Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Sign seen at local quilt shop:

15 Reasons for Buying Fabric

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. Because it's on sale.

5. Because I'm worth it.

6. A sudden increase in the boll weevil population might wipe out the cotton crop for the next ten years.

7. I'm participating in a contest: the one who dies with the most fabric wins.

8. It keeps without refrigeration, you don't have to cook it to enjoy it, and you never have to feed it, change it, wipe its nose, or walk it.

9. 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- you never know when the weather will change.

10. Like dust, it's good for protecting previously empty spaces in the house, like the ironing board, the laundry hamper, the dining room table....

11. When the Big Earthquake comes, all the quilt shops might be swallowed into the ground and never be seen again.

12. Stress from dealing with the Fabric Control Officer (aka husband) made me do it.

13. It's not immoral, illegal or fattening. It calms the nerves, gratifies the soul, and makes me feel good.

14. Buy it now, before your husband retires and goes with you on all your shopping expeditions.

15. A yard a day is all the quilt shops of America ask.

I think we all can relate.... Enough said.....


  1. I just found your blog which I am going to add to my favorites. I look forward to reading past blogs.

  2. It's especially nice when you find a piece you didn't know about and it's perfect for my new tropical living room. So you really never know when you are going to need it!

  3. I totally agree with all 15! We can never have too much fabric.

  4. So true,so true!! Have a blessed day.

  5. Lovely blog! thank you so much for visiting mine! First..I have to comment on what stood out for me on your blog...the word "kindness". I think that is such an important word...important action, if we could all try to give a little kindness, how great would that be! Now on to fabric! You sound just like my daughter! She has a wonderful collection of fabric, and I know, for Christmas, that is what I will be buying her!

  6. Love it!!!! I am laughing!!! I need to post it in my craft area.

    Thanks for stopping by and entering my giveaway.


  7. Cute!...rationalization, or confession? :)

  8. Thanks for entering my giveaway Jacquelynne :o) Good luck!!! I love your 15 reasons for buying fabric ... especially number 13 :o).



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