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Thread: Recent Study of Pheromones

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    Received this email today and thought I would share with everyone ....
    "A recent study has indicated that fabric gives off certain Pheromones, which actually hypnotize women and cause them to purchase un-godly amounts. When stored in large quantities in enclosed spaces, the Pheromones in fabric cause memory loss and induce the nesting syndrome (similar to the one squirrels have before the onset of winter, i.e. storing food), thereby perpetuating their species, rather than having a population loss due to their kind being cut up into pieces and mixed with others. These same Pheromones cause a pathological need to secret fabric purchases away when taken home (or at least blend them into the existing stash), and when asked by a
    another person if the fabric is new, the reply is "Oh, I've had it for awhile." Sound tests have revealed that these fabrics also emit a high-pitched tone, heard only by a select few of a breed of women known as "quilters." When played backward on an LP, the sounds are heard as chants: "Buy me, cut me, sew me!" In order to overcome the so-called "feeding frenzy effect" that these fabrics cause, one must wear a face mask when entering a storage
    facility (i.e. fabric shop)and use ear plugs to avoid being pulled into their grip. Studies have further indicated that
    aliens have infiltrated the earth, helping to spread the effect that these fabrics have on the human population. The aliens are most often disguised as fabric store clerks. Further research into the fabric phenomena is continuing."

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    ROFL. Thank for the giggles. I"m going to "gear up" when I go in the LQS's. SO funny.

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    That explains Everything!

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    Makes sense to me!!

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    I knew something was up....it happens every time i'm in the store!!!

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    I KNEW it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Surely this exonerates us. It isn't our fault at all, we don't buy all this fabric of our own volition. Thank you, thank you, this free me from all guilt.

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    sure explains my memory loss boy that's a relief LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yooper32
    Surely this exonerates us. It isn't our fault at all, we don't buy all this fabric of our own volition. Thank you, thank you, this free me from all guilt.
    yeppirs!

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    Oh, it's so good to know it's not my fault

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    Thanks for the info - I will buy my earplugs tomorrow. :)

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    Today I have embraced this "study."

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    Fabric Pheromones article

    Quote Originally Posted by Lynda H. View Post
    Received this email today and thought I would share with everyone ....
    "A recent study has indicated that fabric gives off certain Pheromones, which actually hypnotize women and cause them to purchase un-godly amounts. When stored in large quantities in enclosed spaces, the Pheromones in fabric cause memory loss and induce the nesting syndrome (similar to the one squirrels have before the onset of winter, i.e. storing food), thereby perpetuating their species, rather than having a population loss due to their kind being cut up into pieces and mixed with others. These same Pheromones cause a pathological need to secret fabric purchases away when taken home (or at least blend them into the existing stash), and when asked by a
    another person if the fabric is new, the reply is "Oh, I've had it for awhile." Sound tests have revealed that these fabrics also emit a high-pitched tone, heard only by a select few of a breed of women known as "quilters." When played backward on an LP, the sounds are heard as chants: "Buy me, cut me, sew me!" In order to overcome the so-called "feeding frenzy effect" that these fabrics cause, one must wear a face mask when entering a storage
    facility (i.e. fabric shop)and use ear plugs to avoid being pulled into their grip. Studies have further indicated that
    aliens have infiltrated the earth, helping to spread the effect that these fabrics have on the human population. The aliens are most often disguised as fabric store clerks. Further research into the fabric phenomena is continuing."
    PLEASE attribute this article to me: Kathy Smith-Harris 1997

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    I just said to myself the other day - "I'm not buying anymore fabric" and then promply ordered 5 yards of a fabric on line. LOL - now I know why!!

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    That explains everything. I hope there's no antidote.
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    You can't argue with science!
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    Kathy thanks for writing that article. French fry queen thank you for sharing it with us. I now know why I have such a strange need for MORE fabric and it hits me all the time.. like it pulls you in.. I drive by the quilt shop and its almost screaming STOP don't go any farther!!! fun little tid bit thank you again!
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    ok messed up thanks should read thank you Kathy and thank you LyndaH for posting this again for all to see. I am whacked with names. apologies ..
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