Thursday, July 24, 2008

I Have A Fabric Problem/ Fabric Anonymous Needed

Yes everyone it's true... (head hanging) My name is Mary and I am hooked on fabric. I have tried to stop, but to no avail I still buy more fabric. It started out as 1 yard but now it's not just a yard, but 2 and 3 or more at a time. I never pay full price for my fabric. I buy it at the thrift store or whenever it is on sale or I have a coupon. I know I know I am just making excuses, but I can't help it I have to have it. I never have a use in mind I just LOVE the fabric. Then come time to use it I can't. I LOVE it too much to cut it. LOL. I have a lot of fabric. I went through it last night and can't believe how much I truly have. I forget what I have most of the time. Well, here it is my latest buys and freebies. :-(

This first set is cottons and wools I picked up at the thrift store a couple weeks back. I spent about $8.00.

This was free from a lady I work with. There is about 8 yards I'd say. Cute little blue cotton print. I'm seeing cute little aprons and dresses for peg racks. hehe like my purple slippers.

The next two pics are a fusible quilt interfacing guideline stuff to make quilts. Free and I have two bolts. I really need to make a quilt for my bed.

This next pile of stuff also free. Cotton fabrics and muslin precut for candlewicking along with books on how to do it thank goodness. And then two rolls of stuff not sure what it is, but one says to sew on fabric then it automatically gathers the fabric for like ruffles when you pull this string. (I don't know whatever) Hey it was free right? But look at the fabric (eyes fixed on the pretty fabric chanting I LOVE this fabric) LOL.

The first step in recovery is admitting you have a problem. Well, I have a HUGE one. LOL. I better get busy sewing and using some so I can buy more. Oh wait what am I saying. I think I need to go to the fabric store I'm getting depressed, but it'll have to wait since I'm at work AGAIN.
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Raggedy Angel said...

Oh stop tring to sound like your sorry.....we All know you are just bragging about your big stash!!!!!
There is no help for are gonna keep on buying....
But if you can't cut it you need to send it to me and quit hoarding it up!
You want my mailing addy? LOL! Beth

Mrs. Trixi said...

Too funny!!! I can think of much worse problems to have.
Thanks for the suggestions on my kitchen. My style that I am thinking I am leaning towards would be kind of a Americana, sorta cottagy. Mainly just what I like. Ha ha.

simple~needs said...

if you start the group, i will join!!lol i love fabric!!
candlewicking?? i used to do it years ago. its cool!!
okay, how do i dry the the black eyed susans??

Leslie said...

I may have to join with you, Mary! I started out only buying fabric as I needed it. Mostly getting like remenants to work on my yo-yo's. I bought homespun here and there for curtains, fabric strips to use for ties or other smaller projects. Now I have quite the stash of homespuns, thanks to my Gram cleaning out her stash. A pretty big pile of red, whites and blues from the yo-yo's because some of the remenants were quite large. Now I'm buying others fabrics for purses and dresses! Oh, my! I need somewhere for all of this stuff. I have it stashed in a huge mess of a pile in my toy box/coffee table but I need something else. I was thinking a small cupboard with a door that I can put at the end of the bar. But I'm sure I'll fill it up! LOL

Let me know when you join...I'll attend the meetings with you! LOL

This simple Life said...

Just give it up now, you know you will never stop so just give into it.

I have the same problem. I don't care I love my fabric. Lately I have had the urge to go to Joann's and see if the fall stuff is out.

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Funny post...only because at the last yardsale Sat., I bought two yds of fabric! Will I get like you? I hope so:)
Have a great day!

JenW!~ said...

Somehow I get the feeling your not too sorry to aquire more fabric. But I sure understand what you mean. I am addicted to fabric and can't stop. of course it doesn't help when you work in the fabric department at a local reatiler.

Domestically Inclined said...

Are you all trying to say this is a problem? :) Alright alright, I'll admit it...I've got the same problem! Love the site!

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Hahahahaha! I wouldn't worry too much. There are lots of things that you could be addicted to that wouldn't be as "acceptable!"
Enjoy! :)

Jo-Anne said...

I, too, suffer from the same affliction. I have more fabric than I will EVER use. Sometimes I feel bad about it and then I run my hands over the stacks and stacks of fabric and it seems to make me feel so much better. (Guess I haven't hit bottom yet...) LOL

Thanks for posting about my giveaway!!!

I hope all is well with whomever it was that needed our prayers..{{hugs}}

Elise said...

I think I need to join FA along with you Mary!! My poor husband, he just doesn't understand...

The Robin's Nest said...

Okay ladies... It's time for a intervention! Oh wait... I think we all have this same problem so instead of an intervention it will be more like a fabric party! Wouldn't that be a hoot!
Mary... Make sure you show us what else you buy in the next couple of weeks! ;)

Anonymous said...

You just keep getting that fabric Mary, cuz I know u create beauty with it~~~
All the Best to u my friend~~~

Merrie. said...

I tried to leave you a really funny long comment earlier but the silly site ATE it; anyway; thanks for visiting me; and I am a fabric-a-holic too; but the long/short of my previously wildly funny message is that we keep the economy going! and we should get a medal from thew Pres. and more money to continue; If Mr Bush would send me a few thousand dollars Id pump up the economy here in Michigan something fierce; and we sure need it; sooooo do your part for the country; it's downright patriotic! LOL!!! ( I used to be an addictions counselor, so I KNOW we are addicted ! ) Hee-hee; Merrie