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    Well, I do a little but here's my thoughts.
    When I lose some money, my thoughts are still on my quilting. It's like "I could have bought fabric".
    Then when I win a little , the first thing I think is, "now I have money to spend on the board". This is so funny to me. No I don't spend a lot gambling and do not have a problem.
    The problem I do have is my thoughts always come back to quilting and fabric and such. I am definitely addicted to my quilting board.

    Do you chose quilting and fabric sales over other things?

    And "yes" Davidwent - I broke a leg and then managed to put a cast on it before I came home. LOL. You are so bad..... :-) :-)

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    Yes, all the time.
    Sometimes it's "lets not go out tonight" and I'm thinking that gives me a little more $$ for fabrics.
    When I get birthday or Christmas money, that's what I usually want to spend my $$ on.

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    And when family asks what you want, a gift card to Joann's. LOL. It's all fun.

    Hubby just asked to go out for lunch, and I told him I'd rather fix polish sausage and veggies and save money....for fabric. ROFL

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    Always can find a way to squeeze money for the things you love.

    Don't gamble much but won't pass a fabric store if I've got any money.

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    All the time! LOL!

    Fabric buying is my addiction. And my only entertainment. Besides you... :mrgreen:

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    Need a sign, "Warning - this vehicle stops at all Fabric stores".

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplemem
    All the time! LOL!

    Fabric buying is my addiction. And my only entertainment. Besides you... :mrgreen:
    I have been told this before. SO funny. Glad I am entertaining. It's what I live for. Loving Life.

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    always, always thinking about fabric over everything else.

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    No I do not gamble lol, I once worked in Vegas at the Golden Nugget, seen first hand people (on average) do not win what they put in. AND yes, I's rather buy materials :) have a great day

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    I won $800 in reno a few weeks ago... then I hit the quilt shops there! :-)

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    Not really. When I see a sale on anything I know DH or I would be buying at full price later when we need it, I buy it. I know how much I saved so I use the savings to justify buying the quilting things I want, sale or no sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewTinker
    I won $800 in reno a few weeks ago... then I hit the quilt shops there! :-)
    way to go !!

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    Oh, not me. Definately not a gambler.

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    <<<<< See over there where I live. I do both! I know what machines play best and how they are playing if they will hit or not. I do pretty good. Went out last night, played 100.00 and hit 800.00. Not to shabby. :thumbup:

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    Yeah, DIngle. I was there thur-friday and did ok.l Brought ome money to play with. Now I just found out, DH is going with out frinds tomorrow and won't go without me. So I am trying to get him to go alone. I may be sick in the morning. ROFL. Winstar has way too many machiens now to know which ones pay good but I do have 3 I always play and win on. More for fabric.
    Now if I can only hit a good jackpot, not real big, just enough to buy me a fantastic sewing table. Wish they would come up with a quilter's slot like matching patterns, bonus when you finish a quilt top. ROFL..... And Cathy MIller, the singing quilter for background music. Wahooooooooooo

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    Quote Originally Posted by debbieumphress
    Need a sign, "Warning - this vehicle stops at all Fabric stores".
    I have one, but it says Quilt Shops!

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    I feel like I am gambling every time I start a new project... Are the colors going to look good together? Am I going to do justice to the pattern? Am I going to really like it when it is done? LOL!

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    GOod point, DeneK. Quilting is a gamble in itself. ANd it could cost us if mistakes are made. Good comment.
    NP3 - I know you stop at quilt shops. Just don't take too long when you head to TExas. We have shops to hit here too, let's see Cabbage ROse, Quilt Asylum, Houston street mercantile, Sew Krazee, Batiks Galore, and more. Wahooooooo.

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    I have a front license plate that reads I'd Rather Be Quilting. My family thinks it's corny. LOL

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    Another Texas woman visiting our Oklahoma casinos! Yes, I go to the casino about one a week here in Okla City. But, when I was working with fused glass, I set up my on little "glass" account. I think I will now call it my "quilt" account.

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    When my ex and I would go see friends in Windsor, we always went to the casino. I carried $20. in my pocket and when I lost that I was done. I would walk around and watch other people. I past my husband once where he had been sitting at the same machine (which he only had put $10. into) since we had been there. He wanted me to sit at the machine so he could go to another one. I sat down and the second spin I won $1800.00. On the way home the next day we stopped at a camper place and put the money down on a camper. Long story short we used it once going to Maine, he left me for some one younger (after 25 years). I got the camper he had to pay off for me, and six years later my new husband and I love camping. He takes me to all the quilt stores wherever we go. We don't gamble and he lets me buy whatever I want. He loves going to the quilt stores with me..

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    Nice story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by debbieumphress
    GOod point, DeneK. Quilting is a gamble in itself. ANd it could cost us if mistakes are made. Good comment.
    NP3 - I know you stop at quilt shops. Just don't take too long when you head to TExas. We have shops to hit here too, let's see Cabbage ROse, Quilt Asylum, Houston street mercantile, Sew Krazee, Batiks Galore, and more. Wahooooooo.
    I'll do that on the way back.......if I have any money left!

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    Well, I must confess next to quilting, playing the slots are my next passion. I don't go in expecting to come out a winner. I spend what I allocate (20-30$) and when that is gone then we leave. I don't call it gambling, I just call it entertainment for a few hours.

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    I can't stop laughing!!
    My sister always looks like a million bucks. She doesn't sew.
    I look like uh....... well, jeans and sweatshirts, buy tons of fabric.
    So if you saw us walking down the street you would know who doesn't spend money on her apparel hahahahaha :D:D:D
    All I think about is fabric and music :D

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