any little excuse to buy more fabric...

any little excuse to buy more fabric...

Post by April Barnswel » Sun, 22 Oct 2000 04:00:00



I stopped at my LQS today to buy hand-quilting thread. I ended up buying
seven half-yard cuts of fabric, one pattern, and two magazines. Oh,
yeah, and I bought the thread.

I know I need a support group. If I haven't bought any fabric during the
week, I start shaking by the weekend. By the way, four of the fabrics
were pink-on-pink reproduction fabrics. I thought they would make a cute
"reproduction" doll quilt for my daughter.

April

--
April Barnswell
The Quilter's Bookshop
http://www.thequiltersbookshop.com

 
 
 

any little excuse to buy more fabric...

Post by froo » Sun, 22 Oct 2000 04:00:00


I love those pinks! They look especially good with white and tans, IMHO.
I, too, stopped by my LQS, for a little quiet time and to look at the
books. The babies never let me take time to browse the books.

I didn't buy any books, but I did come home with 6 novelties, an orange
batik, and some wonderful stash-builders. And 2 yards of a gorgeous new
Hoffman print - all sort of gold with fuschia and purple flowers - yum!

I got my fix!
Wendy

On Sat, 21 Oct 2000 21:32:03 -0400, April Barnswell spoke, and these
pearls of wisdom spewed forth...

Quote:
> I stopped at my LQS today to buy hand-quilting thread. I ended up buying
> seven half-yard cuts of fabric, one pattern, and two magazines. Oh,
> yeah, and I bought the thread.

> I know I need a support group. If I haven't bought any fabric during the
> week, I start shaking by the weekend. By the way, four of the fabrics
> were pink-on-pink reproduction fabrics. I thought they would make a cute
> "reproduction" doll quilt for my daughter.

> April

--
Could be worse.... could be raining.

 
 
 

any little excuse to buy more fabric...

Post by Teresa Creec » Sun, 22 Oct 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

> I stopped at my LQS today to buy hand-quilting thread. I ended up buying
> seven half-yard cuts of fabric, one pattern, and two magazines. Oh,
> yeah, and I bought the thread.

April,

You are not alone.  A couple of weeks ago I purchased a $54 packet of
Metallica Sewing Machine needles. :-)
I only went into the shop for needles, honest...

Teresa in Colorado

 
 
 

any little excuse to buy more fabric...

Post by Nurse Ratch » Mon, 23 Oct 2000 11:58:00


Quote:
>I know I need a support group. If I haven't bought any fabric during the
>week, I start shaking by the weekend.

You don't need a support group.  You just need more money.

Nurse Ratched (remove "cuckoo" from address to reply)

Misery loves company, but she will never foot the bill.  ~some song I don't
know the name of

 
 
 

any little excuse to buy more fabric...

Post by The Brown Famil » Mon, 23 Oct 2000 04:00:00


I'm with you there April....l need a support group too!

Lorraine


Quote:
> I stopped at my LQS today to buy hand-quilting thread. I ended up buying
> seven half-yard cuts of fabric, one pattern, and two magazines. Oh,
> yeah, and I bought the thread.

> I know I need a support group. If I haven't bought any fabric during the
> week, I start shaking by the weekend. By the way, four of the fabrics
> were pink-on-pink reproduction fabrics. I thought they would make a cute
> "reproduction" doll quilt for my daughter.

> April

> --
> April Barnswell
> The Quilter's Bookshop
> http://www.thequiltersbookshop.com

 
 
 

any little excuse to buy more fabric...

Post by Chickenlad » Mon, 23 Oct 2000 04:00:00



Quote:
> >I know I need a support group. If I haven't bought any fabric during the
> >week, I start shaking by the weekend.

> You don't need a support group.  You just need more money.

> Nurse Ratched (remove "cuckoo" from address to reply)

> Misery loves company, but she will never foot the bill.  ~some song I
don't
> know the name of

I know that feeling!

Chicken

 
 
 

any little excuse to buy more fabric...

Post by b.. » Mon, 23 Oct 2000 04:00:00


"any little excuse" to buy fabric:   You mean we are supposed to have an
excuse?  Whoa boy, am I in trouble!  (The whole idea brings up thoughts of
the notes we used to have to take to PE to get out of taking a shower.  Go
to the LQS, and no fabaric unless you have the note from your Mother).

Becky

 
 
 

any little excuse to buy more fabric...

Post by Andrea Hesli » Tue, 31 Oct 2000 15:20:43


This fabric withdrawl is too funny.
I used to be a Supervisor in a fabric store. Fabric was all I knew. My
family was becoming buried in it. However, by the time I quit my job.... I
was burned out on fabric and sewing. I madly stashed every last bit of it
all over that house for two reasons: A.) so I wouldn't have to see it and
B.) So my husband would never have a clue as to just exactly how much fabric
I had or the expense going into it. Well, I got the urge last week to quilt
but one problem... I forgot where I stashed my Fabric!!!!
My 13 year old son and  I ravaged the house without any luck for two hours.
Ultimately, I gave up. Then while searching for a pen in a desk 8 feet from
my computer..... my son found one of my stashes. I was exhillerated but that
still did not stop me from going out and buying more fabric!!! After all I
needed white on white and some black and............

Happy quilting!
Andee Heslin
Columbus, Ohio


Quote:
> I stopped at my LQS today to buy hand-quilting thread. I ended up buying
> seven half-yard cuts of fabric, one pattern, and two magazines. Oh,
> yeah, and I bought the thread.

> I know I need a support group. If I haven't bought any fabric during the
> week, I start shaking by the weekend. By the way, four of the fabrics
> were pink-on-pink reproduction fabrics. I thought they would make a cute
> "reproduction" doll quilt for my daughter.

> April

> --
> April Barnswell
> The Quilter's Bookshop
> http://www.thequiltersbookshop.com

 
 
 

any little excuse to buy more fabric...

Post by Debb » Tue, 31 Oct 2000 23:34:12


Yee Hah!!!!! Never ever give up looking for your stash.  What stores did you
get to?
Just a wonderin'

Debbi
Northern Ohio


Quote:
> This fabric withdrawl is too funny.
> I used to be a Supervisor in a fabric store. Fabric was all I knew. My
> family was becoming buried in it. However, by the time I quit my job.... I
> was burned out on fabric and sewing. I madly stashed every last bit of it
> all over that house for two reasons: A.) so I wouldn't have to see it and
> B.) So my husband would never have a clue as to just exactly how much
fabric
> I had or the expense going into it. Well, I got the urge last week to
quilt
> but one problem... I forgot where I stashed my Fabric!!!!
> My 13 year old son and  I ravaged the house without any luck for two
hours.
> Ultimately, I gave up. Then while searching for a pen in a desk 8 feet
from
> my computer..... my son found one of my stashes. I was exhillerated but
that
> still did not stop me from going out and buying more fabric!!! After all I
> needed white on white and some black and............

> Happy quilting!
> Andee Heslin
> Columbus, Ohio



> > I stopped at my LQS today to buy hand-quilting thread. I ended up buying
> > seven half-yard cuts of fabric, one pattern, and two magazines. Oh,
> > yeah, and I bought the thread.

> > I know I need a support group. If I haven't bought any fabric during the
> > week, I start shaking by the weekend. By the way, four of the fabrics
> > were pink-on-pink reproduction fabrics. I thought they would make a cute
> > "reproduction" doll quilt for my daughter.

> > April

> > --
> > April Barnswell
> > The Quilter's Bookshop
> > http://www.thequiltersbookshop.com

 
 
 

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Post by Helen McEvoy-Frees » Wed, 01 Nov 2000 05:16:01


I am always amazed that no matter how much fabric you have, you never have
EXACTLY the right one for a certain spot!
Helen in MN
 
 
 

any little excuse to buy more fabric...

Post by Bruce Camp » Thu, 02 Nov 2000 00:11:00


If any of you read my earlier posts, where I obsessed about problems at
work, then you know about my problems. If you didn't, well suffice to say
there were some.

Anyway, I said that reading(and answering) NG postings had helped me to feel
better. Just a few days after I started lurking here, I was forced to go
shopping at Wal-mart because my youngest DD needed something for school.

While cruising the aisles, I realized how very depressed I was. I mean I
didn't even want to shop, it felt alien to me to be there. The sight of
chocolate did nothing for me. I meandered into the garden center and cheered
up a little looking at Christmas decorations(this was Oct 7 after all). Once
I left the department my depression returned and crying as quietly as
possible I made my way toward the food section.

However, along the way I caught sight of the crafts department and veered in
that direction. At first I just felt numb, then I went over to the books. I
didn't find anything I wanted but I was feeling better. I stopped at the
quilting section, picked out a few things then put them back because I
really didn't have the money to spare. Then, I moved on to fabrics. I
started at the discount table, then went to the vertical racks, and
eventually made my way to the full wall of horizontal bolts.

After I'd placed three bolts in my cart I realized I wasn't depressed
anymore, I still had a slight ache in my chest but that was all. So I took a
deep breath and began to run my hands over the fabric in front of me. I
started to let go of all those negative thoughts about work, and give myself
over to the feel of the fabric. In just a few minutes I was relaxed and the
ache was gone. Instead of telling myself that I didn't have money for the
fabric I wanted, I bought it.

Since then I've gone back and bought more. I even broke down and bought a
pack of FQs, which I find outrageously priced. I figure I've actually saved
money. If my depression had continued I certainly would have needed therapy,
right?

Now, if I can just remember this lesson the next time I cry myself home from
work perhaps I'll stop crying myself home from work. Actually I don't think
I have since that visit to Wal-ly World. Hey! It's working already.

                                    Happy quilting,
                                        Ruth (in GOZ, not happy camp but
closer)

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Laugh and the world laughs with you
weep and you weep alone,
For the good old earth must borrow its mirth,
but has troubles enough of its own.
                    Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Quote:
> This fabric withdrawl is too funny.
> I used to be a Supervisor in a fabric store. Fabric was all I knew. My
> family was becoming buried in it. However, by the time I quit my job.... I
> was burned out on fabric and sewing. I madly stashed every last bit of it
> all over that house for two reasons: A.) so I wouldn't have to see it and
> B.) So my husband would never have a clue as to just exactly how much
fabric
> I had or the expense going into it. Well, I got the urge last week to
quilt
> but one problem... I forgot where I stashed my Fabric!!!!
> My 13 year old son and  I ravaged the house without any luck for two
hours.
> Ultimately, I gave up. Then while searching for a pen in a desk 8 feet
from
> my computer..... my son found one of my stashes. I was exhillerated but
that
> still did not stop me from going out and buying more fabric!!! After all I
> needed white on white and some black and............

> Happy quilting!
> Andee Heslin
> Columbus, Ohio



> > I stopped at my LQS today to buy hand-quilting thread. I ended up buying
> > seven half-yard cuts of fabric, one pattern, and two magazines. Oh,
> > yeah, and I bought the thread.

> > I know I need a support group. If I haven't bought any fabric during the
> > week, I start shaking by the weekend. By the way, four of the fabrics
> > were pink-on-pink reproduction fabrics. I thought they would make a cute
> > "reproduction" doll quilt for my daughter.

> > April

> > --
> > April Barnswell
> > The Quilter's Bookshop
> > http://www.thequiltersbookshop.com

 
 
 

any little excuse to buy more fabric...

Post by bailey » Thu, 02 Nov 2000 05:31:51


I love all this.  You all make me feel so comfortable.  LOL

I have a whole pickup truck load of fabrics for the Names Project
workshops.  Even tho everything is sorted, filed by color and type in
boxes, it is still a huge amount of fabrics.  Then I have my own
mountain of fabrics.  When I went to make a panel 6 months ago, could I
find the fabric I needed?  LOL  No.......no where.  It would be funny if
I weren't still miserable about this.  <G>

Mage
San Diego

 
 
 

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Post by Deb » Thu, 02 Nov 2000 06:19:08


    sorry, just a test.
 
 
 

any little excuse to buy more fabric...

Post by Vickie Y » Thu, 02 Nov 2000 08:14:14


Well, I've been out of touch for about a week or so, but this post
caught my eye!  YEA! Another Columbus quilter here!  Welcome, Andrea!  I
could be near to you, so if you need help looking for all that stash....
<LOL> Hey, I'd gladly volunteer for such a good cause!  Feel free to
give a yell if you need a helper! <VBG>

Vickie in Columbus,too!

Quote:

> This fabric withdrawl is too funny.
> I used to be a Supervisor in a fabric store. Fabric was all I knew. My
> family was becoming buried in it. However, by the time I quit my
job.... I
> was burned out on fabric and sewing. I madly stashed every last bit of
it
> all over that house for two reasons: A.) so I wouldn't have to see it
and
> B.) So my husband would never have a clue as to just exactly how much
fabric
> I had or the expense going into it. Well, I got the urge last week to
quilt
> but one problem... I forgot where I stashed my Fabric!!!!
> My 13 year old son and  I ravaged the house without any luck for two
hours.
> Ultimately, I gave up. Then while searching for a pen in a desk 8 feet
from
> my computer..... my son found one of my stashes. I was exhillerated
but that
> still did not stop me from going out and buying more fabric!!! After
all I
> needed white on white and some black and............

> Happy quilting!
> Andee Heslin
> Columbus, Ohio



> > I stopped at my LQS today to buy hand-quilting thread. I ended up
buying
> > seven half-yard cuts of fabric, one pattern, and two magazines. Oh,
> > yeah, and I bought the thread.

> > I know I need a support group. If I haven't bought any fabric during
the
> > week, I start shaking by the weekend. By the way, four of the
fabrics
> > were pink-on-pink reproduction fabrics. I thought they would make a
cute
> > "reproduction" doll quilt for my daughter.

> > April

> > --
> > April Barnswell
> > The Quilter's Bookshop
> > http://www.thequiltersbookshop.com

 
 
 

any little excuse to buy more fabric...

Post by Maureen Woznia » Fri, 03 Nov 2000 09:38:20


I do the same thing when my depression starts getting the better of me.  There
just something about fabric. . .

Maureen

Quote:

> If any of you read my earlier posts, where I obsessed about problems at
> work, then you know about my problems. If you didn't, well suffice to say
> there were some.

> Anyway, I said that reading(and answering) NG postings had helped me to feel
> better. Just a few days after I started lurking here, I was forced to go
> shopping at Wal-mart because my youngest DD needed something for school.

> While cruising the aisles, I realized how very depressed I was. I mean I
> didn't even want to shop, it felt alien to me to be there. The sight of
> chocolate did nothing for me. I meandered into the garden center and cheered
> up a little looking at Christmas decorations(this was Oct 7 after all). Once
> I left the department my depression returned and crying as quietly as
> possible I made my way toward the food section.

> However, along the way I caught sight of the crafts department and veered in
> that direction. At first I just felt numb, then I went over to the books. I
> didn't find anything I wanted but I was feeling better. I stopped at the
> quilting section, picked out a few things then put them back because I
> really didn't have the money to spare. Then, I moved on to fabrics. I
> started at the discount table, then went to the vertical racks, and
> eventually made my way to the full wall of horizontal bolts.

> After I'd placed three bolts in my cart I realized I wasn't depressed
> anymore, I still had a slight ache in my chest but that was all. So I took a
> deep breath and began to run my hands over the fabric in front of me. I
> started to let go of all those negative thoughts about work, and give myself
> over to the feel of the fabric. In just a few minutes I was relaxed and the
> ache was gone. Instead of telling myself that I didn't have money for the
> fabric I wanted, I bought it.

> Since then I've gone back and bought more. I even broke down and bought a
> pack of FQs, which I find outrageously priced. I figure I've actually saved
> money. If my depression had continued I certainly would have needed therapy,
> right?

> Now, if I can just remember this lesson the next time I cry myself home from
> work perhaps I'll stop crying myself home from work. Actually I don't think
> I have since that visit to Wal-ly World. Hey! It's working already.

>                                     Happy quilting,
>                                         Ruth (in GOZ, not happy camp but
> closer)

> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> Laugh and the world laughs with you
> weep and you weep alone,
> For the good old earth must borrow its mirth,
> but has troubles enough of its own.
>                     Ella Wheeler Wilcox


> > This fabric withdrawl is too funny.
> > I used to be a Supervisor in a fabric store. Fabric was all I knew. My
> > family was becoming buried in it. However, by the time I quit my job.... I
> > was burned out on fabric and sewing. I madly stashed every last bit of it
> > all over that house for two reasons: A.) so I wouldn't have to see it and
> > B.) So my husband would never have a clue as to just exactly how much
> fabric
> > I had or the expense going into it. Well, I got the urge last week to
> quilt
> > but one problem... I forgot where I stashed my Fabric!!!!
> > My 13 year old son and  I ravaged the house without any luck for two
> hours.
> > Ultimately, I gave up. Then while searching for a pen in a desk 8 feet
> from
> > my computer..... my son found one of my stashes. I was exhillerated but
> that
> > still did not stop me from going out and buying more fabric!!! After all I
> > needed white on white and some black and............

> > Happy quilting!
> > Andee Heslin
> > Columbus, Ohio



> > > I stopped at my LQS today to buy hand-quilting thread. I ended up buying
> > > seven half-yard cuts of fabric, one pattern, and two magazines. Oh,
> > > yeah, and I bought the thread.

> > > I know I need a support group. If I haven't bought any fabric during the
> > > week, I start shaking by the weekend. By the way, four of the fabrics
> > > were pink-on-pink reproduction fabrics. I thought they would make a cute
> > > "reproduction" doll quilt for my daughter.

> > > April

> > > --
> > > April Barnswell
> > > The Quilter's Bookshop
> > > http://www.thequiltersbookshop.com