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    Quitting Smoking, need fabric, couple questions

    I know I can do it, I've done it before - for 11 or 12 years, but the first week after the first I am going to quit smoking. I'm going to wait until I have 4 days in a row off work which I think will be the second week of January. My grandkids lost their other grandma last year to cancer and she never smoked a day in her life so my 7 year old keeps telling me she wants me to quit. What better reason than your little grandbaby asking you to please quit?

    Anyway - I need to start some projects to keep my hands busy - thinking about applique so I can take it wherever I go, but I need fabric. I have some, but not much. Hubby been out of work for 2 years, so not much money flying around. I want to ask where you have found some REALLY GOOD sales this week. My mom sent me a little money for Christmas, and I think that would be the healthiest way to use it.

    Wish me luck!

    Carol B

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    good luck to you...but you do know that only YOU can decide if it is really the right time for YOU to quit!

    I went cold turkey Oct 2003...I do NOT miss it..it was time...

    as for great fabric..check out the Dec blowout sale at www.stitch-n-frame.net!

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    Also don't forget Connecting Threads. They have some for as low as $2.48 right now.

    Sending thoughts and prayers for your success in kicking the habit.

    Darren

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    if you really quit smoking, the money will become readily available. That was my mother's driving force for quitting. She could no longer justify the expense. Good luck to you. It will be hard, but it will be worth it.

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    Good Luck. I know it is a really hard journey you will be on, but just think of your grandbabies and it will help. You have a good idea to start a quilt and hope it helps you through

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    I was looking around on line and Crafttownfabrics.com is having a blow out sale its like 40% off Christmas fabrics. I don't know if that's the kind of fabric you are looking for but just thought I would let you Know.
    Mauck

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    oops, I forgot to add a suggestion. thousandsofbolts.com has a plethora of fabric for sale under $5 a yard.

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    Do you have a Good Will by the pound store in your area? I bought 15 yards....YES, 15 yards of 3 different colors of Batik's, 5 yards of a cute print, and 4-5 yards of a coordinating plaid, ALL.......ALL for $13 and change. Good luck to you on quitting
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    Connecting Threads is having a half-price sale.........I left some of it for others to buy! LOL

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    check wal-mart sometimes theirs is good sometimes they have fabric for 2.00 a yd
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    Hi Carol!
    Good luck, you will make it. See if your doc will give you the stepped patches...you start at 21mg X "x" number of weeks, then go to the 14's and then to the 7's. That's what I did way back when and it worked fine for me...I was a 1 1/2-2 pack a day (and more if things weren't going well!) and will celebrate my 20th anniversary off cigarettes next month.
    So like I said, good luck!
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    Use you smoking money. Smoking is very expensive.
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    My sister was in the hospital and asked the Dr. about Chantix. Little did she know he put her on it. Just one month and she had overcome the desire to smoke. the only time she wants one is when she smells someone elses'

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    I used Chantix to successfully quit smoking. However my insurance didn't pay for the $100+ a month script, but I only needed it about 3 months and I was done. Good Luck.

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    A lady in the checkout in front of me bought a pack of cigarettes and it rang up $6.50! I know I gasped out loud. When it was my turn to check out the cashier said some of the no brand cigarettes were cheaper but they were out of those. A pack a day would be $45.50 a week, $2323.00 a year. You can buy a lot of fabric this next year!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctack2 View Post
    I know I can do it, I've done it before - for 11 or 12 years, but the first week after the first I am going to quit smoking. I'm going to wait until I have 4 days in a row off work which I think will be the second week of January. My grandkids lost their other grandma last year to cancer and she never smoked a day in her life so my 7 year old keeps telling me she wants me to quit. What better reason than your little grandbaby asking you to please quit?

    Anyway - I need to start some projects to keep my hands busy - thinking about applique so I can take it wherever I go, but I need fabric. I have some, but not much. Hubby been out of work for 2 years, so not much money flying around. I want to ask where you have found some REALLY GOOD sales this week. My mom sent me a little money for Christmas, and I think that would be the healthiest way to use it.

    Wish me luck!

    Carol B
    i would check out the Joann's sales for New Year's Day...they used to have great sales on every big 'football' day, opening in my old location in san diego at 7 am!!! they always had 50% off ALL notions, good batting sales and tons of good fabric prices...i no longer live there and cannot take advantage of them any longer, but i would certainly check it out if i was you....

    AND in addition, Fabric.com has a section that is called $1.99....everything in the entire section is the same price...sometimes not so much and sometimes i can hardly control myself...it is always the first place i check...then the same site, check 'Clearance.' it will have some great prices, as well.... next go to Marshall's Dry Goods...they have GREAT sales and WIDE fabric so i buy all my backs from them, and when on sale, i buy the wide stuff to piece with whenever the color is right...one yard is equal to 2 yards of normal width fabric, so a great buy....and then lastly (in my suggestions, not in quality)... Missouri Star and check their 'sale' items. All these sites and of course, others will have great ideas for you.... will have good prices, sometimes including free shipping, etc. I buy frequently from all three of these sites and it's a good idea to check with them when looking for good prices. They always send me an email when they are having a 'free shipping' weekend or other good sales... it only takes a minute to check and see if the current sale is good for me, then i shop if it is, and chuck it if it's not what i need.

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    Connecting Threads has a lot of nice fabric on clearance for under $3.00 a yard. Also Eleanor Burns site has a sale right now and I think it is 50-60% off. Good luck quitting smoking. I did it 2 1/2 years ago, and don't even have the desire to smoke. It is getting very expensive, and you can use the money you save on fabrics as time goes on you never even think of it.
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    I quit in 1997 with help of medication...you can do it...so many aids now available...good luck
    Retired and living in NE Michigan

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    So glad that you are quitting smoking. You will feel better and your grandkids will be so happy. Best of luck.

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    How about paper pieced hexagons?They are great to keep your hands busy.Good luck with the quitting .I did cold turkey and am really happy to have stopped.You'll notice food has a different taste and perfume goes alot further!

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    Connecting Threads is having a year-end clearance. Lots of fabrics under $5/yard and many for $2 or $3. At times I've found some really nice fabrics at JoAnn's and Wal-Mart on their closeout rack. Good luck with quitting smoking. Your family, your doctor and your checkbook will thank you!!
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    Congratulations on your decision to quit. I think that's wonderful. Have you ever tried the hexagons? or yoyo's you can take those with you and work on them wherever you go.

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    Everybody made such good points and had such good suggestions. All I want to add is that I wish you the best success in quitting smoking! It will make a profound difference in your life to switch from cigarettes to quilting... Just think of what you will have to show for it: better health, happier grandchildren and lovely creations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctack2 View Post
    I know I can do it, I've done it before - for 11 or 12 years, but the first week after the first I am going to quit smoking. I'm going to wait until I have 4 days in a row off work which I think will be the second week of January. My grandkids lost their other grandma last year to cancer and she never smoked a day in her life so my 7 year old keeps telling me she wants me to quit. What better reason than your little grandbaby asking you to please quit?

    Anyway - I need to start some projects to keep my hands busy - thinking about applique so I can take it wherever I go, but I need fabric. I have some, but not much. Hubby been out of work for 2 years, so not much money flying around. I want to ask where you have found some REALLY GOOD sales this week. My mom sent me a little money for Christmas, and I think that would be the healthiest way to use it.

    Wish me luck!

    Carol B
    As soon as you give up those nasty expesive cigarettes, you will have a lot of money to spend on fabrics. I can't believe that a carton of cigarettes is almost $50.00. That is way more money than I have to spend on fabrics. Good luck with your challenge. You can do it.
    Karen from Appleton, Wisconsin

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    Good luck. I know it's hard but you can do it.

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