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

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    Senior Member kathome's Avatar
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    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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    Make 2 or 3 quilts or projects and then replenish you stock.

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    You needed one more fabric to match is what I tell the self appointed art critic I married.....

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    Is he a Tool guy tell him you don't ask him how many tools he need to fix wall or what ever.

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    Pics...we need pics!

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    Pictures!! I love seeing how everyone else organizes! Gives me ideas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mswordwiz
    You needed one more fabric to match is what I tell the self appointed art critic I married.....
    GREAT IDEA. CREATIVE THINKER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'll definitely use that one.

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    I'm sorry to laugh but that's just so funny! I think many of us can empathize with you. I like the artistic comment though.
    I also chuckled b/c WE know that you have enough fabric for more than a dozen quilts probably lol :D

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    I use the excuse that I am stocking up for retirement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    I'm sorry to laugh but that's just so funny! I think many of us can empathize with you. I like the artistic comment though.
    I also chuckled b/c WE know that you have enough fabric for more than a dozen quilts probably lol :D
    I totally denied it. I said something very nonchalant along the lines of, "oh, you don't know how much fabric it takes to make a quilt. It may LOOK like a lot but it isn't really." hehehehehe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bottle Blonde
    I use the excuse that I am stocking up for retirement.
    Can't use that one. Already retired!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathome
    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    I'm sorry to laugh but that's just so funny! I think many of us can empathize with you. I like the artistic comment though.
    I also chuckled b/c WE know that you have enough fabric for more than a dozen quilts probably lol :D
    I totally denied it. I said something very nonchalant along the lines of, "oh, you don't know how much fabric it takes to make a quilt. It may LOOK like a lot but it isn't really." hehehehehe.
    OMG I'm gonna pee!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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    Use as much as you can as fast as you can.

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    I just mention the baseball cards.

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    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!

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    You could always say it is your investment.. as the prices keep going up up up. Better than interest on the money in the bank right????

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    Tell him you are spending the kids' inheritance and ask him what he is doing with his share!

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    When heading out the door, say......I discovered I am lacking several shades of (insert color here) to complete my collection of that shade.

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    HAHA I love it and can totally agree with your problem.
    I made a deal with my husband I don't complain about the model cars,antique telephones,model trains. Can you see where I'm going? So he doesn't complain about my Fabric,Notions etc, Yarn.
    We went on vacation and our Son started cleaning out the back corner of the garage he found 50 old oak wall phone boxes. That proved my point. Now he helps me get organized by moving the bins.
    His one complaint is that I had bolts of fabric and a big bag of scraps in his oak phone booth.
    Oh but isn't it fun and wonderful just to touch and work with all that beautiful fabric? kjym Kathy

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    I just love the investment and inheritance ideas. You gals are just full of good come-backs! Sounds like maybe a few have been in my predicament? Come on.......confess.....

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    I just love how addicted everyone is!!! I don't feel alone. I sneak stuff into the house, wash and fold it and then put away. I guess I feel excessive (guilty), not that he would say something, but just don't want to go there. DH has made statements like OMG 17 bins!! Are you sure you need more? :lol: :lol:

    Hun, never never never enough!!! :lol: :lol:

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    My hubby collects toys! He has taken over the apartment above our garage for his hobby!
    So he never says a word about fabric!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathome
    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    I'm sorry to laugh but that's just so funny! I think many of us can empathize with you. I like the artistic comment though.
    I also chuckled b/c WE know that you have enough fabric for more than a dozen quilts probably lol :D
    I totally denied it. I said something very nonchalant along the lines of, "oh, you don't know how much fabric it takes to make a quilt. It may LOOK like a lot but it isn't really." hehehehehe.
    ROFLMAO - now I have to clean the keyboard of coffee spit!!! LOL

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    Me? I just say, when I have enough material to meet the cost of those two cars in the garage - THEN you can start yelling at me - until then.....I'm gonna keep shopping.

    Let me tell you ladies - there is no possible way for me to have THAT much material :)

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    Reminds me of a story from one of my quilting friends. She too was reorganizing after collecting fabric for some 20 years. Her DH said, "WOW, you must have over $300 of fabric in here!" She just agreed with a smile. Obviously her DH had never priced fabric before. :)

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