Wednesday, November 11, 2009

day 3...fabric frenzy

First of all I must give a huge shout out to all of our Veteran's!!
Thank you all!
Now back to the material business. Hi! I'm Suze and I am a fabriholic....a real material girl.
Now I am being told that I need a 12 step program for my problem...and my DH agree's.
Today I am touching on the subject of why we buy this beloved fabric.
Is it really an addiction?
I buy what I love... it might be the color...
...I collect greens.
It may be the print...
...or it may be what I know I will need in the future.
I make rag bagz and I collect for that. Crab fabric and ocean prints, things that people are into.
I have a long to-do list of things I want to accomplish and I think I have enough supplies to last me until I die and I hope to be able to use it all before that happens.
The thing is that you have to buy the fabric while it is being printed. Don't think you can come back six months later and still find the print you loved but didn't purchase.
Ways to purchase...
You have to love today's technology. You can buy fabric in your jammies...and I do. It's as easy as pushing a button on your computer.
These on line companies have my number and they use it. Always letting me know when there is new stuff and discounts.
Last week at lunch, my friend Jan asked me if I knew that there is New York City subway fabric.
What?! Where?
Here it is and it didn't even take a week for me to score it.
...and in three colors!

Whilst shopping on line at the City Quilter I also found this fat quarter bundle of New York inspired prints. Had to have these too. (Love the taxi print:)

My favorite quote...every day that I buy fabric is a good day.
DH's favorite...what are you going to do with that? Or already have all that material at home!
Yes, I do. BUT I don't have this material.
Are you understanding now?
It's a good thing.
I tell him I am not out drinking or on drugs.
And I am always prepared for projects when they pop up. I don't have to go out and search for the perfect's here...I just have to find it.
Tune in tomorrow for "collections"


Sharon said...

I've got news for you. You will never live long enough to use up that stash even if you live to be 107 and a half. Really.
Sure would be fun to get together and have a great big quiltfest....with your fabric of course.

Rella said...

In the early 80's I worked at a JoAnn's Fabric at a mall in Connecticut for a few years. I worked for fabric it seems. Not much money actually made it home...but lots of fabric, ribbon, and patterns DID. This was the beginning of the addiction for me. My sewing room looked like a mini JoAnn's right down to a McCalls metal pattern cabinet that was discarded during a store makeover. I had everything you could imagine in that sewing room!!
..........I left it all behind in in 1996. When I moved here to AZ in 1998 I packed ONE sewing machine, one sewing basket with as many notions as I could and that was that. Now, sans a sewing room, I find myself stashing fabric and patterns in every nook and cranny...with every good intention and the blessed hope that I have many years left without needing to work, to accomplish all that I dream of.
There is not only NO CURE for fabric addiction, Few WANT to be cured.

xox Rella

Jacky said...

I LOVE that New York Subway fabric...fantastic!!! And, those taxi's.
I have a fabric addiction too. These days I am loving including some sari silks and luscious fabrics with my cottons etc...sort of mixed fabric media?
Loving all of this fabric talk!

Jacky xox