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Thread: OK so I went overboard....

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    OK so I went overboard....

    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.......

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    If you are a hoarder then I am right up there with you. What a wonderful way to spend your winnings. Lucky you, have fun.

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    ​Congratulations on your win and your fabric haul!

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    Congrats! Sounds like you spent your winnings wisely!

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    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!

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    Congrats on your winnings!

    I didn't even win anything and spent $150.00 at Joanns last wknd

    Couldn't pass up the doorbuster sales!

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    Good for you! Whenever I get unexpected income I treat myself. I have a gift card right now that I'm trying to decide how to spend. Not as much as you had so I'm weighing my options carefully.

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    Congrats on your win, and I like the "everybody wins!" way you spent it. As for the storage - sounds like you'll be moving a bunch of the fleece out pretty quickly...

    Alison

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    Congrats on our win!!!! Sounds like you had a lot of fun!!!!!

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    Funny I should read this thread ...as I was just sitting here thinking about what I would do with the money if I won the BIG lottery that everyone is talking about! What was my first thought...yep fabric..LOL. I don't play the lottery but the thought was fun. So glad you were able to enjoy your winning! Congradulations.

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    That was so cool to win the 50/50 drawing, shared with your family and treated youself! Co oool..

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    Good for you!! You had fun, right.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Congratulations! I have the same space problem, but might well do the same.

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    You are not a hoarder...you are a collector!

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    I missed all the sales, but I still have to sneak off to Joanns this payday to get satin binding to finish a baby quilt... it was a bit smaller than I expected, so i need to add a wide binding to 'expand' it without ordering more fabric.
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    Great for you, and fabric is not hoarding
    It creativity not done yet

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    You can't possible be a hoarder because you have ideas on how to use all that material ... and you will.

    [I didn't say how long it would take.]

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    Congratulations! How cool to share! As far as being a hoarder.... hmmmm. i prefer to thinki am giving orphan fabric a home! Yes, yeah thats it! Thats my story! You can never have too much fabric if your a sewer/ quilter or too many books if you love to read! I do both! I have fabric stuffed everywhere and books in stacks:-)!

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    Congratulations and a great way to spend your winnings. You shared it round very well and I am sure you will enjoy your fabrics.

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    congrats on your win, I had the devil whispering in one ear to GO to JoAnns and buy, buy, buy....BUT the angel in my other ear said......no, no, no...you have enough! Wow, I had to struggle between the internet JoAnns and driving an hour to my closest store-since I am a doorbuster person on Black Friday to JoAnns, guess what? I stayed HOME! Finally got control of the urge somewhat anyway, still had to keep myself in check for Saturdays sale....yep, stayed home. I would have been cheering you on at your store, I just need to use some of my stash and keep up at making the crumb blocks that are my fabric therapy from all those little snippets- which I totally love doing.

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    AliCat: I love your theory on hoarding......if you have an ideas for your stash it's not hoarding- just no time frame. Try telling that to the family member in this house whom looks at the boxes and gets upset at the clutter! Good thing he doesn't open the trunk of my car-that is where I "stash" the quilts I am working on currently-yep..plural for more than one quilt- and the fabrics needed to work on them. PS the trunk is full of quilting "stuff" and probably 9 quilts in all stages. I'm working on it weekly, so many ideas-so little time!

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    Good thing you didn't win that Powerball, huh? Lol! I see you're not from one of the two states with a winner. I didn't win, either. Wonder if either winner is a quilter?!

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    My thought is that "collecting" fabric can never be considered hoarding. Don't you agree?

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    Good thing you didn't win that 500 millions dollar lottery last night. There would not be enough fabric for the rest of us!

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    Strength to your arm - it costs that much for supplies for one quilt in my neck of the woods. If you are able to hoard, you should go for it.

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