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    I don't know if this is good or bad....

    I recently reconnected with a friend of mine on Face Book. She likes my quilts and we got to talking...she knits...

    I have 2 lawn and garden bags of yarn from when my mom died. I offerred to send it to her and she said "I have a little bit of material I could trade you for it".

    So I though ok - but I was willing to give her the yarn for nothing in exchange.

    I came home today from errands and I had THREE - yes THREE Large Priority Mail boxes on my porch - FILLED WITH MATERIAL. Some of its already cut but 2 of the boxes were nothing but folds of material - nothing less than a yard. I was going to lay it out and take pictures but I'm so over whelmed...Ladies I kid you not this has to be 30 yards of uncut material and over 100 cut squares and 100 cut rectangles.

    I feel like the yarn I am sending her is no where near worth what she sent me.

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    Awww, that's really nice!! I'm sure she'll love the yarn though. It's not cheap! Sounds like you have quite a bit to send her.

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    What an awesome trade!

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    She will be thrilled with the yarn just like you are thrilled with the fabric.

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    Maybe you are doing her a favor too, because she knows the fabric will be in a good place and no longer her responsibility.

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    I would just graciously accept the gift. She obviously didn't plan to use the material as you don't plan to use the yarn. Both of you benefit and both of your homes have less "clutter"! Be happy

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    I"m sure she will appreciate what you send her...sounds like she just wanted to be a blessing to you too.

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    Wow! You lucky duck! :D Put up some pics!! :D :D

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    Wow...now that's a swap!

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    That was a surprise for you. She will be happy with the yarn. how nice to trade.

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    It seems that it was sent from both of you straight from the heart. Enjoy it. Pass it forward.

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    Some of that yarn is really expensive. I know because I crochet also. Maybe she feels like what she sent you was not near enough for all that yarn you sent her. Sounds like a sweet deal to me. I love it!

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    I don't know much about yarn - but when my mom passed away we found boxes under her queen size bed with nothing but yarn in them - it filled 2 black lawn and garden bags...it was alot but I have no use for it....

    I'm so excited - this was a great trade!

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    Sounds like a good deal for both of you. You received something you didn't expect and can use. She is recieving something she can use. Use and enjoy!

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    Do you know what's wonderful about this? It's a win-win for both of you. You off-loaded yarn you had no use for and she off-loaded fabric she had no use for. Now you'll both have lots to talk about on Facebook as you sew and she knits....wonderful way to re-connect!

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    Sounds like you both will come out with what you need. Great exchange.

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    I agree, a win-win! Enjoy!

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    The amounts do not have to be equal in anyway. The thrill that you experienced with your end will be just as high on her end. You are both forwarding on items that your mother's loved and giving them to someone who will appreciate and use them. Much better that they be forwarded than just sit around and have no use. And I am sure that both of your Moms would agree.

    And youboth get the pleasure of knowing that something that was basically useless to you now has a new home where it will be used and appreciated as it should be. As your mom and hers would have wanted.

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    Just saw the pics!! Those Peanuts and other novelties are darling!!!!!!!!!! :D:D

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    I suppose that if you feel really guilty you could make her a table runner or candle mat. Hopefully she will not feel obligated to make you something. Maybe just accept the fabric graciously and thank her for her thoughtfulness. Enjoy because now she knows the fabric is being appreciated.

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    Seems like a win-win situation!

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    Looks like the deal of the century to me. Congrats.

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    I know I am grateful...I thought about making her something but like someone said I don't want her to feel like she has to make me something....

    Its one of those deals if someone sends you a Thank you note for your kindness or gift - do you send them a thank you note for their note?

    I'm in fabric heaven although my silly DH said "well now you can stay out of JoAnn's for awhile"...Silly Husband!

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    [quote=pamkasperi]I don't know much about yarn - but when my mom passed away we found boxes under her queen size bed with nothing but yarn in them - it filled 2 black lawn and garden bags...it was alot but I have no use for it....
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    Go to Michael's and get a load of what yarn sells for NOW. It is not at all cheap. Some of it will cost an arm and 3 toes to make a sweater now-a-days.

    Thank your friend and tell her how much you love all your fabric.

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    you're lucky! Beautiful fabrics and I'm positive that your friend will love the yarn as much as you love the fabrics. Yarn isn't cheap either!!

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