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Thread: so many sales and nothing to buy...boohoohoo

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    Super Member Butterfli19's Avatar
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    JoAnn's, Michaels, AC Moore, and I can't justify buying anything. I have everything I need and enough fabric. I don't even need a spool of thread.

    My lqs has a Mexican Star pattern for $8. Didn't buy it before because I wanted to buy the fabric also. BUT, that would be for ME and now is the time to shop / quilt for OTHERS. sigh.

    Anyone want to come to my boohoohoo party?

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    I am right there with you. :mrgreen: boohoohoo

    I keep looking at the flyers and all the great deals and coupons, but I really do have all I need and then some.

    In addition, with end of year property taxes coming due, I should be better with my money.

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    Oh, I have to agree with both of you. I told my friends who were talking about going to Joanne's tomorrow that I just don't need a thing, the only thing I would be tempted to look at are Christmas village houses. But I can't. I have a roll of batting ordered at Walmart and will have to pay for that when it comes in, so just can't go spend money on me. Why don't they have a Black Friday during the summer? :roll: Hope you had a good T-day!

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    Same here. It's time to buy and sew for others and I have everything I need to do it.

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    I'm joining your party too. This will be a first, I have always been one of those excited and eager people out shopping at the wee hours of the morning~it's kind of a tradition. But I really didn't see anything that was a must have ~ DH keeps aslking if I'm alright...LOL.

    I will be going to Joann's Saturday just for the Olfa blades that are BOGO.

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    I just looked at black friday sales online and didn't see a single thing that I need or WANT... :shock:

    I have enough fabric - some great stuff too - to make a gazillion quilts and I've also stocked up on backings of all kinds and batting...
    I have enough thread, needles, blah blah....

    with this economy and so many quilt shops going under (and that fer shure ain't my fault!) I want to be ahead and have what I need before the day comes that it's just not there

    I can always barter a warm blanket for some groceries if need be....

    after awhile (like right about now) of robbing Peter to give to Paul, Peter finally gives out and has no more for anybody to take and the whole thing is collapsing like the house of cards it is....
    all this talk of "free" health care - just who do people think is actually paying for it? the guvmint? where do you think the guvmint gets that money? from your pocket.....

    anyway - no more fabric buying for a good long while...

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    DH and I will be shopping at Sam's Club in the morning....online. (I have to work, but hubby has the day off) There are a few things on at a good price that we will get for kids for C'mas, plus a couple of things for ourselves....like a Blu-Ray player. That has been on our wish list for quite some time, but we felt they were too pricey. Nice to find something on the wish list at a price we can afford. :)

    Hope you all had a wonderful day today...doing whatever you wished!!

    Patti

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    I too didn't see anything that "jumped" out at me. Like everyone here I have everything I need. I asked my kids for Yankee candle and even that is not on sale. I'll be saving my money next year for a new sewing machine but right now I may have to pay back taxes! :(

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    I am right there with the rest of you... I'd LOVE to buy stuff - so many good deals right now - but I cannot justify it - a roomful of fabric and patterns - and thread... :( so sad... Oh well, I have no money anyways....

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    as a fairly new quilter of 2 years, I still could use one or two more things, however I am trying to stay out of the stores and that includes the quilting stores. I can't justifiy buying anything right now,
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    1. Don't want to spend the money
    2. Don't want to pick up someone else's cold or flu bugs
    3. Don't want to fight the crowds
    4.Don't want to buy anything for my sewing room til I get it organized where I can find things

    after all that, I probably will hit the fabric stores before the month ends, if not the end of the week. need (that is a funny word) Christmas material for my napkins that I might or might not get done in time to use!

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    I have what I need, enough projects to keep me busy til next year, and am going to try NOT to buy any more fabric until the new year --- unless this one fabric comes in that I loved but didn't buy because I didn't know what to make with it. Now I have two things I want to make with it and we are out of it. I say "we" because I work in the fabric department! Talk about hard NOT to buy fabric! Wish me luck!
    Have a great Black Friday whatever your plans are --- I have to work, otherwise I'd stay home --- and quilt.

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    I am happy and contented to stay home Friday...nothing that I really need either...always can find something that I want LOL if for no other reason than it is pretty, be it fabric or something else :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    isn't it good news to realize that you have all the quilting supplies you need?

    isn't it good news to realize that you have the self-discipline to not buy something you don't need just because it's on sale?

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    I cant afford to go buy anything but I seriously want to boo hoo.. can I still come even if my stock is not over full? BOOOO HOOOOO (maybe that will get me in the door?)

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    Agreed, I would love to stay home today and piddled around the house and spend some time in my sewing room! However, someone has to hold down the fort at the office today and it is me! Get off early, coming straight home, no way am I am going to attempt to make a stop at any of those stores as much as I would love to stop by my favorite shops! I really don't need to spend anything right now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    isn't it good news to realize that you have all the quilting supplies you need?

    isn't it good news to realize that you have the self-discipline to not buy something you don't need just because it's on sale?
    Sure it is, Patrice! It's just not as much fun! :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisabrat
    I cant afford to go buy anything but I seriously want to boo hoo.. can I still come even if my stock is not over full? BOOOO HOOOOO (maybe that will get me in the door?)
    Yup. Always room for a quilter. :D

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    I do have to buy some gifts but of course, those are not the ones on sale, so it doesn't matter if I go today or tomorrow or next week.

    Besides, it's raining now and I prefer not to shop in the rain. All the new things get wet and it makes me sad.

    Better to stay home, make a batch of chocolate chip cookies and sew.

    How am I doing.... 8)

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    Have you checked out Quilt in a Days website. I have everything I need also but what a sale.
    http://quiltinaday.com

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    The only thing I plan to buy is the background/backing/sashing fabric for my DJ....other than that...I need to use up stash. I'm going to try to find the fabric this weekend. I hate to do it on line...I'd rather touch it when I need to buy 20+ yrds... :shock:

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    Rose Marie - nope, I'm not going to look. :roll:

    sandpat - I feel that way. I have not yet bought fabric online. I like to really see it and touch it and walk around with it to match other bolts.
    I'm like that with quilt books, too.

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    I ordered some new dies for my Go die cut machine for myself for Christmas. I couldn't think of a reason to make the trip to JoAnn's or Hancock's today. I'm blessed to not need any quilting items. Does that mean my stash is complete? :D :D :D

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    No...its not complete...it just means you are crazy like me and will wait until the sales are over to figure out that you need XXXX and will die without it. You will then pay full retail price for it....insuring that your local quilting enabler shop will stay in business... :roll:

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    Howdy Patrice,

    I did not even buy anything--course I did not go anywhere to look. TYhe good thing is that I have everything I could buy over the past few years. Now just to get something done. Maru and family went to Flagstaff for Thanksgiving and had a ball. I stayed home. Hope you had a good day. Wish you were closer.

    Peg :thumbup:

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