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Thread: Reorganized!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Also you need to go to the store to get the right color of thread for your new project. lol

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    Make a few projects. Buy some new fabric and hide some. HAHA

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    How about "the price of fabric keeps going up so I try to stock up when it's on sale to save us money!"

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    If I get a little cranky, my DH says I think you need to go do some Retail Therapy, and never ask how much I spend on anything..of course he means fabric.. LOL he know I love it. I am so thankful for him...

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    mine doesnt say much just looks at the bag and rolls his eyes but he knows better he is a kitchen gadget hound the problem is he buys crap uses it once or twice then it goes in the cupboard or basement to never be used again! lets see in 16 years together he has had a 4x4 truck to go four wheeling with his buddy muzzleloader to go on a wild boar hunt with same buddy golf clubs used 2 summers a weight bench used for about 4 months 2 gym memberships a bike used 1 month kids now use the bike and cake decorating classes and i think all he learned in that class was how to level the cake and make kick butt buttercream but i love him and at least he cant say much when i bring home yet another bag from joannes or the quilt store. so i guess we are stuck together.

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    I just love this thread! We are moving this weekend so we are pretty well all boxed up. Honest truth: There is more "SR" (sewing room) boxes than anything else!!! Thanks for the ammo - I may need it when the movers unload and there is a path worn into the carpet from the number of trips into the sewing room. And my DH does have Harley (his fourth) - I'm getting a LA once we are all settled in. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: Post some pics so we can see how you got organized.

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    Same scenario here over the weekend. I was in high organize mode when DH walked in and did the eye-roll thing. All I had to do was mention golf clubs and he went on his merry way!

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    I told my DH, there is an age old rule that if you can see the wall behind the fabric stash You MUST buy more fabric... or it provides great insulation ... or it is cheaper than traditional therapy... or How would you like to live with me WITHOUT my stash!!!!

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    You all are so funny, I love this thread. I don't have a big stash, I have what some very kind members of the board have sent me. BUT if I ever get SSS, the first thing I am going to do is go to the fabric store, and just have some fun. You are all wonderful, and thank you so very much for the laugh. God bless. Penny

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee
    My DH stands and watches me go thru all the aisles and just says-I know it screamed-buy me. How many times I just needed 1 more piece for a special quilt I haven't started yet, but soon. When we moved from AZ. to Pa. that was a hoot. The mover said-did you own a fabric store? Dh said-no she is wraping the world in fabric.
    That was kind of sweet!! :)

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    The Golf is a good point, Greens fees each week, some are high !! Each should have own toys !! if all else fails take him shop hopping, to check assorted prices. and mention having some of each, get out the card, he may figure your collections not so bad !! Can always ask to borrow big birtha to smash seams. :)

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    Everything I buy was on "special". Husband told a friend once that my sewing room was full of 100s of dollars of "specials" Now when I bring some fabric home he just rolls his eyes and says "I know it was on special" I think he has found me out!

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    My favorite is "Are you kidding?? Do you know how OLD
    some of this stuff is?" It works for me.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by pal
    My favorite is "Are you kidding?? Do you know how OLD
    some of this stuff is?" It works for me.......
    I have fabric that I know is at least 45 years & then have some scraps of greatgrandmother's. She would be way over 120 yrs old.

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    Can I get the butter cream recipe? I need a good one?

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    i'am in AZ. and you moved from here to Pa? we're from Md, [you went to the cold and snow] i confess , i do miss it around xmas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walen
    Say that some of your fabric has gotten old, and you have to treat it differently in order to use it. It has just lost it's strength and can't be trusted to hold up in a quilt. Say that if you are going to use the old fabric and have the quilt last, at least half of the fabric must be new! You'll just have to re-stock!
    ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh you guys are fibbers!!!! Just tell him you beloing to a group of crazy people who hold a gun to your head and MAKE you buy stuff!!!!! 'sweet smile**. and if that doesn`t work, threaten to trade him in for 2 little dogs, lolol

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    My DH never says a word no matter how much I buy. He's always been good that way (of course, I make a good living and am spending my money). Except once...

    We were putting in new carpeting upstairs. We scheduled the carpet guys to do two bedrooms one day and the other two a day later so we could move stuff back and forth. (We were also having one of the bathrooms redone at the same time). DH was working from home and the carpet guys showed up on the wrong day with the carpeting for the bedroom that is my sewing room and another room.

    DH grabbed the guy doing the bathroom and the two of them emptied my sewing room, including the floor to ceiling shelves in the double closet full of fabric... lots and lots of fabric. Busted!

    Apparently the bathroom contractor kept asking my DH what I could possibly do with that much fabric, as he made trip after trip out of the sewing room. I laugh every time I think of it.

    Of course, I didn't laugh when it came time to put it all back. :cry:

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    I just read your note, you got busted, tell him that you are storing it so you will have a nice supply of things to make

    Quote Originally Posted by kathome
    OK - - here's the scene.

    Things are getting a bit out of hand and the "back bedroom" (ha ha) was, shall we say getting a bit crowded. So I get a brilliant idea and make a trip to Walmart and pick up a boat load of those Sterlite organizer drawers. Once and for all I am determined to organize all of my yarn, thread (I've been a crocheter for over 40 years) and fabric, notions - shall I go on?

    It was quite an undertaking and totally worth the time and effort, but most unfortunately, my DH happened into the room and stood aghast at my stashes and proclaimed loudly, "You have enough fabric to make a dozen quilts and enough yarn to keep the Army warm." Ut-oh - - I'm busted.

    So now I'm wondering how I can justify my next trip to the store?

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    The last time my DH said he was going to Lowes to pick up a few things I said good I'll ride with you and you can drop me at the fabric store, I need to pick up a few things too. He said OK. He'll do anything to save a gallon of gas!

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