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Thread: So Excited About Thread

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    Recently I got some med. gold/tan for a cat panel I am doing. I was so very lucky to get it 40% off. Sis and I went out and stopped at the same store last week. I thought I would get the purple hand quilting thread for Sis's quilt. Well, it was on sale again...30% off. I got three spools of different colors for future projects. Now that I have these, I am so tempted to go out and get other colors that I don't even need. Someone hold me back....

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    Yup, it's a sickness, all right...Isn't it grand????

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    Sorry, I can't hold you back. I can't even stop myself. I can tell your hooked.

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    I'm so glad to know I'm not alone in this addiction!!!

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    I have supervised visits to the fabric store, I can't trust myself to do it alone, all those pretty red tags yelling 40% off.... come and get it girls!!!!! :thumbup:

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    You have already shown more restraint then I could have. Me leaving with 3 spools when it's a great sale price? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

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    "Someone hold me back...."

    :lol: Why hold you back. If I have the money, I would definitely be doing the same thing. I know I will use it up in the next year or two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grandma1
    I have supervised visits to the fabric store, I can't trust myself to do it alone, all those pretty red tags yelling 40% off.... come and get it girls!!!!! :thumbup:

    That put a smile on my face. I can picture me having mine supervised. Hey, wait a minute. Maybe I could have my quilting sister supervise me. What a great "out" that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grandma1
    I have supervised visits to the fabric store, I can't trust myself to do it alone, all those pretty red tags yelling 40% off.... come and get it girls!!!!! :thumbup:
    I tried having my DD go with me. They don't sew. It backfired. They picked out fabric for their "next" quilts. They bought their own fabric and encouraged me to get more too. DGD pointed out the floral fabrics because she knows I love it. I spent more than if I went along. Sigh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    Quote Originally Posted by grandma1
    I have supervised visits to the fabric store, I can't trust myself to do it alone, all those pretty red tags yelling 40% off.... come and get it girls!!!!! :thumbup:
    I tried having my DD go with me. They don't sew. It backfired. They picked out fabric for their "next" quilts. They bought their own fabric and encouraged me to get more too. DGD pointed out the floral fabrics because she knows I love it. I spent more than if I went along. Sigh.
    Littlehud, thank you for the laugh you gave me today! I enjoyed your story!!

    :thumbup:

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    Thread stash, fabric stash, gadget stash.... the list just goes on and on and on and on..... LMBO

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    Well I don't know about holding you back but I can definitely get in front of you and snatch it all up lol. Will that work?

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    you know until I started quilting thread was well just thread. Now though......I can oooh and ahh over thread till my dh thinks I've lost it! I would love to just bring the whole Gutermann display home! And speaking of thread I really need some wine or jewel tones .......

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    I like to have whatever on hand for whenever I may want it. I have been making do the past year, so if you have the $ get it for when you don't:) that is how I rationalized my spending when I was able to spend. WORKED GREAT, I am been creative the past year using my stash of fabric, threads, books and magazines. So go ahead it will be used sometime......

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    Quote Originally Posted by grandma1
    I have supervised visits to the fabric store, I can't trust myself to do it alone, all those pretty red tags yelling 40% off.... come and get it girls!!!!! :thumbup:
    lol...I go with sis, but she's no help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkhooper
    Well I don't know about holding you back but I can definitely get in front of you and snatch it all up lol. Will that work?
    I outweigh most men. Do really want to plant yourself in my path?

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    lol Sounds like we are about the same size. We might get stuck in the isle. lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkhooper
    lol Sounds like we are about the same size. We might get stuck in the isle. lol.
    Well then, by gosh they will have to re-arrange the isles....

    I used to try to eat right and then one day I said "What For?". I could be the healthiest person on the planet and get hit by a bus. So I enjoy my macaroni and cheese, ice cream, steak and what-have-you, with a smile on my face.

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    i'm exactly the same way. The doctor isn't happy, but I am.

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    Ok how long before your out the door for more thread? :lol: Penny

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    Let's see..........mmmm......pay day is Friday. Jim's day off is Monday. We get groceries on Monday.......Can you see where this is heading? :wink:

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    ok I see no problem with building a stash of thread. Think about this. Back in 1998 I started sewing for lots of kids in the 4H clubs and of course they all needed differant colors so thread had to be bought. When 1 spool was needed I would buy 2, this continued throught the years. So the thread you buy now is 4 times the amount I paid for it back then.
    Another point is, my son's girls freind is now wanting to sew but can't afford a lot of the supplies, so I just point her to my stashes and let her pick what she needs.
    She's happy, I happy to have been able to share it with her.
    Morale of this story, you can never have to much of any sewing supplies.

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    Hold you back,,,,, I thought I would ride along with you!!!!

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    About hoarding thread: I inherited a gob lot of sewing notions and threads from a friend who died a couple of years ago. He was a drapery designer & maker, had all sorts of stuff, most of it great.
    However, I have run into a problem with the thread: lots of it is so old it's rotten, goes on the bobbin ok but top and bottom threads break with frequency when you try and sew!!!

    Some of the thread was on wooden spools (anybody out there old enough to remember 35cent thread besides me???). Now I have saved some of my mother's spools because it reminds me of her, but wouldn't dare use it in a garment or a quilted piece.

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    HOLD YOU BACK ??? are you crazy ??? we are ALL enablers :lol: :lol: :lol: silly girl :lol: :lol: can we all come along next time? :lol: :roll: :shock:

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