72 Excuses for Adding to Your Stash

72 Excuses for Adding to Your Stash

Post by Debb » Tue, 29 Jul 2003 20:24:46



Having trouble convincing your spouse you need more fabric than you've
already got? Have no fear! These 72 excuses will help you on your next trip
to the fabric store! Thanks to Frances Tankersley and the Online Quilting
Guild for these fun explanations.

1. It insulates the closet where it is kept.
2. It helps keep the economy going. It is our patriotic duty to support
cotton farmers, textile mills, and quilt shops.
3. It is less expensive and more fun than psychiatric care.
4. "Oh, it's not for me! I'm buying it for a friend!"
5. My cat/dog needs a fresh, new pile of fabric to sleep on and roll around
on at least once a week.
6. Because it's on sale.
7. Okay, it wasn't on sale, but by the time it is, all the good stuff would
be gone.
8. A sudden increase in the boll weevil population might wipe out the cotton
crop for the next ten years.
9. I'm participating in a contest--the one who dies with the most fabric
wins.
10. It keeps without refrigeration, and you don't have to cook it to enjoy
it. Also, you never have to feed it, change it, wipe its nose, or walk it.
11. I need extra weight in the trunk of my car for traction on snowy, icy
roads. This is important, even in Florida and Southern California, as you
never know when the weather will change.
12. Because I'm worth it.
13. It's non-fattening.  It has been confirmed by registered dietitians that
a fat quarter has 100% fewer calories than a hot fudge sundae.
14. I am working on building a complete collection.
15. Like dust, it's good for protecting previously empty spaces in the
house, like the ironing board, the laundry hamper, the dining room table....
16. It's a medical test to see if your husband is still alive. If he is, a
fabric purchase will make him start fussing about more fabric in the house.
17. When the Big Earthquake comes, all the quilt shops might be swallowed
into the ground and never seen again.
18. Because it's there.
19. It's prettier than salt and pepper shakers.
20. It won't break.
21. A strong interest in fabric purchases will leave you no time to spend in
the pool hall or out stealing hubcaps.
22. It's much cheaper to cover the floor with fabric than new carpeting, and
you can change the look more often.
23. The devil made me do it.
24. Stress from dealing with the Fabric Control Officer (my husband) made me
do it.
25. It's the only remotely artistic thing I have ever done.
26. If all else fails, you can use it for cleaning rags.
27. I might set up my own fabric shop and I'll need a starter inventory.
28. To keep the bed from falling down--we all know that most quilters store
part of their fabric under the bed.
29. To save a beautiful fabric design for posterity. They might stop making
it, and it would be lost to the world forever.
30. Neighborhood children might need just the right color for a scavenger
hunt.
31. I need something new for show and tell party games.
32. My friend has more variety than I do, and I have to keep up with her.
33. Because I can't live without it.
34. It fights the empty nest syndrome--my youngest child is getting married,
so I have another empty room to fill with fabric.
35. Because this fabric just speaks to me and calls my name.
36. It comes in whatever size or quantity you want.
37. It's important to invest in cotton futures.
38. I'm too old to have sex.(This was suggested by a quilter's husband.)
39. I have new shelves for fabric storage, and if I don't fill them up, they
won't look right.
40. They get angry when you steal it.

41. They get angry when you steal it.
42. It will go with some I bought last year.
43. It's so pretty, and I'll use it some day.
44. I want my daughter to have a proper inheritance.
45. Well-known medical fact: prevents washing machine withdrawal symptoms on
light laundry days.
46. Keeps the people who make cardboard inserts in bolts of fabric employed,
thus supporting the national economy in yet another way.
47. Assists the little birdies with their nests when scraps, threads, and
little whispies are allowed to blow in the wind.
48. Opens up new opportunities for curators and quilt show judges to ply
their skills.
49. Opthalmologists recommend quilting to support the sagging eye glasses
industry.
50. Without fabric I would have nothing to do with my rotary cutter and my
mat and my sewing machine and my iron and my thread and my needles and my
quilting books . . . . . (and my time).
51. I'm setting a good example for my children.
52. There's just one more piece I need, and I'll know it when I see it.
53. Buy it now, before your husband retires and goes with you on all your
shopping expeditions.
54. Someone else has cornered the market on hog bellies.
55. It does not promote tooth decay.
56. Nobody told me not to.
57. It's raining (sleeting, snowing, hailing, thundering, sun's too hot?).
58. It's not immoral, illegal, or fattening.
59. It calms the nerves, gratifies the soul, and makes me feel good.
60. Buy it quick, before all the good stuff is gone.
61. Surgeon General says: "Ten yards a day keeps the blues away."
62. Step 32 of Master Plan to drive husband crazy.
63. Everybody else does it.
64. "Oh, what a feeling!"
65. A yard a day is all the fabric shops of America ask.
66. If you don't buy it now, you may never see it again.
67. If I don't buy it, my husband won't have anything to complain about.
68. It was awful! I was trapped in the fabric shop, and the only way out was
to buy my way out!
69. Unless my fabric stash is reasonably impressive, people might think my
family is destitute, and my children would be embarrassed.
70. A large fabric stash is the sign of a creative mind.
71. I owe myself a reward for that half-pound I lost last month.

72. "Because I don't have it yet!"

 
 
 

72 Excuses for Adding to Your Stash

Post by Diana Curti » Wed, 30 Jul 2003 01:08:57


Thats a great list. Very comprehensive...
but
Reasons? I dont need no stinkin' reasons! I want, I can afford, I buy. DH
encourages me to buy more so I wont run out... I buy more. :-)
Diana

--
http://photos.yahoo.com/lunamom44

Quote:
> Having trouble convincing your spouse you need more fabric than you've
> already got? Have no fear! These 72 excuses will help you on your next
trip
> to the fabric store! Thanks to Frances Tankersley and the Online Quilting
> Guild for these fun explanations.

> 1. It insulates the closet where it is kept.
> 2. It helps keep the economy going. It is our patriotic duty to support
> cotton farmers, textile mills, and quilt shops.
> 3. It is less expensive and more fun than psychiatric care.
> 4. "Oh, it's not for me! I'm buying it for a friend!"
> 5. My cat/dog needs a fresh, new pile of fabric to sleep on and roll
around
> on at least once a week.
> 6. Because it's on sale.
> 7. Okay, it wasn't on sale, but by the time it is, all the good stuff
would
> be gone.
> 8. A sudden increase in the boll weevil population might wipe out the
cotton
> crop for the next ten years.
> 9. I'm participating in a contest--the one who dies with the most fabric
> wins.
> 10. It keeps without refrigeration, and you don't have to cook it to enjoy
> it. Also, you never have to feed it, change it, wipe its nose, or walk it.
> 11. I need extra weight in the trunk of my car for traction on snowy, icy
> roads. This is important, even in Florida and Southern California, as you
> never know when the weather will change.
> 12. Because I'm worth it.
> 13. It's non-fattening.  It has been confirmed by registered dietitians
that
> a fat quarter has 100% fewer calories than a hot fudge sundae.
> 14. I am working on building a complete collection.
> 15. Like dust, it's good for protecting previously empty spaces in the
> house, like the ironing board, the laundry hamper, the dining room
table....
> 16. It's a medical test to see if your husband is still alive. If he is, a
> fabric purchase will make him start fussing about more fabric in the
house.
> 17. When the Big Earthquake comes, all the quilt shops might be swallowed
> into the ground and never seen again.
> 18. Because it's there.
> 19. It's prettier than salt and pepper shakers.
> 20. It won't break.
> 21. A strong interest in fabric purchases will leave you no time to spend
in
> the pool hall or out stealing hubcaps.
> 22. It's much cheaper to cover the floor with fabric than new carpeting,
and
> you can change the look more often.
> 23. The devil made me do it.
> 24. Stress from dealing with the Fabric Control Officer (my husband) made
me
> do it.
> 25. It's the only remotely artistic thing I have ever done.
> 26. If all else fails, you can use it for cleaning rags.
> 27. I might set up my own fabric shop and I'll need a starter inventory.
> 28. To keep the bed from falling down--we all know that most quilters
store
> part of their fabric under the bed.
> 29. To save a beautiful fabric design for posterity. They might stop
making
> it, and it would be lost to the world forever.
> 30. Neighborhood children might need just the right color for a scavenger
> hunt.
> 31. I need something new for show and tell party games.
> 32. My friend has more variety than I do, and I have to keep up with her.
> 33. Because I can't live without it.
> 34. It fights the empty nest syndrome--my youngest child is getting
married,
> so I have another empty room to fill with fabric.
> 35. Because this fabric just speaks to me and calls my name.
> 36. It comes in whatever size or quantity you want.
> 37. It's important to invest in cotton futures.
> 38. I'm too old to have sex.(This was suggested by a quilter's husband.)
> 39. I have new shelves for fabric storage, and if I don't fill them up,
they
> won't look right.
> 40. They get angry when you steal it.

> 41. They get angry when you steal it.
> 42. It will go with some I bought last year.
> 43. It's so pretty, and I'll use it some day.
> 44. I want my daughter to have a proper inheritance.
> 45. Well-known medical fact: prevents washing machine withdrawal symptoms
on
> light laundry days.
> 46. Keeps the people who make cardboard inserts in bolts of fabric
employed,
> thus supporting the national economy in yet another way.
> 47. Assists the little birdies with their nests when scraps, threads, and
> little whispies are allowed to blow in the wind.
> 48. Opens up new opportunities for curators and quilt show judges to ply
> their skills.
> 49. Opthalmologists recommend quilting to support the sagging eye glasses
> industry.
> 50. Without fabric I would have nothing to do with my rotary cutter and my
> mat and my sewing machine and my iron and my thread and my needles and my
> quilting books . . . . . (and my time).
> 51. I'm setting a good example for my children.
> 52. There's just one more piece I need, and I'll know it when I see it.
> 53. Buy it now, before your husband retires and goes with you on all your
> shopping expeditions.
> 54. Someone else has cornered the market on hog bellies.
> 55. It does not promote tooth decay.
> 56. Nobody told me not to.
> 57. It's raining (sleeting, snowing, hailing, thundering, sun's too hot?).
> 58. It's not immoral, illegal, or fattening.
> 59. It calms the nerves, gratifies the soul, and makes me feel good.
> 60. Buy it quick, before all the good stuff is gone.
> 61. Surgeon General says: "Ten yards a day keeps the blues away."
> 62. Step 32 of Master Plan to drive husband crazy.
> 63. Everybody else does it.
> 64. "Oh, what a feeling!"
> 65. A yard a day is all the fabric shops of America ask.
> 66. If you don't buy it now, you may never see it again.
> 67. If I don't buy it, my husband won't have anything to complain about.
> 68. It was awful! I was trapped in the fabric shop, and the only way out
was
> to buy my way out!
> 69. Unless my fabric stash is reasonably impressive, people might think my
> family is destitute, and my children would be embarrassed.
> 70. A large fabric stash is the sign of a creative mind.
> 71. I owe myself a reward for that half-pound I lost last month.

> 72. "Because I don't have it yet!"


 
 
 

72 Excuses for Adding to Your Stash

Post by froo » Tue, 29 Jul 2003 23:04:07



Quote:
>snipped> 3. It is less expensive and more fun than psychiatric care.

My DH says to this "Not if you do it right." Gotta love the man!

--
Wendy
http://griffinsflight.com/Quilting/quilt1.htm
de-fang email address to reply

 
 
 

72 Excuses for Adding to Your Stash

Post by Martha in I » Wed, 30 Jul 2003 01:43:41


Well Diana, You just said exactly what I was thinking...great minds and all
that. <G>
Martha in IN

Quote:
> Thats a great list. Very comprehensive...
> but
> Reasons? I dont need no stinkin' reasons! I want, I can afford, I buy. DH
> encourages me to buy more so I wont run out... I buy more. :-)
> Diana

> --
> http://photos.yahoo.com/lunamom44


> > Having trouble convincing your spouse you need more fabric than you've
> > already got? Have no fear! These 72 excuses will help you on your next
> trip
> > to the fabric store! Thanks to Frances Tankersley and the Online
Quilting
> > Guild for these fun explanations.

> > 1. It insulates the closet where it is kept.
> > 2. It helps keep the economy going. It is our patriotic duty to support
> > cotton farmers, textile mills, and quilt shops.
> > 3. It is less expensive and more fun than psychiatric care.
> > 4. "Oh, it's not for me! I'm buying it for a friend!"
> > 5. My cat/dog needs a fresh, new pile of fabric to sleep on and roll
> around
> > on at least once a week.
> > 6. Because it's on sale.
> > 7. Okay, it wasn't on sale, but by the time it is, all the good stuff
> would
> > be gone.
> > 8. A sudden increase in the boll weevil population might wipe out the
> cotton
> > crop for the next ten years.
> > 9. I'm participating in a contest--the one who dies with the most fabric
> > wins.
> > 10. It keeps without refrigeration, and you don't have to cook it to
enjoy
> > it. Also, you never have to feed it, change it, wipe its nose, or walk
it.
> > 11. I need extra weight in the trunk of my car for traction on snowy,
icy
> > roads. This is important, even in Florida and Southern California, as
you
> > never know when the weather will change.
> > 12. Because I'm worth it.
> > 13. It's non-fattening.  It has been confirmed by registered dietitians
> that
> > a fat quarter has 100% fewer calories than a hot fudge sundae.
> > 14. I am working on building a complete collection.
> > 15. Like dust, it's good for protecting previously empty spaces in the
> > house, like the ironing board, the laundry hamper, the dining room
> table....
> > 16. It's a medical test to see if your husband is still alive. If he is,
a
> > fabric purchase will make him start fussing about more fabric in the
> house.
> > 17. When the Big Earthquake comes, all the quilt shops might be
swallowed
> > into the ground and never seen again.
> > 18. Because it's there.
> > 19. It's prettier than salt and pepper shakers.
> > 20. It won't break.
> > 21. A strong interest in fabric purchases will leave you no time to
spend
> in
> > the pool hall or out stealing hubcaps.
> > 22. It's much cheaper to cover the floor with fabric than new carpeting,
> and
> > you can change the look more often.
> > 23. The devil made me do it.
> > 24. Stress from dealing with the Fabric Control Officer (my husband)
made
> me
> > do it.
> > 25. It's the only remotely artistic thing I have ever done.
> > 26. If all else fails, you can use it for cleaning rags.
> > 27. I might set up my own fabric shop and I'll need a starter inventory.
> > 28. To keep the bed from falling down--we all know that most quilters
> store
> > part of their fabric under the bed.
> > 29. To save a beautiful fabric design for posterity. They might stop
> making
> > it, and it would be lost to the world forever.
> > 30. Neighborhood children might need just the right color for a
scavenger
> > hunt.
> > 31. I need something new for show and tell party games.
> > 32. My friend has more variety than I do, and I have to keep up with
her.
> > 33. Because I can't live without it.
> > 34. It fights the empty nest syndrome--my youngest child is getting
> married,
> > so I have another empty room to fill with fabric.
> > 35. Because this fabric just speaks to me and calls my name.
> > 36. It comes in whatever size or quantity you want.
> > 37. It's important to invest in cotton futures.
> > 38. I'm too old to have sex.(This was suggested by a quilter's husband.)
> > 39. I have new shelves for fabric storage, and if I don't fill them up,
> they
> > won't look right.
> > 40. They get angry when you steal it.

> > 41. They get angry when you steal it.
> > 42. It will go with some I bought last year.
> > 43. It's so pretty, and I'll use it some day.
> > 44. I want my daughter to have a proper inheritance.
> > 45. Well-known medical fact: prevents washing machine withdrawal
symptoms
> on
> > light laundry days.
> > 46. Keeps the people who make cardboard inserts in bolts of fabric
> employed,
> > thus supporting the national economy in yet another way.
> > 47. Assists the little birdies with their nests when scraps, threads,
and
> > little whispies are allowed to blow in the wind.
> > 48. Opens up new opportunities for curators and quilt show judges to ply
> > their skills.
> > 49. Opthalmologists recommend quilting to support the sagging eye
glasses
> > industry.
> > 50. Without fabric I would have nothing to do with my rotary cutter and
my
> > mat and my sewing machine and my iron and my thread and my needles and
my
> > quilting books . . . . . (and my time).
> > 51. I'm setting a good example for my children.
> > 52. There's just one more piece I need, and I'll know it when I see it.
> > 53. Buy it now, before your husband retires and goes with you on all
your
> > shopping expeditions.
> > 54. Someone else has cornered the market on hog bellies.
> > 55. It does not promote tooth decay.
> > 56. Nobody told me not to.
> > 57. It's raining (sleeting, snowing, hailing, thundering, sun's too
hot?).
> > 58. It's not immoral, illegal, or fattening.
> > 59. It calms the nerves, gratifies the soul, and makes me feel good.
> > 60. Buy it quick, before all the good stuff is gone.
> > 61. Surgeon General says: "Ten yards a day keeps the blues away."
> > 62. Step 32 of Master Plan to drive husband crazy.
> > 63. Everybody else does it.
> > 64. "Oh, what a feeling!"
> > 65. A yard a day is all the fabric shops of America ask.
> > 66. If you don't buy it now, you may never see it again.
> > 67. If I don't buy it, my husband won't have anything to complain about.
> > 68. It was awful! I was trapped in the fabric shop, and the only way out
> was
> > to buy my way out!
> > 69. Unless my fabric stash is reasonably impressive, people might think
my
> > family is destitute, and my children would be embarrassed.
> > 70. A large fabric stash is the sign of a creative mind.
> > 71. I owe myself a reward for that half-pound I lost last month.

> > 72. "Because I don't have it yet!"

 
 
 

72 Excuses for Adding to Your Stash

Post by froo » Wed, 30 Jul 2003 02:31:31


I'm particualry fond of reasons #10 and #19.

--
Wendy
http://griffinsflight.com/Quilting/quilt1.htm
de-fang email address to reply


Quote:
> Thats a great list. Very comprehensive...
> but
> Reasons? I dont need no stinkin' reasons! I want, I can afford, I buy. DH
> encourages me to buy more so I wont run out... I buy more. :-)
> Diana

> --
> http://photos.yahoo.com/lunamom44


> > Having trouble convincing your spouse you need more fabric than you've
> > already got? Have no fear! These 72 excuses will help you on your next
> trip
> > to the fabric store! Thanks to Frances Tankersley and the Online
Quilting
> > Guild for these fun explanations.

> > 1. It insulates the closet where it is kept.
> > 2. It helps keep the economy going. It is our patriotic duty to support
> > cotton farmers, textile mills, and quilt shops.
> > 3. It is less expensive and more fun than psychiatric care.
> > 4. "Oh, it's not for me! I'm buying it for a friend!"
> > 5. My cat/dog needs a fresh, new pile of fabric to sleep on and roll
> around
> > on at least once a week.
> > 6. Because it's on sale.
> > 7. Okay, it wasn't on sale, but by the time it is, all the good stuff
> would
> > be gone.
> > 8. A sudden increase in the boll weevil population might wipe out the
> cotton
> > crop for the next ten years.
> > 9. I'm participating in a contest--the one who dies with the most fabric
> > wins.
> > 10. It keeps without refrigeration, and you don't have to cook it to
enjoy
> > it. Also, you never have to feed it, change it, wipe its nose, or walk
it.
> > 11. I need extra weight in the trunk of my car for traction on snowy,
icy
> > roads. This is important, even in Florida and Southern California, as
you
> > never know when the weather will change.
> > 12. Because I'm worth it.
> > 13. It's non-fattening.  It has been confirmed by registered dietitians
> that
> > a fat quarter has 100% fewer calories than a hot fudge sundae.
> > 14. I am working on building a complete collection.
> > 15. Like dust, it's good for protecting previously empty spaces in the
> > house, like the ironing board, the laundry hamper, the dining room
> table....
> > 16. It's a medical test to see if your husband is still alive. If he is,
a
> > fabric purchase will make him start fussing about more fabric in the
> house.
> > 17. When the Big Earthquake comes, all the quilt shops might be
swallowed
> > into the ground and never seen again.
> > 18. Because it's there.
> > 19. It's prettier than salt and pepper shakers.
> > 20. It won't break.
> > 21. A strong interest in fabric purchases will leave you no time to
spend
> in
> > the pool hall or out stealing hubcaps.
> > 22. It's much cheaper to cover the floor with fabric than new carpeting,
> and
> > you can change the look more often.
> > 23. The devil made me do it.
> > 24. Stress from dealing with the Fabric Control Officer (my husband)
made
> me
> > do it.
> > 25. It's the only remotely artistic thing I have ever done.
> > 26. If all else fails, you can use it for cleaning rags.
> > 27. I might set up my own fabric shop and I'll need a starter inventory.
> > 28. To keep the bed from falling down--we all know that most quilters
> store
> > part of their fabric under the bed.
> > 29. To save a beautiful fabric design for posterity. They might stop
> making
> > it, and it would be lost to the world forever.
> > 30. Neighborhood children might need just the right color for a
scavenger
> > hunt.
> > 31. I need something new for show and tell party games.
> > 32. My friend has more variety than I do, and I have to keep up with
her.
> > 33. Because I can't live without it.
> > 34. It fights the empty nest syndrome--my youngest child is getting
> married,
> > so I have another empty room to fill with fabric.
> > 35. Because this fabric just speaks to me and calls my name.
> > 36. It comes in whatever size or quantity you want.
> > 37. It's important to invest in cotton futures.
> > 38. I'm too old to have sex.(This was suggested by a quilter's husband.)
> > 39. I have new shelves for fabric storage, and if I don't fill them up,
> they
> > won't look right.
> > 40. They get angry when you steal it.

> > 41. They get angry when you steal it.
> > 42. It will go with some I bought last year.
> > 43. It's so pretty, and I'll use it some day.
> > 44. I want my daughter to have a proper inheritance.
> > 45. Well-known medical fact: prevents washing machine withdrawal
symptoms
> on
> > light laundry days.
> > 46. Keeps the people who make cardboard inserts in bolts of fabric
> employed,
> > thus supporting the national economy in yet another way.
> > 47. Assists the little birdies with their nests when scraps, threads,
and
> > little whispies are allowed to blow in the wind.
> > 48. Opens up new opportunities for curators and quilt show judges to ply
> > their skills.
> > 49. Opthalmologists recommend quilting to support the sagging eye
glasses
> > industry.
> > 50. Without fabric I would have nothing to do with my rotary cutter and
my
> > mat and my sewing machine and my iron and my thread and my needles and
my
> > quilting books . . . . . (and my time).
> > 51. I'm setting a good example for my children.
> > 52. There's just one more piece I need, and I'll know it when I see it.
> > 53. Buy it now, before your husband retires and goes with you on all
your
> > shopping expeditions.
> > 54. Someone else has cornered the market on hog bellies.
> > 55. It does not promote tooth decay.
> > 56. Nobody told me not to.
> > 57. It's raining (sleeting, snowing, hailing, thundering, sun's too
hot?).
> > 58. It's not immoral, illegal, or fattening.
> > 59. It calms the nerves, gratifies the soul, and makes me feel good.
> > 60. Buy it quick, before all the good stuff is gone.
> > 61. Surgeon General says: "Ten yards a day keeps the blues away."
> > 62. Step 32 of Master Plan to drive husband crazy.
> > 63. Everybody else does it.
> > 64. "Oh, what a feeling!"
> > 65. A yard a day is all the fabric shops of America ask.
> > 66. If you don't buy it now, you may never see it again.
> > 67. If I don't buy it, my husband won't have anything to complain about.
> > 68. It was awful! I was trapped in the fabric shop, and the only way out
> was
> > to buy my way out!
> > 69. Unless my fabric stash is reasonably impressive, people might think
my
> > family is destitute, and my children would be embarrassed.
> > 70. A large fabric stash is the sign of a creative mind.
> > 71. I owe myself a reward for that half-pound I lost last month.

> > 72. "Because I don't have it yet!"

 
 
 

72 Excuses for Adding to Your Stash

Post by Elliso » Wed, 30 Jul 2003 07:26:12


Howdy!
   Amen, Sister!
And, btw, regarding another post: Fathers do NOT babysit
their own kids, any more than mothers do. <VBG>
  Ragmop/Sandy--thinking these lists have been around for
                    at least 10 yrs.

Quote:
> Thats a great list. Very comprehensive...
> but
> Reasons? I dont need no stinkin' reasons! I want, I can afford, I buy. DH
> encourages me to buy more so I wont run out... I buy more. :-)
> Diana

> --
> http://photos.yahoo.com/lunamom44


> > Having trouble convincing your spouse you need more fabric than you've
> > already got? Have no fear! These 72 excuses will help you on your next
> trip
> > to the fabric store! Thanks to Frances Tankersley and the Online
Quilting
> > Guild for these fun explanations.

 
 
 

72 Excuses for Adding to Your Stash

Post by nomorespa » Wed, 30 Jul 2003 07:43:42


I like 32 :-P Christina
Quote:

> I'm particualry fond of reasons #10 and #19.

 
 
 

72 Excuses for Adding to Your Stash

Post by LC aka Fid » Wed, 30 Jul 2003 07:49:00


Quote:
>And, btw, regarding another post: Fathers do NOT babysit
>their own kids, any more than mothers do.

THANK YOU...I hate to hear people say that...I also hate the term "Mr. Mom".  A
male parent is a DAD.  Sheesh...they're both important...

The Blessed Fiddy, Patroness Saint of the Disorganized
LC in Sunny So Cal
Personality Development Specialist (Full-Time Mom!)

 
 
 

72 Excuses for Adding to Your Stash

Post by Diana Curti » Wed, 30 Jul 2003 09:52:40


Moms dont babysit?? Uh oh... there goes all my mad money!
Diana

--
http://photos.yahoo.com/lunamom44

Quote:
> Howdy!
>    Amen, Sister!
> And, btw, regarding another post: Fathers do NOT babysit
> their own kids, any more than mothers do. <VBG>
>   Ragmop/Sandy--thinking these lists have been around for
>                     at least 10 yrs.


> > Thats a great list. Very comprehensive...
> > but
> > Reasons? I dont need no stinkin' reasons! I want, I can afford, I buy.
DH
> > encourages me to buy more so I wont run out... I buy more. :-)
> > Diana

> > --
> > http://photos.yahoo.com/lunamom44


> > > Having trouble convincing your spouse you need more fabric than you've
> > > already got? Have no fear! These 72 excuses will help you on your next
> > trip
> > > to the fabric store! Thanks to Frances Tankersley and the Online
> Quilting
> > > Guild for these fun explanations.

 
 
 

72 Excuses for Adding to Your Stash

Post by Kathy Applebau » Wed, 30 Jul 2003 07:59:04


Definitely #12 for me. :)

--
Kathy A. (Woodland, CA)
longarm machine quilting, Queen of Fabric ***s

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Quote:
> I like 32 :-P Christina


> > I'm particualry fond of reasons #10 and #19.

 
 
 

72 Excuses for Adding to Your Stash

Post by dogmo » Wed, 30 Jul 2003 08:03:46


I'm struck by how many of these I've used!! Thanks for sharing it.

Dogmom

Quote:
> Having trouble convincing your spouse you need more fabric than you've
> already got? Have no fear! These 72 excuses will help you on your next
trip
> to the fabric store! Thanks to Frances Tankersley and the Online Quilting
> Guild for these fun explanations.

> 1. It insulates the closet where it is kept.
> 2. It helps keep the economy going. It is our patriotic duty to support
> cotton farmers, textile mills, and quilt shops.
> 3. It is less expensive and more fun than psychiatric care.
> 4. "Oh, it's not for me! I'm buying it for a friend!"
> 5. My cat/dog needs a fresh, new pile of fabric to sleep on and roll
around
> on at least once a week.
> 6. Because it's on sale.
> 7. Okay, it wasn't on sale, but by the time it is, all the good stuff
would
> be gone.
> 8. A sudden increase in the boll weevil population might wipe out the
cotton
> crop for the next ten years.
> 9. I'm participating in a contest--the one who dies with the most fabric
> wins.
> 10. It keeps without refrigeration, and you don't have to cook it to enjoy
> it. Also, you never have to feed it, change it, wipe its nose, or walk it.
> 11. I need extra weight in the trunk of my car for traction on snowy, icy
> roads. This is important, even in Florida and Southern California, as you
> never know when the weather will change.
> 12. Because I'm worth it.
> 13. It's non-fattening.  It has been confirmed by registered dietitians
that
> a fat quarter has 100% fewer calories than a hot fudge sundae.
> 14. I am working on building a complete collection.
> 15. Like dust, it's good for protecting previously empty spaces in the
> house, like the ironing board, the laundry hamper, the dining room
table....
> 16. It's a medical test to see if your husband is still alive. If he is, a
> fabric purchase will make him start fussing about more fabric in the
house.
> 17. When the Big Earthquake comes, all the quilt shops might be swallowed
> into the ground and never seen again.
> 18. Because it's there.
> 19. It's prettier than salt and pepper shakers.
> 20. It won't break.
> 21. A strong interest in fabric purchases will leave you no time to spend
in
> the pool hall or out stealing hubcaps.
> 22. It's much cheaper to cover the floor with fabric than new carpeting,
and
> you can change the look more often.
> 23. The devil made me do it.
> 24. Stress from dealing with the Fabric Control Officer (my husband) made
me
> do it.
> 25. It's the only remotely artistic thing I have ever done.
> 26. If all else fails, you can use it for cleaning rags.
> 27. I might set up my own fabric shop and I'll need a starter inventory.
> 28. To keep the bed from falling down--we all know that most quilters
store
> part of their fabric under the bed.
> 29. To save a beautiful fabric design for posterity. They might stop
making
> it, and it would be lost to the world forever.
> 30. Neighborhood children might need just the right color for a scavenger
> hunt.
> 31. I need something new for show and tell party games.
> 32. My friend has more variety than I do, and I have to keep up with her.
> 33. Because I can't live without it.
> 34. It fights the empty nest syndrome--my youngest child is getting
married,
> so I have another empty room to fill with fabric.
> 35. Because this fabric just speaks to me and calls my name.
> 36. It comes in whatever size or quantity you want.
> 37. It's important to invest in cotton futures.
> 38. I'm too old to have sex.(This was suggested by a quilter's husband.)
> 39. I have new shelves for fabric storage, and if I don't fill them up,
they
> won't look right.
> 40. They get angry when you steal it.

> 41. They get angry when you steal it.
> 42. It will go with some I bought last year.
> 43. It's so pretty, and I'll use it some day.
> 44. I want my daughter to have a proper inheritance.
> 45. Well-known medical fact: prevents washing machine withdrawal symptoms
on
> light laundry days.
> 46. Keeps the people who make cardboard inserts in bolts of fabric
employed,
> thus supporting the national economy in yet another way.
> 47. Assists the little birdies with their nests when scraps, threads, and
> little whispies are allowed to blow in the wind.
> 48. Opens up new opportunities for curators and quilt show judges to ply
> their skills.
> 49. Opthalmologists recommend quilting to support the sagging eye glasses
> industry.
> 50. Without fabric I would have nothing to do with my rotary cutter and my
> mat and my sewing machine and my iron and my thread and my needles and my
> quilting books . . . . . (and my time).
> 51. I'm setting a good example for my children.
> 52. There's just one more piece I need, and I'll know it when I see it.
> 53. Buy it now, before your husband retires and goes with you on all your
> shopping expeditions.
> 54. Someone else has cornered the market on hog bellies.
> 55. It does not promote tooth decay.
> 56. Nobody told me not to.
> 57. It's raining (sleeting, snowing, hailing, thundering, sun's too hot?).
> 58. It's not immoral, illegal, or fattening.
> 59. It calms the nerves, gratifies the soul, and makes me feel good.
> 60. Buy it quick, before all the good stuff is gone.
> 61. Surgeon General says: "Ten yards a day keeps the blues away."
> 62. Step 32 of Master Plan to drive husband crazy.
> 63. Everybody else does it.
> 64. "Oh, what a feeling!"
> 65. A yard a day is all the fabric shops of America ask.
> 66. If you don't buy it now, you may never see it again.
> 67. If I don't buy it, my husband won't have anything to complain about.
> 68. It was awful! I was trapped in the fabric shop, and the only way out
was
> to buy my way out!
> 69. Unless my fabric stash is reasonably impressive, people might think my
> family is destitute, and my children would be embarrassed.
> 70. A large fabric stash is the sign of a creative mind.
> 71. I owe myself a reward for that half-pound I lost last month.

> 72. "Because I don't have it yet!"

 
 
 

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Post by Kathy Applebau » Wed, 30 Jul 2003 08:03:04



Quote:
> Moms dont babysit??

When I told MSM I was getting engaged (all those years ago!), the first
thing she said, well before "I'm happy" or "congratulations," was "I'm NOT
babysitting!" ROFLOL

(Never did figure out if she was referring to future children or DH! *grin*)

--
Kathy A. (Woodland, CA)
longarm machine quilting, Queen of Fabric ***s

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72 Excuses for Adding to Your Stash

Post by Elliso » Wed, 30 Jul 2003 08:57:05


Howdy!
  In your case, Diana, it's a "bribe."  <G>
Ragmop/Sandy


Quote:
> Moms dont babysit?? Uh oh... there goes all my mad money!
> Diana

> --
> http://photos.yahoo.com/lunamom44


> > Howdy!
> >    Amen, Sister!
> > And, btw, regarding another post: Fathers do NOT babysit
> > their own kids, any more than mothers do. <VBG>
> >   Ragmop/Sandy--thinking these lists have been around for
> >                     at least 10 yrs.

 
 
 

72 Excuses for Adding to Your Stash

Post by Diana Curti » Wed, 30 Jul 2003 11:40:49


Tooooo right!
Diana

--
http://photos.yahoo.com/lunamom44

" Ellison"  wrote ...

Quote:
> Howdy!
>   In your case, Diana, it's a "bribe."  <G>
> Ragmop/Sandy

> "Diana Curtis"
> > Moms dont babysit?? Uh oh... there goes all my mad money!
> > Diana

 
 
 

72 Excuses for Adding to Your Stash

Post by Sarah Curr » Wed, 30 Jul 2003 10:09:17


I never needed (or used) an excuse.

Grins,

Sairey (who is about to go out for the first S.E.X in a long time, when
"Laguna Beach" arrives sometime this week (some of you may have lived
long enough to remember my Hairy-Legger #2 Gregg's WEDDIN' Quilt (got
the top finished in time for the wedding, in ... uh ... erm ... July
2000) arrives back from the quilter (clear that *I* wasn't ever gonna do
it) -- but I have to bind it!  And even in this stash, is there the
PERFECT binding?  Of course not!!!!)

Quote:

> Having trouble convincing your spouse you need more fabric than you've
> already got? Have no fear! These 72 excuses will help you on your next trip
> to the fabric store! Thanks to Frances Tankersley and the Online Quilting
> Guild for these fun explanations.