern Indiana which we try to see a couple of times a year, AND they live close to Shipshe, so OF COURSE I have to visit the shops there - look at the fabric (buy some), drool on the quilts...

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    It's only overborad if you never use the fabric and go out and get even more. I love fabric stores and cann't go by one without going in. Yikes!!
    "Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late".

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    I think you did a nice job of distribution with your winnings. A TRUE fabric hoarder would have spent the whole wad at JoAnn's. LOL Congrats!

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