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Warning! Don't EVER give or donate ANYTHING EVER! lol

Old 09-01-2014, 02:52 AM
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I can relate to the fabric. I have gotten rid of a few books when I find a technique I like better. Hope my luck holds out in the craft arena. I did get rid of a large corelle casserole dish and lid that I ended overpaying to replace
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Old 09-01-2014, 03:43 AM
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Cute, cute….
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Old 09-01-2014, 03:49 AM
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I can relate. I usually keep my magazines for a couple months or so just in case I decide there really was something I want to make, then give them away. I just gave a bunch of magazines to the thrift shop a couple weeks ago and now I've decided I want to make a maple leaf quilt that was on the cover of one of them. Naturally I cannot remember which magazine it was or even the name of the publication. I've finally stopped subscribing to new ones.
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Old 09-01-2014, 04:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Butterfli19 View Post
omg...so in the past I've purged quilt books, leaflets, fabric, notions, patterns, thinking things like "what was I thinking when I bought THIS?" and "I'll NEVER make THAT!", and "why do I need all this STUFF?" and the last few days all I have been doing is muttering "what was I thinking when I gave away that book on handbags?" and "WHY did I give away that fabric that I need right now?" and "did I ever think I wasn't going to have grandkids -- why did I give away those adorable pattern books?"

ugh.

Never, please, make a vow - cross you heart and hope to faint pinky swear - to never ever ever give or donate anything craft related because you are not in your right mind at that moment.

This does however, give me the opportunity to buy more ... heh-heh ...
That is why I built myself a 8ft tall and 4 ft wide and 10 inches deep bookshelf to put all my cook, craft, crochet, quilt magazines and books on. I never give them away unless I mistakenly bought 2 exactly the same.
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Old 09-01-2014, 04:13 AM
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This is also my husband's theory: "As soon as you get rid of something, you need it." This is why we live in so much clutter-- he won't get rid of anything.
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Old 09-01-2014, 05:10 AM
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I find that if I throw away something, not a week goes by that I needed the very thing I threw away. Live and learn.
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Old 09-01-2014, 05:15 AM
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I KNEW there was a sane reason why I have held on to ALL of my stuff!
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Old 09-01-2014, 05:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Purpleprint View Post
I seem to never recall what I have given away. Once it is gone it is gone.
That's how I am too. I think it's bad memory for me. If have to look for something and can't find it I buy another if I still need it after a week. I don't allow myself to feel frustrated or regretful over things that can be replaced.
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Old 09-01-2014, 07:16 AM
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Originally Posted by GrammaNan View Post
Two months ago I had a manic day and loaded up bags and bags of fabric, patterns and books and gave them to the Goodwill. I no longer feel overwhelmed or guilty about not using them. I hope it all went to good homes. I have never been able to give things away like that before. I feel so much better now. There are so many free patterns available I don't miss the books and I will purchase my other items as needed from now on.
I did this a few years back, gave away fiberfill, fabrics, yarn and needles, leaflets, sculpy and books and tools, to the local nursing home, they were ecstatic. THAT felt really good. Then I only had an abundance of craft books left, some I bought when dd was born, 27 years ago. Those and others that I bought 'just to buy something' I donated to the local library for their book sale or to stock. Two big copy paper box fulls - yikes! Now I only have what I really love and know that someday, I will and can make.

Originally Posted by solstice3 View Post
I can relate to the fabric. I have gotten rid of a few books when I find a technique I like better. Hope my luck holds out in the craft arena. I did get rid of a large corelle casserole dish and lid that I ended overpaying to replace
oh, I hate that. I've done that a few times but then promised myself that if I get rid of it once I won't go and rebuy. Sometimes it's hard but you really have to trust your back-then judgement.


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I can relate. I usually keep my magazines for a couple months or so just in case I decide there really was something I want to make, then give them away. I just gave a bunch of magazines to the thrift shop a couple weeks ago and now I've decided I want to make a maple leaf quilt that was on the cover of one of them. Naturally I cannot remember which magazine it was or even the name of the publication. I've finally stopped subscribing to new ones.
The old cross stitch, sewing, and quilting mags I had, I went through and tore out the pages and patterns I wanted to keep and tossed the rest. The ones that remained intact I donated to the town for their annual fair. Now I don't subscribe to any mags because it seems the only thing that changes is the fabric. If the cover of one catches my eye I'll flip through it, but if I don't fall in love with it by halfway through, it goes back on the shelf.
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Old 09-01-2014, 07:40 AM
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I try to keep my books in a bookcase and my patterns in drawers. You are right...as soon as you let it go, you will need it..Been there, done that...
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