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FABRIC ALERT, REPOSTED!

Friday, June 15, 2012

I'm reposting the following from QuiltingB52's blog this morning as I wanted to share with all my quilting friends. This is serious as the disease is spreading!


"Fabric Alert Warning....
Friday, June 15, 2012
Chemical Warning:
A recent study indicated that fabric gives off certain Pheromones that actually hypnotize women and cause them to purchase unreasonable amounts. When stored in large quantities in enclosed spaces, the Pheromones (in the fabric) causes memory loss and induces the nesting syndrome (similar to the one squirrels have before the onset of winter i.e. storing food). Therefore perpetuating their species and not having a population loss due to their kind being cut into pieces and mixed with others.

Sound tests have also revealed that these fabrics emit a very high pitched sound, heard only by a select few, a breed of women know as “quilters”. When played backwards on an LP, the sounds are heard as chants, “buy me, cut me and sew me”. In order to overcome the so called “feeding frenzy effect” that these fabrics cause, one must wear a face mask when entering a storage facility and use ear plugs to avoid being pulled into their grip. One must laugh, however, at the sight of customers in a quilt fabric store, with WWII army gas masks and headphones!

Studies have also indicated that aliens have inhabited the earth, helping to spread the effects that these fabrics have on the human population. They are called QUILT FABRIC STORE CLERKS. It’s also been experienced that these same Pheromones cause a pathological need to hide these fabric purchases when taken home (or at least blend them into the existing stash), and when asked by significant other if the fabric is new, the reply is “I’ve had it for awhile.” "

~ Author unknown

I have this disease but I am here to say that I actually walked into 2 fabric stores this week and left with nothing, not even a pack of needles! I don't know what came over me. I sniffed and smelled and took in the aroma but wasn't inspired to whip out my credit card! I'm seriously thinking about making a doctor's appointment! I did have a wakeup call when I got my latest credit card bill that I have devoted to quilting purchases. I figured I needed to pare that down a bit and maybe knocked some sense into me. This week I attacked a UFO of a BOM that I'm enrolled in. (ONlY YOU QUILTERS WILL UNDERSTAND WHAT I JUST SAID) I've been sewing bags like I didn't have any so I"m glad to go back to something that I needed to do.

I must be crazy to have signed up for Ripples and Reflections BOM. It is another thousand tiny triangles quilt! What was I thinking? I just finished Patriots in Petticoats which was triangle city! I'm behind on my blocks so I want to catch up this weekend. R and R isn't that much fun because I am making 4 of the same block, all those triangles! And all the same! It is quick assembly line sewing though once I get into it.

So tomorrow is Saturday! Yea! Another day to sew and catch up! Later.

  
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TOWHEE 6/15/2012 10:40PM

    Thanks for posting.

We just got back from our annual cruise to Alaska and yes, I know of every quilt shop in SE Alaska. I'm proud to say that I came home with only $50 worth of purchases this year (less than 10% of what I spent last year). My DH just sits on the bench outside and chats with the other dh's (there's always at least one other) while I roam around and check out the new fabrics.

Alaska has beautiful prints, especially if you like wildlife or wildflowers. The quilters make remarkable patterns and the shops wrap them up in kits, so that we don't have to wait for cutting. Several of the stores even have fat quarter specials - buy 7 get one free. Like every other addiction I have a "love/hate" relationship with my fabrics. Oh, why did my younger sister get me involved with this hobby? emoticon

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QUILTINGB52 6/15/2012 9:15PM

    Have to say that I worked "behind the scenes" at a quilt shop!! Too many paychecks were just handed over to pay for my many purchases that were "on hold" under the counter....just waiting for me to work enough hours to pay for them!!

I was the shop bookkeeper!! lol

And YES....you better head to your nearest doctors office....I think there is definitely something wrong!!!! lmao

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LADYBUG1943 6/15/2012 5:26PM

    I started laughing when I read the first sentence and didn't stop till the end! LOVED this post, am going to share it with my quilting store (I used to work there). I know SO many people affected with this disease; you have no idea how widespread it is. Thanks for sharing

[And I agree... you're no novice quilter! Time for you to teach a class]

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COOPQUILTLADY 6/15/2012 1:04PM

    Awesome! Thanks for reposting the blog. I am pretty sure I am suffering from the same disease!! I WAS an alien pushing those fabric sales for 17 yrs, now I am trying to use up my stash, but the batiks are getting the best of me. :( LOL

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ALMOST LOST A TOE!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Last night I was enjoying myself watching TV when I stood up and my IPAD (I had forgotten it was on my lap) fell on my middle toe on my left foot. It was like a missile heading towards earth and let me tell you, painful!!! There was blood everywhere. It pushed the toenail forward and I won't continue on with the gory details but it is not pretty. So much for the pretty pedicure I just got last week. Guess its flip flops for a while and good thing it is summer and I don't have to wear any shoes! I will be especially careful with walking here in the near future! It continues to weep in misery! Later.

  
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MAGA99 6/14/2012 8:24PM

    I pray it feels better

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ANDI571 6/13/2012 11:29PM

    Ouch! That sounds painful. emoticon

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JENNY888 6/13/2012 7:13PM

    Ouch! Sorry. I hope it heals soon.

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PCOH051610 6/13/2012 12:03PM

    Ouch! Funny that should happen to you because I was putting away laundry yesterday when our wedding picture flew off the dresser and came down on the back of my hand. There was blood but the brusing is incredible. Talk about freaky! When I told my husband he quietly asked, "are we still married?"


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SEWINGMAMACDS 6/13/2012 10:17AM

    Ouch! Hope it heals soon, emoticon

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CARLANNIE 6/13/2012 9:54AM

    Oh, no! I never knew iPads could be so dangerous. Hope you heal up quickly!

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RANDOM00B 6/13/2012 9:18AM

    Ouch! So sorry to hear of your accident. If you can, perhaps check with a podiatrist that there's no other damage besides the toenail.

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Q8PRINCESS 6/13/2012 9:13AM

    Oh no! Ouch!!! emoticon

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ITS A GOOD DAY FOR SEWING!

Saturday, June 09, 2012

It's raining today and thus a good day for sewing! And sleeping too. Just laying around the house or sitting at the machine! Bliss! Even Fox news this morning commented on the storm that was heading our way, toward the Florida Panhandle. We love rain! Especially when we need it but not on special days like the 4th of July when we have an outdoor barbeque planned! At any rate, sewing it is! Later.

  
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JIBBIE49 6/16/2012 12:06PM

    emoticonBad storm for Pensacola. The man we know in Warrington who has Judo/Karate supplies had his shop comply destroyed from all the wind and rain. He's been there since 1980.

I love to sew, but don't know why I don't do it now. After five children, I just didn't sew with them. My mother use to go up to the bargain basement at the department stores in the city and buy discount clothes and bring them home and remake them to fit me. She'd say that it was much cheaper than buying the material and buttons, etc. Often the garment was cut wrong, etc. but she'd redo it and it looked great. She'd also buy a plain dress and then add lace, pretty buttons, etc. and make it look great. Sometimes she'd embroider or make appliqué on it.

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Q8PRINCESS 6/12/2012 11:59AM

    Every day is a good day for sewing. You could send some rain this way if you'd like to share.

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FIFIFRIZZLE 6/9/2012 4:21PM

    Cool here but not wet so it's the garden for me.

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ANDI571 6/9/2012 1:10PM

    Sunny and hot in Ohio.

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CARLANNIE 6/9/2012 11:25AM

    It's snowing here, so my sewing machine is getting dusted off for a little stitching therapy!

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KASEYCOFF 6/9/2012 10:06AM

    Raining here too--!
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TRYING NOT TO BE NASTY!

Friday, May 25, 2012

It is so easy to be nasty nowadays, especially since e-mails are rampant and you never have face to face contact with people, words can be said and sent before thinking about them. THis week, I deleted 2 e-mails before sending them because I thought better of it. But this morning, I get a note from a client about a furniture delivery, slapping my hand and advising me to be more diligent. Then I get a note from the Chamber of Commerce about my dues being overdue and why haven't I made payment. So I'm getting ready to send an e-mail and then thought better of it.
I don't recall getting an invoice for my dues. That could have happened and might be in a pile on my desk but as I said, I don't remember being invoiced. Sending me an invoice via e-mail is even worse as it gets buried. Sigh. So much stress in life nowadays. Whatever happened to simple phone calls?
I'd rather be quilting.

  
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FIFIFRIZZLE 6/9/2012 4:30PM

    In the world of business, an email is a letter. I think if more people realsed this,they would not send many of the emails they send. Would you send a querulous letter or write a letter of complaint about trivia to a business supplier or a client? And if you received such a letter, would you email back, or would you pick up the phone and build up your customer relationship? And in the personal realm, I know that within living memory, before phones were common, people used to send notes even to arrange to meet for coffee. Perhaps we should heark back to those more formal times when we write our emails.

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ANDI571 5/25/2012 11:05PM

    I very rarely give anyone my e-mail other than family and friends. I don't know that I will always have a computer, so why start it. I pay my bills by snail mail. I at least help keep the mail men in a job.

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CARLANNIE 5/25/2012 9:37AM

    I agree! People don't pick up the phone and talk to people any more. It's sad for my kids generation.

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TRYING NOT TO BE NASTY!

Friday, May 25, 2012

It is so easy to be nasty nowadays, especially since e-mails are rampant and you never have face to face contact with people, words can be said and sent before thinking about them. THis week, I deleted 2 e-mails before sending them because I thought better of it. But this morning, I get a note from a client about a furniture delivery, slapping my hand and advising me to be more diligent. Then I get a note from the Chamber of Commerce about my dues being overdue and why haven't I made payment. So I'm getting ready to send an e-mail and then thought better of it.
I don't recall getting an invoice for my dues. That could have happened and might be in a pile on my desk but as I said, I don't remember being invoiced. Sending me an invoice via e-mail is even worse as it gets buried. Sigh. So much stress in life nowadays. Whatever happened to simple phone calls?
I'd rather be quilting.

  


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