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Thread: Jackpot - thanks to a good friend

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    My friend called yesterday and asked me to come over today and bring a vehicle to haul a bunch of stuff. She is recently divorced and was getting her stuff out of the house. She has a much smaller house and not as much room for all of her sewing supplies. So she chose to give the rest to me! Each one of these drawers is full of fabric - all organized by color. Plus several bolts of solids and 3 rolls of backing fabric. She would not let me pay her for it. She just said that she knew it would be put to good use at my house - and she knew where she could come if she needed some for a project. What an awesome friend! It feels like Christmas at my house!
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    Wow what a great friend!!!!!! Congrats on your wonderful gift!!!

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    Do you need some help to play with it?

    Great friend! I need to get me one of those. Congratulations.

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    Awesome!

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    Well, you are both lucky to have each other for friends. I had to leave an abusive marriage, and leave my many years of quilt fabric collections, as I had no-one to come collect it. I would have much preferred having a friend like you come and collect my goodies, and know that they were appreciated, and not destroyed.
    Congrats to you on the bounty, and I wish her the best of luck.

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    looks like her husband isn't all she shed
    lucky you could help her out!

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    WOW! Wish I had friends like that!

    You should make her a quilt from the stash.

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    How so very great of your friend!! Enjoy it! Enjoy it! It was like Xmas the other day for me too when I found long forgotten about fabrics packed away! :D :D

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    I went to a quilt show this morning. My husband just now walked in, saw the piles and said, "Did you buy all of that today?" There was definitely a look of relief on his face when I told him where it came from. Very funny!!!

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    What a special friend to think of you :D:D:D
    I had to laugh over DH's remark about the quilt show :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maride
    Do you need some help to play with it?

    Great friend! I need to get me one of those. Congratulations.
    Come on over. I would love to have a play date with fabric! I am having trouble figuring out where I am going to put it all. But I love having problems like this!

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    What a great gift. What a good friend.

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    Now she can come over for some fabric and friend therapy and be surrounded by familiar things. How nice that you have each other and can help like that.

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    Wowee. Sorry about your friend, but happy for you.

    I would give my eye teeth for 5 of those plastic containers (empty). I love those containers. Why oh why did Sterilite stop production of a good product?

    Enjoy your goodies.

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    Glad you were able to be there for her....divorce is such a painful thing so many things lost. As quiltluvr said, lots of opportunity for her to come to your place and have the friend/fabric connection. Happy quilting.

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    you have a wonderful friend...lots of goodies i see.. :thumbup:

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    wow thats what i call a great friend ,wish i could find a friend like that :thumbup:

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    Sorry to hear of your friend's divorce. It's great that you have each other to share life's journey and to lean on each other.

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    You lucky duck!! What a haul! Can't wait to see what you do with it.

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    Oh my!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rootyr
    Oh my!!
    That is exactly what I have been saying for 2 days now! I am trying to clean out my sewing room to make room for the new stash. I'm not sure that my husband will let me near a quilt shop for a long time!

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    I know it must have been painful for her but hopefully she is moving on to better things. To have friends, you must be a friend. Her actions show that you and she have been friends.
    When you organize your sewing room, maybe you could make her a workspace too. If she is near enough to come over the two of you can create while she heals.

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    how sweet is that friend :D totally cool :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsb38327
    I know it must have been painful for her but hopefully she is moving on to better things. To have friends, you must be a friend. Her actions show that you and she have been friends.
    When you organize your sewing room, maybe you could make her a workspace too. If she is near enough to come over the two of you can create while she heals.
    Actually, she has been separated for a couple of years. She has a good full time job & a part time job & a new boyfriend. So that doesn't leave much time for quilting! But she is moving on and it has been a good move for her. I have never made her anything quilted because she is such a good quilter herself. But I have crocheted her a couple of things. But I may have to rethink the quilted aspect - maybe she would like something quilted from me.

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    Great Jackpot! :)

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